AECOM Senior Coastal Specialist in Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 149759BR

Position Title Senior Coastal Specialist

Job Category Engineering - Water / Wastewater

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

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Senior Coastal Specialist to join our well-established and knowledgeable Coastal team in our centrally located Basingstoke office.

Our involvement extends through all stages of the project life-cycle from feasibility to construction. Following our delivery of the award-winning coastal flood and erosion risk management strategy for the City of Southampton, we have taken the lead in developing the design of flood defences for tidal sections of the River Itchen. Our successful delivery and implementation of coastal strategies, parlicularly along the south coast, has led to us becoming recognised as market leaders in this field.

We are currently engaged in the delivery of coastal stategies for the west coast of the Isle of Wight and the coastline between the River Hamble and Portchester Castle in the Eastern Solent. Similar to our work in Southampton, the next phase will focus on the further development of scheme options.

As a Senior Coastal Specialist you will have the following responsibilities:

  • The delivery of our coastal management and strategy workload.

  • Utilising your understanding of coastal processes, flood risk, climate change, option appraisal/economic assessment, stakeholder/public consultation, alternative funding initiatives and the delivery of broader outcomes for schemes.

  • Project Management of a variety of Coastal projects and schemes both locally and nationally, to include resource/programme/commercial and financial management.

  • Presenting cases for project funding support to the EA’s LPRG.

  • Working as part of a larger multi-disciplinary team when necessary.

  • Leading teams and overseeing design and planning processes, undertaking concept through to detailed design.

  • Production of technical materials, tenders and reports.

  • Strategic coastal planning and management, coastal and tidal flooding, coastal protection and defence structures, coastal erosion and land stabilisation.

  • Assisting with growing the Coastal team and their skills base whilst also mentoring and developing our staff.

  • Business development.

Minimum Requirements

  • Significant relevant experience covering the preparation of feasibility reports, project appraisals and delivery of coastal management studies.

  • An in-depth understanding of coastal processes, flood risk, climate change, option appraisal/economic assessment, stakeholder/public consultation, alternative funding initiatives and the delivery of broader outcomes for schemes will be essential.

  • Self-motivated and resourceful with a can-do attitude and excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to represent AECOM at client and stakeholder meetings and workshops.

  • Ability to deliver projects and manage multi-disciplinary project teams.

  • Experience of flood alleviation schemes (tidal and fluvial) would be an advantage.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree educated or equivalent in Civil / Environmental / Coastal Engineering or Geography / a similar equivalent.

  • Masters degree in Coastal Management desirable.

  • Member of CIWEM, ICE or other.

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.