Company: AECOM
Skills: Geologist
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Bristol, England, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Hampshire, Basingstoke

Job Summary

Are you a Hydrologist with strong analytical skills and experience in technical delivery of hydrology, flood risk and water resources projects? We have an exciting role in our Water team in the South West, based in Basingstoke, Bristol, Cardiff or Exeter. We will consider this role as either a Senior or a Principal depending on your experience.

You will work alongside our project managers and technical leads to lead the delivery of hydrological inputs across a range of large scale and exciting multi-disciplinary projects, making technical decisions in various stages of flood management, water resources and infrastructure projects to support impact assessments, feasibility studies, reference designs, detailed designs, and preparing reports and technical specifications. You will also be leading a range of hydrological assessment studies for a range of key clients including water companies, regulators and infrastructure providers. You will be part of an active hydrology community within AECOM, sharing and developing best practice in hydrological sciences in the UK and internationally, and you may be asked to mentor, oversee or manage staff which will call for knowledge of crucial hydrological processes and for excellent communication skills.

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 projects and clients:

Environment Agency - AECOM is appointed on two key national frameworks, delivering hydrological, flood risk mapping services and nature-based catchment solutions and Natural Flood Management

Major infrastructure schemes - AECOM designs and delivers some of the UK's largest transport schemes for Highways England and Network Rail through several national frameworks providing essential flood risk management and water resource protection mitigation

Water Companies - AECOM is appointed on several AMP7 frameworks throughout the UK and Ireland providing a range of water resource studies

The Role

As a Senior Hydrologist, you will work closely with our Water and Environment discipline teams nationwide. You will be expected to deliver high calibre technical quality, contribute to bids, and interface with clients and collaborators in hydrology, flood risk and water environment disciplines. You will seek innovation and will thrive on the technical challenges of both high and low flow hydrology projects.

This role will require provision of hydrological inputs to a wide range of projects to support flood risk estimation, water resources, water cycle studies and environmental impact assessments, and support liaisons with clients, government and environmental authorities, water companies and suppliers. You will be responsible for delivering to agreed budget, programme and quality along with supporting the preparation of project budget and programme.

Minimum Requirements

  • Able to take full responsibility for producing and checking hydrology assessments and reports, including both high and low flows
  • Proficiency in the application of FEH software (WINFAP-FEH, ReFH1 and ReFH2)
  • Experience in the technical delivery of hydrology and water resource inputs to multi-disciplinary projects
  • Excellent report writing and numeracy skills
  • Proficiency in GIS software (e.g. ArcGIS, MapInfo or QGIS)
  • Ability to coordinate, liaise and engage with clients and key stakeholders
  • Provide mentoring, guidance and technical advice to support junior staff

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Masters
  • A degree or equivalent in Geography, Physical Sciences or Civil Engineering
  • Membership of a relevant professional chartered institute; e.g. CIWEM or ICE

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 Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 245248BR

Additional Locations UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Cardiff, UK - Exeter

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.