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Graduate Civil Engineer - Transportation, Highways

Scheme at AECOM

Graduate Civil Engineer - Transportation, Highways

Scheme at AECOM

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelScheme
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 13 Oct, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • CompetitiveCompetitive

Job Summary

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.

One of our key business lines is Highways which is currently expanding due to a number of recent high profile project wins that will add to our already impressive portfolio of nationally and internationally significant projects. Our graduates work on a variety of projects, from concept design to implementation for clients who operate either locally, nationally or internationally.

AECOM is an internationally recognised leader in highway consultancy, giving our clients a range of services including planning, design project management and asset support services. Our Highways design team is award winning and industry leading in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and has been at the forefront of cutting edge design for a new highways concept of ‘smart’ motorways, on several UK based projects.

Our Highways division comprises over 700 employees across 23 offices in 7 countries in Europe alone and is constantly expanding. There are a number of exciting opportunities now available for graduates to work within our Highways team across the UK and Ireland supporting operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The Highways team delivers a range of different projects across the globe working with funding agencies, national and local governments, highways authorities and private organisations. Our graduates work on projects from initial concept through to construction and operation, fulfilling diverse design, project management, stakeholder engagement, business innovation as well as technical and site assurance roles. Working as an AECOM Highways graduate requires collaborative behaviours, as our integrated projects often bring together teams of specialists to deliver for our clients. Our graduates pursue excellence in delivery for clients, continually seeking out innovation, so we will expect you to engage, participate and excel in our creative design culture.

Our current portfolio of works comprises a diverse mix of local, national and international highway and infrastructure improvements, for example: the A303 Stonehenge Project, the A55 Third Menai Crossing and the Foynes to Limerick TEN-T Core Network project in Ireland. Our key clients include, the Midland’s Highway Alliance, major contractors, the Welsh government, Transport Scotland, Transport Infrastructure Ireland and the Department for Infrastructure where we deliver strategic highway schemes such as the York Street Interchange in central Belfast; smart motorways on the M3 and the M6 in England; and major integrated schemes such as the Mersey Gateway. Other projects include the London Highway Alliance, Dublin Airport Second Runway, the Forth Replacement Crossing in Scotland, the A1 Leeming to Barton improvement, the A47 Corridor Road Investment Strategy and the Stockholm Bypass in Sweden; one of the world’s largest tunnelling projects

Job Responsibilities

We are looking for ambitious, hardworking, enthusiastic Civil Engineering graduates who have computational, mathematical and design skills.

Candidates will use industry leading computer software and BIM modeling programs while working on a variety of different highway specific expertise including

  • Transportation economics and planning
  • Feasibility and corridor studies
  • Environmental studies
  • Highway design
  • Traffic management planning
  • Pavement analysis
  • Drainage plans
  • Utility relocation
  • Streetscape design
  • Vulnerability analysis and security systems
  • Intelligent transportation systems (ITS)

Our Highways graduates will also have opportunities to work on a wide range of traffic engineering projects as both Traffic Engineering and Highways Graduates work together and will have the opportunity to rotate between projects so as a broad range of training will be provided to all our Roads Graduates.


  • BEng in Civil Engineering 2:2 (or equivalent)
  • MEng in Civil Engineering 2:2 (or equivalent) would be an advantage
  • Enthusiastic, hard-working, technically proficient, with ambition and drive
  • Basic computer skills essential (Word/Excel)


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 and Ireland, from over 30 different disciplines, and each and every one of them makes a tangible difference to the environment we all live and 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 and Ireland. We demand the highest standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a mentor to support and guide your development, and undertake regular training modules throughout the programme. There will be on-the-job and structured training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.

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Job location

2 Leman St, London, UK