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Job Ref:  133885BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  Canada
County/State:  Alberta
City:  Edmonton
Edmonton, AB, Canada (Show on map)
30/09/2016 11:58

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary
The Transportation division of AECOM has an opportunity for a Senior Bridge Engineer to join our 30 member Bridge Group in Edmonton, Alberta. The Bridge Group is involved in the pursuit and delivery of major transportation projects including large and complex bridges throughout Western Canada with the ability to support other AECOM offices throughout Canada and the US. The appropriately qualified applicant will demonstrate an established career in transportation, specific to Bridge Engineering. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivery of a range of bridge projects for both private and public sector clients. The Transportation Division in Edmonton is made up of professional and technical experts in the highways, planning, bridges and rail disciplines.

As a Senior Bridge Engineer you will use your knowledge and understanding of bridge engineering and delivery expectations to effectively lead bridge projects which are executed under conventional or alternative delivery models. Moreover, you will provide guidance to junior and intermediate staff in the delivery of projects. Implied is an ability to complete a bridge design from planning through to detailed design stages and into construction.

As a key team player your responsibilities will include coaching, mentoring, participating in bridge group leadership and driving team performance. Ultimately you will be responsible for the successful delivery of a range of projects for both private and public sector clients. You will also be expected to support the preparation of technical proposals for work opportunities and be involved with business development as appropriate for a senior engineer.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Produce, or manage the production of, design and construction documents for bridges from concept through construction - This effort may include development or review of design calculations; use and evaluation of design software; development of plans, specifications, quantities and cost estimates; writing of technical reports; and support of construction phase services
  • Provide lead technical support and undertake technical analysis and design of highway bridges and other structures, including developing new methods and techniques, to complete complex or unique studies; this includes new design, load rating and rehabilitation of existing structures
  • Develop solutions to a wide range of difficult technical structural design problems
  • Ability to manage complex technical work independently while mentoring and guiding junior and intermediate team members
  • Must be able to work in a self-directed manner in all aspects of bridge design and document production process
  • Preparation of reports, proposals, and other documentation for clients and review agencies
  • Participate in bridge group leadership and effectively communicate workload requirements to Bridge Manager and manage resources on projects
  • Assist with staff development, and provide input and recommendations relative to staff needs, performance, and remuneration
  • Support client relationships by performance, service and effective communication
  • Ability to work to meet tight project schedules
  • Reports to the Manager of the Bridge Group

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • 10 years in bridge design and construction with recent bridge design experience
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Alberta (or eligible for registration)
  • Experience in successfully leading bridge projects
  • Experience in overseeing and managing small teams of engineers and technicians
  • Complex structural design and analysis skills with a strong working knowledge of bridge modeling and analysis, steel girder design and prestressed concrete girder design
  • Superior technical understanding, design abilities and current on bridge technologies
  • Advanced understanding of structural engineering principles as well as the application of prevailing design codes
  • Experience participating in multi-disciplinary engineering projects, with ability to coordinate with supporting design disciplines, e.g. drainage, roadway, lighting, aesthetics, etc.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiating, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in an appropriate engineering discipline is preferred but appropriate work experience will be considered as an alternative
  • 15 years of experience performing/leading bridge design projects
  • Advanced knowledge in concrete design, including a knowledge of reinforced and prestressed concrete material and component behavior
  • Recent experience with and understanding of the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (CSA S6)
  • Experience in successfully leading bridge projects under a Design Build or P3 alternative delivery projects
  • Recent experience in delivering western Canada projects, primarily in Alberta and an understanding of Alberta Transportation and City of Edmonton staff, policies and procedures
  • Experience in project management, including experience with business and contractual agreements

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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