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AECOM Senior/Principal Engineer (Water) in Nottingham, United Kingdom

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We’re one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

What your new role will entail;

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the technical design on our portfolio of infrastructure and water utility projects which includes water and wastewater networks and treatment improvements. You will form part of our strong multi-disciplinary water team, delivering varied and challenging projects for a range of clients.

  • You will work closely with our teams of engineers, hydraulic modellers, environmental scientists and technical specialists to deliver a wide range of water industry, flood risk management and drainage projects in the UK and overseas to a high level of quality.

  • You will be able to work proactively and collaboratively to solve engineering problems to deliver benefits to the communities that we serve.

  • You will be responsible for the delivery of complex tasks and projects, being able to manage the budget and programme for these tasks and projects.

  • You will lead the technical delivery on a number of projects and be responsible for checking the work of other team members and providing guidance and management.

  • You will support the development of junior members of the team, managing their input into projects and mentoring them.

Being part of the team;

Our multidisciplinary Chesterfield office is located within easy commuting distance of the vibrant cities of Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby and on the fringe of the Peak District National Park. Our Water Team is involved in high profile, industry leading infrastructure projects in the UK and overseas and we are working on a number of significant projects for Local and National Government, Water and Sewerage Authorities and other clients. This includes schemes at all stages of the design and construction process from feasibility, through design to operation, maintenance and asset management.

The Water team brings together the skills of project managers, hydrologists, water scientists, numerical modellers and civil, electrical, process and mechanical engineers. We do this to provide integrated, sustainable and cost-effective solutions. Our work ranges from high profile infrastructure schemes through to locally significant projects that make a real difference to communities. We work with Water Companies, the Environment Agency, Local Authorities and private clients in the UK and overseas. Our team works to imagine a better solution and to deliver it.

You will be joining a dynamic unified team of 12 high performing civil engineers ranging in experience from apprentice to associate level, within a larger Water team in Chesterfield that includes Hydraulic Modellers, Project Managers, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers and other technical specialists. You will have the opportunity to mentor and direct junior members of the team through technical leadership, line management and supporting them within their ICE Training Agreement. Prospects to grow and improve project and client management, as well as technical excellence are on offer as well as excellent opportunities for career progression and development.


Here's what we will need from you;

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant Engineering field or equivalent qualification, or demonstrable equivalent experience.

  • Experience within the water sector.

  • Chartered with a relevant institution e.g. ICE, CIWEM or working towards.

  • Experience of undertaking engineering assessments, options appraisals, engineering calculations and / or economic appraisal.

  • Experience of outline and / or detailed design, preferably of wastewater / water treatment schemes and / or flood risk management/ assessment or drainage schemes.

Additional Information

Here's what you will get from us;

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, a competitive Employers Pension 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.

Bring your bold ideas and big dreams.

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: J10092669

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid