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AECOM Engineering Lead, Carbon Reduction - Water in Cardiff, United Kingdom

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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;

To help our clients meet ambitious Net Zero targets we have a unique and rare leadership role for an experienced water engineering professional with a specialism in carbon to play a crucial role in our established UK and Ireland Water team.

As our Engineering Lead, you will be responsible for technical leadership to reduce whole life carbon in our designs across our water sector project portfolio. Projects include waste and clean water treatment and pipeline projects for utility companies and flood risk management and environmental improvement schemes internationally.

  • Accountability 1: Lead and upskill our teams to further reduce carbon in our designs, challenging the norm and bringing innovation in our delivery.

  • Accountability 2: Using your engineering experience and the experience of fellow technical leaders, make a practical difference to the carbon impacts of our designs for our clients. Use your understanding of our client’s net zero ambitions to influence how we support them on their journey.

  • Accountability 3: Be conversant in all aspects of carbon affecting the water sector, including operational emissions, embodied carbon, renewables and bioresources, capitals approach, sequestration, and nature-based solutions.

  • Accountability 4: Liaise closely with other discipline areas within AECOM sharing best practice across our business and end markets. Be active across our global technical practice network, bringing global best practice to our UK&I clients.

Being part of the team;

  • You’ll be joining our 650 strong Water team in the UK and Ireland, part of our Environment Water and Energy business line ,delivering water engineering, water resources, asset management and advisory services to some of the highest profile projects and programmes in the UK water sector. You’ll get the opportunity to work for a variety of clients, including Caledonian Water Alliance (Scottish Water), Thames Water, Severn Trent Water, Uisce Eireann (formerly Irish Water), Wessex Water and the Environment Agency.

  • We have a focus on business growth and skills development to deliver a strong and secured pipeline of work, so this role offers significant scope for personal development and a long and rewarding career in the AECOM business. You will be a key part of AECOMs ESG leadership group which links nationally and globally, promoting carbon reduction, nature based solutions, environmental and social benefits on projects. Your work as a leader will drive change and create sustainable project legacies.


Here’s what we will need from you;

  • Water sector solution and design development. A technical understanding of whole life carbon and the practical opportunities / techniques to reduce carbon in project delivery.

  • An experienced Engineer able to lead the design of projects to deliver tangible carbon benefits.

  • Water and wastewater infrastructure and treatment or flood & coastal project experience across project definition, feasibility, outline design, detailed design and construction.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team player and relationship builder, able to influence and drive change from traditional approaches to lower carbon solutions.

  • Strong communication skills, able to present to clients, upskill teams and attend industry events.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Chartered or working towards with a relevant Institution.

  • Experience working for contractors in a design and build environment.

  • Presenting at industry events to share best practice.

Additional Information

Additional Information;

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 $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. 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: J10102948

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid