Principal Bridge Engineer in Croydon, London, London, United Kingdom

We have a vacancy for a Principal Civil or Structural Engineer with experience in the inspection and assessment of Rail Bridges working at our Croydon Office. You will be based in our centrally located Croydon office (working from home is an option we will offer during the COVID pandemic) as part of our busy and expanding Bridges and Structures team. We are now looking to enhance and grow the team with individuals with a sound technical background and share our enthusiasm and determination to support our expanding workload.

Our office is in the heart of Croydon has good transport links and accommodates a multi-disciplinary transport design centre.

The Bridges/Structures team is involved in Civils Assessment Framework Agreement (CAFA).

AECOM has been appointed across five rail routes for the framework contract. Our Croydon team supports the Anglia, Kent, Sussex and Wessex routes in undertaking Level 1 & Level 2 assessments of overbridges, footbridges and underbridges to a multitude of structural materials including steel, wrought-iron, cast-iron, pre-stressed concrete, masonry arches with structures ageing from 200 years old to modern construction forms. Our works involve: undertaking Inspection for Assessment to determine condition, loading and obtain dimensionality of structures; structural analysis including grillages (Level 1) and Finite Element Analysis (Level 2) and reporting including sensitivity analysis and recommendations for further works.

Typical work could include:

  • Supervision of staff at Inspections and in the technical assessment of transportation structures

  • Preparatory work in advance of bridge inspection including health and safety considerations

  • Inspecting bridges during rail possessions, taking notes and photographs

  • Producing inspection reports

  • Undertake calculations and modelling of the bridges using information from historic drawings and notes from inspections

  • Producing calculation reports

  • It is anticipated that you would wish to progress to Chartered Membership of a recognised Professional Institution and AECOM offers a training scheme to support the candidate with this.

Minimum Requirements

  • You will have a good degree in Civil or Structural Engineering and will be a Chartered Engineer.

  • Proven experience in the design of transportation structures and inspection and assessment

  • Demonstrable experience in the technical and commercial management of small teams

  • Have a genuine interest in transportation structures and have good technical skills and communication skills

  • Experience in leading small to medium-sized teams inspecting highway and railway structures and identification of safety-related defects

  • A technical background will allow you to contribute towards the maintenance of steel, reinforced concrete, and pre-stressed concrete transportation structures. Your background should also include experience in leading or mentoring a small to medium-sized teams.

  • A commitment to comply with Health and Safety at Work and meeting the needs of our Clients

  • Familiar with the Highways Agency’s Guidance - Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB)

  • Familiar with inspection practices and Bridge Condition Indicator forms (including the Inspection Manual for Highway Structures) and be able to compile electronic inspection reports

  • A good understanding of the basic mechanisms of structural deterioration and structure components

  • You will have a sound understanding of the mechanism of structural failure and deterioration, and be able to judge when urgent measures or interim controls are necessary

Preferred Qualifications

  • If not chartered, you will need to demonstrate a clear plan to progress to Chartered Membership of a recognised Professional Institution and AECOM offers a training scheme to support you with this

  • Experience in leading small to medium-sized teams inspecting highway and railway structures and identification of safety-related defects

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 be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW

  • way of working. 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.

* Freedom to Grow is the name we’ve given to our new way of working at AECOM. It’s not defined by a policy or contract – quite the opposite. It’s the permission, or empowerment, for people to find the working style that suits them best, balancing that with other commitments in their life, so that they can thrive and bring their best self to work. The guiding principal is: if it works for you, your team and your client then it works for AECOM.

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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