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Job Ref:  143716BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Merseyside
City:  Liverpool
Post Code:  L13
30/09/2016 11:35

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 based in Manchester City Centre or Liverpool currently have a vacancy for a Principal Consultant with experience of Traffic Engineering Design, Traffic Management and Regulation, and Traffic Signal Modelling to support a growing workload.

The ideal candidate will be chartered or working to achieve this status and will have proven experience in design, modelling, project management and staff management with evidence of delivering to quality, time and budget. The role would suit a proactive, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a dynamic team.

AECOM's North West Traffic team has an established track record of successfully delivering major schemes to clients across the region, nationally and internationally. The team provides concept and preliminary design, detailed design, and traffic modelling services on a wide range of projects and supports other AECOM business lines where their projects have a highway interface. We are now looking to enhance and grow this team with individuals who have a sound technical background and share our enthusiasm and determination to support our expanding workload. Our position on a number of significant regional and national Transportation Frameworks provides the team with excellent opportunities across the local government / public sector market ensuring an exciting future.

Our portfolio of recent and current work covers a diverse mix of contracts including:
  • Manchester Metrolink Phase 3 Extensions
  • Local Area Traffic Management and Parking Plans for London 2012 Games
  • Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Transport Professional Services Framework
  • Greater Manchester Civil & Structural Engineering Professional Services Framework
  • Merseytravel Professional Services Framework
  • Warrington Professional Services Framework
  • Cumbria Professional Services Framework
  • Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
  • Velocity, Cycle City Ambition Grant for TfGM
  • Complex Traffic Management Designs for Hanger Lane and Kings Cross for TfL
  • Major Public Transport Priority Schemes in the UK and Overseas

Job responsibilities:

The appropriate level of expertise is required in order that the following responsibilities can be carried out to the necessary standards:
  • Successfully delivering client bids and fee proposals.
  • Acting as a Project Manager including monitoring of financial performance.
  • Ensure technical content and quality of output produced.
  • Undertaking Health & Safety duties including ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the project team members and fulfilling Safety-in-Design requirements.
  • Line managing, mentoring and supervising staff in the performance of their duties.
  • Ensuring appropriate local resourcing levels for work to be delivered efficiently.
  • Actively recruiting to grow the team.

Minimum Requirements
  • Proven ability of leading single and multi-disciplined projects as project manager/ task leader.
  • Experience of dealing directly with clients, local authorities and scheme stakeholders.
  • Demonstrable experience in traffic engineering design (including traffic management, cycling, walking, public transport and parking design) at concept, feasibility and preliminary stages.
  • Experience in traffic signal modelling including LINSIG, TRANSYT and VISSIM/Paramics.
  • Demonstrable application of the Traffic Signs Regulations and Traffic Signs Manuals.
  • Understanding of Health and Safety requirements including CDM responsibilities.
  • Reasonable geographical flexibility to support project and business requirements.
  • Excellent technical and communication skills.

Whilst not essential any of the following skills would be desirable:
  • Experience of applying DMRB.
  • Undertaking detailed design and urban realm design.
  • Understanding of UTC, MOVA and SCOOT.
  • Knowledge of ITS systems and how they link with Traffic Signals.
  • •Knowledge of ITS systems and how they link with Traffic Signals.

Preferred Qualifications
You will have a 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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