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AECOM Mechanical/Electrical Water Engineering Industrial Placement, Chesterfield in Chesterfield, 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.

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.

Job Description

Our Water team in Chesterfield are looking for MEICA (Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Automation and Control) engineering students to join our team for a one-year Industrial Placement. As part of the AECOM Water team you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of water treatment projects for both UK and Global clients.

Water MEICA engineers at AECOM are challenged to provide design solutions for clients such as Severn Trent Water, Thames Water and the Ministry of Defence that are fit-for-purpose, safe, sustainable and at the cutting edge of industry technology and standards.

You will gain valuable experience working on a variety of projects; taking them from design concept through to construction and commissioning support, collaborating with a multitude of different disciplines, and be encouraged to develop your understanding of many elements within the water industry, such as hydraulic, mechanical, electrical and environmental design through calculations, report writing and use of engineering software. You will be supported and mentored by experienced MEICA engineers as you develop these skills within a positive culture where learning and development is actively supported and promoted.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Numerical analysis including the use of computer-based programmes to assist with the study of potable and wastewater systems.

  • MEICA design work using computer aided design packages; e.g. AutoCAD, 3D modelling.

  • MEICA calculations for design of water treatment assets e.g. Pumping, package plant etc.

  • Sizing and selection of appropriate MEICA equipment for Water and Wastewater Treatment works.

  • MEICA deliverables for construction use e.g. Drawings, Schedules and Specifications.

  • Technical and feasibility studies to appraise the practicability of alternative solutions in water treatment.

  • Working within multidiscipline team to undertake technical design work.

  • Site visits to understand the clients requirements and project scope.


  • Studying towards a BEng or MEng in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

  • Water related modules would be an advantage

  • Relevant work experience would be an advantage

  • Enthusiastic, hard-working, technically proficient, with ambition and drive.

  • Basic computer skills essential (Word/Excel) and good report writing skills beneficial.

  • Basic skills in Engineering Design Computer Packages would be an advantage.

  • Demonstrable interest in water engineering

  • Communicate effectively to internal and external clients, both verbally & in writing.

  • Structure & prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team as a whole.

  • Ability to work independently without losing initiative & focus.

Additional Information

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: J10082009

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering