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AECOM Principal Hydrogeologist in Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Company Description

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.

Job Description

Are you a hydrogeologist with a passion for sustainable water resources management and its protection?

We have opportunities for experienced hydrogeologists and groundwater experts at senior/principal levels to support activities in the UK in our Basingstoke and Croydon offices.

Join our team of 20+ groundwater experts to help us with projects in the UK and overseas which range from groundwater source investigation to dewatering and groundwater flooding; impact assessment of major infrastructure schemes to water management; and development of strategies to better manage this precious resource.

We pride ourselves on capturing the highest quality data; our conceptualisation of complex systems; and developing cost effective and sustainable solutions. Join us and make a difference.


  • You will advise on all aspects of hydrogeology and work across UK, Ireland and International projects

  • Provide expert advice on hydrogeological conceptualisation

  • Assist with delivery of both water resources and engineering hydrogeology projects

  • Prepare bids internally and externally to support growth

  • Mentor junior staff on their career development

  • Develop new innovations around data and interacting with our groundwater modellers


  • The AECOM Water Environment team's portfolio of clients comes from both public and private sectors, spread around UK, Ireland and EMEA Region.

  • The groundwater team supports colleagues in surface water, aquatic ecology and hydromorphology to better conceptualise their sites.

  • We work on large scale infrastructure projects, including all stages of consenting from Optioneering, through Environmental Statements, through to Delivery Consents

  • We have clients requiring new groundwater resources and refurbishment of existing sources, to ensure their supplies. These include Water Companies, Bottled Water Suppliers (including some major brands) and small private operators.

  • We support mining colleagues with their water management issues, as well as helping their moves to better sustainable practices.

  • We are involved in the energy transition, through our work of ground source heat schemes and geothermal projects.


  • BSc Hons degree in either Geology and/or Geography

  • Experience working in groundwater and the water environment industry

  • A relevant MSc in a practical environment related subject

  • Membership of a relevant professional body, with an aim of becoming chartered in the future

Additional Information


Freedom to grow

Freedom to grow is the name we’ve given to our new way of working at AECOM. It’s not defined by a policy or contract – quite the opposite! It’s the permission, or empowerment, for you to find the working style that suits you best, balancing that with other commitments in your life, so you can thrive and bring your best self to work.

Flexible working options

We offer flexible, hybrid work options through our freedom to grow philosophy, which supports you in finding the balance you need to thrive and deliver your best for your team and clients. With us having flexible working arrangements in place, we are more than happy to discuss how we can accommodate your requirements.

Equity, diversity & inclusion

When we feel free to be ourselves, we thrive. Equity, diversity and inclusion are core to our vision, and we are focused on taking action by bringing together a multitude of voices, ensuring that everyone is heard and cultivating equitable opportunities for all.

Compensation & Benefits

We provide a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. Whether you’re looking for Private Healthcare cover for you and your family, Dental Cover or Income Protection cover, we have got you covered!

From our Global Employee Assistance Program & Help@hand, for your health and wellbeing, through to our learning platform Degreed where you will have the opportunity to enhance your skills, we’re here to support you.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: REF21422B

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid