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AECOM Water Engineering Digital Lead in Belfast, United Kingdom

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We’re one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

What your new role will entail;

The development of the Digital team in Water Engineering UK&I requires the appointment of a Water Engineering Digital Lead with experience in delivering engineering projects in accordance with industry BIM standards and the latest digital technology.

As a Digital Lead within Water Engineering, Ireland & Scotland, you will join long-established, high-performing teams in the delivery of the full range of consultancy services to strategic clients including Scottish Water, Northern Ireland Water, Uisce Éireann, and leading Tier 1 contractors. With over 250 staff across eight locations in Ireland & Scotland, long-term appointments and backlog, and a large future pipeline, significant opportunities exist for personal and professional growth.

Reporting to the Digital Lead, Water Engineering UK&I, and working as an integrated member of the teams in Ireland and Scotland, the successful candidate will have proven experience in transforming and leading project teams to adopt the “Digital by Default” philosophy with the ability to apply relevant industry codes and client standards. You will have strong development skills and the technical ability, knowledge, and competence to provide guidance and transform teams.

We are a multi-discipline team comprising civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and process engineering delivering services to our clients such as feasibility studies, scheme designs and detailed designs.

Responsibilities will include;

  • Engaging with clients and suppliers to identify, explore and challenge their current digital delivery strategy.

  • Digital adoption across region – identify areas where upskilling and support in project delivery is required to successfully deliver digital methods of working.

  • Act as digital lead across multiple projects or framework.

  • Responsible for ensuring suitable resources are identified and allocated to projects.

  • Point of contact within the region for technical software queries.

  • Present at regional water townhalls, communicate with local teams on digital initiatives, updates, and successes.

  • Work with Water Digital Lead to plan and develop digital strategies and successfully deliver owned elements of the plan.

  • Work with the UK&I Water Digital Lead to enhance AECOM’s market profile as a leading provider of digital solutions in the water end market through thought leadership pieces, conference presentation, professional meetings etc.


Here's what we will need from you;

  • Qualification in Engineering, Information Technology or Analytical Science.

  • Membership of a professional institution desirable.

  • Basic knowledge of coding language such as VBA, C, C#, C++, Python.

  • Individual BIM certification with recognised body e.g. ICE, BSi, BRE, etc. an advantage.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of the CIC BIM Protocol, ISO 19650 suite and related BIM standards.

  • Experience managing and delivering multidiscipline projects with digital tools.

  • Experience working in and administering a Common Data Environment such as ProjectWise, BIM360, 4Projects, Aconex or similar.

Additional Information

Here’s what you will get from us!

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, a competitive Employers Pension, 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.

Bring your bold ideas and big dreams.

You can learn more about us here: 2023 AECOM Candidate Brochure (


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: J10092339

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Digital & Engineering Technology

Work Location Model: Hybrid