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Principal Flood Modeller

Ref no. BHN548558
Location Leeds, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Our built environment consultancy client is seeking a Principal Flood Risk Consultant to join their Flooding and Water Management Team based in Leeds (with flexible working).

Key skills required for this role

Flood Risk, Modelling, TUFLOW,

Important

TUFLOW experience essential, Drainage, SUDs, Surface water

Job description

Our built environment consultancy client is seeking a Principal Flood Risk Consultant to join their Flooding and Water Management Team based in Leeds (with flexible working).

You will join a growing team of civil engineers, modellers and hydrologists who undertake engineering and hydraulic modelling in areas of infrastructure, flood risk management, surface water management, SUDs and integrated catchment studies.

Your role will be to lead the delivery of a wide variety of projects for several key clients both in the UK and Europe. The work will cover a range of activities including project feasibility studies, outline design, hydraulic model build and verification, hydrological assessments, design support, construction support, asset management and development impact assessments. Your role will play a significant part in the development of others in the team.

Responsibilities

  • Working within agreed deliverables, key milestones, project methodology, quality assurance and control strategy.
  • Leading project delivery tasks which may include engagement with clients' technical teams, calculations, drawings, sketches and reports etc, as well as site investigations.
  • Taking a Project Manager role for selected projects always demonstrating an awareness of project needs taking personal responsibility to work to deliver these to agreed time, cost and quality requirements.
  • Providing technical guidance, support and training to colleagues leading in the development of the drainage skills within the Water Environment Department.
  • Working in close collaboration with and supporting colleagues from other disciplines as required.
  • Recommending / implementing improvements to technical policy, processes and design solutions where applicable, and sharing via the knowledge management channels as appropriate.
  • Helping in managing and developing the clients' portfolio taking an active role in growing the development sector for the Water Environment Department.

Skills/experience/qualifications

  • First degree in Environmental Science, Engineering or similar subject with significant hydrology or hydraulics content
  • MSc \ MEng and \ or PhD with a focus on either hydrology, hydraulic, water resources or other applied environmental science subject
  • Chartered witha professional body such as CIWEM
  • Knowledge of the UK and European legislation governing the technical discipline including planning policy and relevant design standards.
  • An excellent technical understanding of UK hydrology and open channel hydraulics - this is essential as the role will be expected to mentor team members less experienced in this field as well as check or approve assessments.
  • Experience of GIS (e.g. ArcGIS) and hydraulic modelling software (Flood Modeller \ TUFLOW) - this is essential as the role will be expected to mentor team members less experienced in this field.
  • Experience in some or all of the following: flood estimation methods (e.g. ReFH 2 and WINFAP), undertaking environmental impact assessments, drainage and SUDs design, river engineering and water resource assessment.
  • Experience of managing projects and acting as technical discipline lead on multi-disciplinary projects is essential
  • Ability to communicate in a fluent and positive manner with other team members and to produce reports in plain English

Benefits

  • ​​​​​​​Salary £50-69k depending on experience
  • Company car allowance
  • Flexworks - includes flexible and hybrid working options - ideally the candidate will be able to visit the Leeds office a few days a week though other UK offices may be considered for the right person
  • Tree planted for all new starters
  • Pension 7% employer contribution /2% minimum employee contribution
  • Life Assurance 3x salary
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays with the option to buy up to 5 additional days per year
  • Discretionary annual bonus - up to 1 months' salary
  • 2 relevant professional subscriptions paid per annum
  • Employee Assistance Programme offering wellbeing, mental, financial and work advice
  • Employee discounts
  • Support through professional accreditation processes with bonuses and salary review on achievement
  • Cycle2Work

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