U.K. nationals: Hydrologist

Environment Agency
United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Job description  

We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment. Acting to reduce the impacts of a changing climate on people and wildlife is at the heart of everything we do. We run a national flood forecasting service and are also investing £5.2 billion between now and 2027 that will reduce flood risk to properties across the UK. We are also currently setting out a programme of improvements for flood hydrology for the UK.
Working closely with other teams, you can expect to be involved in any of the following:

• Drive improvements in operational flood hydrology in both forecasting models and flood estimation and characterisation.
• Provide expert hydrology support to local modelling and forecasting teams
• Lead strategic projects improving operational flood hydrology nationally
• Provide technical input into national R&D projects
• Review complex hydrological analyses
• Train and mentor less experienced members of staff
• Liaise with local hydrometry teams to improve data quality
• Raise the profile of hydrology within the Environment Agency by speaking at meetings, writing briefings, etc.

You can also work in incident management, becoming one of the monitoring and forecasting duty officers who provide forecasts for flood warning and response.

The team  

The National Flood Hydrology team is a small dispersed national technical specialist team that drives national improvements in the hydrological modelling for flood forecasting and flood estimation. We have a real opportunity to make changes that affect the science of flood risk for England in both forecasting and flood estimation

Experience/skills required  

We are looking for someone who is keen to see improvements to the way things are done.
Through experience to date you will be able to demonstrate the following:

• A solid understanding of hydrological processes
• A degree (preferably masters) in hydrology or a closely related engineering or scientific discipline
• Understanding of the Flood Estimation Handbook (FEH) methods and rainfall-runoff models.
• Ability to analyse complex hydrological problems and review modelling techniques
• An understanding and experience of data collection, quality analysis and processing
• A questioning mind with the confidence to constructively challenge the status quo
• Delivery of work by planning, tracking, gathering and maintaining data/information
• Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with internal and external customers
• Good organisational skills and an ability to take the initiative and work both alone and as part of a team
• Excellent communication skills

Contact and additional information  

This vacancy is for a permanent position.
Please note that that your answers to the capability questions will be used to determine interview selection. The interview will be undertaken remotely.
The Environment Agency offer a range of employee benefits including a generous pension. There are fully funded opportunities to develop further academic/professional qualifications.
The team is a national team with colleagues and partners across the country. Some travel may be beneficial to the role in future but remote working is the norm for now.
Everybody has a role to play in incidents and you will be encouraged to play your part in a way that fits around your work/life balance.

For more information please contact Anita Asadullah:

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Closing Date:  

25/10/2020, 23:55 hours