Flood Risk Engineer
3d ago

About the Role

As one of the world’s leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions.

And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future.

WSP Water is experiencing significant growth across the UK and we are seeking a Flood Risk Engineer to support the development and growth of our flooding and drainage capability in Glasgow.

WSP Water provides services across all aspects of the water environment for a varied client base. These services include hydrological and hydraulic modelling, flood risk assessments, flood studies, foul and surface water drainage design and flood alleviation scheme development and design.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to help us deliver a variety of current projects and develop the flooding and drainage business in Scotland.

We are committed to ensuring we find the right candidate and as such we will consider flexible working in order to support any candidate who aligns with our goals, values and ambitions for the sector.

If you have the right experience in flood risk management, we will provide you with the right environment to further develop across a range of project opportunities, ranging from small flood alleviation schemes to large multi-

disciplinary infrastructure projects.

The role will involve the delivery of various flood and drainage related studies and schemes and require strong hydraulic modelling and hydrology expertise as a core skillset.

The successful candidate must be a self-starter with the drive and skills to build relationships, identify opportunities and work collaboratively with other disciplines.

The role will include mentoring and managing more junior staff. You will be reporting to a Principal Engineer and will be expected to be able to work under your own initiative.

The role will also require active participation in business development activities.

The role will operate in accordance with the corporate health and safety, environmental and quality standards.

About You

We’d love to hear from you if you have :

  • Degree in relevant Civil or Environmental related discipline
  • Working towards charter-ship with technical expertise in areas of flood risk assessment, flood alleviation, hydrology and hydraulic modelling.
  • Familiarity with the appropriate technical standards and guidance and have practical experience with UK flood risk appraisal and design principles.
  • Experience in industry leading software packages such as Tuflow, Flood Modeller, ISIS and Infoworks ICM are essential for the role.
  • Other associated skills (i.e. fluvial geo-morph, economic appraisal, SuDS, NFM, etc) would be highly advantageous.
  • Civils design skills / nous would be advantageous.
  • Assisting and overseeing work of junior engineers, including mentoring.
  • Knowledge to prepare fee estimates and programmes of future work for incorporation in proposals, and be comfortable leading on projects.
  • Drive and ability to build client relationships and develop suitable opportunities.
  • Ability to work on own initiative within sector and multidisciplinary team.
  • What if we can?

    What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP we can!

    WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important be that our families, our friends or ourselves.

    So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

    As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) WSP can help!

    Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP.

    We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

    Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity / paternity.

    We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

    In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

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