Water Specialists - Hydrogeology, Flood Risk Management and Catchment Science


Leeds, UK 🇬🇧

Location: North West & Yorkshire – NWY Infrastructure

Could you change the North? Come and work with the brightest minds to shape our region. 

We employ like-minded people who want to make a difference to society. Together, we are unstoppable.

Our employee ownership structure means we are free to choose the projects we work on, to challenge and develop our staff. Technical complexity and socially useful work are our hallmarks. Projects like the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme, Transpennine Route Upgrade and Sellafield see our colleagues work together to solve problems for our clients and leave a legacy for the North. 

A career with Arup will see you given the freedom to choose your own direction – whether it’s working on projects across the UK or further afield, our global network and culture of collaboration give you a platform on which to build your career.

Here’s a little more information from our colleagues:


The Opportunity 

Our Water team of 100+ staff across North West & Yorkshire is growing in order to deliver an exciting and expanding portfolio of projects. Our clients include the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, Lead Local Flood Authorities, water companies and major infrastructure projects such as HS2, A96 and East-West Rail.

We are looking for candidates with knowledge, skills and experience in the following disciplines: 

  • Hydrogeology
  • Hydrology 
  • Hydraulic modelling
  • Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) economic and technical appraisal 
  • Catchment Science (WFD assessment, geomorphology, river restoration, Natural Flood Management, fish passes and weir removal)

Not ready to apply just yet, or have some questions? Call me Mike Overall on +44 207 755 8538 or email at [email protected] to discuss in confidence..

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Rewards and Benefits – We care about you and want you to perform at your best. As a result, we offer one of the best benefits packages in our sector click here to find out more!

Different people, shared values.

At Arup, we believe when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. Arup hires people with proven skills and open minds. We are taking deliberate action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world.

At Arup, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. Our internal employee networks – BAME, Culture, Disability, LGBTQ+ and Women – provide a space for you to express your views and to make a positive difference – discover more about life at Arup here.

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities. Please speak to our recruitment team and we will work with you to make reasonable adjustments to ensure you can perform at your best throughout your application.

At Arup, we appreciate that everyone’s circumstances are different and having the freedom to flex the way we work is essential to our wellbeing. If flexibility matters to you let us know when you apply, and we will discuss how this could work in your role.

What happens next?

If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application,

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IHE Delft Institute for Water Education - MSc in Water and Sustainable Development