Consultant (Hydrologist)

RPS Group

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Job available in these locations:

Manchester, United Kingdom; Birmingham, United Kingdom; Brighton, United Kingdom; Bristol, United Kingdom; Edinburgh , United Kingdom; Leeds, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom

RPS is looking for a Hydrologist to join our Environmental Team as a Consultant/Senior.  The role can based in a variety of locations including London, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh, Brighton or Birmingham.  We will be open to consider part-time or job share as well as professionals looking to return to work.  RPS is a leading global multi-disciplinary consultancy.  We specialise in all areas of the built and natural environment, shaping the future of our environmental, social and economic landscapes. 

Your role

You will be working with a strong team of highly knowledgeable environmental consultants giving you the opportunity to develop/refresh your skill set and progress your career.  You’ll be trained in providing support and assistance across a range of environmental projects and technical area’s including:

Flood Risk Assessments
Hydrological Analysis using FEH, WINFAP and ReFH
Hydraulic Modelling using WinDes, Flood Modeller, TUFLOW etc.
Supporting the preparation of Environment Statements
Undertaking site walkovers and support site environmental sampling and monitoring programmes
Undertaking literature and web-based research on technical issues
Data collection and processing

Your skills and experience

We’d like you to have a Degree (BSc / BEng) in relevant subject (e.g. Environmental/Water Sciences, Hydrology, Climate Change, Chemistry) preferably with relevant Masters (MSc) or post graduate qualification. 

Ideally you will have a strong technical understanding of the key sources of flooding and sustainable drainage, be proficient with report writing and have knowledge of the UK environmental regulatory guidance; NPPF, Planning Practice Guidance, TAN15 and SPP7 and experience with dealing with environmental Regulators’s (EA/NRW/SEPA).   

Great communication skills are a must as you’ll need to be able to build strong working relationships with your colleagues, clients and external bodies.  Commitment to developing your technical knowledge and a positive approach to your own professional development is essential and is fully supported by us.

What we offer you

We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself.  We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects across the UK. 

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including:  25 days holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year,  Company pension scheme, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Dental Cover, Gadget Insurance, Professional Memberships and access to BenefitHub offering discounts, cash back offers and rewards

About RPS

RPS is a leading global professional services firm with over 5,000 people. Our company is flexible, friendly, and creative.  We strive to be different from our competitors by being passionate about delivering results.  We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Mindful that a truly inclusive organization must make appropriate use of talent on a global basis and without unnecessary barriers, we are committed to embedding diversity and inclusion principles in all People processes in order to be as diverse as the communities and clients we work with, thereby securing, developing, and retaining the best available talent for the company’s future.

Our approach to Diversity and inclusion
Our people live our purpose, deliver our promise, and demonstrate our behaviours every day. Our behaviours define who we are. Developed by our people, they underpin everything that we do. They create the memorable experiences we are known for and make RPS a great place to do great work.

‘Stronger Together’ is one of our five core behaviours and it is inherent in creating an inclusive workplace:
‘We are respectful, acknowledge diversity, and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. We bring out the best in one another, always assuming best intent. People who learn and grow thrive in our business, sharing in our success.’

Recruitment Agencies
We have a Preferred Supplier List of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list. Please refer to the careers page on our website if you require any further information.