AECOM Senior Civil Engineer in St Albans, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Hertfordshire, St Albans

Job Summary

We have an excellent opportunity for a highly-motivated individual to play an important role within our growing Development Infrastructure Team. Increasing demands for our services have created an opportunity in St Albans to be involved in the delivery of major projects. The Development Infrastructure Team are routinely involved in infrastructure aspects of masterplanning projects including drainage, SuDS, flood risk, utilities and highways. We are looking for an experienced Senior Civil/Water Engineer, capable of working independently where required, and also able to lead design or project teams. This is an ideal opportunity for a suitable experienced Engineer to develop their career and assist in the technical direction and future development of this team.

Job Duties

Key responsibilities will include carrying out flood risk assessments, feasibility studies, reference designs, detailed designs and preparing reports, technical specifications and preparing project proposals for key local, regional and international clients. The role will also involve supporting business development activities.


  • Work under the direction of Principal Engineer and/or Project Manager;

  • Take responsibility for the technical feasibility/design for development projects in the disciplines of drainage, SuDS, highways, flooding, utilities, earthworks and sustainability;

  • As necessary manage staff in a small project team, liaise with the project client, deal with commercial issues and represent the team internally and externally at an appropriate level;

  • Ensure work is produced in accordance with the Client’s brief and to agreed programme and budget/margin;

  • Prepare technical reports and specifications and check work/specifications of sub-ordinates;

  • Assist senior management in the preparation of technical and financial proposals;

  • Contribute with respect to technical development, market sectors and processes;

  • Provide consultation responses to planning applications on behalf of Clients;

  • Develop client relationships, secure repeat business work where possible and actively seek new work from existing clients;

Specific Skills Required

  • Experience of development infrastructure projects from feasibility, through the planning process to detailed design for implementation;

  • Experience of design of drainage, SuDS and preparation of Flood Risk Assessments;

  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams;

  • Have knowledge and experience of S104 schemes including detailed drainage design and hydraulic modelling and able to develop technical drawings and specifications to support S104 submissions;

  • Able to lead and mentor junior staff from a variety of professional backgrounds;

  • Experience of liaising with government departments, local authorities, water and utility companies, Environment Agency and other public bodies and procuring necessary approvals;

  • Experience in supervising and developing staff;

  • Some knowledge of other work streams including transportation, sustainable energy, geotechnical and geo-environmental and river and ground modelling would be an advantage;

  • Ability to take full responsibility for producing, checking and approving engineering reports and designs;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and able to represent AECOM in Client facing roles at all levels;

  • Accustomed to working at the highest levels of HSSE compliance at all design stages;

  • Skilled at collaborative working, with excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively at all levels;

  • Highly motivated, proactive and excited by new challenges.

Preferred Skills

  • Ideally a Chartered member, or working towards chartered status, of an appropriate institute (ICE, CIHT or CIWEM). However applications from those with an appropriate mix of academic qualifications and practical experience will be considered;

  • Computer software literate including MSWord, MSExcel, WinDes (Microdrainage), Flood Modeller, ISIS/Tuflow and PDS or MX and CAD at advanced level. Experience of Civils 3D would be advantageous.

Minimum Requirements

  • Good relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSc, BEng or MEng in Civil Engineering or another relevant subject.

  • Alternative qualifications may be considered where the candidate can demonstrate significant, relevant experience.

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 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 Engineering - Civil

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 201957BR

Clearance Required 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.