Senior Bridge Engineer in Bristol, South West, United Kingdom, Bristol, United Kingdom

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Bridge Engineer to join our busy and expanding Bridges team in our centrally located Bristol office. Our Bristol office has an established track record of successfully delivering major transport schemes. Our modern office in the heart of Bristol is within easy reach of Temple Meads, Harbourside and Cabot Circus and comprises a vibrant and diverse mix of sectors and disciplines including Buildings & Places, Environment, Programme Cost Consulting and a large Transportation team including both Rail and Bridges disciplines. The team provides design, assessment, inspection, repair / remediation, construction support and management services on a wide range of transport infrastructure projects.

Our Bristol bridges office forms part of a Central, South West & Wales region which comprises over 130 bridge engineers and technicians working seamlessly to deliver a wide range of challenging projects.

Our current portfolio of works comprises a diverse mix of local, national and international bridges and structures projects in both rail and road including numerous long-term frameworks.

A selection of our current and recent projects includes:

CORMAC – AECOM appointed as ‘strategic delivery partner’ providing numerous transportation services including bridges to Cornwall County Council on behalf of CORMAC; schemes include bridge replacement, bridge refurbishments and structures remediation.

Network Rail Western maintenance – AECOM routinely engaged to undertake remediation works to Network Rail’s structural assets includes, scoping reports, options reports, investigation findings reports and remedial strengthening and/or repairs through F001 to F003.

South Gloucestershire PSF framework – AECOM appointed as consultants for the PSF Framework undertaking structures examinations, assessments, investigations and remedial works to highways structures.

Civils Assessment Framework Agreement (CAFA) – AECOM appointed across five routes for the CAFA framework contracts. Our Bristol team supports the LNW route in undertaking Level 1 & Level 2 assessments of overbridges, footbridges and underbridges to a multitude of structural materials and structure forms.

SWTRA (South Wales Trunk Road Agent) – AECOM are engaged to provide engineering support services within the ‘Central’ section. Recent schemes have included pier impact assessments / strengthening and feasibility studies for the refurbishment of salt barns.

Forder Valley – We are current designing a four span semi-integral pre-stressed concrete structure on behalf of Plymouth City Council over the Bircham Valley to connect Brest Road with the new large signalised junction of Forder Valley Road and Novorossiysk Road.

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

  • Take a leading role in the design of major civil engineering structures.

  • Prepare designs under minimal supervision.

  • Assist with the commercial and financial control of your project.

  • Analysis and detailed design of road/rail bridges and other structures.

  • Inspection, assessment and strengthening of road/rail bridges and other structures.

  • Supervision and line management of graduate engineers and technicians.

  • Prepare, implement and assess contract documents.

  • Report checking and production of technical reports and documents.

  • Project management of schemes including: client reporting, programming, resource planning and commercial management.

Minimum Requirements

  • 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 in the U.K.

  • High level technical skills in current inspection, assessment and design.

  • 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.

  • You will have a current clean driving license and be willing to travel throughout the UK to visit sites.

  • Strong ability in various software packages ideally including LUSAS and MIDAS with strong experience in Finite Element Analysis preferred.

  • Good knowledge and experience of the following: Eurocode, British, Highways England and Network Rail Standards.

  • Good experience in delivering bridge design through Highways England and Network Rail standards.

Preferred Qualifications

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 principle 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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