Graduate Engineer – Water

Full Time
Job Description

Join AECOM’s 2024 Graduate Program!

Are you passionate about water engineering and ready to launch your career with a global leader in infrastructure solutions? Join us at AECOM as a Graduate Engineer – Water and become part of our Utilities team in Dubai. In this role, you will work on diverse projects involving the design of water, wastewater, recycled water networks, as well as hydrology and drainage design.

Role Overview

As a Graduate Engineer – Water, you will collaborate with experienced engineers to develop designs, calculations, sketches, diagrams, and project models tailored to specific discipline requirements. You will assist in ensuring high-quality outputs within project timelines and budgets, applying your technical knowledge and skills under supervision. Additionally, you will use engineering software to solve fundamental problems and coordinate with other disciplines to ensure project continuity.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop designs, calculations, sketches, and project models as per project requirements.
  • Assist in design content to ensure high-quality outputs under project timelines.
  • Perform work following agreed-upon budgets and schedules.
  • Collect and analyze information from interdisciplinary project BIM models.
  • Use engineering software to solve fundamental problems.
  • Coordinate with other discipline Engineers to maintain design continuity.
  • Participate in design progress and coordination meetings.
  • Ensure the quality of model production by BIM/CAD teams.
  • Actively seek information, opportunities to participate, and contribute to project success.
  • Solve problems and apply theoretical knowledge to project assignments.


Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with exposure to one or more of the following subjects from an accredited university:
  2. Water Supply and Sewerage Design
  3. Hydraulics
  4. Environmental Engineering
  5. Pressurized and Gravity Water Networks
  6. Water Resources
  7. Sustainability within the Water Industry
  8. Candidates must be recent graduates, having graduated within the last 24 months or no later than September 2024, to be eligible for AECOM’s Graduate Program.
  9. Successful applicants must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.3 or 2:1 (or equivalent) and above.
  10. If you hold a Master’s Degree, it should have started within 12 months of completing your Bachelor’s Degree to ensure continuous education and meet program requirements.
  11. Candidates with more than 1 year of postgraduate work experience are not eligible for the program and are encouraged to apply for our professional-level roles instead.
  12. Any software experience including MS Office package, AutoCAD, GIS, Hydraulic Modelling or any relevant computer programming would be beneficial.

Additional Information

Recruitment Timeline

  • Applications open: May 13th, 2024
  • Applications close: May 31st, 2024
  • Review of CVs, phone screening, and technical interviews: June and July 2024
  • Mobilization & visa processing: August 2024
  • Start Date: September / October 2024
  • Program Orientation: November 2024 (This includes an induction and meet-and-greet for the entire graduate cohort from all our offices in the ME).


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.

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.