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Principal Wastewater Modeller

Ref no. BHN548559
Location Leeds, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Our built environment consultancy client is seeking a Principal Wastewater Modeller to join their Water Environment Department based out of Leeds (hybrid working considered).

Key skills required for this role

Wastewater, Built environment, Hydraulic Modelling, Flooding, Drainage, Infoworks, ICM


Previous hydraulic modelling experience is essential

Job description

Our built environment consultancy client is seeking a Principal Wastewater Modeller to join their Water Environment Department based out of Leeds (hybrid working considered).

The ideal candidate will have existing wastewater modelling experience and is either supporting fellow colleagues or is looking to progress in a role working on non-conventional modelling schemes and a varied workload with numerous end clients.

​​​​​​​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 through to detailed design and construction support and including integrated catchment studies, flood protection studies, surface water management, infrastructure projects, sustainable drainage, asset management and development impact assessments Your role will play a significant part in the development of others in the team.

Our client are looking for individuals who are able to challenge conventional thinking and work collaboratively to meet a wide range of business, environment and regulatory challenges for these clients. The role offers an opportunity for successful candidates to broaden and diversify their hydraulic modelling expertise.


  • 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 urban drainage 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.


  • A strong interest in the water environment and an understanding of the issues associated to sustainability and climate change adaptation.
  • A degree in Environmental Science, Engineering or similar subject with significant hydrology or hydraulics content.
  • Experience of GIS (e.g. ArcGIS or Mapinfo) and Infoworks ICM hydraulic modelling software is essential
  • A track record in mentoring team members less experienced in this field
  • Experience of managing projects and acting as technical discipline lead on multi-disciplinary projects is essential
  • Knowledge of the UK legislation and relevant guidance governing the technical discipline
  • Chartered witha professional body such as CIWEM or ICE
  • Ability to communicate in a fluent and positive manner with other team members and to produce reports in plain English


  • Salary dependant on experience
  • Car allowance
  • Flexworks - includes flexible and hybrid working options
  • 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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