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AECOM Design Lead (Wastewater) - Stepps in Stepps, United Kingdom

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

What your new role will entail;

AECOM are currently looking for a Design Lead to work on our joint venture with Caledonia Water Alliance where we have teamed up with Morrison Water Services to deliver Scottish Water’s SR21 Water and Wastewater Infrastructure programme. You will be responsible for the following;

  • Provide valuable support to Project Managers throughout the project design and delivery cycle.

  • Identify the need for design resources and specialist input (ecological, geotechnical, hydraulic modelling, MEICA etc.

  • Provide technical design expertise to support a multi-disciplinary team which includes; Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Geotechnical and Environmental.

  • Responsible for providing technical expertise and support for all aspects of civil projects, from design to implementation, ensuring that they comply with Scottish Water and Water Industry specifications.

  • Have the responsibility of mentoring technical design staff and managing stakeholder expectations possessing knowledge of crucial design processes and communication skills.

  • Check and approve design approaches, calculations, drawings, and technical reports while adhering to SW Specification & Standards and following CDM Health & Safety procedures.

  • Supervise and mentor less experienced engineers while liaising with the construction delivery team to provide solutions to challenges that arise during the construction process.

  • Liaise with clients to obtain relevant technical consents as part of the engineering process, keep up-to-date with industry best practices, and identify innovation/best practices for consideration when appropriate.

Being part of the team;

You will be key to the Improving Urban Waters programme for our client, Scottish Water as well as delivering flooding and capital maintenance projects through our SR21 wastewater infrastructure framework across Scotland. Projects will include CSO’s, storm storage tanks, rising mains, SUDs, Sewer rehab/replacement and pipebridges.

You will be part of a diverse team of around 30x Civil Engineers and CAD Technicians, with support from specialist Designers from within the AECOM and CWA communities.

We promote staff development and progression, and there are many development opportunities within CWA. CWA offers a unique opportunity to deliver the full project cycle, from concept design through to detailed design, and delivery!

The role will be based in Stepps, which is only a 5-minute walk from the train station, and local shops/café’s and there’s also parking provided too!


Here's what we will need from you;

  • Engineering degree qualified

  • Chartered Engineer Status (or approaching chartered status)

  • Sufficient experience to lead major wastewater infrastructure engineering projects

  • Ability to liaise and engage with clients and key stakeholders

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

Additional Information

Here's what you'll 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 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 (

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10072300

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid