Graduate Water Engineers & Consultants - Water


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 th eir 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 at and @AECOM. 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. Our teams based in Leeds and Manchester deliver projects locally within the North of England, across the UK and to our clients in the Middle East such as: Chester Zoo – Using 360 ingenuity, AECOM designed unique drainage strategies complementing the attraction’s natural aesthetics, including a bespoke Orang-utan proof filter trench and reed beds that treat runoff from the Banteng enclosure. 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. Seven Lochs Wetland Park in Glasgow AECOM identified opportunities to protect and enhance the existing wetland habitat whilst also undertaking strategic water environment restoration including habitat creation, de-culverting, channel naturalization and habitat restoration. Our Leeds office is an AECOM Centre of Excellence for flood modelling and we have provided technical expertise in flood modelling to AECOM projects across Europe, Middle East and Africa. We connect with our colleagues globally through our technical networks that provide training and knowledge sharing for all of the water team. 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 five water teams in the North of England 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 organizations 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. 2 JOB


Graduate Engineer 

  • 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
  • You will work in areas such as Flood Management, Integrated Catchment Management, Hydraulic Modelling, Hydrology, Sustainable Drainage, Water Sensitive Urban Design, Dam design, Hydro-power

Graduate Water Consultant

  • Working with other team members to undertake technical work such as hydraulic modelling, catchment management, flood risk analysis.
  • Opportunities for working on site and site visits, to develop wider understanding of how designs are implemented. 


Graduate Engineer

  • BEng in Civil or Structural Engineering, with a 2:1 classification (or equivalent)
  • MEng in Civil or Structural Engineering, or MSc in Hydraulics or Hydrology would be an advantage
  • Modules in water management, hydraulics and design projects 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

Graduate Water Consultant

  • Geography degree or MSc in Fluvial Geomorphology, Catchment Management/Processes, Water Resources, with a 2:1 classification (or equivalent)
  • Modules in catchment management, hydraulic modelling and hydrology 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.


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 3 opportunity to work on live client projects, with significant multi-disciplinary exposure. 

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