Principal Engineer, Underground Structures

Principal Engineer, Underground Structures

15-18 years
Not Specified

Job Description

United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
Job Summary
AECOM is seeking Principal Structural Engineer, Underground Structures to be based in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Principal Engineer will be responsible to lead the team to produce the design information and coordinate with the relevant design disciplines. He/She will be responsible to provide technical reviews and quality management, share technical expertise and experience with others in the company via internal technical communication and presentations.
Design will be carried out in accordance with AASHTO LRFD, Eurocodes, AREMA and or any other international design code as applicable. As a leader, the Principal Engineer will be also responsible to coordinate with the Client and the key stakeholders of the projects. He/She may be assigned, if required, to undertake some site inspections.
Development of feasibility and design concepts,

  • Undertaking the lead of all design stages design of underground structures including cut and cover tunnels, box jacking tunnels, underground stations, and other forms of underground structures.

  • Having good understanding for other disciplines requirements such as the geotechnical, MEP and FLS requirements.

  • Having basic knowledge about Rail systems requirements.

  • Having reasonable knowledge about life cycle cost analysis of underground structures.

  • Develops solutions to complex and challenging issues using engineering methodologies to define new procedures when needed.

  • Liaise with CAD/BIM Technician for production of drawings and BIM models.

  • Responsible to coordinate with the other disciplines to ensure there are no design gaps and provide fully coordinated design deliverables. This includes the support of the construction supervision teams.

  • Resolves technical issues concerning conflicting requirements or complex coordination.

  • Performs quality control reviews of design calculations and drawings following policies and procedures confirming that the technical approach satisfies the client scope of services and expectations.

  • Provides specialised input to studies and design within the area of underground structures.

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

  • Inspection, assessment and strengthening of underground structures where applicable.

  • Report writing and production of technical reports, specifications, and documents.

  • Able to monitor and track the budget for specific tasks within the project.

  • Plays an active role in the technical development of the team.

  • Acts in a supporting role to the Team Leader/ Manager/ Associate Director /Director to complete assigned projects technical tasks.

  • Contributes as an in-house expert on specific technologies or processes.

  • Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard industry techniques to execute work assignments.

  • Identifies and develops new processes that lead to improved efficiency or work quality.

  • Engages with project technical teams within a field of expertise to confirm project approach and review deliverables within budget and scope.

  • Liaises with authorities to obtain permits and approvals and to discuss technical advances.

  • Develops construction cost estimates and estimates of technical effort/man-hours for projects.

  • May be required to act as Project Manager on small to medium discipline-specific projects. Has an excellent understanding of project delivery requirements.

  • Supports business development and selling initiatives to expand work assignments, including managing client relationships and expectations.

  • Assists with proposals and participates in the development of bids and technical write-up for proposals.

  • Leads communication with clients to discuss work scope, requests information to support project execution and receives client comments on draft work products.

  • Presents to clients, senior leadership and other project stakeholders to demonstrate progress and clearly explains design principles.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have min of 15 years extensive experience in Structural Engineers of Bridges and underground structures. Min 10 years specialized in underground structures, preferably Rail structures. ME projects experience would be preferred.

  • Shows willingness and enthusiasm, actively contributes.

  • Experience with various software packages for analysis and design such as Midas, STAAD, SAP, RM Bridges.

  • Organized and proactive

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science or Engineering from an accredited University a relevant subject such as Civil or Structural Engineering.

  • Master of Science / Engineering is highly preferred, PhD is highly preferred

  • Chartered Engineer (MIStructE, or C.Eng. from UK) or Professional Engineer (PE from USA) is highly preferred.

  • PMP or equivalent Project management certificate is preferred.

What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to 'make amazing happen' in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.
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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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