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AECOM Senior Flood Risk / Drainage Engineer in Birmingham, 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.

An excellent opportunity for a highly-motivated individual to play an important role within our growing Water Resources Team. Increasing demands for our services have created an opportunity to be involved in the delivery of major schemes and provide professional services within the water sectors. We are looking for a Senior Engineer with a focus on flood risk and drainage, capable of working independently with initiative to deliver projects and support the wider water team where required.

Job Duties:

You will work closely with our teams of engineers, hydraulic modellers, environmental scientists and technical specialists to deliver a wide range of flood risk management and drainage projects in the UK and overseas. You will be responsible for the delivery of complex tasks and projects. Key responsibilities will include providing flood risk management and drainage advice to clients such as Local Authorities, Environment Agency, Highways England, water companies, and private sector businesses. You will support the professional development of junior members of the team and have responsibility for producing quality deliverables. As a team player, you will work as part of an energetic and diverse team to deliver benefits to the communities that we serve. Ideally, you will have experience managing projects and be able to take the role of project manager.

Specific Skills Required

  • Ability to work autonomously, showing initiative to complete tasks and deliver projects successfully to programme and budget.

  • Experience of working within multidisciplinary teams.

  • Excellent communication skills and able to represent AECOM in client facing roles

Good knowledge of some of the following:

  • Flood risk management (including preparation of FRAs, SFRAs)

  • Drainage Design including SuDS

  • Water Management Strategies

  • Water Resources Chapters for EIAs

  • UK legislation affecting flooding, surface water management, water resource planning and risk management agencies;

  • Water Resource Planning Guidelines, Water Framework Directive (WFD) and a desire to develop new approaches;

  • Understanding of Environment Agency, Water Company and / or Highways England procedures

  • Delivering FCERM activities for or on behalf of the Environment Agency and/or a Lead Local Flood Authority

  • Providing consultation responses to planning applications on behalf of a flood risk or water authority

  • General knowledge and understanding of water and wastewater infrastructure, able to communicate with Stakeholders in these fields.

  • Understanding of hydrology and hydraulic assessment

  • The use of ISIS/Tuflow, Flood Modeller and Infoworks ICM (desirable)

  • Ability to work as part of multidisciplinary project teams.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience delivering flood risk/drainage projects

  • Experience of undertaking flood risk assessments, options appraisals, engineering calculations and / or economic appraisal.

  • Ability to deliver reports, drawings and / or contract documents relating to flood risk management, drainage and water industry projects.

  • Successful delivery of projects for the Environment Agency, Lead Local Flood Authority or Water Company.

  • Delegating tasks and technical mentoring of junior team members.

  • Project Management Experience (desirable)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in relevant Engineering field.

  • Ideally the candidate will be, or in the advanced stages of becoming, a Chartered Member of a relevant professional body e.g. CIWEM or ICE

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 Engineering - Civil

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 269778BR

Additional Locations UK - St Albans, 10 Bricket Road

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.