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  • UK, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Derby
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Eligibility to work: UK
  • Industry: Water & Utilities
  • Discipline: Hydraulic Modelling, Quality Engineering, Python , Software Engineering, Drainage, Developing (Software) , Project Management, Planning, Sustainability, Operational risk management
  • Languages: English

Our client seeks to appoint a Senior / Principal Urban Catchment Modeller to our Asset Planning business to support an increasing portfolio and workload.  




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.  




The Individual  


We seek an Individual that can demonstrate:  


Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills both verbally and in writing.  

A hard working and flexible individual, a team player, who has great attention to detail, is reliable, shows initiative and is proactive and able to deliver to set deadlines.  

Enthusiasm about urban drainage and it’s role within the environment.  

A confident and professional manner.  

Good team working skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.  

A supportive approach to mentoring less experienced members of the team.  

Ability to adapt to different cultures and working environments to build rapport with clients and the whole project team.  

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.


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.

  • Quote ref: 1061/24797

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