Senior Water Engineer (Flood Risk and Modelling)


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Senior Water Engineer (Flood Risk and Modelling)

About Arup

Are you passionate about building a more sustainable future? At Arup we work to find solutions for some of the world’s most complex problems – providing expertise across all areas of the built environment from strategic approach and planning to design and engineering.

Join us and you will have the freedom to push boundaries, develop new skills and work on some of the world’s most inspiring projects. We believe that by giving our people the freedom to be creative, we will produce work that continuously redefines quality across our firm. Whatever the role or specialism, our people are passionate about what they do, they believe in our values and are happy to come to work every day. And this is why people choose to work here and stay.

The Opportunity: Senior Water Engineer (Flood Risk and Modelling)

Arup is a global design and business consulting firm. We strive for valuable, holistic solutions that are sustainable over time and that make people’s lives better. As consultants for two of the Environment Agency’s Collaborative Delivery Framework hubs, North East and Midlands, we are assisting with the appraisal and delivery of a major programme of capital schemes to reduce flood risk. We are currently looking for experienced, Senior Water Engineers. The successful candidates could choose to be located either in Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Belfast. 

About you:

Our candidate will be reporting directly to the team management, alongside existing senior staff, this role will involve guiding on a range of technical tasks. As well as providing technical guidance, mentoring and supervision of more junior staff members, and delivering an active engagement in skills capacity building in technical appraisal across the firm. In addition, you will develop reports, and provide a design/review of engineering solutions and implementation. You will develop a technical flood alleviation scheme appraisal using the FCERM-AG. Furthermore, you will guide in the development and design of fluvial flood risk management solutions. Our candidate will manage project teams to ensure the production of deliverables such as quality, timeliness, and budget. In addition, you will coordinate staff resources between projects and support senior management in business and technical development. Aside from an engineering focus we welcome applications with a modelling background. With a focus on being responsible for technically managing a range of flood modelling and water resource schemes, we would look for a collaborative and engaging individual, to support on the preparation of reports, design/review of engineering solutions, models and implementation. This is a vibrant and dynamic role, which would suit an individual, passionate about both the environment and the use of digital tools and models.

Is this role right for you?

  • Technical experience in FCERM project appraisal, options development, and outline design. We are happy to accept candidates with a Hydraulic and Flood Modelling background.
  • Experience in contract administration, client liaison and project management
  • Experience in hydraulic modelling and/or hydrology for fluvial flood risk.
  • Experience in the use of GID, TuFlow, INFOWORKS ICM and other industry standard software.
  • A relevant undergraduate degree, with a master’s or equivalent experience
  • Chartered status with either ICE or CIWEM or willing to pursue professional registration.

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Rewards and Benefits

We care about you and want you to perform at your best, which is why we offer one of the most competitive benefits packages in our sector.

As a member organisation, everyone shares in our success through a global profit share scheme (payments are dependent on the firm’s financial performance).

We also provide Private medical insurance, Life assurance, Accident insurance and Income protection cover. In addition, you’ll have access to flexible benefits to help you look after all aspects of your wellbeing and give you the freedom and flexibility to find the best solutions for you, your family, and your individual needs.

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.

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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development