Senior / Principal Flood Risk Specialist

  • ACE Job
  • Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
  • 13 Jan, 2017

Job Description

Senior / Principal Flood Risk specialist wanted for flood risk and and water management teams in Shefflield, Leeds Manchester, Peterbrough, East Grinstead and London. This is an exciting opportunity to help our client ( a FTSE 100 company) establish their position as one of th UKs leading suppliers of engineering and environmental services.

About the role

The candidate will be a self-motivated individual able to provide:

+ Technical leadership of projects.
+ Mentoring of junior team members.
+ Produce high quality technical deliverables for the range of complex and challenging flood risk projects that we deliver for the Environment Agency, Local Authority and private clients.
+ Quality assurance reviews of other team members work.

You will also be responsible for:
+ Working closely with the existing flood risk team which includes hydraulic modellers, hydrologists, civil engineers and flood risk specialists working at different levels.
+ You will work alongside our business development team to prepare proposals and bids.
+ Take a leading role to identify training and professional development needs of junior staff and in conjunction with business managers identify additional resource requirements to help grow your team.

What you will do:

+ Hydraulic modelling of river, sewer or coastal processes to deliver solutions to a wide range of clients.
+ Apply previous experience and knowledge in undertaking hydrological analyses including FEH, ReFH and WinFAP V3 methods.
+ Be responsible for the technical quality of work carried out within the team, provide supervision of projects, review and check work and provide leading technical skills as a technical specialist with minimal guidance.
+ Establish and maintain good working relationships with clients and colleagues and work co-operatively across functions and business units to share information and ideas.
+ Work closely with other senior staff to enable delivery of the wider teams workload.

Your experience will include:
+ Minimum Degree level (Masters preferable) qualification in Engineering, Earth Science, Environment Science, Geography, or Water.
+ Chartered (or close to achieving) member of a recognised professional body (e.g. CIWEM, ICE).
+ Experience of working with the Environment Agency, developers or Local Authorities in the context of flood risk management is advantageous.
+ Proficient (expert level) in the use of hydraulic modelling software including TuFlow, Flood Modeller or InfoWorks ICM and relevant supporting software packages (SMS, MapInfo, ArcGIS and / or QGIS), and/or be highly proficient in hydrological analysis including FEH and ReFH.
+ Extensive technical skill in their nominated technical specialism (including associated software packages).
+ Experience of leading a project team, and mentoring junior staff.

What’s in it for you?

Training and development are not optional extras: they are how our client does their job. They will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately.

As well as a generous basic salary they also provide a company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional but fun environment.