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Graduate Structural Engineer (Buildings) - 2020

Building Engineering

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Job Summary

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations 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.

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Job Responsibilities 

As a graduate launching your career with AECOM’s Structural Engineering Practice, you will be placed in a team and paired with an experienced engineer. With support from your wider team, this mentor will guide and support you through the initial stages of your career.

Your key responsibilities may include the following:

  • Assisting in the development of our projects through the different design stages
  • Developing analytical and design skills
  • Producing designs, calculations, sketches, diagrams, design intents and final working drawings for various elements of a building structure under the supervision of an experienced engineer
  • Collecting and analysing data under the supervision of an experienced engineer 
  • Using various tools at your disposal to solve engineering problems
  • Attending meetings and workshops with other design professionals such as architects
  • Liaising with other disciplines within the project team to coordinate designs
  • Performing work in accordance with agreed upon budget and timescales under supervision
  • Contributing to hazard elimination and reduction
  • Conducting site visits during the construction phase of projects to inspect the works
  • Contributing to a wide range of projects as the work load dictates.

You will start working on live projects almost straight away, as we believe the best way to learn is through real world, on the job experience. This experiential learning will be supplemented with training from a variety of sources specific to the Structural Engineering Practice, as a part of our ICE accredited training scheme. This will include lunchtime training seminars and formal training courses.

This training is designed to provide you with a holistic development experience, bridging the gap between university and the world of work. You will be empowered to fulfil your potential, and make a valuable contribution as a structural engineer at AECOM.

Some of the topics your training and development will focus on include:

  • Design methods for various structural elements using a range of structural materials,
  • Practical application of current design software that allows us deliver design solutions efficiently and effectively
  • The skills necessary to present our engineering solutions – including sketching and the use of 3D drawing in Revit
  • Commercial awareness and contracts
  • Health & Safety

This training will ensure you have a full set of design skills and are equipped to engage confidently with the wider design and contractor teams. Through the course of your graduate scheme, you will develop confidence in designing in a variety of structural materials, and building types. You will also begin to develop an awareness of commercial arrangements, contract and procurement types, and how they impact our work. As you develop, you will be given more autonomy and responsibility for your designs. Eventually you will be expected to take on more responsibility in managing the projects you are working on, both from a design and financial perspective, providing you with challenging and rewarding development opportunities and career progression.

Requirements 

The following attributes and requirements are anticipated in the graduates we wish to recruit:

  • Masters degree accredited by a professional engineering institution such as the Institution of Civil Engineers or the Institution of Structural Engineers.
  • Ideally degree qualification at 2:1 or higher.
  • Enthusiasm and drive to become a Chartered Engineer.
  • Demonstration of the desire to create opportunity or make the most of opportunities to develop academic, engineering or life experiences.

Training

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 1,000 graduates on our programmes across the UK & Europe, from over 30 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
  • 2:1 and above
  • UK + International

Preferred Disciplines...

  • Civil
  • Structural

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