Flood and Coastal Consultant / Engineer
RSK Group
2d ago

The Vacancy

Flood and Coastal Consultant / Engineer

Why join us

Would you like to work in a business where you feel empowered to grow? Where there is no place for criticism or discrimination?

A place where people are mindful and respectful? If so, then Binnies is the place for you.

We have a strong ENGAGED’ culture that runs through everything we do. Evolved over 100 years, we have a culture of caring, where our employee’s wellbeing and work-life balance are priorities, in fact we have industry leading flexible and hybrid working arrangements.

We pride ourselves on providing an inclusive working environment, where a diverse workforce is supported to grow and develop.

The successful applicant will go from being great alone to truly amazing with Binnies.

The Vacancy

Binnies are delighted to have opened a new office in the vibrant and historic City of Birmingham. You will get the opportunity to work on interesting and varied flood, coastal and maritime projects for our clients including the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and local authorities.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join a new team, where we can grow and develop our flood, coastal and maritime business together across the Midlands and further afield.

We are looking for two new team members who are recently Chartered with CIWEM or the ICE or able to demonstrate significant progress towards their Chartership application.

  • We undertake feasibility studies to select optimum solutions; prepare business cases to unlock funding; design cost-efficient schemes using the latest digital technologies;
  • provide construction supervision and administrative support; and advise on how to best manage and extend the life of our clients’ assets.

    About the Role

  • Support our clients to manage the flood risk, water and coastal environment in a sustainable and innovative way
  • Produce flood risk assessments, strategies and plans, flood alleviation scheme design deliverables and business cases
  • Work in a high performance, friendly and supportive team environment to produce high quality deliverables
  • Mentor junior staff
  • Understand the scope of work and deliver work to the agreed cost and programme requirements
  • Adhere to required standards, best practice and Quality systems
  • Work with the Regional Delivery Managers to develop our flood and coastal business in the Midlands
  • Essential Requirements

    The role is suitable for candidates with a background in Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography, Water & Environmental Management or another related discipline.

    You should possess and be able to demonstrate the following qualifications, skills and knowledge :

  • Degree qualified in a Science, Engineering, Geography, Environmental Science or related subject
  • Recently Chartered with CIWEM, ICE or equivalent or able to show significant progress towards gaining Chartership
  • Demonstrable experience working in the environmental sector for consultancy, in contracting or the public sector
  • Commercial awareness
  • Understanding of project management principles and ability to deliver work to the agreed budget, programme and scope
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, policy drivers and working practises in the flood and coastal sector
  • Knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation, including the CDM Regulations
  • For those with a geography / science background : experience co-ordinating, quality assuring and undertaking analysis and interpretation of flood and coastal datasets, including identifying key issues and challenges and creating products such as flood risk assessment reports, business cases and strategies
  • For those with an engineering background : experience co-ordinating, quality assuring and undertaking feasibility assessments, optioneering and outline and detailed design packages of work and producing engineering calculations, specifications, drawings and business case reports.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to explain complicated technical information to our clients in a clear and transparent way
  • Ability to liaise with internal and external clients to develop relationships across the business
  • Ability to work under time pressure and balance multiple priorities
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team of internal professionals, and third-party asset owners, stakeholders, technical officers and contractors
  • Creative and practical thinking to solve environmental and project management challenges
  • An advanced level of computer literacy
  • Ability to travel to client offices and attend site visits
  • Desirable Requirements

  • Experience working in flood and coastal consultancy
  • Experience managing / supervising junior staff and in recruiting and growing teams
  • Knowledge of flood hydrology and modelling methods
  • Experience of working on flood alleviation scheme projects at appraisal, outline design, detailed design and construction stages
  • Experience working with flood and coastal risk management stakeholders, including local communities
  • Experience in business development
  • Experience for those with an engineering background in site supervision duties
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