Principal Flood Risk Consultant

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Job Summary

As a Principal Flood Risk Consultant you will be working on and project managing a diverse range of flood risk management appraisal schemes that deliver sustainable benefits to communities and the environment through both public and private sector clients. You will be responsible for the management and development of a team and also be expected to have an input into the training, development and growth of the wider Birmingham Water Resources Team. You will be instrumental in planning strategic growth, innovation and developing new clients and winning work.

Job Duties

Including but not limited to:

Project Management (client facing and internal management systems);

Delivering a portfolio of projects;

Developing flood risk management solutions through option appraisal and production of business cases;

Winning work – managing and writing bids and proposals;

Developing new clients / market sectors;

Training and development of junior staff ; and

Providing Quality Assurance.

Technical work will include (but not limited to):

  • Identification, conceptual design and appraisal of flood risk management options;
  • Overseeing / Management of data / GIS;
  • Developing innovative solutions for presentation of data / results to clients and wider project engagement;
  • Report writing; and
  • Business Case development.

You will be expected to take a proactive approach to managing client relationships, clarifying expectations, success criteria and outcome measures in order to meet their requirements and deliver successful projects.

You will also be required to support wider AECOM business lines and develop and strengthen internal AECOM cross-sector relationships.

Specific Skills Required

The role will require the candidate to possess and be able to demonstrate the following skills / knowledge of:

  • Environment Agency WEM Framework;
  • Flood Risk Management Appraisal and Business Case development;
  • Flood Risk Assessments, Strategic Flood Risk Assessments, Surface Water Management Plans, Flood Risk Management Options Appraisal;
  • Knowledge of 1D and 2D hydraulic modelling (competent with industry standard software including ISIS / Flood Modeller, Estry and TUFLOW);
  • Technical expertise in GIS packages such as MapInfo / Arc GIS / QGIS;
  • Knowledge and understanding of channel hydraulic behaviour and flood risk management structures;
  • Experience in quality assurance and reviewing hydrological / hydraulic models, reports, business cases and recommending solutions for overcoming problems;
  • Commercial awareness and the ability to manage and deliver projects to time and budget;
  • Team management experience;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in environmental / earth sciences or civil engineering;
  • A flexible and dynamic approach and mind-set to respond to changing market requirements;

Minimum Requirements

  • Ideally the candidate will have practical experience of the aspects listed in the Specific Skills Required section above and have been working in a relevant organisation within a role(s) that utilises these skills. Ideally we would require a minimum of 8 years relevant experience.

Additional Comments

It would be beneficial if you:

  • Are chartered or working towards Chartership with an appropriate institution; and
  • Have an M.Sc. / Ph.D in relevant technical areas.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in environmental / earth sciences or civil engineering;
  • Chartered or working towards Chartership with an appropriate institution.

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.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 198626BR

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.