Principal Water Resources Consultant


London, , GB

Overview / Responsibilities

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


We are looking for an experienced Water Resource Planner to help us exploit opportunities coming from Commercial Clients, Water Companies, and the Environment Agency as well as to support our aspirations for international growth.  Ideally you will have a Demand background, be skilled in the user of water resource simulation models (e.g. AQUATOR) and have experience working for clients both within and beyond the UK water sector.  The role will include project management and delivery, technical innovation and support to business development and proposals.  The level of responsibility and seniority of this role can be tailored to fit the right applicant.


Whilst this is primarily a UK focused role, there will also be opportunities to support international bids including proposals to the World Bank and European Commission in line with our strategy to develop growth outside of the UK.

Skills / Qualifications

As a key member of our Water Management team, you will be primarily focused on winning and delivering work for Commercial clients and UK Water Companies.  This will include leading the delivery of projects, often acting as project manager and the primary point of contact between Wood and our clients.


You will provide technical inputs and help to develop the technical skills and experience of more junior staff.  Projects are expected to be focused on water resources management planning and options appraisal, and associated technical studies.


Alongside project delivery, you will contribute to, and potentially lead, the preparation of winning proposals.  You will work closely with our Customer Relationship Management team to develop new opportunities with both existing and new clients.


You will play a key role in maintaining and building Wood’s technical knowledge and innovation base and will be expected to keep up-to-date with the latest policy and regulatory developments affecting the Water Industry



  • You will have a relevant degree-level qualification, potentially with further post-graduate qualification;
  • You will have demonstrable experience working with or for the UK Water Industry and an in-depth knowledge of the water resource management planning process and the wider policy and regulatory context. Ideally, you will have experience of implementing the new decision-making techniques for water resource planning.
  • You should have practical project management experience, including management of project teams, and be comfortable managing challenging projects;
  • You will be highly numerate with strong analytical skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to write high quality concise reports.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.

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.