Construction Groundwater Lead & Water Specialist 

Balfour Beatty Vinci

Birmingham, UK 🇬🇧

Balfour Beatty Vinci has an exciting opportunity for an Construction Groundwater Lead & Water Specialist to join our team based in Coleshill, Coventry

What you’ll be doing

As an Construction Groundwater Lead & Water Specialist you’ll be working alongside our Environmental team helping to deliver the biggest civils infrastructure project in the UK.

Some of the duties you will have include:

• Helps develop robust and comprehensive WFRMP and any Groundwater design deliverables to deal with environmental risks, CRTs, U&As, Technical Standards, UK best practices working collaboratively with the whole project team in order to achieve EMR Compliance and L3 Certification.

• Accountable for fit for purpose Groundwater and WFRMP design methodologies and assumptions that can withstand external scrutiny.

• Review of design deliverables related to Groundwater & WFRMP (GWRA, DGWRA, Piling Risk Assessment, Monitoring requirement, Dewatering design reports)

• Management, coordination and assurance of groundwater compliance during the construction stage (temporary works) and assurance of groundwater compliance for the permanent design.

The ideal candidate for the role would have the below:

• Member of an environmental/water professional body

• A sound understanding of hydrogeology, temporary dewatering process and design, artificial recharge, borehole drilling, permeability/hydraulic tests water monitoring designs and, water resource and management plans design on major infrastructure schemes;

• Experienced with dealing with Environmental Agency, water companies and LA on such issues;

• Experienced with groundwater consent applications and pre-engagement with Statutory bodies;

• Understanding of the benefits of working collaboratively to obtain the best outcome for the project

• Good interpersonal and communication skills

• Determination to see tasks through to completion, with excellent planning and organisation skills

Why join us?

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) is responsible for designing and building part of the most exciting and challenging infrastructure project in Europe: HS2. We are building the West Midlands section of HS2’s Phase One route, spanning approximately 90km from Long Itchington in Warwickshire to the centre of Birmingham and on to Handsacre in Staffordshire.

We will be employing thousands of people from the region to design and build the civil infrastructure for HS2 and we are looking for a wide range of skills to join the team and support this unique and ground breaking project.

Diversity and Inclusion: We aim to be a leader in equality, diversity and inclusion by creating a safe inclusive working environment for all – living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership. We are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging all staff to engage in a diverse range of year round learning opportunities and provide personal development opportunities. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture.

Flexible working: Flexible or agile working is encouraged at BBV and we recognise the value and diversity of candidates which this can bring to our business operations. Not every role can provide a variety of working patterns to suit people’s personal needs however we are happy to discuss agile working opportunities at BBV with you.

Disability confident: We care about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse set of backgrounds and experiences. BBV is Disability Confident committed and we welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

About the company

Balfour Beatty VINCI is a long established joint venture between two global leaders in the delivery of critical infrastructure. Working together for over 30 years, we have been successful in delivering a number of significant infrastructures; creating unrivalled expertise and capability across rail, highways and aviation sectors in the UK and beyond.

In 2008, we announced our formal alliance with the aim of delivering modern and innovative solutions to the UK’s infrastructure needs.Since then, our collaboration has gone from strength to strength. We’ve successfully bid and delivered many key projects for Crossrail and Highways England Smart Motorways Programme. Balfour Beatty VINCI is a powerhouse for critical infrastructure.


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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development