AECOM Flood Risk Consultant in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146593BR

Position Title Flood Risk Consultant

Job Category Engineering - Water / Wastewater

Business Line Water

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - West Midlands

City Birmingham

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 seeking an experienced flood risk management / 1D-2D hydraulic modelling specialist and project manager to join an established and dynamic water resources and community infrastructure team in Birmingham.

You will be working on diverse flood risk management and development projects that deliver sustainable benefits to communities and the environment through a wide range of public and private sector clients.

As the leading supplier of flood risk management services in the UK, you will integrate with a forward thinking and highly skilled individuals and have the responsibility of leading and shaping solutions for clients.

The role will require you to:

  • Undertake Flood Risk Assessments and Flood Mitigation Design

  • Perform as a technical lead for 1D-2D fluvial hydraulic modelling commissions;

  • Undertake technical work including:

  • hydrological / hydraulic modelling;

  • quality assurance of technical work;

  • identification, design and appraisal of flood risk management options;

  • river engineering design; and

  • report writing

  • Take a proactive approach to managing client relationships, clarifying expectations, success criteria and outcome measures in order to meet their requirements and deliver successful projects;

  • Nurture, stretch and develop graduate team members and junior colleagues;

  • Support wider business lines and develop and strengthen internal AECOM cross-sector relationships;

The role may also require you to assist and work on secondment placements such as the Environment Agency Water and Environmental Management (WEM) framework.

Minimum Requirements

The role will require the candidate to possess and be able to demonstrate the following skills / knowledge of:

  • SFRAs and FRAs

  • Technical expertise in 1D and 2D modelling (competent with industry standard software including ISIS / Flood Modeller, Estry and TUFLOW;

  • Technical expertise in GIS packages such as MapInfo;

  • It would be beneficial for applicants to have experience of undertaking hydrological assessments using FEH based methodologies and other techniques;

  • Knowledge and understanding of hydraulic behaviour and channel / flood risk management structures and how to replicate these in modelling software;

  • Experience in quality assurance and reviewing hydrological / hydraulic models and recommending solutions for overcoming problems;

  • Commercial awareness and the ability to manage and deliver projects to time and budget;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in environmental/earth sciences or civil engineering;

  • Chartered or working towards Chartership with an appropriate institution;

  • A flexible and dynamic approach and mindset to respond to changing market requirements;

Preferred Qualifications M.Sc. / Ph.D in relevant technical areas would be advantageous;

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.