Flood Risk Consultant

This role requires a confident and experienced consultant that can take lead responsibility for day-to-day running of projects, supporting clients and delivering positive outcomes. You will have a central role in the Manchester team – collaborating with staff at all levels, and leading communications with our clients.

The Role: 

  • Production of Flood Risk Assessments for a range of residential and commercial clients
  • Appraisal and design of drainage feasibility layouts
  • Liaison and negotiations with Environment Agency / LLFA / water authorities
  • Supporting projects in Scotland offices with view to growing flood risk services
  • Client and stakeholder liaison across all projects, including in-person and virtual meetings
  • Supporting junior members of staff and effectively delegating tasks as appropriate
  • Maintaining a sound understanding of evolving policy and legislative environment.

What you need to succeed:

  • Bachelors (or Masters) Level Degree in relevant field. Ideally working towards chartered status
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills – capable of producing high-quality clear reporting
  • Strong inter-personal skills and the ability to be confident and pro-active in liaising with clients, local authorities, and wider stakeholders
  • Good understanding of latest sewerage sector guidance and flooding legislation
  • Experience at designing SuDS to latest guidance
  • Proficient with the use of hydraulic drainage design software (Microdrainage / Causeway Flow) and AutoCad
  • Experience of 1D / 2D watercourse modelling software preferable but not essential (Flood Modeller or Estry / TUFLOW or HEC RAS)
  • Some experience of hydrological modelling using the Flood Estimation Handbook preferable

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Summary information

  • Location: Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job sector: Civil Engineer
  • Salary: £35k-£45k
  • Published: November 27, 2023