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Principal Flood Risk Engineer


Bristol, United Kingdom

We create comprehensive delivery solutions for water, wastewater and wet weather systems, desalination, water resources, water reuse, tunneling, and community infrastructure through traditional and alternative delivery services such as program management and design-build.

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an experienced and versatile flood risk management engineer and hydraulic modeller to join an established flood risk team in our Bristol office. To support our ongoing project commitments and team structure, AECOM are looking for a driven and ambitious Principal or Senior Engineer with at least 10 years’ experience in both engineering and modelling aspects of flood risk projects.

You will be working 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.

As a leading supplier of flood risk management services in the UK, you will integrate with a 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

• Perform as a technical lead for flood risk assessment projects bringing together modelling (1D-2D) and engineering aspects of the project. You will have a strong understanding of engineering constraints and opportunities associated with modelling solutions to flooding problems to ensure model outputs are realistic;

• Undertake technical work including:

o hydrological / hydraulic modelling;

o quality assurance of technical work;

o identification, design and appraisal of flood risk management options;

o river engineering design; and

o report writing

• Undertake project management;

• 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 strengthening and widening of our client base and the preparation of bids and proposals;

The role may also require you to assist and work on secondment placements such as the Environment Agency Water and Environmental Management (WEM) framework.

Minimum Requirements

The role will require the candidate to possess and be able to demonstrate the following skills / knowledge of:

• SFRA’s and FRA’s

• Strong technical understanding of 1D and 2D modelling (industry standard software including ISIS/Flood Modeller Pro, ESTRY and TUFLOW);

• Technical understanding of GIS packages such as MapInfo and QGIS;

• It would be beneficial for applicants to have experience of undertaking hydrological assessments using FEH based methodologies and other techniques;

• Knowledge and understanding of hydraulic behaviour and channel / flood risk management structures and how to replicate these in modelling software;

• Experience in quality assurance and reviewing hydrological / hydraulic models and recommending solutions for overcoming problems;

• Practical experience of developing solutions to flood risk problems - identification, appraisal and design of options

• Experience of project management (ideally delivering and managing work through Environment Agency WEM Lot 1 and Lot 3);

• Commercial awareness and the ability to manage and deliver projects to time and budget;

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

• Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in environmental/earth sciences or civil engineering;

• Chartered or close to achieving chartership with appropriate institution (i.e. ICE, CIWEM);

• A flexible and dynamic approach and mindset to respond to changing market requirements;

Preferred Qualifications

• Chartered or close to achieving chartership with appropriate institution (i.e. ICE, CIWEM);

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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