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AECOM Principal Flood Risk Engineer in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Job Summary

We are currently recruiting for a Chartered Engineer to join our water team in Edinburgh. As Principal Flood Risk Engineer, you will have experience in contributing at a senior level within an integrated multi-disciplinary team delivering services in support our ongoing workload of Flood Risk Assessment, Flood Studies, development of Flood Protection Schemes, Pipe Network Analysis, Surface Water Drainage Design, and Hydrology & Hydrogeology Chapters for Environmental Impact Assessments.

Our Edinburgh office is one of our key growth offices, servicing a range of clients including local authorities, SEPA, private developers and overseas clients. We work across the region and nationally, as well as having significant inputs to international projects in the Middle East in particular. The office offers an excellent working and living environment for staff, located in the heart of Edinburgh.

Job Duties:

  • Manage projects (or components of projects) meeting budgetary, quality, safety and timeframe targets, while exceeding client expectations and mitigating risk wherever possible; including sound knowledge and understanding of NEC contracts.

  • Contribute and achieve function group targets, including utilisation, billing, and profit;

  • To take a key role in day-to-day project management providing both leadership and technical guidance and helping to develop the wider team to its full potential;

  • Encourage innovative and entrepreneurial thinking;

  • To build and consolidate networks within the industry.

  • To supervise technical aspects and provide project coordination for the flood management team workload which includes:-

  • Flood Risk Assessments (fluvial, coastal, and pluvial) to support planning applications and roads orders for a wide range of - developments (incl. housing, roads, public facilities, etc.)

  • Flood Studies (fluvial & coastal) for Local Authorities as the precursors to the development of Flood Protection Schemes

  • All aspects in regard to the development of Flood Protection Schemes (incl. modelling, EIA, engineering design, stakeholder liaison, licences & consents, etc.)

  • Surface Water Drainage Design (incl. SUDS)

Minimum Requirements

To be considered for this role you must be Chartered to CIWEM or ICE with significant design experience in major civil engineering schemes in particular flood management and surface water projects. In addition to suitable project and sector experience, candidates should also be able to demonstrate good written and oral communication skills, the ability to interface effectively with external stakeholders and a focus on delivering best value for AECOM’s Clients

You must also be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience in design and management of flood management projects including experience with leading a multi-disciplinary team, and have up-to-date on current environmental and sustainability issues;

  • Leadership and people management skills, able to influence, motivate and delegate effectively;

  • Well-developed commercial skills, including budgets and plan resources;

  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills, both internally and externally;

  • Ability & experience in the management of flood studies and flood protection schemes (incl. fluvial, coastal, and surface water)

  • Ability & experience of managing flood risk assessments (incl. fluvial, coastal, and surface water)

Preferred Qualifications

The following experience and skills would also be advantageous:

  • Ability & experience in 1D & 2D hydraulic modelling (preferably with the Infoworks ICM, HEC RAS, Flood Modeller, & TUFLOW packages)

  • Ability & experience in Drainage Design (preferably with Microdrainage)

  • Ability & experience in SUDS design

  • Ability & experience in undertaking hydrology & hydrogeology environmental impact assessments

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 Engineering - Civil

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 212939BR

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

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