AECOM Senior Flood Risk & Water Engineer in Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 143293BR

Position Title Senior Flood Risk & Water Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Water / Wastewater

Business Line Water

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - Derbyshire

City Chesterfield

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

Due to an increased workload we are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Civil Engineer to join our growing Water Team in our Chesterfield Office.

Chesterfield is well located in central England, with excellent motorway and train links to Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby.

Our multidisciplinary Water Team is involved in a variety of projects for key clients including the Environment Agency, Local Authorities, developers and infrastructure providers.

This is an exciting time to join our growing team and to apply your expertise to high profile civil engineering projects.

AECOM is a Fortune 500 company and ranked as the #1 multi-disciplinary engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings. We provide our clients with a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence to deliver solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments.

We are a growing and vibrant organisation offering excellent benefits and employment conditions. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer committed to your individual career development and are able to offer a range of exciting projects as well as a variety of career directions for all our staff.

The salary for this role is negotiable and we offer a comprehensive benefits package, which includes private healthcare, contributory pension scheme, life assurance, 25 days holiday a year, plus additional flexible benefits such as gym membership, season ticket loans and additional annual leave.

Our Chesterfield office is one of our key growth offices, servicing a range of clients including the Environment Agency, water companies, local authorities, private developers and overseas clients. We work across the region and nationally, as well as having significant inputs to international projects in the Middle East in particular. The office offers an excellent working and living environment for staff, being on the edge of the Peak District but also within easy reach of Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield.

As a Senior Engineer you will manage the technical and commercial aspects of projects from feasibility to detailed design and be able to carry out technical reviews of calculations, drawings and other design aspects.

As the successful candidate, you will hold a BEng/MEng in a related engineering field with experience in civil or hydraulic engineering. Ideally you will have experience of working for the Environment Agency and be able to demonstrate knowledge of their FCERM processes and systems. You will be a Chartered Engineer or close to achieving this status.

This is a key role within the Water Engineering Team and offers the potential of progression to Principal and beyond for the right candidate,

Due to an increased demand for our flood risk management, river engineering and drainage expertise we are looking for a Senior Engineer to join our successful water team in Chesterfield. You will delegate tasks, direct and oversee the work of others and act as a technical mentor to more junior staff. This position will see you undertake the role of Project Manager for a range of flood risk management and drainage projects across England and Wales, with a focus towards the Midlands and Northern England. There will also be opportunities to work on overseas projects should this be of interest. Key job responsibilities include:

  • Lead on surface water drainage and FRA work relating to development and infrastructure,

  • Investigation and assessment of inland and coastal flood risk and erosion problems, including design, specification and contract documentation,

  • Lead on flood risk appraisal and design projects including options assessment, multi-criteria analysis, flood defence economics, environmental assessment, stakeholder engagement, and design,

  • Prepare and manage flood risk management and rivers and coastal engineering bids, including methodology, cost estimation, risk assessment and programming resources,

  • Undertake Project Manager duties using internal systems and also under NEC PSC contracts with Clients, including change control management,

Assist in the efficient running of the Chesterfield Water Engineering Team, and in personal and technical development of team members.

Minimum Requirements

  • Engineering Degree in a relevant subject such as Civil, Structural or Environmental Engineering,

  • Significant and demonstrable experience relating to some or all of the following: river engineering, coastal engineering, flood risk management, surface water drainage,

  • Experience of managing projects, delegating tasks and technical mentoring,

  • Experience of direct liaison with Clients at a Project Manager level,

  • Chartered (or working towards) Member of a relevant Professional Institution (ICE/CIWEM),

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience of working for an EA WEM Consultant in a related role,

  • Demonstrable knowledge of Environment Agency FCERM processes and systems,

  • Experience of leading on FRM schemes including MCA, MCM, PF calculator and 5 Case Business Model templates (SBC,OBC, FBC etc…),

  • Experience of working for UK water companies and local authorities,

  • Experience of preparing FRAs and SW Drainage Strategies for developers,

  • Able to lead on designs of flood defences and scour protection works,

  • Demonstrable experience of effective delegation and resource management,

Knowledge and experience of operating NEC ECC and PSC contracts.

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.