Company: AECOM
Skills: Mechanical Engineering
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Bristol, England, United Kingdom


United Kingdom - Devon, Exeter

Job Summary

As the COVID-19 situation develops we are looking beyond the current situation and focussing on the future. Once the current lockdown relaxes, we hope to be in a position that we can offer career opportunities to prospective candidates. Please take this opportunity to register your interest in this future opportunity within the Exeter or Bristol Water teams.

Are you a Mechanical Engineer with strong analytical skills and experience in technical delivery and management of water engineering projects. We have an exciting career role in our established Water team, based in the South West in either Exeter or Bristol. We will consider this role as either a Senior or a Principal depending on your experience.

You will work alongside our project managers throughout the project design and delivery cycle, making technical decisions in various design stages of water and wastewater utility projects to include carrying out feasibility studies, reference designs, detailed designs, and preparing reports and technical specifications. You may be asked to mentor, oversee or manage design staff which will call for knowledge of crucial design processes and for excellent communication skills.

The Team:

Our Water team has delivered some of the most high-profile projects in the UK, so your projects and clients will be varied and interesting. Examples of our current projects and clients:
  • Severn Trent Water - AECOM has been appointed on major schemes Lot 1 of Severn Trent Water's new Design Services Framework for AMP7. Our portfolio of projects in building rapidly.
  • Wessex Water - AECOM has been appointed on several AMP7 frameworks, including the Capital Delivery framework.
  • Thames Water - AECOM has positions across all scales of delivery from Thames Tideway Tunnel to 'runway 2' infra and non-infra schemes across the Thames region.
You will join our technical discipline team and wider technical practice network, enabling you to build your knowledge, skills and career with like-minded engineers globally.

The Role:

As a Mechanical Engineer, you will work closely with our Water and other supply discipline teams nationwide. You will be expected to deliver a high calibre of technical quality, contribute to bids, and interface with clients and collaborators in design and planning. You will seek innovation and trial new methods, being inquisitive by nature.

You will see delivery through from conception to handover. You will be responsible for the design of mechanical installations typically including municipal water and wastewater pumping stations, ventilation systems, penstocks and valves, odour control systems, pipework. Some of these projects will be large-scale and prestigious cv-builders. You will also be required to contribute to and attend industry events and conferences.

This role will include visits to site to carry out site surveys and the support of liaisons with clients, government authorities, contractors, suppliers. You will be tasked with delivering to agreed budget, programme and quality along with supporting the preparation of project budget & programme.
  • Senior technical resource may serve as technical advisor for team
  • Provides specialized technical input to studies and design for staff's specific area of expertise.
  • Develops study and design procedures to facilitate high quality cost effective work by others.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary review of project deliverables.
  • Develops construction cost estimates and estimates of technical efforts for projects.
  • Uses expertise in all steps of completing discipline component of PS&E package.
  • Performs quality control review of design calculations or drawings.
  • Prepares technical specification sections.
  • Provides input to the development of engineering budget and schedule to meet requirements
Minimum Requirements
  • A degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering
  • Membership of/Working toward a relevant professional chartered institute; for example, IMechE
  • Able to take full responsibility for producing, checking and approving engineering reports and designs
  • Ability to coordinate, liaise and engage with clients and key stakeholders
  • Provide mentoring, guidance and technical advice to support and supervise junior staff
  • Lead and mentor a small team of engineers and technicians with line manager responsibilities.
  • Significant experience in managing the technical delivery of large scale water engineering projects with multi-disciplinary knowledge.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Water and wastewater treatment project experience across feasibility, outline, detailed design, construction support extremely desirable
  • Experience using a 3D Design tool and other proprietary software
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.

Job Category Engineering - Mechanical

Business Line Water

Business Group Global Delivery Services (GDS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 241027BR

Additional Locations UK - Bristol - Portwall Place

Clearance Required No

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.