AECOM Flood Risk Management Consultant in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.
AECOM is seeking a flood risk management consultant / 1D-2D hydraulic modelling specialist to join an established and dynamic water resources and community infrastructure team in Edinburgh.
As Flood Risk Management Consultant, you will work on diverse flood risk management and development projects that deliver sustainable benefits to communities and the environment through a wide range of public and private sector clients.
By joining the leading supplier of flood risk management services in the UK, you will integrate with forward thinking and highly skilled individuals and have the responsibility of leading and shaping solutions for clients.
The role will require you to:
Undertake Flood Risk Assessments and Flood Mitigation Design with support from the wider team
Undertake 1D-2D fluvial hydraulic modelling commissions with support from the wider team;
Undertake technical work including:
Hydrological / hydraulic modelling;
Development and design of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems;
Quality assurance of technical work;
Identification, design and appraisal of flood risk management options;
River engineering design; and
Take a proactive approach to managing client relationships, clarifying expectations, success criteria and outcome measures in order to meet their requirements and deliver successful projects;
Nurture, stretch and develop graduate team members and junior colleagues;
Support wider business lines and develop and strengthen internal AECOM cross-sector relationships;
Assist with the preparation of bids and proposals;
SFRA’s and FRA’s
Technical expertise in 1D and 2D modelling (competent with one of the following industry standard software: ISIS / Flood Modeller, Estry and TUFLOW, Infoworks ICM, HEC-RAS);
Technical expertise in GIS packages such as ARCGIS;
Knowledge and understanding of hydraulic behaviour and channel / flood risk management structures and how to replicate these in modelling software;
Knowledge and understanding of Microdrainage and the development of Surface Water management strategies;
Commercial awareness and the ability to support the team to deliver projects on time and budget;
Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in environmental/earth sciences or civil engineering;
M.Sc. / Ph.D in relevant technical areas would be advantageous;
It would be beneficial for applicants to have experience of undertaking hydrological assessments using FEH based methodologies and other techniques;
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. 258281BR
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.