Local recruitment: Graduate Hydrogeologist


Leeds, UK 🇬🇧

Job reference: 002749

Closing date: 31/03/2023

Location: Leeds – Head Office, England, United Kingdom

Employment type: Permanent Full-time

Division: Energy, Water & Environment

Hours Per Week: Flexible working arrangements considered.

Contract Duration: N/A

Job Description

Do you have what it takes to transform society?

We are currently looking for a talented and motivated Graduate Hydrogeologist to join our hydrogeology team as part of the Water Environment Department within Sweco’s Environment. Water and Energy division.

You will join a growing team of hydrogeologists, hydrologists, flood risk and sustainable drainage experts, hydraulic modellers, geomorphologists, civil engineers, and water quality specialists who provide consultancy advice, design and modelling services for public and private water supply, development and infrastructure at all stages of the planning and design process.

Our Graduate Engineers form an important component of our design teams and have a varied, interesting workload, with a mixture of office-based design work as well as some work on site.  Previous graduates relished the real responsibility they were given from the outset.  On the job training and support is provided by senior personnel and the company offers approved training agreements numerous professional institutions.  This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to become part of a growing team and benefit from good career development prospects.

What does the role involve?     

Working within a team environment you will be assisting with the provision of a multi-disciplinary consultancy service for Sweco’s clients working on the delivery of groundwater resources projects, from aquifer development, management and protection for public and private water supply to EIA and construction support for major infrastructure schemes and local developments.

Examples of projects that our groundwater team are working on at present include long-term pesticides, nitrates, saline intrusion and water resources investigations under water company Water Industry National Environment Programmes (WINEP). We are also supporting major highways schemes, water companies and private developers on schemes across the country from the preliminary design and EIA stage through to construction, via the design and implementation of groundwater monitoring and testing programmes, groundwater flooding studies and dewatering assessment and permitting.

You will be expected to:

  • Work in a supervised environment on site and in the office ensuring that the technical content of work is acceptable and prepared in agreed timescales.
  • Report to the appropriate team leader on technical issues associated with project work.
  • Be capable of working on your own initiative, with appropriate supervision.
  • Work in close collaboration with other team members in other disciplines.
  • Understand and comply with the Company Integrated Management Systems (IMS) and take cognisance of current Health & Safety legislation.

To be successful in this role you’ll possess:

  • A MSc or PhD in Hydrogeology or other related discipline.
  • Membership of a relevant professional institution with the aspiration to achieve Chartered status.
  • The ability to communicate in a fluent and positive manner with other team members and to produce reports and other documents in clear English.
  • Good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite.
  • An understanding of water resources hydrogeology, engineering hydrogeology and environmental impact assessment, including relevant UK legislation.
  • Experience in the use of standard hydrogeological modelling and monitoring equipment software, and ArcGIS would be advantageous. 
  • The ability to work on your own initiative and to seek assistance when required.
  • The ability to organise and prioritise your workload to ensure that timescales are met.
  • Good problem solving/contingency planning skills with ability to find quick, innovative and practical solutions.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with others to form strong positive working relationships with both colleagues and clients.

If you believe you have the skill set required, are keen to join a business with genuine opportunities for career progression, then we’d love to hear from you.

Let’s transform society together at Sweco.com/careers

About Us

Transforming society together, we’re planning and designing sustainable communities and cities of the future.

Solving the great societal challenges of our time is more relevant, demanding and inspiring than ever before. At Sweco, we bring together experts with different perspectives and skills to develop solutions that address the challenges of urbanisation, harness the positive power of digitalisation and make societies more sustainable.

We offer our clients a combination of global expertise and local presence, adapted to their business and reality. Our ambition is to be our clients’ most relevant partner, working together to help them solve their challenges, today and into the future.

​​​​​​​Sweco is committed to enabling all its colleagues to achieve a great balance between work and their other priorities, such as caring responsibilities, leisure activities, further learning or other interests. We offer flexible start and finish times, part time and hybrid working options so that you can flex your hours around your day to day needs. ​​​​​​​

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

It’s important to us that that all our colleagues thrive at work – we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects the contribution individuals can bring to Sweco.  We aim to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Here at Sweco we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity.

We have signed  the Armed Forces Covenant to ensure those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly. To find out more The Armed Forces Covenant – Our Commitments | Sweco UK.

We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Committed employer, and will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

If I have a disability, can I get help (e.g. “reasonable adjustments”) with the application process?

If you’re an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability or unable to use the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, please contact GB_Function-HR-Resourcing@sweco.co.uk for assistance.

In order to address your request the following information is needed:

• Name

• The best method for contacting you (Phone or email)

• The position title

• Requisition/vacancy number

Upon receipt of this information, we’ll respond to you promptly to obtain more information about your request.

Please note: we reserve the right to close vacancies before the advertised closing date.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development