Graduate Opportunity

Tunnelling Engineering

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AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for
governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we
connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most
complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and
environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital.

We are looking for Tunnelling graduates to join our teams specifically in Birmingham & Croydon. Our
Tunnelling Group is currently working on several projects within the UK and overseas and is looking to
increase the core UK based team. The successful applicant will receive guidance and support from
other team members and is expected to maintain and develop knowledge of current professional
thinking through available training, individual study and learning. The successful candidate will be
required to work within a team of engineers on a variety of tunnelling projects.

AECOM - Who We Are

AECOM is a collaborative force of world-class innovators, ideators, and visionaries, on a journey to transform our world for the better.

Typical work and projects include:

  • Thames Tideway Tunnel, London: Major sewerage tunnel & shafts.
  • IDRIS Tunnel, Qatar: Major water tunnelled infrastructure.
  • Crossrail, London: Specialist sprayed concrete linings to stations and caverns.
  • Nuclear Underground Repository, UK: Feasibility study.
  • A40 options study, London: Highway tunnel in central London.
  • Stockholm Bypass Tunnel, Sweden: The world’s longest underground motorway.


Tunnelling engineering graduates at AECOM will work on a range of projects including:

  • Work within a wide range of sectors offering a challenging and varied workload, including:
    Water transfer tunnels; Highway tunnels; High Speed, Standard & light rail; Mining; Airport
    infrastructure; Onshore & offshore tunnels; Power tunnels.
  • Application of civil, structural and geotechnical knowledge gained throughout your degree.
  • Feasibility studies & optioneering, through preliminary and detailed design; in particular the
    importance of understanding how designs can be constructed safely.
  • Tunnel, shaft and cavern designs in hard & soft ground using a variety of construction
  • Identifying and resolving complex engineering problems using finite element software backed
    up by solid empirical methods.
  • In time you will be required to lead small projects or elements of larger projects and provide
    support and advice to other members of the team.
  • Identifying opportunities to expand the existing business through client managers to build a
    broad and influential network through effective communication.


  • A degree in Civil or Civil & Structural Engineering.
  • An MSc/MEng in Soil Mechanics/Geotechnical/Tunnelling Engineering would be an
  • Any existing construction experience achieved through the degree would also prove
  • Willing and able to work towards professional qualifications (ICE).
  • Demonstrable interest in tunnelling projects and promoting the tunnelling activities in the
    transport and utility sectors.
  • Capability to satisfy client and business expectations and be able to consider the wider
    financial and commercial implications of their actions.
  • Communicate effectively to internal and external clients, both verbally & in writing.
  • Structure & prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team as a whole.
  • Ability to work independently without losing initiative & focus.


Our Graduate Development Programme (GDP) along with our huge scope of projects across the globe
will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our programmes form a
core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous
disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have over 800 graduates on our programmes
across the UK & Europe, from over 40 different disciplines, each and every one of them making a
tangible difference to the environment we all live & work in.

We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development
ambitions, including Chartership with the relevant international professional institution – where we have
graduates working towards over 30 professional institutions in the UK. We demand the highest
standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a
mentor to support & guide your development, and undertake regular training modules throughout the
programme. There will be on-the-job and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work
on live client projects, with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • UK Wide

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  • Civil
  • Structural

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