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Graduate Water Civil Engineers

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Communities around the globe are challenged to find effective ways to manage water throughout the water cycle restoring the water we use to continue sustaining the natural environment. At AECOM, our Water specialists work together worldwide to find innovative solutions to the management of water. We provide technical expertise and solutions for projects across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, in areas such as:

  • Flood Risk Management
  • Hydraulic Modelling and Design (Surface, Potable and Foul)
  • Sustainable Drainage Systems and Water Sensitive Urban Design
  • Mains Infrastructure Design (Surface, Potable and Foul)
  • Non-Infrastructure Design (Pumping Stations, Storage Tanks)
  • Hydrology and Water Resources

Our Civil Engineering graduates gain valuable experience working on a variety of global projects alongside a multitude of different disciplines. Our graduates are encouraged to develop their understanding of many elements within the water industry, such as hydraulic, structural and environmental design through calculations, report writing and use of engineering software. You will work alongside our experienced engineers as you develop these skills within a positive culture where learning and development is actively supported and promoted.

We also support our graduates to pursue their professional development through professional organisations such as ICE or CIWEM. This is further complimented by AECOM’s Graduate Development programme, providing broader development and training and an opportunity to meet with other graduates. 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Undertake numerical analysis including the use of computer-based programmes to assist with the study of potable, surface and wastewater systems
  • Undertake technical and feasibility studies to appraise the practicability of alternative solutions in aspects such as potable water, foul water, surface water and attenuation requirements, including appropriate calculations
  • Undertake structural analysis and design such as determination of the design situation and load cases, including calculation and use of analysis software
  • Produce designs of water infrastructure such as pump systems and pipe networks with attenuation to safety in design, such as creating a Designer’s Risk Assessment document
  • Produce sketches, check and consolidate final working drawings created by Technicians
  • Keep up-to-date with developments in regulatory legislation and guidelines that may affect design work
  • Working with other team members to undertake technical work, site work, and project management
  • Opportunities for working on site and site visits, to develop wider understanding of how designs are implemented

Requirements

  • BEng in Civil or Structural Engineering, with a 2:2 classification (or equivalent)
  • MEng in Civil, Structural, or a Water Engineering related MSc (civils) would be an advantage
  • Water related modules would be an advantage
  • Relevant work experience would be an advantage
  • Enthusiastic, hard-working, technically proficient, with ambition and drive.
  • Basic computer skills essential (Word/Excel) and good report writing skills beneficial.
  • Willing and able to work towards professional qualifications such as ICE & CIWEM
  • Demonstrable interest in water projects
  • Capability to satisfy client and business expectations and be able to consider the wider financial and commercial implications of their actions.
  • Communicate effectively to internal and external clients, both verbally & in writing.
  • Structure & prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team as a whole.
  • Ability to work independently without losing initiative & focus. 

Training

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 GDP forms 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 750 graduates on our programmes across the UK & Ireland, from over 40 different disciplines, each and every one of them making 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 & Ireland. We will push you to achieve 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 technical development and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects, with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.

Benefits

At AECOM, we aim to reward you not only with pay, but also with a range of benefits. Key benefits available to you in the United Kingdom and Ireland include (but are not limited to):

  • Bi-annual salary review while on the GDP
  • 25 days' annual leave, plus all public holidays, and the opportunity to buy and sell holiday
  • 2 paid corporate CSR days per year
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance, income protection (permanent staff only)
  • Flexible benefits such as childcare vouchers and gym membership discount
  • Pension scheme that also gives you access to MyMoneyWorks, which is designed to help you plan for your future goals and provide guidance and information on a range of financial products.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), which offers access to advice on a wide range of topics, such as financial problems, legal matters, medical concerns and many other issues that can cause you concern or worry — available completely free of charge.
  • Eye care vouchers
  • 15 days' paid leave per annum for formally signed up reservists (AECOM is recognised as a Gold Employer by the Ministry of Defence for our work with the Armed Forces Covenant).

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Multiple UK Locations

Preferred Disciplines...

  • Civil
  • Structural
  • Water/Hydrology

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