Graduate Hydrogeologist

Job Summary

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The job covers a broad range of hydrogeological and water resources activities including, groundwater resource evaluation and development, hydrogeological impact assessment of major infrastructure schemes such as mines and tunnels; and groundwater control and dewatering. Projects are UK based and international.

We are looking for graduate hydrogeologists to join our specialist groundwater resources team. Analysis, interpretation and presentation of data and report writing will be an integral part of the role. The role will also involve field work such as water features surveys, borehole drilling supervision, pumping test supervision and monitoring.

Job Responsibilities

We have a mentoring system which means that graduates work with other experienced members of the team who will guide them through their initial period working on live projects. Initially our graduate hydrogeologists are encouraged to gain as much site experience as possible. This site based role gradually transitions into taking more responsibility for interpreting data and preparing reports. All members of the team take an active role in client contact and commercial aspects of our projects. Health, safety and environmental considerations also underpin everything that we do.

Your initial role will be to support and assist more senior hydrogeologists with the completion of groundwater assessments for a variety of projects for public and private clients in the UK and overseas. Travel within the UK is likely, and overseas travel is possible once a sufficient level of experience has been gained.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Site work including collection of data and supervision of borehole drilling and testing
  • Collation of data into existing databases
  • Desk study evaluation of project hydrogeology
  • Contributing to reports and preparation of graphical and GIS deliverables
  • Management of time to maximise productivity
  • Involvement with and support to the groundwater team and other disciplines such as hydrology, flood, geotechnics, contaminated land and ecology

Working on projects primarily in the UK, with some support to overseas projects; responsibilities will include field data collection and observation; collation, analysis and interpretation of hydrogeological information and report writing. This will be for a wide range of clients and projects including UK Water Companies, onshore oil and gas companies, private companies such as bottled water suppliers and quarry operators. You will also be involved with major projects such as Thames Tideway Tunnel and HS2 where the groundwater team provides specialist support.

This is a fantastic opportunity to further your career, gaining valuable work experience, with a specialist hydrogeological team in an established consultancy.


  • Degree qualified with an MSc in hydrogeology or similar
  • Language skills are desirable
  • Ability to conceptualise hydrogeological issues is a key requirement
  • Enthusiastic with excellent report writing skills
  • Experience with the usual office software as well as databases, GIS and modelling software would definitely be an advantage
  • Previous site experience useful
  • Driving licence essential


Our Graduate Development Programme (GDP) within AECOM, 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. You will be part of the AECOM GDP, benefitting from the support, training and potential opportunities across AECOM .

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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