Catchment Management Associate

Ref No. EMP455243
Salary £60,000 - £80,000/annum
Location Exeter, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Applicants Required


My client are looking for an experienced water catchment manager to work on a permanent basis in their offices located in Exeter.


Water catchment management experience

The Job

Main Purpose of the Job

The Catchment Management team in our Exeter office is currently recruiting for an Associate to lead and expand the team. The successful candidate will be the technical lead on a range of diverse drainage modelling, flood risk, flood alleviation, drainage strategy and drainage infrastructure projects, working with Local Authorities, Water Companies and Infrastructure Clients.

Work will involve surface water drainage, SuDS, wastewater networks, urban watercourses and rivers. Many of the projects will involve integrated urban drainage modelling and working in partnership with a number of risk management authorities and utilities. You will provide technical leadership of flood strategy / management projects, be responsible for the oversight of environmental inputs, hydraulic modelling and hydrological studies.

Ideally based in our Exeter office (although other UK locations will be considered), you will possess a minimum of 15 years post qualification experience.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Project Management of assigned projects as required with good commercial awareness and financial control
    • Framework / project management of strategic flooding and drainage related projects for local authorities, the EA and Water Companies
    • Developing a specialist catchment / flood risk management team across the UK utilising and developing staff across both the Environment and Water sector
    • Line management and mentoring of individuals within the team
    • Monitoring, planning and forecasting utilisation of own discipline team members and project resources
  • Undertake marketing and business development role promoting the capabilities of the company to current and prospective clients liaison successfully leading to enhanced reputation and repeat work

  • Carrying out own discipline technical and other work as required on projects whilst ensuring high levels of safety, quality and environmental responsibility
  • Ensure the technical quality of own and team's work in accordance with good engineering practice, relevant standards, Codes of Practice, current design methods and Health & Safety legislation
  • Have a good understanding of all relevant standards, Codes of Practice, Health & Safety Legislation and current design methods and provide general technical support to own discipline team members
  • Have a good understanding of all relevant standards, Codes of Practice, Health & Safety Legislation and current design methods and provide general technical support to own discipline team members
  • Comply with internal management system procedures.What Qualifications, Experience & Skills are Essential or Preferred to be successful in the role?




· Degree Level Civil Engineer or Other Suitable Science Based Subject

· Masters or Higher Degree in Civil Engineering, Geography or similar degree

· Chartered CEng MICE or CWEM CIWEM


· Minimum of 15 years' experience of drainage / flooding based projects

· Experience of drainage design and designing and implementing SuDS for new developments and as retrofit.

· Experience of modelling of surface water drainage, watercourses and waste water networks, preferably using Infoworks ICM (Incl. 2D), Flood Modeller (ISIS), TUFLOW (1D-ESTRY & 2D) or MicroDrainage.

· Previous experience working within a consulting engineering organisation

· A good understanding of the responsibilities of water companies, lead local flood authorities and Environment Agency in relation to flood risk and drainage

· A practical knowledge and experience of drainage design, assessment, maintenance work


· Highly effective verbal and written communication skills.

· Strong analytical, critical thinking and organisational skills

· Be able to work well in teams and provide effective direction to all members of the team

· A self-starter with the drive and skills to build relationships, identify opportunities and work collaboratively with other disciplines.

· Good commercial skills within the Water Engineering sector with a good understanding of other engineering and environmental disciplines.

· Project Management

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

Related jobs



Related articles

What are you looking for most from your next employment or assignment?

Back to top