Principal Hydrologist

Our clients Sustainable Water Management Team are seeking 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: Bristol
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job sector: Civil Engineer, GeoTechnical
  • Salary: £50,000 – £55,000
  • Published: June 3, 2024