Hydrogeologist (Assistant Consultant)

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
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Overview / Responsibilities

We are looking to expand our team by recruiting a high-calibre Assistant Consultant Hydrogeologist into our Shrewsbury Office (preferred location) who is keen to support a range of projects and clients working in our Water Management team within our Environment and Consents business unit.


Our Water Management team works across a wide spectrum of services covering hydrogeology, water resources and security, water quality, hydroecology and hydrology and hydraulics.  Through our projects we provide high quality technical services and advice to a wide range of customers, including the UK Water Industry, UK and European Government departments and agencies, the World Bank, and the Mining, Nuclear and Oil & Gas sectors.


Our hydrogeologists apply their skills and knowledge to a wide range of projects related to water resource assessment, numerical modelling, groundwater quality investigations and aquifer protection.  You will have the opportunity to work with a range of clients including water companies, regulators, central and local government as well as the private sector.  This may include work beyond the UK in the EU and wider international projects.


Key Responsibilities

You will provide technical input to a variety of office and field-based projects.  You are also likely to be involved in supporting the development of proposals for new projects.  You will often work in multi-disciplinary teams providing technical contributions to projects, data and information collection and analysis. 

You will be a highly motivated, numerate candidate with excellent communication skills.  You will have the ability to apply technical knowledge in analysing problems and finding solutions to new challenges.  The ability to work effectively as part of a team, as well as individually for discrete tasks, is essential. 

We offer a dynamic, but supportive environment for a motivated and talented individual to fulfil their potential.  Wood recognises that their people are central to its success as a business. As a consequence, we are committed to a providing a comprehensive framework for the professional development of its staff, including:

  • Access to extensive internal and external training opportunities;
  • An Early Careers Network;
  • A mentoring programme; and
  • Support for gaining chartership through professional institutions.

Fairness, support in development and a safe work environment – these are all of great importance to us. Where people look out for each other, are respected and are recognised. Where people work ethically and safely. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. We truly believe that diversity within our workplace promotes an incredible diversity of ideas. We are happy to consider applicants who are interested in the role on a part-time basis and support flexible working arrangements.

Skills / Qualifications

Skills / Experience

  • You should have a good understanding of water management issues in the UK and Europe, as well as an interest in creatively solving these problems
  • You will be highly numerate with strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to write high quality concise reports is essential
  • You will have practical experience in at least some of the following: use of MS Office tools (Excel, Access); use of GIS packages such as ArcGIS and groundwater modelling packages such as MODFLOW. 


  • Degree-level qualification in either Geography, Geology, Earth/Environmental Science or Civil Engineering

Post graduate experience is not essential, although a qualification in Hydrogeology or Water Resources Management would be advantageous.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.