Graduate Opportunity

Environmental / Public Health 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.

Well-designed water and waste systems are essential to successful, healthy and sustainable buildings
As Environmental / Public Health Engineers, we design systems for water supply and sanitation that
help buildings work better for occupants, owners and the environment.

We are perfectly positioned to address and help resolve water and energy related challenges.

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.

In a rapidly changing world, we are faced with the challenge of supporting larger cities with increasingly
scarce resources. For instance, water: all life is dependent on it but as global population levels continue
to rise, this vital resource becomes ever more precious. As Environmental / Public Health Engineers, we
are perfectly positioned to address and help resolve such water and energy related challenges.

The design of sustainable water management systems helps save water and the energy associated with
its use, from pumping to heating. From sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) to water reuse, our
expertise in the field of Environmental/ Public Health Engineering helps clients to make better use of
water and energy, and to make their buildings more resilient.

We, as professional engineers, tackle diverse challenges – from sustainable strategies to fire
suppression systems and from drainage in high-rise buildings to supplying ultra-pure water and piping
specialist gases and fluids for healthcare, science and industry facilities.


As part of our day to day role, we coordinate our design approach with mechanical and electrical
engineers, providing integrated building services while collaborating with structural engineers and
architects to ensure our systems are seamlessly integrated into the final design. External to the building
curtilage, we also collaborate with water and civil engineers to ensure that plumbing and infrastructure
work together, in sympathy with the complete water cycle.

As a discipline, our skills cover the following technical fields within the built environment:

  • Hot and cold water systems
  • Water conservation solutions
  • Solar thermal hot water systems
  • Borehole water systems
  • Above ground foul systems and rainwater systems
  • Below ground, sustainable and pumped drainage
  • Rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling
  • Specialist drainage (laboratories)
  • Fuel gas, medical gases and vacuum systems
  • Water and oil leak detection systems
  • BREEAM, LEED and Ska Rating design integration
  • Wet and dry riser systems, sprinklers, first aid hose reel systems, external fire hydrants
  • Fire suppression (gaseous, water mist and foam)


  • An accredited Bachelor degree (min 2:2 or equivalent) in Mechanical, Building Services,
    Architectural Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Public Health Engineering with
  • A relevant Masters Degree or Engineering Doctorate (EngD) accredited by a professional
    engineering institution would be advantageous.
  • Maths and Sciences A-Levels (or equivalent) would be advantageous, at grade ‘B’ or above.
  • Microstation, AutoCad and/or Revit would be advantageous.
  • Membership of CIBSE SoPHE (grade of student or above).


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 & Europe, from over 30 different disciplines, each and every one of them making a
tangible difference to the environment we all live & 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. We demand the highest
standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a
mentor to support & 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 live client projects, with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • UK Wide

Preferred Disciplines...

  • Architecture
  • Building Services
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Mechanical

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