Bridge Engineer in Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

We are currently recruiting for a Bridge Engineer for our Rail, Bridges and Structures team in our centrally located Bedford office.

The Bedford team has an established track record of successfully delivering bridge engineering schemes for more than 30 years throughout the UK as well as supporting other disciplines with our specialist input. The team has capability in the design and assessment of bridges and other transportation structures for highway and rail schemes and we work closely with other disciplines from the Geotechnical, Environment, Transport Planning and Development Sectors.

The Rail, Bridges and Structures team workload ranges from feasibility studies to scheme designs, detailed designs, assessments, inspections, construction support and management services on a wide range of structures. We are now looking to enhance and grow this team with individuals with a sound technical background and who share our enthusiasm and determination to support our expanding workload.

A selection of our current and recent projects includes –

  • Structures designs for Highways England schemes including A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Improvements, A46 Coventry Junctions and Area 6 and 8 OD Capital East Maintenance Works.

  • Design and Assessment work on Huntingdon Railway Viaduct - a major structure carrying the existing A14 over the East Coast Mainline Railway, as part of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvements Scheme.

  • CAFA rail bridge inspection and assessment of structures on the LNE lines.

  • Midlands Highways Alliance – Network Improvements and Bridge Maintenance schemes for Milton Keynes, Bucks CC and Oxford CC.

As a Bridge Engineer you will have the following daily responsibilities:

  • Taking a leading role in the design, inspection or assessment of major civil engineering structures

  • Preparing designs with limited supervision from a professionally qualified engineer

  • Assisting with the commercial and financial control of your project

  • Supervising graduate engineers and technicians

  • Planning and project management

  • Preparing, implementing and assessing contract documents

  • Production of technical reports and documents

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience in Bridge Engineering and the related application of Eurocodes and Highways England Standards

  • Experience in computer analysis techniques

  • Demonstrable experience delivering to quality, time and budget, with some previous experience of project management

  • Previous exposure to clients at both national and local level

  • Ability to manage project Health and Safety responsibilities including compliance with CDM legislation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Engineering Degree or equivalent allowing you to meet the academic requirements of a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer with ICE

  • Preferably on an ICE training scheme

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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