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.
AECOM is looking for a Principal/Senior Water Scientist to join our established and award-winning Water Environment Team.
This is a multi-disciplinary team with over 60 specialists in water science, geomorphology, hydrology, aquatic-ecology, and hydrogeology. W
e work for clients from across the public and private sectors, including local councils, national highways agencies, UK environment agencies, power/utility/water companies, Homes England, Network Rail, River Trusts as well as private developers and overseas clients.
We are involved in major infrastructure projects, but equally recognize the importance of providing specialist water science services to smaller niche projects and developments.
The Principal/Senior Water Scientist role will involve:
+ Carrying out and co-ordinating baseline, feasibility and optioneering studies;
+ Developing and implementing field studies and monitoring;
+ Engaging with multi-disciplinary design/project teams, statutory and non-statutory stakeholders;
+ Drafting high quality technical and non-technical reports such as Environmental Statement chapters, WFD assessments, pollution prevention management plans, as well as bespoke reports and outputs.
We envisage successful candidates to have experience of and be able to deliver the following types of work to a high standard:
+ Water / sediment quality and hydrological baseline studies, monitoring and field investigations and assessments.EIA and WFD assessments (experience of NSIP is favourable).
+ Work collaboratively within multidisciplinary design/project teams to develop sustainable solutions, mitigation measures and environmental enhancement options to bring about positive environmental outcomes.
+ Effective engagement with statutory and non-statutory stakeholders.
+ Project and client management.
+ Drafting technical proposals and managing risk.
+ Overseeing the drafting of technical reports and supporting information.
To be successful in this role we are looking for applications from experienced professionals who have worked in a similar role. They should:
+ Have experience in water / sediment quality and hydrology.
+ Be able to plan and organize project studies, field work and monitoring.
+ Have experience of undertaking feasibility studies/appraisals, impact and WFD assessments, including ideally for NSIPs.
+ Have strong analytical / numerical skills to methodically record, analyse and interpret data.
+ Have excellent report writing skills.Be able to prepare project scopes and draft technical proposals.
+ Have strong communication skills.
+ Have experience engaging with statutory and non-statutory stakeholders.
+ Be able to work independently under direction of senior staff
+ Be able to oversee work of less experienced scientists with a view to future line management opportunities.
+ Be developing project management skills.
+ For the Principal grade we would expect the successful candidate to have prior practical experience in a similar or comparable role.
+ We would expect the candidate to be a full member of a relevant professional institution (e.g. CIWEM, CIEEM, IEMA, BHS etc.) and either be chartered or working towards gaining chartered status.
+ Be qualified to degree level in relevant subject (e.g. geography, environmental science, chemistry, ecology etc.).
**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 be able to explore flexible working arrangements through our FREEDOM TO GROW way of working. 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.
With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.
AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Join us and let’s get started.
**Business Line:** Water
**Business Group:** DCS
**Strategic Business Unit:** Europe & India
**Career Area:** Science
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