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Job Information

AECOM Senior / Principal Water Resources Specialist in Leeds, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham - UK

Job Summary

Our Water Environment team is seeking to recruit an experienced Senior or Principal Water Resources Specialist. You will be an ambitious team player with an aptitude for client care, project delivery and development of innovative, cost effective solutions in a collaborative, stimulating, demanding environment. AECOM has a Freedom to Grow policy that celebrates flexible working; if you are interested in joining us, we should be happy to discuss a working arrangement to suit you.

The Team

We are a multidisciplinary team with specialists in hydrogeology, hydrology, hydromorphology, water quality, aquatic ecology and water resource management. Together, we work for a wide range of clients and projects including water companies, onshore oil and gas companies, private companies such as bottled water suppliers, and quarry operators. We are also involved in major ongoing projects such as HS2 where our team provides specialist support.

The Role

We envisage successful candidates to have experience in and be responsible for:

  • local and strategic water resources assessments e.g. related to Water Resource Management Plans and Drought Management Plans.

  • environmental impact assessments and water framework directive assessments.

  • specialist input to engineering related hydrogeological and hydrological assessments.

  • guiding or undertaking specialist data analysis, GIS and modelling tasks.

  • technical report writing, checking and verification.

  • ensuring compliance with national regulations, policies and guidance.

  • project management, coordination, and multi-disciplinary working.

  • business development (including liaising with and advising clients), work winning and the following of business management procedures.

  • managing and / or mentoring of junior colleagues within the team.

Minimum Requirements

  • Membership of a relevant professional body, either chartered status or close to application.

  • Able to communicate effectively with their line manager, project managers, project teams, colleagues, stakeholders and clients.

  • Sensitive to client needs and possess strong problem-solving and inter-personal skills, including leadership behaviours or aspirations.

  • Excellent report and proposal writing skills with attention to detail.

  • Able to take full responsibility for producing and reviewing reports and other deliverables.

  • Adaptable and flexible in terms of timekeeping so that peaks in demands can be met.

  • experience in climate change and stochastic based assessments and use of water resources models (e.g. Aquator) would be advantageous.

Preferred Qualifications

  • First degree in a relevant subject.

  • MSc or above in hydrogeology or similar (relevant to water resources).

  • Licensed to drive a vehicle in the UK (desirable).

The value of diversity and inclusion is readily apparent in creating a collaborative, supportive working environment and in delivering innovative, contextually appropriate projects. It is very important to both what we do and the way we do it. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. The important thing for us is that you can demonstrate that you can effectively fulfil the needs of the role. If you feel you can fulfil the requirements of the role, but there are other factors that are making you hesitant in applying, we would still like to hear from you and see if we can work together to overcome any challenges.

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 250610BR

Additional Locations UK - Basingstoke, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Leeds, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - St. Albans

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.