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Principal Electrical Engineer

Swindon, United Kingdom | AECOM

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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.

The successful candidate will be working towards professional qualification with solid post graduate experience in the rail environment. You will have proven design experience of delivering projects to client’s satisfaction at the appropriate standard, ensuring accuracy of drawings and calculations, ensuring designs are economic and appropriate and that the relevant codes and standards are complied with. You will have strong business development and client relationships skills and the ability to develop and manage the work of others. You will also have the technical ability and knowledge and competence to guide and teach others

The Swindon office has an established track record of successfully delivering major rail projects. Our office has good transport links and accommodates a multidisciplinary transportation design centre. We are now looking to enhance and grow this team with individuals who have a sound technical background, who share our enthusiasm and determination, to support our expanding workload. The team provides design, assessment, inspection, construction support and management services on a wide range of rail projects. The team is involved in projects in the UK, Europe and the Middle East with a variety of clients. Our services offered to our clients include feasibility studies, scheme designs and detailed designs. Our clients are from the private and public sector and include HS2, Network Rail, London Underground, TFL, Nexus, TfGM, SYPTE, Centro and Mersey Travel, as well as various Tier 1 contractors. Our current portfolio of works comprises a diverse mix of local, national and international Rail infrastructure projects. The team provides design, assessment, inspection, construction support and management services on a wide range of rail projects

Rail projects currently under production by staff in our Swindon office include:

HS2 Phase 2B

Beckton Depot


Mersey Rail PSU

S&C Alliance

Job Responsibilities:

The appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the Job/ Project Accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the necessary standards.

Receive brief from Project Manager.

Act as CRE for Network Rail schemes

Lead sub-discipline team as part of the wider E&P group in Swindon

Contribute to concept design.

Develop detailed design for Project Manager approval.

Attend design team meetings as appropriate.

Obtain design information from sub-consultants.

Produce detailed design information including calculations and design sketches.

Liaise with CAD Technician for production of drawings.

Prepare technical reports.

Send detailed design information to external parties.

Formulate the project specifications for construction.

Respond to queries resulting from the tender process.

Attend site during construction phase if necessary to ensure construction is in accordance with

Minimum Requirements

Carry out risk assessments and provision of design information for Health and Safety file.

Experienced in the use of Network Rail, London Underground, Railway Group Standards as well as the relevant British Standards and Eurocodes.

Understanding of Health and Safety including CDM

Good standard of written English and communication

Preferred Qualifications

BSc, BEng or MEng degree in Electrical Engineering.

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