Senior Water & Flood Risk Consultant


London, , GB

About the Role:

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think groundbreaking. Join WSP, and you’ll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise, and working on projects that transform society for all of us.

WSP are seeking Senior Water and Flood Risk Consultants to continue the growth of experts in our London offices. The successful candidates will help deliver a broad range of water environment services for the most significant transport and infrastructure projects in the UK.

We support clients and projects throughout the UK with a focus on high profile rail and highway projects, and regularly provide support to Lead Local Flood Authorities to help meet their obligations under the Flood and Water Management Act. 

Our water engineering staff are technical leaders, proactive, responsible and collaborative. The successful candidates will become a key part of this national team, dedicated to delivering innovative, lasting solutions to the highest profile challenges faced by our clients.

A typical week would include:

  • Working on a wide variety of water environment and flood risk projects
  • Helping to develop our offering in these strategically important areas and progress to more senior roles
  • Being responsible for technical, management and commercial aspects of projects.

We are committed to finding the right candidates for this position and would consider flexible working for the right individual whose ambitions align with our values and goals.

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • Chartered Engineer or Chartered Water and Environmental Manager (or working towards).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Technical expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Environmental Impact and Water Framework Directive assessment;
    • Flood Risk Assessment;
    • Hydrology;
    • Fluvial hydraulic modelling;
    • River engineering and scour assessment;
    • Sustainable foul and surface water drainage design
  • Commercial experience, including project management and bid preparation.
  • Ability to work within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Relevant experience of delivering infrastructure projects or working with local authority/national government.
  • Drive and ability to build client relationships and develop suitable opportunities.

Experience of working with local authorities and rail/highway projects would be highly advantageous.

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy – we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Here at WSP 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 will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

About Us?

Together, our people make up one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We’re dedicated to the communities where we live and work in the UK and propelled by international brainpower. Staying curious is what drives us. Looking at challenges from fresh angles helps us deliver future-ready solutions that break paradigms.

With around 7,900 talented people in 70+ offices across the UK, and 43,000 around the world, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.