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AECOM Principal/Associate Director, Fluvial Geomorphologist in Nottingham, United Kingdom

Company Description

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There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

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Job Description

What your new role will entail;

We are looking for an experienced Associate Director, Fluvial Geomorphologist to join our fantastic UK&I Water team. Here you will be responsible for high quality project delivery, with roles to suit the ideal candidate in planning, managing, modelling and designing sustainable geomorphology and river restoration schemes.

A selection of our current and recent projects includes:

  • Mapping catchment modifications and river restoration opportunities across 9000km2 of Yorkshire and North East England.

  • Re-meandering the River Breamish, part of the River Till-Tweed SSSI and SAC in Northumberland.

  • Restoring Insh Marshes in the River Spey floodplain in the Scottish Highlands.

  • Re-meandering the River Eye SSSI in Leicestershire.

  • Restoring the River Lugg SSSI in Herefordshire.

  • Catchment planning for WFD objectives and Nature Recovery Networks nationally.

  • Analysing flow and sediment impacts for water transfer Strategic Resource Options, including the River Tame, River Trent, River Humber, and Grand Union Canal.

  • Detailed geomorphological field surveys along the whole route of HS2 Phase 2a.

  • Detailed geomorphological field surveys across the United Utilities region.

For more information on what we do, take a look at Reimagining what’s possible (aecom.com) and Restoring rivers and waterways (aecom.com)

Role & Responsibilities;

You’ll bring your unique expertise on specific technologies or processes, and will be sought out for your technical excellence in:

  • Geomorphology / Hydromorphology

  • River restoration

  • Catchment planning

  • Project management

  • Nature Based Solutions modelling and design

Being part of the team;

All members of the Water Environment team take an active role in client contact and commercial aspects of our projects. Health, safety and environmental considerations underpin all of our work.

Our Geomorphology team is currently ten-strong, and work closely with colleagues dealing with all aspects of surface water, groundwater, estuaries, lakes and the marine environment.

You will take a lead role in Geomorphology and Nature Based Solutions, in technical direction, innovation, business development and work winning.

As an experienced geomorphologist, you’ll provide line management and training to peers and junior team members, and liaise closely with internal and external clients.

We offer a flexible hybrid working model. As a member of our team, you will enjoy a comprehensive benefits package with a range of flexible choices covering health, finance, lifestyle, well-being and more.


Here's what we will need from you;

  • Degree in relevant subject (e.g. geography, physical sciences, engineering).

  • Proven experience in river restoration from concept to construction.

  • Proven track record in project management (bid writing to project delivery).

  • Ability to lead, coordinate, liaise and engage with clients, stakeholders and colleagues.

  • Technical and commercial project delivery.

Additional Information

Want to find out more about the role or what working at AECOM is like?

You can learn more about us here:2023 AECOM Candidate Brochure (adobe.com)



AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10106860

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Science

Work Location Model: Hybrid