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Job Ref:  143193BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Bedfordshire
City:  Bedford
Post Code:  MK40
30/09/2016 11:39

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
We are currently recruiting for a Principal Bridge Engineer in our centrally located Bedford office.

Our Bedford office has an established track record of successfully delivering bridge engineering schemes for more than 30 years mainly in the Midland and South East but also throughout the UK. Our office, located at the heart of Bedford Town Centre, has multi-disciplinary transportation assessment and design capability in rail and highway schemes and works closely with other disciplines from the Geotechnical, Environment, Transport Planning and Development Sectors.

A selection of our current and recent projects includes -
• Brent Cross - the provision of new infrastructure, including some 30 new bridges, associated with a new shopping development.
• CAFA rail bridge inspection and assessment. Long term commission with bridge sites located on the LNW lines.
• OPSAP inspections and assessments of on station canopies at 86 stations throughout the LNW route.
• Delivery of structures elements for the Advance Earthworks for the new Nuclear Power Station at Hinkley Point.
• LoHAC Central - London Highways Alliance Contract is a long term commission under which AECOM together with Volker and Colas are responsible for maintaining all Transport for London (TfL) highway structures in the Central area of London.
• Midlands Highways Alliance - this enables AECOM to provide bridge engineering services to Local Authorities throughout the Midlands

As a Principal Bridge Engineer you will have the following daily responsibilities:
• Undertakes and project manages rail and road bridges, and associated structures engineering schemes, from inspection and assessment, feasibility through to detailed design.
• Take responsibility for the contribution of Graduate Engineers and Technicians as appropriate.
• Responsible for production through to client sign off of Technical Approval documentation.
• Hands on technical design on road and/or rail structures.
• Hands on assessment of road and/or rail structures.
• Structural inspections and reporting.
• Excellent technical and communication skills both verbal and written.
• Client liaison.
• Production of tenders including quality documentation and costings.
• Project Management including programme and resource monitoring, quality control, technical management and delivery.
• Mentoring graduate engineers in their progress to Chartership.
• Bidding for work and contract negotiations.

Minimum Requirements
• Significant experience with bridge and related structural inspection assessment and design schemes.
• Proven design and project management experience delivering to quality, time and budget.
• Experience in road and/or rail projects.
• Experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
• High level technical skills in current inspection, assessment and design and be able to lead teams of graduate and senior engineers in such projects.
• Previous exposure with clients of both national and local authorities, together with major contractors.
• Ability to manage staff and project Health and Safety responsibilities including compliance with CDM legislation.

Preferred Qualifications
• Degree educated or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Bridge, Civil or Structural Engineering.
• Ideally educated to MSc level or equivalent.
• Chartered Engineer with ICE or IStructE.


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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