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AECOM Computational Design Industrial Placement (approx 4 weeks) in Croydon, 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

Our AECOM Energy team are looking for a talented Computational Designer to join their growing Croydon digital team.

The successful Computational Design industrial placement student will be incorporated into a design team and encouraged to use their understanding of computational design methods to develop or optimise processes used on real life projects.

They will work in collaboration with a diverse range of engineers, particularly, civil, structural, process and MEP, where they will have the opportunity to learn the engineering design requirements while having the opportunity to create a proof of concept for any design processes which they feel could be enhanced.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a global design consultancy and on high profile projects, whilst providing real-life design engineering problems to overcome .

The role will will include:

  • Evaluating the need for new computational, parametric and automated design methodologies

  • Documenting and presenting how the new methodologies enhance the design process and deliver adaptive solutions

  • Preparation of proof of concept for new automated, computational or parametric design processes to demonstrate value for money

  • Liaise with project teams about how to integrate new solutions into existing projects and design processes

  • Development of computational design tools/solutions

  • Assist in the development of parametric object libraries


  • Working towards an MSc in Computational Engineering Design/Computational Architecture/Computational methods (or similar)

  • Able to demonstrate legal right to work in the UK and meet the requirements for Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

  • Good knowledge and experience of visual programming languages/system, such as Grasshopper or Dynamo

  • Good knowledge and experience of 3D modelling software, such as Revit or Rhino

  • Ideally have knowledge and experience of programming languages, such as Python or C#

  • Ideally have experience of developing scripts, processes and workflows

  • Passionate about computational design, parametric design, generative design and design automation

  • Ability to communicate effectively to internal and external clients, both verbally & in writing with the confidence to engage with a variety of people (clients, colleagues, stakeholders, and sub-contractors alike)

  • Enthusiastic and hard-working, with ambition and drive

  • Ability to structure & prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team as a whole

  • Ability to work both in a team and independently without losing initiative & focus

  • Capability to satisfy client and business expectations and be able to consider the wider financial and commercial implications of their action

Additional Information

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible since CVs will be reviewed, and candidates selected on a rolling recruitment basis with a view to joining the team within the next 3 months.

Please include a covering letter with your application and provide all predicted and/or obtained academic grades.

Due to the nature of our current projects, we will require the following information to obtain security clearance:

Nationality - if you are dual national we will need you to provide details

Length of time in the UK

If you have left the UK for more than 1 month in the last 3 years, where did you go and for how long.


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: REF21682S

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: On-Site