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Job Ref:  142002BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Glasgow
Post Code:  G3
30/09/2016 12:12

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
Our Transportation team have a vacancy for a Principal Engineer with experience in the delivery of traffic engineering, local transport, active travel and local authority/ municipal highway schemes in the Traffic and Local Roads team in our Glasgow office.

The Traffic and Local Roads team provides concept and preliminary design, network modelling, detailed design, project delivery and construction management services on a wide range of projects for local authorities and contractors plus supports other AECOM business lines where their projects have a specialised traffic and highways interface.

The successful candidate will be joining a growing team that is actively involved in the delivery of projects and services to a range of both local and national clients including:
  • Glasgow City Council;
  • City of Edinburgh Council;
  • Renfrewshire Council;
  • Ayrshire Roads Alliance;
  • Argyll & Bute Council;
  • Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Council's; and
  • Transport Scotland

You will be recently chartered or working to achieve this status and will have proven design, project management and team leadership experience delivering to quality, time and budget. The role would suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a dynamic team.

In addition to delivering work within the local office the role will regularly involve working with other AECOM teams in Scotland and occasionally across the UK and Ireland. We are therefore seeking candidates who are able to work flexibly across other AECOM offices as projects dictate to support the wider business.

Further, the role offers opportunities to work in AECOMs wider UK European, Middle East, India and Africa regions, should that be of interest.

Key Responsibilities
  • Undertake Health & Safety duties including ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the project team members and fulfilling all responsibilities for health and safety in design.
  • Following successful accreditation on the AECOM project management system act as a Project Manager including monitoring financial performance. Comprehensive training on AECOM's project management system will be provided.
  • Ensure technical content and quality of output produced is in line with the project brief.
  • Lead the preparation detailed design and project delivery of traffic engineering, local transport, urban design/streetscape and local authority/municipal highway schemes
  • Lead the preparation of detailed technical reports providing specialist technical contributions as required.
  • Monitor team skills and ensure they are up to date with current best practice, techniques and innovation.
  • Support Senior Management of Local Roads team.
  • Manage career progression of line reports.
  • Actively recruit to grow the team.
  • Prepare detailed client briefs and fee proposals and contribute to major bids.
  • Develop new and existing client relationships

Minimum Requirements
  • Applicants should have a successful track record in the management and delivery of a portfolio of traffic engineering, local transport, active travel and local authority/ municipal highway schemes.
  • Excellent technical and communication skills.
  • Feasibility, Preliminary and Detailed design.
  • Applying relevant design standards including good working knowledge of TSRGD, Traffic Signs Manuals, Local Development Guidelines and a knowledge of DMRB.
  • Leading single and multi-disciplinary projects as project manager/ task leader.
  • Preparation of technical reports and checking work/ specifications of junior staff.
  • Liaising with clients, local authorities, utility companies etc. to obtain necessary approvals.
  • Experience of team management including:
  • technical development and mentoring of junior staff;
  • ensuring the efficient resourcing of projects locally; and
  • line management and mentoring staff in the performance of their duties.

Whilst not essential any of the following skills would be desirable
  • AutoCAD/ Civils 3D
  • Urban Design/ Streetscape.
  • Project Management qualifications (e.g. PRINCE2)
  • CSCS Card holder

Preferred Qualifications
  • Relevant degree and will be a Chartered Engineer or will be working towards an appropriate Chartered status with membership of a professional institution.

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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