Principal Design Engineer – Bridge Structures

Job title: Principal Design Engineer – Bridge Structures

Company: AECOM

Job description: Description

Principal Design Engineer – Bridge Structures

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Reqid: J10080401

Career Area: Engineering

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

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 organization 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.

Job Description

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking Principal Structural Engineer, Underground Structures to be based in Dubai, 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.

Job Duties

Development of feasibility and design concepts,

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

Provide technical leadership on structural design tasks.

Having good understanding and appreciation for other disciplines requirements of the underground structures such as the geotechnical, MEP and FLS 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.

Championing innovation and demonstrating technical leadership to sizeable team.

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

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

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 size 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.


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

Master of Science/Engineering is 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.

Specific Skills Required

Must have minimum of 15+ years of hands on extensive experience in Structural Engineers of Bridges and underground structures. Min 10 years specialized in underground structures, preferably Rail structures. UAE/ME projects experience would be preferred.

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

Organized and proactive

Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.


Minimum Requirements 15 years of work experience


Additional Information

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10080401

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ME and Africa

Career Area: Engineering

Expected salary:

Location: Dubai

Job date: Thu, 23 Feb 2023 05:35:52 GMT

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