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AECOM water graduates help deliver a better world

 August 08, 2023

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AECOM is built to deliver a better world, and as such AECOM graduates leave a positive, lasting impact on people and the planet.

AECOM's Graduate Programme UK & Ireland (Water)

AECOM's water graduates design, conceptualise, advise and adapt, on flood risk management, hydraulic modelling, sustainable drainage systems and water sensitive urban design, mains infrastructure, wastewater, water resources, and much more.

At the Stillorgan Reservoir in Ireland, AECOM graduates have assisted in providing Dublin with a much safer and secure water supply.

Graduates have worked with the North Glasgow Integrated Water Management System (NGIWMS) in Scotland, 'Glasgow's Smart Canal', helping to create a pioneering drainage system, incorporating the historic Forth and Clyde Canal to provide one of the first autonomous and dynamically managed surface water systems in the world.

Furthermore, at Deephams Wastewater Treatment works in London, graduates have had an involvement with optimising the upgrade of one of London's largest wastewater treatment works, delivering water quality and odour improvements to keep rivers clean and safe.

AECOM graduates have worked with the Thames Tideway Tunnel in inner London helping to dramatically reduce river pollution, meaning cleaner water and better protection for marine wildlife.

Graduates have also assisted with the PSA Panama International Terminal expansion, doubling the capacity to cater for increased trade along the expanded Panama Canal.

With the York Flood Alleviation Scheme, graduates have supported the Environment Agency to identify holistic solutions for the management of flooding in the UK's York area, comprising hard and soft solutions to adapt to climate change.

Flexible working and a structured training programme

Students can use AECOM's flexible working to find a work/life balance that works best for them, meaning their evenings and weekends can be a time to relax.

AECOM supports development and professional qualification through its structured training programme.

Graduates get to work for the world's most trusted infrastructure firm, embedding environmental and social principles into everything they do, while giving something back to national and local communities.

A wide range of graduate opportunities

AECOM has over 30 offices across the UK and Ireland, with around 47,000 employees worldwide, serving clients in around 150 countries.

AECOM is a hugely diverse organisation with graduates in more than 35 different disciplines across the UK and Ireland.

AECOM tends to have graduate opportunities in the following teams:

  • Transportation Engineering and Planning: Highways Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Bridge Engineering, Rail Engineering (Civil and M&E), Aviation Engineering (Infrastructure), Transport and Development Planning, Strategic Consulting, Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Building Engineering and Consulting: Building Services and Public Health Engineering, Structural Engineering, Fire Engineering, Acoustics Engineering, Building Physics Engineering, IT and Communications Engineering, Process and Automation Engineering, Sustainability Consulting
  • Surveying and Project Management: Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying, Project Management
  • Environment: Remediation, EIA, Air Quality, GIS, Ecology, Stakeholder Engagement, Sustainability, Acoustics
  • Water Engineering and Consulting: Water Engineering and Consulting (including waste, resources, dams, flooding, coastal, utilities), Ports and Marine Engineering, Hydrogeology and Groundwater Engineering
  • Geotechnical and Tunnelling: Geotechnical Engineering, Tunnelling Engineering
  • Design and Planning: Workplace Interior Design, Urban Planning and Design, Town Planning, Development Economics and Regeneration, Workplace Strategy Consulting
  • Architecture: Architecture (P1&2), Landscape Architecture
  • Power: Nuclear (Structural), Transmission & Distribution, Thermal, Renewables

Discover more about making an impact in an AECOM graduate career.

Help AECOM change the world in a rewarding water graduate role

AECOM believes infrastructure has the power to uplift communities and improve people’s lives.

Working within a global community of technical experts and professionals means AECOM has opportunities to find a career path that fits everyone's goals.

Inspired to forge a successful graduate career that balances the world’s need for safe, reliable water while protecting the critical natural resource for the future?

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