Ethan Li - Roads Engineering (Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship) at AECOM

Posted: 23rd of January 2020 by Parisha

Hi, I’m Ethan and I work within the Roads Engineering (Civils) team at AECOM in our Chesterfield office. Alongside my work I’m studying a level 6 degree apprenticeship in Civil Engineering at the University of Derby.

 

What team do you work for and what does your role entail?

I work in transportation, specifically traffic and local roads. I have a variety of different tasks to perform as part of my job which relates to the design of roads, junctions and roundabouts using software such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D and Infraworks which help the design process with 2D and 3D drawings and models. After designing roads and junctions, I may need to price up the works with a bill of quantities which totals up all of the new carriageway, kerbs, road markings etc.

 

Why did you choose AECOM?

I chose to apply for AECOM because I have heard many great things about this company from people who work here, people who have worked for/with them in the past, and from my college lecturers. I wanted to pursue a career in the construction industry, preferably civil engineering, and AECOM felt like the right path for me. They give you a very wide spectrum of opportunity, from many different aspects and various job roles.

 

How has the AECOM Apprentice programme developed your career so far?

With the AECOM apprentice programme, I have been able to develop my skills in the design side of civil engineering. It has helped me get better using design software such as CAD and Civil 3D and presenting them to other colleagues and project managers. I have previously made a 3D model video using Infraworks in which I showed to the client in a formal meeting. The apprentice programme has also given me the opportunity to go to university and carry on my educational studies in a BSc (HONS) Civil Engineering degree.

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