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Job Information

AECOM Consultant Water Scientist in Basingstoke, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Glasgow, Glasgow

Job Summary

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Water Scientist or Water Scientist to assist with and manage a wide range of projects across the UK. This will include baseline, feasibility and optioneering studies, planning and co-ordinating field studies and monitoring programmes (including installation of automated site equipment, pollution incident response investigations, and data analysis), influencing projects to ensure positive environmental outcomes, stakeholder engagement, and drafting high quality technical and non-technical reports with a focus on Environmental Statement chapters and WFD assessments. We envisage successful candidates to have experience off and be able to deliver the following types of work to a high standard:

  • Water quality/sediment/hydrological studies.

  • EIA and WFD assessments.

  • Working with others as appropriate, develop sustainable solutions to ensure new developments are properly mitigated and result in positive environmental outcomes.

  • Provide pollution prevention advice including preparing Water Management Plans and potentially acting as Environmental Clerk of Works.

  • Understand and be able to make applications for a range of relevant consents and permissions.

  • Effective engagement with statutory and non-statutory stakeholders.

  • Ability to co-ordinate and work collaboratively and iteratively within a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Project management (including client management), technical proposal and report writing.

Minimum Requirements

To be successful in this role we are looking for applicants from experienced professionals who have worked in a similar role. They should:

  • Have experience in water quality, hydrology and / or hydroecology.

  • Plan and organize project studies, field work and monitoring.

  • Interpret and record data methodically, conducts analysis, compare findings to relevant studies and regulations to ensure compliance using strong analytical / numerical skills.

  • Have experience of undertaking environmental feasibility/appraisals, and impact and WFD assessments for Town and Country Planning applications and Development Consent Orders.

  • Ideally have experience applying DMRB/HEWRAT and developing SuDS treatment trains using the SuDS Manual (CIRIA, 2015).

  • Have excellent report writing skills.

  • Be developing project management skills.

  • Have some experience of bid preparation and drafting technical proposals.

  • Have strong communication skills.

  • Work independently under direction of senior staff.

  • Oversee work of less experienced scientists.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Be qualified to degree level in relevant subject (e.g. geography, environmental science, chemistry, ecology etc.).

  • For the senior grade we would expect the successful candidate to have a minimum of 4 years practical experience in a similar or comparable role and ideally be a member of a relevant professional institution (e.g. CIWEM, CIEEM, IEMA, BHS etc.).

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW

  • way of working. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 246864BR

Additional Locations UK - Basingstoke, UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Leeds

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.