Graduate Water Engineers – Electrical, Civil

Competitive Salary Dependent on Experience
31 Aug 2017
30 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Graduate, Permanent
Full Time

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 Glasgow and Edinburgh deliver projects locally within the Scotland region, across the UK and to our clients in the Middle East such as:

The Grampian Growth Model was initiated by Scottish Water in response to the substantial levels of development activity predicted across the region over the next 20 years. AECOM successfully built a large scale computerised model of the mains network for use as a hydraulic tool to assess the impact of the growth and develop sustainable measures to ensure all customers, both existing and future, continue to receive the highest possible level of service.

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.

Dunoon WwTW and Collection and Transfer Scheme. AECOM’s Water team in Glasgow were involved in the project from feasibility to completion, designing a series of pumping stations to collect sewage from the local area and transfer it to a new treatment works constructed within a disused quarry. The project was multi-disciplinary with mechanical, electrical, process, civil and geotechnical
engineers all working collaboratively to create an optimised design within the limited boundary of the quarry. The work was to enable compliance with the EU Urban Waste Water Directive (UWWTD) to improve the quality of the sewerage effluent discharges to the receiving waters.

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 naturalisation and habitat restoration.


  • Technical design of 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
  • Conducting site visits, to develop a wider understanding of how designs are implemented.
  • Working with other team members to undertake technical work, site work, and project management
  • Feasibility reports and business cases
  • Data capture and asset record

About You

  • Enthusiastic, hard-working, technically proficient, with ambition and drive.
  • Basic computer skills essential (Word/Excel) and good report writing skills beneficial.
  • BEng in civil, electrical or environment engineering (2:1 or equivalent)
  • An MEng in civil, electrical, or environmental engineering (2:1 or equivalent) would be preferred
  • Modules in water management, hydraulics and design projects would be an advantage