Graduate Opportunity

Aviation (Infrastructure) Engineering

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About us

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for
governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we
connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most
complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and
environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital.

One of our key business lines is Aviation, which is currently expanding due to a number of recent high
profile project wins that have added to our already impressive portfolio. We are an internationally
recognised leader in Aviation consultancy, giving our clients a range of services including
masterplanning, airside and landside design, construction supervision and project and programme
management support services. Our Aviation division has up to 2000 staff globally carrying out
professional services related to development in the Aviation industry.

The Aviation team deals with a range of different projects, across the globe, working with a range of
clients including: funding agencies, national and local governments, aviation authorities and private
organisations. Our current portfolio of works comprises a diverse mix of local, national and international
projects. This includes the new Istanbul airport, terminal; developments at Kuwait International Airport,
runway development at Dublin airport, along with UK airports including; Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted,
Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool. We work with the Defence Estates Organisation at various
RAF bases, inspecting and rehabilitating the assets.

AECOM - Who We Are

AECOM is a collaborative force of world-class innovators, ideators, and visionaries, on a journey to transform our world for the better.


Selected candidates will be enrolled on our Graduate Development Programme and will have the
opportunity to develop their skills within a supporting environment which encourages challenges and
collaborative behaviours. Candidates will be involved in:

  • Transportation economics and planning
  • Feasibility and corridor studies
  • Environmental studies
  • Ecological Studies
  • Airfield design
  • Landside design
  • Master planning
  • Intelligent transportation systems (ITS)
  • Economic and Financial Modelling

Early work with us will typically be assisting in developing our designs through the different stages,
attending meetings and workshops with other design professionals. As a graduate develops they are
expected to take on more responsibility in managing our projects from inception through to completion.


  • BEng in Civil Engineering or Engineering Science 2:2 (or equivalent)
  • MEng in Civil Engineering or Engineering Science 2:2 (or equivalent) would be an advantage
  • And / or MSc in Aviation Planning
  • Enthusiastic, hard-working, technically proficient, with ambition and drive
  • Basic computer skills essential (Word/Excel) and good report writing skills beneficial


Our Graduate Development Programme (GDP), along with our huge scope of projects across the globe,
will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our programmes form a
core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous
disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have over 1,000 graduates on our programmes
across the UK and Ireland, from over 30 different disciplines, and each and every one of them makes a
tangible difference to the environment we all live and work in.

We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development
ambitions, including chartership with the relevant international professional institution – where we have
graduates working towards over 30 professional institutions in the UK and Ireland. We demand the
highest standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be
assigned a mentor to support and guide your development, and undertake regular training modules
throughout the programme. There will be on-the-job and classroom training where required, and the
opportunity to work on projects with high national and international profile and significant multidisciplinary


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Basingstoke, Telford
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Avionics
  • Civil
  • Infrastructure
  • Science

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