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Job Information

AECOM Lead Hydraulics/Surge Engineer in St. Albans, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Hampshire, Basingstoke

Job Summary

With an expanding portfolio of projects for both UK water industry and overseas clients, AECOM are looking to strengthen, develop and expand their specialist team providing hydraulic design and analysis services across the business.

This is primarily a technical role which requires a high level of expertise in surge analysis of pipeline systems and in engineering hydraulics (particularly of water and wastewater treatment works) but also the ability to communicate complex hydraulic issues effectively and efficiently to non-specialists throughout the project design and delivery cycle. You will also be highly motivated in both developing your own skills and those of the team.

The location of this role is flexible and can be based from any of our UK&I locations.

The Team

Our Water team has delivered some of the most high-profile projects in the UK, so your projects and clients will be varied and interesting. Examples of our current UK projects and clients:

Severn Trent Water – AECOM has been appointed on major schemes including Lot 1 of Severn Trent Water’s new Design Services Framework for AMP7. Our portfolio of projects is building rapidly.

Wessex Water – AECOM has been appointed on several AMP7 frameworks, including the Capital Delivery framework.

Thames Water – AECOM has positions across all scales of delivery including major projects such as Thames Tideway Tunnel, Deephams STW upgrade and ‘Capital Delivery’ infra and non-infra schemes across the Thames region.

Scottish Water – A large ongoing workload as part of the Caledonia Water Alliance

The Role

As a Lead Hydraulics/Surge Engineer you will work closely with our Water and other discipline teams both in UK and overseas to provide specialist hydraulic support on a wide range of projects with demonstrable technical excellence.

Role responsibilities include:

  • Production of bespoke hydraulic calculations including supporting research where necessary

  • Demonstrate and maintain a strong specialist technical CPD

  • Communicate technical matters effectively and efficiently with multi-disciplinary teams, internal and external clients both verbally and in formal written reporting

  • Provide mentoring, guidance and technical advice to support and supervise junior staff

  • Undertake or support technical reviews of projects and reports by others

Minimum Requirements

  • Extensive experience in hydraulics and surge analysis and design for water and wastewater transmission, treatment and collection/distribution systems from feasibility through detailed design and construction and commissioning support

  • An experienced user of at least one industry standard surge analysis package such as Bentley Hammer, Wanda, KYPipe

  • Experience with HADES for steady state hydraulics

  • Experience with distribution and collection system modelling tools e.g. EPANET, SWMM, Infoworks

  • Author/co-author of relevant specialist papers published in professional journals or presented at conferences

  • Understanding of CFD, physical modelling and other relevant technical disciplines such as Civil and MEICA

  • Commercial awareness both for budget control and solution development

  • A degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering subject

Preferred Qualifications

  • Membership of a relevant professional chartered institute

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 Engineering - Civil

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 242398BR

Additional Locations UK - Belfast, UK - Cardiff, UK - Chesterfield, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - Edinburgh - Tanfield, UK - Exeter, UK - St. Albans

Clearance Required No

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.