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AECOM Senior Project Manager - Water Resources in Edinburgh, 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.

Job Description

Senior Project Manager

Are you a Project Manager with strong analytical skills and experience in management and direction of flood protection, reservoir, and sustainable drainage engineering projects?

If yes, we have an exciting opportunity for you! You will join our established Water team in Edinburgh who offer ongoing opportunities for professional development. Join us and grow your career whilst contributing to AECOM’s delivery excellence from day one.

What Can We Offer?

You will have the opportunity to work with some of the largest water resource clients in the UK, managing the delivery of design projects with a focus on providing innovative and sustainable solutions delivered on collaborative platforms.

You’ll also get to work on some of the most high-profile projects for the AECOM’s UK & I Client base such as:

  • All Scottish Local Authorities – via the Scotland Excel, AECOM has positions across all scales of delivery including major flood protection schemes, river restoration schemes, surface water management and coastal schemes.

  • Via our Design Services Frameworks for AMP7 for various Water Companies in England & Wales, our portfolio of projects in the sustainable drainage sector is growing substantially.

Role Responsibilities :

  • Manage the project design and delivery cycle of water projects, taking delivery and budgetary decisions, identifying the need for design resources and specialist input across AECOM and our supply chain.

  • Ensure the technical quality of project deliverables to our client through appointing the correct resources and ensuring compliance with QA procedures.

  • Work closely with our water and other supply discipline teams nationwide to manage and coordinate internal multi-discipline design teams and interfaces with clients and other project delivery stakeholders.

  • Take ownership of delivering projects to programme and budget from conception to handover, driving efficiency with responsibility for overall delivery to AECOM and our client. You will be supported and work alongside our operational and commercial teams.

  • Lead and contribute to proposals, from small scale discrete projects to supporting delivery of large scale infrastructure and framework bids.

  • Be part of our wider project management and technical practice networks, enabling you to build your knowledge, skills and career with like-minded engineers globally.

  • Support growth of our regional water resources team by bringing your individual strengths and passions.


  • Degree or equivalent in a related engineering subject (e.g., civil, structural, environmental engineering) and/or a project management background.

  • Have significant experience in managing the technical delivery of a range of infrastructure projects - ideally flood prevention, sustainable drainage and coastal engineering.

  • Be experienced working for contractors in a design and build environment.

  • Have strong commercial, risk management and contractual skills and experience, e.g., NEC4.

  • Have an understanding of programme planning software e.g., Microsoft Project or Primavera P6.

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: J10082211

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid