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AECOM Principal Geomorphologist in Birmingham, 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

We are looking for an experienced Geomorphologist to join our fantastic UK Water team. Here, you will be responsible for high quality project delivery, with a focus on managing services for geomorphology and river restoration.

You’ll bring your unique expertise on specific technologies or processes, and apply your expertise and knowledge to solve business challenges. You’ll provide coaching to peers and junior team members and will be sought out for technical experience.

You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team providing specialist and unique capabilities working on a wide range of projects such as:

  • River restoration designs of 2km straightened channel on the River Till-Tweed SSSI and SAC in Northumberland.

  • River restoration designs of Goldrill Beck of the River Eden Tributaries SSSI in the Lake District.

  • River restoration designs for the River Lugg SSSI in Herefordshire.

  • River restoration designs for the River Eye SSSI in Leicestershire.

  • Weir removal designs for the 4m high Erbistock weir in the River Dee in North Wales.

  • Analysis and planning of WFD mitigation measures across the whole of Yorkshire and the North East.

  • Fifty detailed geomorphological field surveys for BBV / HS2.

  • 2,000km of detailed geomorphological field surveys for SEPA.

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Role Responsibilities:

  • Hydraulic and geomorphological / sediment transport modelling.

  • Hydrological and hydroecological investigations.

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

  • 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.


  • Degree in relevant subject (e.g. geography, physical sciences, engineering).

  • Experience working in geomorphological / environmental / civil engineering.

  • Proven experience in river restoration (from planning to detailed design and construction supervision).

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

  • Proficiency in GIS software.

  • Experience analysing large datasets.

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

  • Understanding of legislative requirements and other drivers.

  • Team management, including supervision and/or mentoring.

Desired requirements:

  • MSc in Geomorphology.

  • Membership with a relevant professional body.

  • Able to travel to site.

Additional Information

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.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10067703

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Science