AECOM OLE Engineer in York, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Yorkshire, York

Job Summary

Our Transportation team currently have a vacancy in our York office for an Overhead Line (OLE / OHW / OCS) Senior OLE Engineer with experience of System Design---Basic Design---Allocation Design---Construction Design ideally working on Network Rail’s infrastructure. Experience on other high speed, mainline, metro or light rail networks.

The successful candidate will be a Chartered or near Chartered Mechanical or Civil Engineer with solid post graduate experience. You will have proven project management experience of delivering projects to clients’ satisfaction at the appropriate standard, ensuring accuracy of drawings and calculations, and ensuring designs are economic and appropriate and that the relevant codes and standards are complied with. You will have strong business development and client relationship 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.

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 Croydon Tramlink, 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 York office include:

  • National Electrification Project (Southern)

  • Volker JV E&P LNW

  • Aberdeen to Inverness

  • S&C Alliance (Southern)

  • Willesden Depot - electrification of sidings 7 & 8

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.

  • Prepare fee proposal and agree with Director for submission to client, including resources and programme.

  • Act as Project Manager (once accredited) as necessary.

  • Manage the workload and technical and commercial management of a small team.

  • Develop detailed methodologies, delegating preparation of tasks as appropriate.

  • Undertake Health & Safety duties including ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for the project team members and fulfilling all responsibilities for health and safety in design.

  • Assess staff requirements at each stage of the project Identify data and information required for project and appoint appropriate sub-consultants.

  • Manage the preparation of client reports, bringing together the contributions from other specialist areas of the business.

  • Deliver projects within timescale, budget constraints and quality expectations.

  • Determine the need for and attend project progress meetings.

  • Manage the tender process for the appointment of contractors.

  • Respond to design queries during construction phase and attend site meetings.

  • Communicate project’s critical issues in a timely manner to Directors and clients.

General Accountabilities:

Financial Performance:

  • Prepare fee proposal for senior management approval.

  • Set up projects and allocate budgets to work stages.

  • Ensure financial data is up to date and co-ordinate the timely and correct issuing of invoices and payment of debts.

  • Work within financial and programme constraints, monitoring expenditure against the project fee.

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly project workload and fee forecasts.

  • Actively manage the billings and cash collection process on projects to minimise WIP and Debtors.


Understand the commonly used forms of Contract and their implications.

  • Understand and implement the Company’s Health and Safety policy and procedures and lead by example and ensure project staff are competent in all health & safety matters.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience of significant OLE technical design

  • Experience of working with large infrastructure and minor projects within Rail

  • Understanding of Health and Safety including CDM

  • Experience of working on a variety of projects as project leader on some with experience of dealing directly with client

  • Experience of managing small team

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSc, BEng or MEng degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering

  • Chartered Engineer (or working towards) and member of a professional institution

  • CRE Experience

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 191170BR

Clearance Required No

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.