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  • UK, East Midlands, Derbyshire
  • from £40,000 to £50,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Years Exp: 6
  • Industry: Water & Utilities
  • Discipline: Hydraulic Modelling, Water Network Modelling
  • Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree

My client is one of the largest engineering and design consultancies in the UK, successfully delivering multidisciplinary project to our clients Asset Planning and Solutions team incorporates one of the largest Urban Catchment Modelling teams in the UK, delivering projects for the majority of the UK Water Companies, the EA, many Lead Local Flood Authorities, as well as a broad range of overseas clients.  


They are now seeking to recruit a Senior or Principal Urban Catchment Modeller to their Derby office. The successful candidate will join a team of Geographers and Engineers and will play a key role in delivering to a range of clients including Water Companies, Local Authorities and Developers. Our team carries out a range of projects related to Stormwater Management (SWM), wastewater and integrated catchment studies, through feasibility, scoping and catchment drainage studies, using computer modelling and analysis to support operational and environmental recommendations or other interventions. You will be part of a team shaping the dialogue within the UK and internationally in how drainage should become an integrated part of green blue infrastructure and masterplanning.  


Job Summary  


They seek to appoint a Senior / Principal Urban Catchment Modeller to our Asset Planning business to support an increasing portfolio and workload. The successful candidate should be degree qualified, have appropriate professional qualifications, and have a broad range of experience in:  


Catchment Planning– determination of hydraulic, environmental, and operational needs of catchments and the development of various horizon strategies to improve catchment performance  

Blue Green Infrastructure  

Solution Development– development of outline designs, and support through detailed design process  

Model Build and Verification – creating robust sewer network models that are suitable for analysis and solution development  

Hydraulic and Water Quality Analysis – intelligent assessment of catchment hydraulics and pollutant sources to identify needs and risks  

Integrated Catchment Modelling – constructing models for assessing the interaction between sewers (storm and foul), watercourses and overland flows  

The successful candidate shall demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the Wastewater market sector, excellent technical skills and have a proven track record in one or more of business development, client management, project management and line management.  


Essential Criteria  


Knowledge of the water environment and sustainability and desire to apply your skills to the challenges the water environment faces  

A natural curiosity for developing innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective solutions for our clients  

Understanding of UK Water Industry and regulatory issues.  

Proven track record in coordinating and delivering technically excellent projects on time and to budget  

Attained a chartered status (ICE or CIWEM)  

Experience in urban drainage modelling  

Competence in the use of Hydraulic modelling software  

First class written and oral communication skills  

Desirable Criteria  


Experience working on Storm Water Management and Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS)  

Experience working with software such as FME, Power Bi, and/or programming tools such as Ruby, Python and Visual Basic.  

Experience of team working on multi-disciplinary projects  

Sound commercial understanding  

Able to develop and motivate junior team members  



Technical and project management of DWMPs and other projects including Storm Water Management, SuDS, drainage, option development, SOAF and WFD delivery.  

Undertake Project Manager role on projects where required  

Support in the development of Client Relationship with our key Water Company and non-Water Company clients to support growth.  

Support in the preparation of bid documents and estimates.  

Supervision of project teams and supporting the Business Manager in resource planning.  

Promote staff development through training, on-the-job experience, and personal development  

Contributing towards technical innovation and improvement workgroups.  

  • Quote ref: 1061/24710

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