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AECOM Associate Geomorphologist in Birmingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham

Job Summary

AECOM is looking for an experienced Geomorphology to join our established hydromorphology/ fluvial geomorphology team in the UK. Based in either Manchester, Basingstoke or Birmingham, you would work under the Hydromorphology Team Leader to apply your knowledge of hydromorphology, to help guide the work undertaken by this growing team. You would work with a range of associated disciplines to cement and grow our position as one of the premier hydromorphology teams in the UK.


AECOM’s UK Hydromorphology team is split over three offices (Altrincham, Basingstoke 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 water companies, River Trusts, National Trust, Natural England and the Environment Agency (via a number of frameworks)).

We also have strong links to academia, which we wish to build upon into the future.

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:

  • Working with staff at Graduate, Senior and Consultant levels to oversee and guide their technical work, especially Hydromorphology.

  • Working with a range of internal clients to develop holistic project solutions;

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

  • Consulting with statutory regulators where required, particularly the Environment Agency and Natural England;

  • Maintaining excellent client relationships;

  • Helping the Hydromorphology Team Leader to identify new internal and external clients/opportunities;

  • Helping the Hydromorphology Team Leader to recruit talented individuals to grow the team, as required;

  • Helping to prepare high quality project and framework tenders;

  • Day to day project management;

  • Working with AECOM’s safety systems and preparing/reviewing risk assessments for field work; and

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

Minimum Requirements

We have an impressive portfolio of projects throughout the UK. A selection of our current and recent projects includes:

Detailed design of the diversion and river restoration of the River Eye (SSSI) as part of the Melton Mowbray Distributor Road project; Detailed design and construction of restoration works on Worsley Brook, Salford to restore a mixed sediment morphology along a highly modified urban watercourse; Design and construction of a pool-riffle-point bar bypass channel on the chalk fed River Beane for Affinity Water; Restoration of a section of the Upper River Lee to re-establish a chalk river morpholo

Preferred Qualifications


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 Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 228746BR

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.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations