AECOM Principal Civil Engineer in St Albans, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 151243BR

Position Title Principal Civil Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Water / Wastewater

Business Line Water

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - Hertfordshire

City St Albans

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 have an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual to play an important role within our growing Civil Engineering Design team. Increasing demands for our services have created an opportunity in St Albans to be involved in the delivery of major schemes within the water sectors.

In particular we are looking for an experienced Civil Engineer, capable of working independently where required, and also able to lead design or project teams. Key responsibilities will include carrying out feasibility studies, reference designs, detailed designs, and preparing reports and technical specifications and proposals for water related infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects for key local and regional clients.

Minimum Requirements

  • BSc, BEng or MEng in Civil Engineering.

  • Experience in delivering and managing all stages of multi-disciplinary engineering projects from initial studies through to detailed design.

  • Detailed knowledge of one, or all, of the follow;

  • Clean water networks, pump stations, reservoirs and treatment works design.

  • Waste water networks including gravity systems, rising mains and treatment works design.

  • Surface water network including gravity networks, pump stations and outfalls.

  • Experience of working within multidisciplinary teams, and able to lead junior staff from a variation of professional backgrounds.

  • Excellent communication skills and be able to represent AECOM in Client facing roles at all levels.

  • Accustomed to working at the highest levels of HSSE compliance at all design stages.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Chartered Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers or equivalent, or close to Chartership.

  • Experience of pressurised pipe and/or gravitational system hydraulic modelling software.

  • Proficiency in 2D AutoCAD, and/or Civils 3D.

  • Understanding and/or experience of structural design of chambers and water retaining structures.

  • Understanding and/or experience of water or wastewater process design.

  • Experience of planning and delivering technical proposals and tender documents.

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.