AECOM Principal Flood Risk/Drainage Engineer in Croydon, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Surrey, Croydon

Job Summary

Due to an increased demand for our flood risk management, river and coastal engineering and drainage expertise we are looking for a Senior/Principal Civil Engineer to join our successful water team in Croydon. As a Principal Civil Engineer you will manage the technical and commercial aspects of projects from feasibility to detailed design and be able to carry out technical reviews of calculations, drawings and other design aspects. You will delegate tasks, direct and oversee the work of others and act as a technical mentor to more junior staff. This position will see you undertake the role of Project Manager for a range of flood risk management and drainage projects across Southern England, with a focus on London and the South East.

As the successful candidate, you will hold a BEng/MEng in a related engineering field with experience in civil or hydraulic engineering. Ideally you will have experience of working on Environment Agency projects and be able to demonstrate knowledge of the FCERM process, and will be a Chartered Engineer, or close to becoming one.

Croydon is well located in the South of England, with excellent motorway and train links, being 25 minutes by train to Central London .We work for major Clients such as the Environment Agency, Local Authorities, HS2, Southern Water and many others.

  • Investigation and assessment of fluvial and coastal flood risk and erosion problems, including design, specification and contract documentation,

  • Lead on flood risk appraisal and design projects including options assessment, multi-criteria analysis, flood defence economics, environmental assessment, stakeholder engagement, and design,

  • Prepare and manage flood risk management and rivers and coastal engineering bids, including methodology, cost estimation, risk assessment and programming resources,

  • Undertake Project Manager duties using internal systems and also under NEC PSC contracts with Clients, including change control adopting Early Warnings and Compensation Events,

  • Assist in the personal and technical development of team members.


Minimum Requirements

  • Experience of working for a Environment Agency WEM or NEECA Consultant in a related role,

  • Demonstrable knowledge of Environment Agency FCERM processes and systems,

  • Experience of leading on FRM schemes including MCA, MCM, PF calculator and PAR / Outline Business Case template,

  • Able to lead on designs of flood defences (fluvial and coastal), fluvial control structures and scour protection works encompassing multi-disciplinary designs including civil, MEICA and environmental aspects,

  • Demonstrable experience of effective delegation and resource management,

  • Knowledge and experience of operating NEC ECC and PSC contracts.

  • Lead on surface water drainage relating to development and infrastructure,

  • Experience of preparing FRAs and Surface Water Drainage Strategies for developers

  • Experience of preparing ES Chapters on Water Resources.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Engineering Degree in a relevant subject such as Civil, Structural or Environmental Engineering,

  • Significant and demonstrable experience relating to some or all of the following: river engineering, coastal engineering, flood risk management, surface water drainage.

  • Experience of managing projects, delegating tasks and technical mentoring,

  • Experience of direct liaison with Clients at a Project Manager/Project Director level,

  • Experience of UK water/FCERM sector,

  • Chartered (or near Chartered) Member of a relevant Professional Institution (ICE/CIWEM),

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

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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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. 186234BR

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.