U.K. nationals: Hydrologist

Environment Agency
Various, United Kingdom
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Job description  

In this job you will assist our team’s response to prolonged dry weather as well as the work we are doing to improve our approach to that response. You will help produce the weekly and monthly national water situation reports along with ad hoc dry weather analysis. We will train you in what data we use and how we analyse it.

You will also have the opportunity to work with locally based hydrologists from across the country – maintaining and building a supportive professional network both online and through face to face meetings.

This job will be right for you if you are interested in evidence based decision making and how large hydrological datasets can inform a strategic overview of prolonged dry weather as well as our long term regulation of water resources.

The team  

Our team provides data analysis and advice at a national level to support drought management as well as water resources regulation. We also support the Area based Hydrology Service (promoting best practise, running a training programme and developing tools). This is an exciting time to take on a national role in the Agency's Hydrology Service as we implement improvements to our tools and processes identified following the 2018 hot dry summer.

Experience/skills required  

Your eye for detail to be able to produce consistently high quality analysis to short timescales is essential to the role. You do not need experience of hydrological analysis although this would be helpful.
We are a dispersed team and you will need to be able to work effectively with other team members who are not based in the same office. We welcome applicants who would like to work part time but you will need to be available to work for most of July, August and September which we anticipate will be our busiest period and be able to work on Wednesday and Thursday which are when our reporting deadlines are.

Contact and additional information  

Closing Date: 15th May 2019 at 23:55 hours For further information please contact: John Waddingham 07760315550