Principal Flood Modeller

Do you have a desire to protect the environment for future generations, with an employer who will support and develop your knowledge to make you an expert Flood Modeller?

If so, we are eager to hear from you.

​With at least 6 years previous experience, we are keen for you to bring your passion and experience to take an active role in helping to successfully deliver development projects in accordance with the NPPF, including sustainable drainage strategies for planning, due diligence flood risk advice to landowners and carry out flood studies in the public sector.

Our client’s Flood Risk & Drainage team has helped clients successfully deliver high-profile regeneration projects, mixed-use urban developments, strategic land schemes, tall buildings, industrial & logistics facilities, rail, river enhancement and flood alleviation schemes across the UK.

As such, they are seeking a Principal Flood Modeller to help lead a team of modellers and flood risk engineers who produce FRAs for development projects in the private sector and increasingly flood studies in the public sector.

​To be successful in this role it would be great if you had at least 6 years’ experience in hydrology, hydraulic modelling and river engineering, ideally working for private and public sector clients, and be working towards or have achieved a relevant professional qualification.

What you need to suceed:

  • 1D and 2D hydraulic modelling, particularly Flood Modeller and Tuflow
  • Hydrology, in particular the Flood Estimation Handbook and ReFH2 and WINFAP
  • Leading bids in the private and ideally public sectors
  • Recognising and communicating flooding and drainage related constraints and opportunities at development sites
  • Producing and reviewing a wide range of FRAs and ideally drainage strategies using MicroDrainage / InfoDrainage
  • Good knowledge of the planning system, in particular policy and guidance including the NPPF and SuDS Manual
  • Good knowledge of the water industry in both the public and private sectors
  • River engineering and restoration experience would be beneficial
  • Good financial control, project management and communication skills in a client facing role
  • Experience mentoring junior staff
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports

 What’s on offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package with annual salary reviews.
  • 26 days holiday per year, rising to 31 days with loyalty days, plus bank holidays.
  • Hybrid working arrangements.
  • Fantastic training and development culture.
  • Access to mentoring support from industry experts.
  • Opportunity to play a key role in exciting and varied projects.
  • ICE Training Agreement and support in other technical qualifications.
  • Opportunity to be client facing and the chance to get involved with business development and marketing activities.
  • Fast-tracked career progression for the right candidates.

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Summary information

  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job sector: Civil Engineer
  • Salary: £47,000 – £55,000
  • Published: October 6, 2023