Amey

Creating better places for work, life and travel

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We are an ambitious team and we work hard to succeed both as individuals and as a business. We’ll ask you to help us improve and innovate and in return we’ll help you develop and grow. So your success becomes our success.
Our work makes a difference to the daily lives of almost everyone in the UK.  And our team are the driving force behind this success. So we’ll do everything we can to help you achieve your goals – whatever these may be – at every stage of your career.  You may be surprised where an Amey career can take you.

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Creating better places is our purpose and our passion

Our team of 20,000 works across four continents – making us a leading supplier of consulting and infrastructure support services both in the UK and internationally.

We’ve been in business for nearly 100 years. We’re proud of our long history and the difference we make; serving the communities we work in, whatever the weather and whatever the challenge.

We create safer, smarter, and sustainable places to live, work and travel. By designing, building, maintaining and investing in our country’s services and infrastructure we make a difference including engineering, facilities management, utilities, transport, environmental services, defence and justice.

We know these are the services that matter – the ones you rely on at home and on the move. That makes us the faces behind the services you use every day – and together, we’re helping to create better places to live, work and travel.

Working with us

We make a difference every day for millions of people across the UK – and that’s thanks to the passion and drive of our team. Our success is your success so we’re as ambitious for our team as we are for our business.

Don’t just take our word for it. Our team has great things to say about the benefits of working with us. From launching your career and ongoing support to flexible working, read real stories from real people. Click on the personal stories tab to find out more.

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Growing your career

Joining our team is the first step in growing your career with us. We encourage talent and help you identify and achieve your goals. We’ll then give you everything you need to succeed– whatever stage your career is.

This is our ‘People Promise’ – we create the right environment for your personal and professional growth, and help you achieve it.

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A great place to work

Working with us is always exciting and rewarding. Playing your part in delivering great service to our customers’ will help you to achieve your goals with us. We’ll give you the chance to shine, whether that’s contributing to some of the most exciting projects in the country, learning new skills or just working with a great group of people every day. You can make a real difference to your career and the lives of the communities you work in.

Case Study:

Principal Engineer – Traffic & Transportation Consulting & Rail

What does your job involve?

I lead the North West Hub Traffic & Transportation team delivering a range of projects and services for Liverpool City Council, Merseytravel and Trafford Council and for other clients.

What is it like to be a woman in Engineering?

I enjoy my job and the challenges it brings. I like working for Amey and don’t expect to be treated differently because I’m female. When I tell people what my job is there is the usual surprised look followed by lots of questions, so unfortunately engineering is still seen mainly as a male profession.

Where did your interest in STEM come from?

I have always been more interested in maths and sciences rather than other subjects, therefore at school I looked at all types of engineering and decided civil engineering was the career for me because of its diversity. 

What challenges have you faced?amey case study

The biggest challenge was balancing having children and working full time. After my maternity career breaks I returned to work which felt like starting a new job because processes/schemes/staff had changed so it took me a bit of time to get my mind back into work mode.

What has been your biggest learning so far on your journey?

Be positive even when things get tough and learn to go with the flow. Sometimes being out of your comfort zone can be daunting but equally very rewarding when you overcome a new challenge.

Do you think it’s tougher for women to excel in engineering because of the gender imbalance?

In my 20’s I did encounter quite a bit of sexism and negative experiences and at school I was advised against engineering because ‘as a female I wouldn’t get anywhere in the civil engineering profession’. These experiences made me more determined to succeed in this field, which I have done. In Amey I have never experienced any sort of sexism towards me which is great and I work with a really good team of colleagues.  

What is the best thing about your role?

I enjoy the mixture of being a People Manager, retaining a technical role and working on bid submissions, so I have a diverse role that brings new challenges. There are always different things to do for example for the last 3 years I have been working with a local school to  promote civil engineering as a potential career choice. I’ve held presentations, competitions and will be hosting another ‘A Day at Amey’ on 6th July so girls can see what we do and remove the misconception that engineers are always in high vis clothing and full of mud.

I really enjoy being a People Manager and ensuring staff receive training to help them develop and move up the career ladder

Engineering Project Manager

How have you grown your career at Amey?

Since joining Amey on the Graduate Programme in 2012, I have achieved my goal to become a professionally qualified engineer and developed my skills in an engineering capacity and in a consultancy role. For three years, I worked on the CEFA (Civil Examinations Framework Agreement) contract for Network Rail, gaining a wide variety of experience across different areas of the contract.

After passing my professional review in 2014, I was promoted to Civil Engineer and a year later, I was promoted again to my current role of Project Manager. I am now responsible for a small team of engineers and technicians, plus the delivery of over 100 inspections and assessments of property structures on the rail network.

What skills do you need to do your job?amey case study 2

BEng or MEng degree in Civil Engineering, good communication skills and the ability to be flexible in order to adapt to ever-changing situations.

What’s the best thing about your role?

The opportunity to get involved in different aspects of the business is great. As well as engineering, I’ve supported projects in bidding, commercial and marketing.

What has been your best moment so far working at Amey?

The Britannia Bridge examination was the largest project I had been responsible for at the time. This is a large and unique structure which tested my skills not only in engineering but in management and coordination as well. I documented this as my project report in my professional review which I passed and I am now an Incorporated Engineer and Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Amey has supported me every step of the way and I’m really grateful for that.

What did you know about Amey before joining?

Not much, except that they have a large engineering business and have on site and office based engineering roles. I now realise that Amey are one of the most diverse businesses working on a huge variety of projects in rail, highways, utilities, consulting, justice and facilities management. This opens up a lot of opportunities for its employees who want to move into a new sector and learn new skills.

What is the most important thing you’ve learnt since joining at Amey?

Customer focus is of key importance at Amey, as well as doing business ethically and to the highest standards. Working with my clients, I’ve learnt that providing excellent service and giving them a great experience is imperative to help us to be able to continue to grow as a business.

What inspires you?

The senior female engineers I have the opportunity to work with and be mentored by are an amazing inspiration to me. To work closely with people who understand the industry so well and to work in a supportive environment is invaluable to my career progression and personal growth.

Do you feel supported as a female engineer at Amey?

Engineering is a male dominated industry, yet there are more and more opportunities for females to thrive if they are well-supported to achieve their career ambitions – which Amey does brilliantly. Our team has several female engineers and technicians, as well as our director and MD and they are really supportive and inspirational to young women at Amey developing their careers.

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about encouraging the next generation of young women to consider a career in engineering. I am one of over 100 female STEM ambassadors at Amey and a member of local ICE committees. I promote engineering as a career option for students, particularly girls at local schools and universities and have received recognition for this work. I was shortlisted for Volunteer of the Year Award (ICE North West Awards 2015) and I was a finalist for the Young Rail Professional of the Year Award (UK Rail Industry Awards 2016).

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I am currently working on my masters and hope to have completed this within the next 5 years. Then I’d like to work towards achieving Chartership status and become a senior leader at Amey.

What 3 words would you use to describe Amey?

Unique, determined and diverse.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out as a civil engineer?

Keep your options open as long as you can, there are numerous career paths within civil engineering and Amey can offer most of these. If you’re not sure a role is for you, give it a go anyway and you might be surprised