AECOM Senior / Principal Water Scientist in Manchester, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - Greater Manchester, Manchester
AECOM is looking for an experienced surface Water Scientist to join our growing Water Environment team. This is a multi-disciplinary team with specialists in geomorphology, hydrology, hydro-ecology, water quality and hydrogeology. We work for clients from across the public and private sectors, including the Environment Agency, Highways England, Water Utilities, River Trusts as well as developers and overseas clients. We are also involved in major ongoing projects such as HS2 and Lower Thames Crossing and are responsible for water environment chapters in ES’s and WFD assessments.
A selection of our current and recent projects includes:
Developing a modelling approach to inform management decisions at water level dependent designated sites;
Producing the Fish and Eel Pass Guide to enable safe passage at in channel structures such as pumping stations and weirs;
Developing a Restoration Plan for the River Ver and Verulamium Lake in St Albans;
Deriving catchment improvements for the River Rede, to improve the health of the river;
Undertaking desk studies, consultation, water quality monitoring, and site surveys to assess the impact of major new infrastructure and developments including WFD assessments and Environmental Permitting; and
Developing water quality monitoring programmes, pollution prevention strategies and mitigation / monitoring plans for the construction of major infrastructure projects.
We are seeking to recruit a Senior or Principal Water Scientist to assist with and manage a range of survey and investigative projects. The majority of our work is in the fluvial environment, although a significant proportion is also focused on estuaries, lakes and the marine environment.
We envisage successful candidates to have experience off and be able to deliver the following types of work to a high standard:
Ability to work collaboratively and iteratively within a multi-disciplinary team;
Water quality studies;
WFD / Environmental Compliance studies;
Pollution prevention advice including preparing Water Management Plans and acting as Environmental Clerk of Works;
Statutory and non-statutory stakeholder engagement and management;
Be aware of and understand the AECOM IMS procedures, their importance and their application to projects; and
Project management (including client management), technical proposal and report writing.
To be successful in this role we are looking for applicants from experienced professionals who have worked in a similar role. They should:
Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and regulations to ensure compliance and “has strong analytical / numerical skills;”
Work is performed with minimal direction;
Plans and organizes project studies;
Overseeing work of less experienced scientists;
Have experience in hydrology (low flows and flood risk), water quality and / or hydroecology and a strong understanding of aquatic systems;
Experience of undertaking environmental impact and WFD assessments, including in support of EIA projects;
Have excellent report writing;
Have strong project management skills;
Have experience of bid preparation and drafting technical proposals;
Have line managed others;
Have experience using GIS and preparation of figures and presentations; and
Have strong communication skills.
- Be qualified to degree level in relevant subject (e.g. geography, environmental science)
Your benefits will include:
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 be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW
- way of working. 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. 244601BR
Additional Locations UK - Basingstoke, UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Leeds
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.