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AECOM Carbon Design Lead - Water in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Job Summary

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.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

Do you have a passion for carbon reduction? To help our clients meet ambitious Net Zero targets we have created new and exciting leadership role for an experienced water engineering professional with knowledge and demonstrated experience of carbon reduction in design to play a crucial role supporting our established Water team. Given the national and strategic reach of this role the base is flexible across the UK & Ireland.

The Team:

Our Water team has delivered some of the most high-profile projects across the UK&I, so your projects and clients will be varied and interesting. Examples of our client base includes:

Caledonia Water Alliance for Scottish Water - we have joint responsibility for a £700m capital programme with a commitment to reduce embodied and operational carbon, supporting SW in achieving Net Zero emissions by 2040 and carbon neutrality by 2045.

Thames Water – we work across all scales of delivery from major projects such as Thames Tideway, Deephams Sewage Treatment Works upgrade to smaller infrastructure and non-infrastructure schemes, with substantial opportunities for carbon reduction.

Wessex Water – AECOM is appointed on several AMP7 frameworks, including Capital Delivery, with an increasing focus on low-carbon solutions.

The Role:

As a water engineering professional with a knowledge of carbon in design, you will work with our Water teams nationwide. You will liaise closely with other discipline areas within AECOM sharing best practice across our business and end markets. You will be active across our global technical practice network, bringing global best practice to our UK&I clients. You will be expected to drive our teams to reduce carbon in our designs, challenging the norm and bringing innovation in our delivery. You will seek innovation and trial new methods, being inquisitive by nature.

You will bring a deep understanding of all aspects of carbon in design to a variety of projects, such as waste and clean water treatment and pipeline projects for utility companies and flood risk management schemes for public sector clients. You will make a practical difference to the carbon impacts of our designs and your understanding of our client’s net zero ambitions will influence how we support them on their journey. You will be conversant in all aspects of carbon affecting the water sector, including operational emissions, embodied carbon, renewables and bioresources, capitals approach, sequestration and nature-based solutions.

Minimum Requirements

  • An experienced Engineer, carbon specialist or water professional, able to contribute to the design of projects to deliver tangible carbon benefits.

  • Able to working with multidisciplinary teams to enhance understanding, upskill our teams in carbon net zero and challenge the status quo.

  • Experienced in influencing decisions throughout the design life cycle to reduce the carbon impacts of a scheme, considering the balance of carbon against capital and operational costs and producing compelling business cases.

  • Knowledge and application of carbon accounting, calculators and tools.

  • An understanding of relevant legislative frameworks, industry standards and incentivisation schemes.

  • Comfortable advising clients, better understanding their needs and developing a convincing offer.

  • Experienced in contributing to and / or leading bids and business development initiatives.

  • Contributing to thought leadership externally to develop AECOM’s profile within the water industry.

  • An innovator, experienced at contributing to innovation and embedding new ideas into delivery teams.

Desirable Skills & Experience:

  • Water and wastewater infrastructure and treatment project experience across feasibility, outline and detailed design and construction.

  • Experience working for contractors in a design and build environment

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

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

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

Job Category Engineering - Civil

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 258270BR

Additional Locations UK - Basingstoke, UK - Belfast - Clarence West, UK - Birmingham - Colmore Plaza, UK - Bristol - Portwall Place, UK - Cambridge - Wellbrook Court, UK - Cardiff, UK - Chesterfield, UK - Croydon - Bedford Park, UK - Cumbria Westlakes, UK - Edinburgh - Tanfield, UK - Exeter, UK - Glasgow Citypoint, UK - Leeds, UK - Manchester - 1 New York Street, UK - St. Albans, UK Glasgow - CWA

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.