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Flood and Risk Drainage Consultant

Brilliant opportunity for a Flood Risk & Drainage Consultant to come and join our client as part of our friendly and supportive Water Services Team.
  • Salary: £30-40,000
  • Experience: 2-5y UK experience post-grad
  • Locations: Leeds, Manchester orLondon
  • Type: Permanent | Full-time

Job Introduction:

We currently have a brilliant opportunity for a Flood Risk & Drainage Consultant to come and join our client as part of our friendly and supportive Water Services Team. We are looking for someone who is passionate about flood risk management and drainage design. You will be working on diverse range of flood risk projects from planning applications to transactional due diligence for a wide range of public and private sector clients. This is a full-time, permanent role where we are able to offer a competitive basic salary depending on skills and experience.

Role Responsibility:

Working as a Consultant within Water Services, you would see projects through from conception to delivery. Typical tasks will include:

  • Assisting on projects from inception to completion, to develop a wide range of technical, project management and commercial skills.
  • Completion of Flood Risk Appraisals for our investor and pension fund clients assessing the risk for all sources of flooding and providing practical mitigation measures, recommendations, and commercial advice.
  • Completion of Flood Risk Assessments and Drainage Strategies to support planning applications for our clients.
  • Undertaking conceptual drainage design and producing concept drainage plans.
  • Involvement in product development and completion of other flood risk and drainage projects for existing and new and emerging markets such as nutrient neutrality and ESG.
  • Building relationships with the team, across other technical disciplines.
  • Mentoring of staff within the team to support their professional development.

What we would like from you:

  • Having a growth mindset, with a proactive and resourceful approach.
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and be self-motivated.
  • Ability and willingness to learn from experience and take on greater responsibility.
  • Commitment and desire to develop personal CPD.
  • Sound communication and personal effectiveness skills to liaise with colleagues and clients.

What we need from you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject such as Geography, or demonstration of equivalent qualification or experience.
  • 2+ years’ experience in the UK flood risk and drainage consultancy, with a good understanding of relevant regulatory processes and planning policy.
  • Experience of managing projects and liaising with both clients and statutory consultees.
  • Good commercial awareness.
  • Experience of using GIS (preferably QGIS).
  • Experience of using MicroDrainage (preferable) or equivalent software.
  • Experience of using AutoCAD (preferable).
  • Desirable to be a Member of Professional Body with ambition to work towards Chartered status.

Package Description:

  • Competitive basic salary depending on skills, experience and location.
  • Company matched pension scheme.
  • Up to 29 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays, with holiday increasing with service.
  • Hybrid and flexible working opportunities.
  • Career progression opportunities as part of a growing water team, supported by mentor schemes.
  • Support in application for membership of a professional body and chartership.
  • Participation in a friendly, supportive, and experienced team.
  • Involvement in exceptional and innovative projects, with recent involvement including the UK’s largest solar farm, and logistics park.
  • Supported opportunities for volunteering and community action.
  • Employee Assistance Programme, which includes counselling services and legal assistance.
  • Cashback and discounts on purchases and events, from a range of brands and services including gym membership and restaurant deals.



We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.