UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Wallingford, UK 🇬🇧

Permanent Full Time (37 hours per week)
Salary £34,562
Based at our Wallingford site, we are currently trialling hybrid working, with up to 2 days per week based at home.
Closing date for applications is Friday 30th September 2022, however we reserve the right to close the vacancy if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Hydrologist to join UKCEH and undertake flood research as part of the Flood Estimation Handbook (FEH) team and across UKCEH. You will play a key role in addressing pressing scientific questions and policy needs surrounding current and future flooding and effective flood risk management through research. Joining an experienced, friendly and supportive team based in Wallingford, you will help to grow this research area within UKCEH. Training on all aspects of hydrological data and FEH methods, software and code will be provided by UKCEH and the FEH team.

Main Responsibilities

  • Utilisng, adapting and updating FEH methods to support a wide range of flood estimation-based projects
  • Analysis of hydrometerological data
  • Review of evidence to produce high-quality scientific outputs including journal articles, reports and conference presentations
  • Contribute to improving exisiting FEH methods

Essential skills

Knowledge & Qualifications

  • PhD (or relevant postgraduate experience) in a numerate environmental science subject
  • At least a 2.1 degree in an environmental/numerical discipline

Experience & Proven abilities

  • Knowledge and proven ability of working with environmental data to develop new understanding of environmental processes/systems
  • Proven ability in developing and applying a model of a hydrological/environmental system
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent numerical skills and use of statistical methods for analysis and interpretation of data
  • Proven ability in a programming language (preferably R or Python)
  • Ability to apply GIS software for data visualization and analysis


  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to work in a methodical way with good attention to detail
  • A demonstrable understanding of the importance of data quality and method assumptions when deriving research outputs
  • Demonstrating flexibility and responding positively to change, able to adapt effectively and to encourage others to do so
  • Hydrological science understanding

Desirable skills

  • Experience of project or research planning
  • Working with climate change data
  • Experience of Flood Estimation Handbook (FEH) methods/software
  • Experience of applying systematic evidence review methods
  • Knowledge of urban water management systems
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide range of stakeholders 

Core Behaviours & Values

  • You will demonstrate a commitment to promote and adhere to UKCEH values of Excellence, Integrity and Team work.

What we offer

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How to apply

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