Senior Flood Modeller

Midlands (Flexible), United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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We are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world.

This role will be hosted in Midlands office but location is flexible. We have a wide and growing portfolio of work planning and delivering water strategies both locally and internationally. Our Clients include the Environment Agency, Severn Trent Water and High Speed 2, as well as supporting clients held by the wider Arup water teams in Leeds, Cardiff and London.

The Role

We are seeking a senior modeller to join our dynamic and growing team who is excited by the challenge of driving innovation, pushing the boundaries of excellence and engaging both nationally and internationally on some of the largest and most challenging projects in the sector.

The focus of this role is to lead in hydraulic modelling, hydrology and water resources for a team of less experienced staff working on a range of major infrastructure projects. Typical duties would include flow estimation, hydraulic model schematisation, survey specification, procurement, model build using a range of modelling packages, calibration, verification, hydraulic design of bridges, viaducts and culverts, report write-up, flood mapping, drought strategies, water resource planning. The role would provide a wide range of opportunities to work on the water -related aspects of infrastructure projects within Arup's substantial portfolio - including road, rail, energy, water utility and flood resilience schemes.

The duties will include, but not be restricted to;

·     To take a lead in winning and delivering projects across a spectrum of projects

  • Technically lead a range of flood modelling schemes (ISIS Tuflow / Flood Modeler) with responsibility for ensuring and delivering technical excellence.
  • Formal and informal training of less experience staff
  • Preparation of reports, design calculations and specifications.
  • Application of rigorous checking and QA processes
  • Develop and liaise with Clients and Partners (external and internal)

To achieve in this role, you will have…..

  • High motivation, as well as proactive and excited by new challenges
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven expertise and extensive experience in the use of ISIS Tuflow / Flood Modeler.
  • Proficient GIS skills
  • Experience of the UK legislation affecting flooding, surface water management, water resource planning and water companies
  • Experience of delivering Environment Agency work
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams


  • Chartered Member of an appropriate institution (eg. CIWEM, ICE) 


  • Bachelors or Master Degree in Engineering or similar 

Reward and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing.  You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefits Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash or spend on a wide range of Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

Shape your time with us

Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a great place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people.  You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent,  a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle -  we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so  if you're interested in flexible start and finish times, working from home or working part-time, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role. 

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.