Principal Hydrologist & Drainage Specialist - Bristol

Posted 11 months ago by JSM Associates
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits package.
Sector Consultancy
Posted 11 months ago
Apply by Thursday, 24 November 2016

Fantastic opportunity for a Senior / Principal level hydrologist specialising in Flood Risk and SUDS, to join a highly regarded leading niche independent consultancy at their offices in Reading or Bristol. This will be a pivotal role for my client and offers the successful candidate a fantastic opportunity to grow and develop a significant position within the firm going forward. The role will include technical leadership, PM and BD aspects, providing additional expertise and resource.
My client enjoys a fantastic reputation as a great firm to work for, you will be part of a highly successful business and work alongside a number of industry experts across a number of specialist areas
Reading or Bristol

Capabilities and Qualifications:
The successful applicant will be involved in the following

*Lead on delivery of Hydrology and drainage work within the business
*Take on overall responsibility for the delivery of hydrology services within the firm
*Integrate hydrology services with other areas, including geo-environmental engineering, land quality and water resources.
*Lead on surface water proposals
*Provide guidance on the UK regulatory framework underpinning flood risk assessments and sustainable drainage systems.
*Review reports including Environmental Statements and EIA surface water chapters.
*Take a lead in developing my client's sustainable drainage services and design.
*Support BD to expand my clients service offering to new clients

The ideal candidate will have the following:

*BSc or MSc in relevant water management discipline
*Preferably 8 - 10 years experience
*Preparation of Proposals and Tender documents.
*Project management and financial control.
*Supervision, training and development of team members.
*Key requisite is experience in conceptual and detailed SUDS design and an understanding of how SUDS fit within the planning system
*Hydraulic modelling capabilities for flood risk and water resource assessment with knowledge of industry software packages (Tuflow/ISIS; HEC-RAS, Micro Drainage).
*Excellent client management skills and experience;
*Excellent report writing and communication skills;
*Motivated to win new business for the company;
*Experience with major infrastructure projects will be a bonus.
*Contribute to research and innovation projects including the development and implementation of new services.
*Delivery of high quality, pragmatic, advice and solutions to environmental problems.
*Support and contribute to commercial development plans.

About the role
As a senior member within my client's business you will work within a multidisciplinary team of specialists to provide services for the private and public sectors as well as regulatory agencies. Your principle responsibility will be to develop and grow the surface water management capabilities, particularly in relation to flood risk assessment and SUDS. This will include staff mentorship/motivation; management and development of both existing and new clients; contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Group's billable target and generally supporting the Group Director in achieving the overall group targets and objectives. You will prepare quotations, budgets and work plans for upcoming projects and ensure that all active projects are completed on time and on budget. You will undertake client and regulatory liaison.

In return my client offers a highly rewarding environment and culture. You will be given significant support and training to develop you career as well as significant financial reward.

Contact Us;
If you are interested in finding out more about this position or similar roles currently and would like a discreet non-committal chat please contact Jeremy Money ( , however if you have not received a response within with-in one working week, please assume your application has been unsuccessful this time round. We will confidentially retain your details and inform you of any other suitable opportunities arising should you not be successful in this role.
This is one of a number of exciting positions currently available via JSM Associates.
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