AECOM Principal Flood Risk Engineer in Bristol, United Kingdom

Business Line Water

Position Title Principal Flood Risk Engineer

United Kingdom - Bristol


Job Summary

Due to an increased demand for our flood risk management, river and coastal engineering and drainage expertise AECOM is seeking an experienced and versatile flood risk management engineer and/or hydraulic modeller with at least 10 years’ experience to join an established team in our Bristol office.

You will be working on high profile, 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 a leading supplier of flood risk management services in the UK, you will integrate with 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 flood risk assessment projects bringing together modelling (1D-2D) and engineering aspects of the project. You will have a strong understanding of engineering constraints and opportunities associated with modelling solutions to flooding problems to ensure model outputs are realistic;

  • Undertake technical work including:

o hydrological / hydraulic modelling;

o quality assurance of technical work;

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

o river engineering design; and

o report writing

  • Undertake project management;

  • 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;

  • Assist with the strengthening and widening of our client base and the preparation of bids and proposals;

Minimum Requirements

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

  • SFRAs and FRAs

  • Strong technical understanding of 1D and 2D modelling (industry standard software including ISIS/Flood Modeller Pro, ESTRY and TUFLOW);

  • Technical understanding of GIS packages such as MapInfo and QGIS;

  • 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;

  • Practical experience of developing solutions to flood risk problems - identification, appraisal and design of options

  • Successful track record of working in the flood risk management sector and liaising with key stakeholders;

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

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Chartered or close to achieving chartership with appropriate institution (i.e. ICE, CIWEM);

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Chartered or close to achieving chartership with appropriate institution (i.e. ICE, CIWEM);

  • Degree in relevant subject such as environmental/earth sciences or civil engineering, educated ideally to Masters level or equivalent (academic or career experience).

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.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Water / Wastewater

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 167405BR