Principal Flood Risk Engineer

South West
Industry Sector:
Flood Risk Jobs
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Job Type:
Full Time
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Salary Description:
Competitive salary offered
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AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
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Due to an increased demand for our flood risk management, river and coastal engineering and drainage expertise AECOM is seeking an experienced and versatile flood risk management engineer and/or hydraulic modeller to join an established team in our Bristol office.

You will be working on high profile, diverse flood risk management and development projects that deliver sustainable benefits to communities and the environment through a wide range of public and private sector clients.As a leading supplier of flood risk management services in the UK, you will integrate with forward thinking and highly skilled individuals and have the responsibility of leading and shaping solutions for clients.

The role will require you to:

  • Undertake Flood Risk Assessments and Flood Mitigation Design.
  • Perform as a technical lead for flood risk assessment projects bringing together modelling (1D-2D) and engineering aspects of the project. You will have a strong understanding of engineering constraints and opportunities associated with modelling solutions to flooding problems to ensure model outputs are realistic.
  • Take a proactive approach to managing client relationships, clarifying expectations, success criteria and outcome measures in order to meet their requirements and deliver successful projects.
  • Nurture, stretch and develop graduate team members and junior colleagues.
  • Support wider business lines and develop and strengthen internal AECOM cross-sector relationships.
  • Assist with the strengthening and widening of our client base and the preparation of bids and proposals.

Undertake technical work including:

  • Hydrological / hydraulic modelling;
  • Quality assurance of technical work;
  • Identification, design and appraisal of flood risk management options;
  • River engineering design; 
  • Report writing;
  • Undertake project management;

Minimum Requirements:

The role will require the candidate to possess and be able to demonstrate the following skills / knowledge of:

  • SFRAs and FRAs
  • Strong technical understanding of 1D and 2D modelling (industry standard software including ISIS/Flood Modeller Pro, ESTRY and TUFLOW);
  • Technical understanding of GIS packages such as MapInfo and QGIS;
  • It would be beneficial for applicants to have experience of undertaking hydrological assessments using FEH based methodologies and other techniques;
  • Knowledge and understanding of hydraulic behaviour and channel / flood risk management structures and how to replicate these in modelling software;
  • Experience in quality assurance and reviewing hydrological / hydraulic models and recommending solutions for overcoming problems;
  • Practical experience of developing solutions to flood risk problems - identification, appraisal and design of options
  • Successful track record of working in the flood risk management sector and liaising with key stakeholders;
  • Commercial awareness and the ability to manage and deliver projects to time and budget;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Chartered or close to achieving chartership with appropriate institution (i.e. ICE, CIWEM);
  • A flexible and dynamic approach and mindset to respond to changing market requirements;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Chartered or close to achieving chartership with appropriate institution (i.e. ICE, CIWEM);
  • Degree in relevant subject such as environmental/earth sciences or civil engineering, educated ideally to Masters level or equivalent (academic or career 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.

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