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Hydraulic Modeller (4)

Our client is looking for experienced Flood Risk Consultants specialising in Hydraulic Flood Modelling to join their growing Flood Risk Assessment & Drainage Design team
  • Locations: Yorkshire | Skipton | Hybrid
  • Salary: £35-45k (experience dependent)
  • Type of contract: Permanent

With a background in hydraulic modelling, you will primarily be working on a range of flood risk projects involving river and surface water modelling for flood mapping studies, surface water management plans, flood strategies and other flood management projects. These projects make a difference to local communities and the environment, serving a range of public and private sector clients including regulators, local authorities, water utility and strategic construction companies.

The key areas of responsibility associated with this role are

  • Experience in implementing 1D and 2D modelling techniques for river and urban flooding – applications.
  • Understanding and experience of modelling of surface water flood modelling techniques.
  • Appraisal of flood risk costs and benefits.
  • Project management with oversight of hydrological, hydraulic, and environmental inputs, on a variety of flood risk management projects.
  • Liaising with clients, hydraulic modellers, project managers and other design and management team members.
  • Writing and reviewing technical reports.
  • Taking a technical leadership role in ensuring flood management project deliverables meet clients’ needs including taking ownership and responsibility for the quality of project work to meet the highest standards.
  • Technical development of less experienced colleagues in the team.
  • Leading the technical input to business development activities.
  • Championing technical innovation to improve efficiency and quality of delivery, ensure effective dissemination of latest methodologies and tools.
  • Experience of leading and winning tender opportunities.

We are looking for a candidate who

  • Has experience in collaborative working, with good interpersonal skills and able to communicate effectively with clients, stakeholders, and colleagues.
  • Is highly self-motivated to improve personal and team performance and support the development of more junior team members.
  • Is a flexible team player, able to work with different project teams both locally and across remote offices.

The right candidate will have

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in civil engineering or environmental/earth sciences and 1 year post grad UK sector experience minimum.
  • UK sector experience.
  • Experience of flood risk management techniques and methods including option appraisals.
  • The ability to produce high quality technical writing for bid and project work.
  • Experience of liaising with clients and managing projects to develop new opportunities.
  • Ability to deliver of innovative solutions to difficult challenges
  • Commercial awareness and evidence of ability to deliver projects and bids to time and budget
  • Experience of key fluvial hydraulic modelling software packages: HEC-RAS, HEC-2D, Flood Modeller-TUFLOW etc.
  • Knowledge of UK hydrological methodologies; understanding of Flood Estimation Handbook Techniques is an advantage.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Proficiency in using GIS software such as ArcGIS/QGIS.
  • Knowledge and experience of the planning system relating to flood risk management.
  • Experience of Safety in Design and Designer’s responsibilities under CDM.



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.