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We are currently recruiting for a Principal Engineer specialising in blast/security design to join our Structural Engineering discipline. The location of this position is flexible in the UK with the reporting line manager based in Basingstoke. This particular opportunity has arisen in our Building & Places Business Unit which focusses on projects within the Built Environment.
Our structural engineers have an established track record of successfully delivering projects of varying scale and complexity for both private and public clients. Our modern office environment has excellent transport links, including car parking and comprises a vibrant diverse mix of sectors and disciplines including Buildings & Places, Environment, Landscape, Infrastructure and Project Management. We are now looking to enhance and grow the structures team with individuals with a sound technical background and who share our enthusiasm and determination to support our expanding workload.
The Structural Engineering discipline workload ranges from feasibility studies to scheme designs, detailed designs, assessments, inspections and construction support on a wide range of building developments and heavy civil engineering projects principally in the defence, education and commercial/residential sectors.
A list of some of the current projects which the Basingstoke office is working on includes:
+ Work for the MoD to ensure that buildings can appropriately accommodate blast loads from both accidental detonation of explosives stored on site and provide protection from a VBIED.
+ Blast engineering for a new pier at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. This work includes codified and CFD modelling of shock loads, specification of glazing and modelling of the structural support system to check the structural capacity when exposed to blast loading. With all our blast engineering work, we aim to minimise the overhead to the project resulting from this specialised work and collaborate with other professionals on the team to achieve this.
+ Devonport Dockyard – Having recently completed the Concept Design for this project, we are progressing into Scheme Design of a major upgrade to a historic graving dock. The project requires seismic qualification of strengthening measures to the existing dock wall structures in support of future nuclear use of the dock.
As a Principal Structural Engineer you will have the following daily responsibilities:
+ Take responsibility for leading structural engineering projects.
+ Engage with clients to define requirements, present proposals, discuss project progress and undertake presentations of project results.
+ Contribute to business development.
+ Effectively control commercial, managerial and technical aspects of projects or parts thereof for which you are responsible.
+ Undertake, or lead a team of engineers and technicians in undertaking, technically challenging projects without supervision within prescribed programme constraints.
+ Co-ordinate project delivery with internal and external clients.
+ Undertake structural engineering projects, by performing analyses and calculations as appropriate, along with preparing design reports for client submission without supervision.
+ Supervise work undertaken by others, ensuring that it is carried out to the appropriate technical standard and that it is managed to programme and budget.
+ Have a desire to learn new skills and the ability to consider the wider engineering issues related to the analyses being undertaken.
+ Demonstrable track record in the delivery of projects for clients, or the ability to demonstrate significant contribution towards project delivery
+ Must be Chartered with the IStructE or ICE
+ Must be Principal Grade with the RSES in category B.
+ Knowledge of appropriate blast and security design standards such as UFC 3-340-02, PDC-TR 06-08, DfT SIDOS, ASIAD and ASCE 59-11
+ Ability to deliver design solutions, lead teams and successfully manage projects
+ A highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills
+ Knowledge of construction contracts and high commercial awareness
+ Ability to obtain MoD security clearance (SC level or higher)
+ Degree educated or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Civil or Structural Engineering.
+ A strong background in the use of analysis software and a high level of technical skills. Knowledge of Tekla Structural Designer, LUSAS (or other similar general purpose finite element code) software packages would be beneficial.
+ You will have a current driving license and will be willing to travel to visit sites
+ Knowledge of the Eurocode Standards
+ Experience of working on heavy civil/structural engineering projects, and/or experience working on seismically qualified structures would be advantageous.
With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.
AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.
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Join us and let’s get started.
**Business Line:** Building Engineering
**Business Group:** DCS
**Strategic Business Unit:** Europe & India
**Career Area:** Engineering
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