Hydromorphology Team Leader

Yorkshire and Humber
Industry Sector:
Environmental Jobs, Environment Jobs
Job Category:
Environmental Engineering
Job Type:
Education Level:
Masters degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Start Date:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
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Job Summary

We are looking for a highly experienced hydromorphologist to take on the leadership of our established hydromorphology team. As Hydromorphology Team Leader you will have extensive theoretical and applied knowledge, and will guide the development of this growing team, working with a range of associated disciplines to cement and grow our position as one of the most respected hydromorphology teams in the UK.

The successful candidate will need to have sound theoretical knowledge and a strong track record of applied experience across a range of river types in the UK.


AECOM’s UK Hydromorphology team is split over three offices (Altrincham, Leeds and Birmingham) and has been established for over five years; becoming one of the most respected teams in the UK. Our workload is varied and covers a wide range of infrastructure projects (e.g. HS2, Highways England, Network Rail) and river management projects (river restoration, natural flood management (NFM), understanding flood risk attributable to coarse sediment dynamics, weir removal, fish pass design etc, for clients such as River Trusts, National Trust, Natural England and the Environment Agency (via a number of frameworks)).

Job Responsibilities:

The appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the Job / Project Accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the necessary standard:

  • Technical oversight and guidance of work undertaken by the hydromorphology team including fieldwork, hydraulic and sediment transport modelling, report writing etc.;

  • Working with a range of internal disciplines including Ecology, Water, Engineering, Heritage etc. to develop holistic project solutions;

  • Leading on and contributing to WFD assessments and environmental impact assessments, guiding new infrastructure developments to the best environmental outcomes;

  • Leading consultation with statutory regulators where required, particularly the EA and NE;

  • Working with AECOM’s global hydromorpology Technical Practice Group (TPG) and to take on the TPG lead for the UK, sharing knowledge and supporting overseas projects as required;

  • Maintaining links to selected academic institutions;

  • Representing AECOM at key conferences in the UK and overseas;

  • Technical project management;

  • To spread an understanding of the importance of hydromorphology, and to further develop AECOM’s hydromorphology offer;

  • Maintaining excellent client relationships and developing new clients;

  • Identification of new internal and external clients;

  • Recruiting talented individuals to grow the team, as required;

  • Business development and work winning, including the preparation of high quality project and framework tenders;

  • Working with AECOM’s financial systems to track project financial performance;

  • Responsibility for health and safety matters within the team, working with AECOM’s safety systems and signing off of risk assessments for field work; and

  • Ensuring projects are managed in line with AECOM’s Integrated Management System (IMS).

Please see AECOM job advert for Minimum Requirements and Preferred Qualifications

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