AECOM Principal OLE Engineer in Swindon, United Kingdom

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Principal OLE Engineer

United Kingdom - Wiltshire


Job Summary

Aecom is currently recruiting for a PrincipalOLE Engineer to join our well established OLE Design team; this role will be based in the Aecom Swindon office.

This is a full time permanent position offering a competitive salary and excellent employee benefits.


Undertake design, supervision and management of a wide range of overhead line electrification projects. Manage small to medium sized OLE and associated projects


Reports to Senior OLE engineer. The post is located in Swindon



  • Carry out outline design, detailed design and supervision of a wide variety of OLE projects

  • Prepare reports and similar documentation

  • Direct the preparation of drawings for outline and detailed design

  • Undertake site visits and site surveys

  • Manage small to medium single discipline projects as a Lead Engineer

  • Work effectively as a member of multi-disciplinary project teams

  • Operate within quality standards and procedures


  • Assist in the preparation of bids and tender submissions

  • Display understanding of budgets and programmes and operate within them

  • Maintain, prospect for and develop client relationships

  • Work effectively to maximise efficiency and sold time

  • Implement work programmes


  • Manage own time effectively

  • Report outcome of work promptly and effectively

  • Delegate effectively and demonstrate accountability

  • Manage personal performance within a team


  • Assist in the development of professionally based client relationships

  • Contribute to the development of professional standards

  • Display creativity and problem solving ability in approach to projects and tasks

  • Develop knowledge and skills through CPD


  • Seek and accept appropriate levels of responsibility

  • Display a positive attitude in performance of tasks

  • Develop a presence in the organisation and the professional, business and social environments

  • Demonstrate a continuing commitment to CPD

Minimum Requirements


  • Design experience in OLE including specification, site working and/or construction and maintenance.

  • Clear understanding of OLE design issues, experienced in allocation design, understanding of the requirements of basic and system design

  • It is unlikely that that those with fewer than 3 years’ experience in this area will have sufficient knowledge and skills to work at this level.


  • Technical – good understanding of the engineering issues associated with the discipline

  • Communication – ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences using appropriate resources, especially written and oral

  • Self-motivation – able to display enthusiasm and remain positive

  • Ability to operate effectively under pressure

  • Team work – ability to work effectively on own initiative or as part of a team

  • Computer literate – good working knowledge of Microsoft Office & CAD

  • Self-presentation – demonstrate an appropriate professional image

  • Assertiveness – ability to address issues confidently

  • Planning and organising – ability to plan and organise activities effectively

  • Decision making – ability to demonstrate effective and timely decision making

  • Time management – ability to deliver results within specified guidelines


Technical & Professional

  • Develops body of knowledge and skills relevant to work and role requirements

  • Actively seeks self-development opportunities and contributes to the wider body of knowledge in AECOM

  • Applies body of knowledge and skills to role

  • Ensures contribution is in line with business direction and professional excellence

Commercial & Business

  • Understands the importance of clients to AECOM's business

  • Acts to satisfy client and business expectations

  • Understands the business environment in which the company operates

  • Considers the wider financial and wider commercial implications of his/her actions

Operational & Interpersonal

  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing

  • Structures and prioritises work effectively

  • Identifies core of a problem, generates and implements practical solutions

  • Develops strong working relations inside and outside the team to achieve common goals

  • Takes personal responsibility for making things happen and achieving results

  • Understands how his/her role contributes to AECOM’s success; actions demonstrate this understanding


All employees are responsible for: -

  • Taking reasonable care of their own health and safety and of anyone else who could be affected by their acts or omissions.

  • Correctly using the work items provided, including personal protective equipment in accordance with training and instruction.

  • Giving full co-operation in all matters relating to health and safety.

  • Compliance with the Company’s Drugs and Alcohol Policy.

  • Observing the requirements of the Health and Safety Policy as contained in the Health and Safety Manual.

  • Making appropriate use of any other documentation produced related to health & safety.

  • Seeking advice from Rail H&S Manager and the Group H&S Advisor as appropriate.

  • Taking a constructive and informed view on H&S training and continuing development

  • Taking an active part in team briefings through sharing relevant health & safety information with others.

  • Reporting on unforeseen risks that may emerge during the course of their work.

  • Being aware that some common work situations can be made more hazardous through working alone.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Chartered / Incorporated Engineer (preferred)

  • MEng, BEng or BSc in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent (preferred)

  • HND Electrical or Mechanical Engineering (minimum) or equivalent

  • Member of IET or IMechE desirable

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 - Transportation

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 176480BR

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.