Principal Water Resources Planner/Hydrologist
Lewis Davey
Bristol
7d ago

Our client, a leading Engineering & Environmental Consultancy involved in large scale projects both in the UK and internationally, is looking to reinforce their Water Management Team in the UK and are looking to appoint a Principal Hydrologist for one of their Southern offices.

In this position you will continue working with big water companies, regulators, planners, developers, design engineers, contractors to achieve positive outcomes for water resource strategies and scheme developments.

You will lead projects in water resources hydrology, drought and low flows assessment, water resources management planning.

You will also have direct contact with clients, building and maintain relationships through project and bidding activities and will lead and mentor junior teams.

This is a great opportunity to join a wold-class company, embrace both technical and management responsibilities, and take the lead on providing innovative solutions to clients.

Key competencies and experience :

Strong technical understanding of water resources planning, water resources hydrology, low flow and drought assessments

Detailed understanding of UK water policy and legislation, water resources management and the Water Framework Directive

Extensive applied experience in working for or with UK water companies

Extensive experience of taking the lead technically on complex water resource projects

Strong experience of regulatory and stakeholder communications and management

A first degree in a relevant subject, such as Geography or Environmental Sciences and ideally a Masters or PhD in water resources and hydrology

Ideally full membership of CIWEM (or similar professional body) and member of British Hydrological Society (or equivalent hydrological body)

Strong background in project management / project direction

Skills and behaviours :

Excellent team working skills together with strong communication skills and a close attention to detail

Enthusiastic and self-motivated to thrive in this busy and demanding environment.

Innovative thinking skills

Excellent report writing and bid-writing skills

Ability to give presentations at all levels including to regulators and external stakeholders

Good IT skills in appropriate software, ideally with experience in rainfall-runoff models (e.g. HYSIM), water resource simulation models (e.

g. Aquator) and water resources planning optimisation tools

Excellent interpersonal skills

Excellent organisational skills

In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, you will receive an attractive benefits package, a personal development plan, and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field.

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