Water Management Specialist (Water)


Bristol, UK 🇬🇧

About the Role:

At WSP, there’s nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that’s cleaner, greener and safer. Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation that takes pride in its people and purpose: creating long-lasting solutions to meet the needs of generations to come.

A typical week would include:

  • Provide leadership in feasibility studies and options development assessments for flood management projects
  • Support on advising clients with complex and interesting flood and water management challenges
  • Site visits to assess flood risk –  often providing key advice in transactions and strategic decision making
  • Supporting our Senior Leadership Team in delivering the highest quality of water management projects
  • Support on planning advice for new projects in UK and abroad
  • Support on domestic and international projects.
  • Help progress our Net Zero aims –  through application of carbon assessment tools and providing practical client advice
  • Provide direct project management and client administration support to our senior leadership team
  • Undertake own continuing professional development with support from the team.
  • Help mentor and support our junior staff in developing their technical skills
  • Operate in accordance with the corporate health and safety, environmental and quality standards.

Successful candidates will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects.

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

  • A Civil Engineering, Geography or Environmental degree with continued professional development –  preferably charted with a recognised institution and with a track record in water management
  • A passions for understanding and managing the flood risk sustainably
  • Previous experience in one of more of the following would be beneficial –  but not essential: Flood risk assessment, planning support/ technical leadership/engineering design/funding business case development/fluvial geomorphology/ project management
  • A full UK Driving License is advantageous.
  • Good presentation, written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Good IT skills are paramount, Experience of flood modelling software and GIS tools would be beneficial but not essential.

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 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. VIBE (our LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group) and our Gender Balance Group 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 confirmation, 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:

WSP is one of the world’s leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.

We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.

Check out www.wsp.com for more info about the great work we do.

Please note that WSP reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date.