Principal Hydrologist

We are currently recruiting for a large multidisciplinary design consultancy who are currently looking for a motivated Principal Hydrologist to help deliver our national programme of work. Focussing on the delivery of flood risk management projects you will have the opportunity to be a major contributor or lead for our external and internal clients.

As a key member of the team you will have the opportunity to collaborate in the leadership of our national hydrology. You will be responsible for delivering and technical oversight of projects to provide a range of flood risk management related services for government, local authority, private and major infrastructure clients as well as supporting the delivery of innovation in our sector.

What’s on offer

  • Hybrid / Flexible working
  • Professional Membership Paid
  • Clear progression path
  • Chartership mentoring and support
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance

The role

  • Provide technical leadership for flood hydrology using recognised UK based methods (Statistical, ReFH etc.) for often complex studies (small catchments, permeable, urban, complex data)
  • Mentoring and technical development of others in hydrology
  • Support business development through identifying prospective opportunities and supporting on the preparation of proposals
  • Providing project, commercial and financial management for projects
  • Undertaking client and stakeholder liaison
  • Undertaking Quality Assurance and independent technical reviews
  • Preparation of project and technical reports and presentations

What you need to succeed

  • Proven track record in undertaking hydrology studies
  • Drive and ability to build client relationships and develop suitable opportunities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Chartership with a relevant professional body (or commitment to work towards within an agreed period)
  • Desirable to have experience in: GIS; FCERM studies; Flood Risk Assessments; knowledge of UK flood risk policy (NPPF and TAN15); flood modelling methods.
  • Experience of undertaking hydrology reviews for statutory bodies
  • Knowledge of hydraulic modelling methods
  • Commercial experience, including project management and bid preparation
  • Ability to work within multidisciplinary teams
  • Relevant experience of delivering infrastructure projects or working with local authority/national government

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Summary information

  • Location: Central London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job sector: Civil Engineer, GeoTechnical
  • Salary: £52,000 – £58,000
  • Published: June 3, 2024