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AECOM Water Engineering Digital Lead, England and Wales in Croydon, 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

The Water team in the UK&I are looking for Regional Digital leaders with experience in delivering engineering projects in accordance with industry BIM standards and the latest digital technology.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in transforming and leading project teams to adopt the “Digital by Default” philosophy with the ability to apply relevant industry codes and/or client standards. You will have strong development skills and the technical ability, knowledge and competence to provide guidance and to transform teams.

We are a multi-discipline team comprising civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and process engineering delivering services to our clients such as feasibility studies, scheme designs and detailed designs. Our clients are from the private and public sector and include Scottish Water, Thames Water, Wessex Water, Severn Trent, Environment Agency and several leading Tier 1 contractors.


  • Engaging with clients and suppliers to identify, explore and challenge their current digital delivery strategy

  • Digital adoption across region – identify areas where upskilling and support in project delivery is required to successfully deliver digital methods of working.

  • Act as digital lead across multiple projects or framework.

  • Responsible for ensuring suitable resources are identified and allocated to projects.

  • Point of contact within region for technical software queries.

  • Present at regional water townhalls, communicate with local teams’ digital initiatives, updates and successes

  • Work with Water Digital Lead to plan and develop digital strategies and successfully deliver owned elements of plan

  • Work with the UK&I water engineering digital lead to enhance AECOMs market profile as a leading provider of digital solutions in the Water end market through thought leadership pieces, conference presentation, professional meetings etc.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of the CIC BIM Protocol, ISO 19650 suite and related BIM standards

  • Experience managing and delivering multidiscipline projects with digital tools

  • Experience working in and administering a Common Data Environment such as ProjectWise, BIM360, 4Projects, Aconex or similar

  • A good team player confident to liaise with other staff locally and across the global business, sharing best practice and new ways of working


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Qualification in Engineering, Information Technology or Analytical Science

  • Membership of a professional institution desirable

  • Basic knowledge of coding language such as VBA, C, C#, C++, Python

  • Individual BIM certification with recognised body e.g. ICE, BSi, BRE, etc. an advantage

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: J10082437

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Digital & Engineering Technology

Work Location Model: Hybrid