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AECOM Principal Geomorphologist in Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Job Summary

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

The successful candidate will be responsible for high quality project delivery, with a focus on managing hydraulic modelling services for geomorphology and river restoration. As a Senior / Principal they should bring unique expertise on specific technologies or processes, will be able to apply acquired expertise and knowledge to solve business challenges, provide coaching to peers and team members, and will be sought for technical experience and able to influence suppliers. The job involves:

  • Proven experience in river restoration modelling and design, and catchment / reach scale geomorphological assessments.

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

  • Team management, including supervision and/or mentoring.

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

  • 2D and 1D hydraulic modelling using a range of software packages.

  • Geomorphological and sediment transport modelling.

  • Hydrological investigations (including typical as well as drought flows).

  • Use of varied tools to deliver outcomes (software, models etc).

  • Hydroecological studies.

  • WFD / Environmental Compliance/ EIA studies.

  • Be aware of and understand the AECOM IMS procedures, their importance and their application to projects.

All members of the Water Environment team take an active role in client contact and commercial aspects of our projects. Health, safety and environmental considerations underpin all of our work.

The majority of our work is in the fluvial environment, although a significant proportion is also focused on estuaries, lakes and the marine environment.

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:

  • Be qualified to degree level in relevant subject (e.g. geography, physical sciences, engineering).

  • Highly numerate with strong analytical / statistical skills.

  • Experience analysing large datasets.

  • Proficiency in the application of hydrological software and environmental modelling (hydrological/ hydraulic/ water quality/ water resources).

  • Proficiency in GIS software.

  • Excellent report writing and ability to clearly present complex technical information visually and orally to a wide audience.

  • Experienced in technical project delivery (from bid preparation/ drafting technical proposals to project management).

  • Track record of project management.

  • Ability to coordinate, liaise and engage with clients and key stakeholders.

  • Provide mentoring, guidance and technical advice to support junior staff.

  • Knowledge of the water cycle.

  • Understanding of legislative requirements and other drivers.

Preferred Qualifications

Desired requirements:

  • Coding experience.

  • Experience of stakeholder engagement.

  • An MSc or PhD in a relevant subject.

  • Membership of an appropriate professional body (e.g. CIWEM).

  • A valid UK driving licence.

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 have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. 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

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients. We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started. 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. 271672BR

Additional Locations UK - Basingstoke, UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Leeds

Virtual: Yes

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.