Graduate Water Engineers – Civil, Mechanical, Structural

Job Summary

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. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine on our website and Twitter page.

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.

An example of our work is the ongoing Bathing Waters improvements in Torbay for South West Water where AECOM are lead designer for 5 schemes to improve sewer overflow performance and bathing water quality at local beaches. This is typical of our multi-disciplinary project work where our teams including civil, structural and mechanical/electrical engineers collaborate with clients and the supply chain to deliver large scale infrastructure improvements to benefit the environment and local communities.

For the Jeddah Stormwater Drainage Programme AECOM delivered fast-tracked solutions including 10 flood-protection dams and 170km of channels and conduits to protect the city’s 3.5 million residents.

We provide comprehensive solutions for our clients and our teams in the region have a wide range of expertise in:

  • Flood Management
  • Integrated Catchment Management
  • Hydraulic Modelling (Clean and Foul)
  • Hydrology
  • Sustainable Drainage
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design
  • Mains Infrastructure Design (Clean and Foul)
  • Non-Infrastructure Design (Pumping Stations, Storage Tanks)
  • Dam and Reservoir design
  • Hydro-power

Working on a wide variety of projects with a variety of clients ensures real opportunities for personal growth and career progression as our graduates develop professionally within a positive culture where learning and development is actively supported and promoted.

Our graduates work across the eight water teams gaining a range of experience in various specialisms and on a variety of projects. You will work alongside our experienced engineers as you develop technical and professional skills with a focus on sustainable water management.

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

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:

  • Technical design work such as Hydraulic modelling, catchment management, flood risk analysis, and infrastructure and non-infrastructure design
  • Conducting site visits, to develop a wider understanding of how designs are implemented.
  • Feasibility reports and business cases
  • Data capture and asset record


  • BEng in Civil, Mechanical, Structural or Environment Engineering (2:1 or equivalent)
  • An MEng in Civil, Mechanical, Structural or Environmental Engineering (2:1 or equivalent) would be preferred
  • Modules in water management, hydraulics and design projects 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.
  • A basic understanding of hydraulic systems would be beneficial however is not essential.


Our Graduate Development Programmes (GDP) within AECOM & URS, 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. Dependent on the business line and office that you join, you will be part of either the AECOM or URS GDP, but will benefit from the best of both worlds in terms of support, training and potential opportunities across AECOM and URS as an AECOM company.

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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