AECOM Principal Engineer in Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 158903BR

Position Title Principal Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Civil

Business Line Water

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - Hampshire

City Basingstoke

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


We create comprehensive delivery solutions for water, wastewater and wet weather systems, desalination, water resources, water reuse, tunneling, and community infrastructure through traditional and alternative delivery services such as program management and design-build.

Job Summary

AECOM is looking to employ a Principal Engineer to work within our growing Water consulting team in Basingstoke. The successful candidate will have a track record in project managing & leading design teams. The candidate will be expected to have been involved in various design stages of water and wastewater utility projects including feasibility, preliminary and detailed design and construction support. This is an excellent opportunity for a suitably qualified individual to join a multi-disciplinary engineering design team delivering the design water and wastewater networks and treatment works.

The position requires a candidate with excellent technical and project management skills. The candidate will be responsible for the management of projects including planning, control and monitoring from feasibility to detailed design phase. The candidate’s responsibility will include technical, programme, financial, commercial and quality management of water and wastewater projects. Candidates would therefore be expected to have demonstrable experience in leading designs, programming, resource management, and delivering against a defined scope and budget.

Minimum Requirements

•You will understand the importance of Health and Safety in design and contribute to our positive health and safety culture

•The individual will benefit from both a technical and management background in water and wastewater projects.

•You will have experience working under standard forms of contract including developing proposals

•You will enjoy working in collaborative delivery environments together with clients and contractors, and be able to confidently lead client and team meetings

•You will play a key role in developing the project budget and schedule, and ensure this is delivered during the project, with any risk or changes proactively managed.

•It is essential that you have excellent interpersonal skills, using these to develop and maintain a good working relationship with both internal and external clients.

•You will have demonstrated an ability to run projects, administer contracts and control budgets.

•You will have demonstrated technical skills to be able to review technical detail and lead technical delivery of multi-disciplinary projects

•Demonstrate sound problem solving skills, accountability for assigned work, and solid written and communication skills.

•You will be confident acting as a mentor to developing engineers, promoting their technical and professional development.

Preferred Qualifications

•You will hold a BSc or BEng in Civil Engineering or equivalent

•You will be chartered with a relevant institution (e.g ICE or CIWEM) or close to gaining chartership

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.


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