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AECOM Senior Hydrogeologist in Birmingham, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - West Midlands, Birmingham - UK

Job Summary

Our Water Environment team is recruiting an experienced Senior Hydrogeologist to work in our Birmingham office both within the Water Environment team, and within the wider AECOM multi-disciplinary business.

We are looking for an experienced hydrogeologist to assist with project management, business development, undertaking hydrogeological technical assessments for a wider range schemes including Water Resources, Engineering Hydrogeology and Environmental Impact Assessment. They are able to coordinate field surveys, prepare and review technical reports, liaising with clients, and assisting with the management and mentoring of junior colleagues within the regional team.

You will be an ambitious team player with an aptitude for client care, project delivery and development of innovative, cost effective solutions in a collaborative, stimulating, demanding environment.

Personal attributes:

We are looking for a self-reliant and committed candidate who thrives on challenges and is happy to collaborate across disciplines:

  • Willing to pursue excellence and implement innovative and bespoke methods to meet the requirements of complex, multi-disciplinary projects, working with many other teams.

  • Sensitive to client needs and possess strong problem-solving and inter-personal skills, including leadership behaviours or aspirations.

  • Able to communicate effectively with their line manager, project managers, project teams, colleagues, stakeholders and clients.

  • Able to demonstrate a professional, organised and thorough approach to work and time management and attention to detail.

  • Adaptable and flexible in terms of timekeeping so that peaks in demands can be met.

Desirable Job Requirements:

  • Experience in a range of hydrogeological assessments.

  • Experience in a range of reporting styles and data analyses: technical reports, Environmental Impact Assessment, Water Framework Directive Assessment, data analysis, GIS, modelling, etc.

  • Experience in the planning, coordination and management of site works, including sub-contractor management.

  • Provide support for the delivery of existing and new contracts, with experience of project delivery.

  • Demonstrate the relevant technical and management skills relevant to your area of specialism;

  • Possess the motivation, initiative and organizational skills needed to work effectively in a busy multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Work in a network of hydrogeologists and water scientists with opportunities to contribute to multi-disciplinary projects.

  • Ability to work flexibly under pressure, responding to changing project and programme demands.

  • Develop and maintain internal and external client relationships; the provision of technical advice as required.

  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written and in particular the ability to write business cases and proposals, concise technical reports as required.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Knowledge of current environmental legislation: Groundwater Regulations, Water Framework Directive; other legislation relevant to hydrogeological assessments.

  • Appreciate H&S issues associated with the type of work and associated activities.

  • First Aid at Work and Water Safety training would be beneficial but can be provided.

  • Assist with administrative duties, potentially to include Line Management, and help develop the nationwide Water Environment team.

Minimum Requirements

  • Excellent technical reporting.

  • Project management, coordination, and multi-disciplinary working.

  • Digital data capture, analysis and presentation, large-scale data processing, GIS and modelling etc.

  • Planning, coordinating and scheduling fieldwork.

  • Aspirations for CPD.

  • Business management procedures, business development and work winning.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MSc or above in hydrogeology or similar.

  • First degree in either Geochemistry, applied geology degree ie engineering/environmental geology, Geophysics, Geography, Earth Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Bioscience must have a focus on Hydrogeology.

  • Between 5 to 10 years of experience in the industry – consultancy or water company, a combination or similar.

  • Membership of a relevant professional body, either chartered status or working towards that

  • Licensed to drive a vehicle in the UK (desirable).

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. 248740BR

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.