Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Structural Engineers (Buildings) - 2023 Starts.

Civil/Building Services/Structural.

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Job Summary

Our UK & Ireland business can provide a comprehensive portfolio of multidisciplinary engineering skills, with our structural engineers playing a leading and influential role in the development of building projects.  

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We’re currently engaged in a vast array of building projects from world class sporting venues through to commercial properties, healthcare, higher education and research facilities, hotels and resorts, industrial and manufacturing developments.  These projects are located both in the UK and increasingly overseas. 

All of our buildings are conceived, designed, and constructed in a collaborative way to ensure they meet the often wide ranging requirements of the client brief, within the constraints of time and budget, all while still performing sustainably. Increasingly, we work with our other internal business lines such as architecture, building services engineering, environment, transportation, project management and cost management to deliver an all-encompassing service to our clients and their projects.

We wish to recruit graduates who are enthusiastic about improving the built environments, who can bring that passion and flair to their work, and who want to apply their recently acquired engineering skills to the real world on interesting and impactful projects.

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.

Minimum 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. ICE / IStructE
  • 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.
  • You must have the right to work in the UK as we're unable to offer visa sponsorship for these roles.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant work experience would be advantageous.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients. We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities.

We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organisation you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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Job ID Number: 272673BR
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Manchester, Basingstoke, Bristol, Glasgow and London
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Building Services
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Structural

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