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AECOM Senior Hydraulic Modeller in Manchester, United Kingdom

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Job Description

AECOMs UK&I Water Resources team comprises of over 170 Engineers and Consultants nationally, delivering projects of varying scales and complexity from local, national and international multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects.

The Manchester Water Resources team forms one of AECOM’s UK hubs and centres of excellence for flood risk and hydraulic modelling. Our Manchester team provides technical services into a broad range of flood risk and water resources projects across the UK, with particular emphasis on Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management, project appraisal, business case development, planning and consenting. Our key clients include Lead Local Flood Risk Authorities, the Environment Agency, Network Rail, water companies and major infrastructure providers.

We are looking to appoint a Senior Hydraulic Modeller to support the continued growth of the Manchester Water Resources team. You will be responsible for leading the technical delivery of flood risk modelling and water management projects across the UK. We envisage that you will use your experience to develop robust technical approaches for the delivery of modelling projects, and to take ownership of delivery of these projects to ensure that they are completed to a high standard. You will lead on the implementation of modelling best practice, undertake quality assurance reviews and provide mentorship to support the technical development of junior members of the team.

We take pride in supporting our team with opportunities to broaden their range of technical experience across different Water Resources disciplines, as well as taking on responsibilities for project management, line management and business development. With a wide range of projects being delivered within the team, there will be many opportunities to grow and further develop your career at AECOM.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Technically lead and deliver 1D-2D fluvial and pluvial hydraulic modelling projects.

  • Support other aspects of technical work across the Water Resources discipline including hydrological assessments, flood defence design, strategic flood risk assessments, design of sustainable urban drainage systems and environmental appraisal.

  • Undertake quality assurance of technical work within your area of expertise.

  • Mentor and support the development of junior colleagues.

  • Take ownership of project delivery through supporting the management of project programmes, budgets and quality assurance procedures.

  • Take a proactive approach to managing client relationships and expectations

  • Engage with wider business lines to develop and strengthen internal AECOM cross-sector working relationships.

  • Assist with the preparation of bids and proposals.


  • BSc or BEng (or equivalent) in Engineering, Geography, Environmental Science or another related discipline.

  • Practical experience in the application of 1D and 2D hydraulic modelling techniques within the UK flood and water industry, including software packages such as Flood Modeller Pro, TUFLOW and/ or InfoWorks ICM.

  • A working knowledge of hydrological flow estimation, including industry standard techniques (WINFAP-FEH, ReFH2).

  • A track record of leading the successful delivery of flood risk and water management projects in the UK, including liaison with private/public sector clients and regulators.

  • Personable and team oriented, with the enthusiasm to provide technical mentorship and support to junior team members.

  • Chartered or progressing towards chartership with ICE or CIWEM.

Additional Information


Freedom to grow

Freedom to grow is the name we’ve given to our new way of working at AECOM. It’s not defined by a policy or contract – quite the opposite! It’s the permission, or empowerment, for you to find the working style that suits you best, balancing that with other commitments in your life, so you can thrive and bring your best self to work.

Flexible working options

We offer flexible, hybrid work options through our freedom to grow philosophy, which supports you in finding the balance you need to thrive and deliver your best for your team and clients. With us having flexible working arrangements in place, we are more than happy to discuss how we can accommodate your requirements.

Equity, diversity & inclusion

When we feel free to be ourselves, we thrive. Equity, diversity and inclusion are core to our vision, and we are focused on taking action by bringing together a multitude of voices, ensuring that everyone is heard and cultivating equitable opportunities for all.

Compensation & Benefits

We provide a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. Whether you’re looking for Private Healthcare cover for you and your family, Dental Cover or Income Protection cover, we have got you covered!

From our Global Employee Assistance Program & Help@hand, for your health and wellbeing, through to our learning platform Degreed where you will have the opportunity to enhance your skills, we’re here to support you.

Work with us. Change the world.

You can learn more about us here: 2023 AECOM Candidate Brochure (


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: J10098630

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid