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Water Engineer | Warrington | 5 Months | Rate negotiable


This specific role will be to provide technical leadership and oversight on a range of flood risk and water resource management related projects. As well as the package management role, the successful applicant will work with the team leader and Project Managers to mentor, motivate and develop the skills and experience of more junior members of the team. They will ensure high quality standards are met and all team members are given the opportunity to achieve their technical career ambitions.


The principal function of this position is to:

•undertake hydraulic modelling ensuring models meet the needs of clients
•identify and implement hydrological and hydraulic solutions;
•supervise delivery of hydrological and hydraulic analyses to time and budget;
•provide technical governance in hydrological and hydraulic analyses ensuring deliverables meet the needs of clients;
•mentor and develop the technical skills of more junior colleagues;
•identify and deliver technical innovation in order to improve efficiency of delivery;
•ensure effective dissemination of the latest methodologies and tools;
•support delivery teams to communicate technical hydrological analyses to internal and external clients through verbal and written communications. While there will be opportunities to work on a range of projects, this particular post will be focused on building and applying hydraulic modelling on a range of projects.

The candidate should possess and be able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Bachelor degree in earth sciences/environmental science /civil engineering or allied subjects;
•demonstrable technical expertise in hydrological and hydraulic analyses with supervision of more junior colleagues;
•extensive experience in the management and analysis of large geographical and numerical data sets and an understanding of statistical analytical tools;
•a keen interest in working with 1d and 2d modelling (ideally including Floodmodeller and TUFLOW) and the application of industry standard GIS software.
•experience in technical review of work by others, ideally in peer review capacity, and in provision of constructive advice;
• commercial awareness and evidence of ability to deliver projects to time and budget;
•excellent verbal and written communication skills and confidence in client-facing situations;
•a solid understanding of the UK regulatory framework for flood risk and water resource management.
• Commercial awareness and evidence of ability to deliver modelling projects and bids to time and budget

To apply please send your most recent CV to Consultant, Michael Wilde -