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Associate Flood Modeller

  1. Water
  2. Peterborough, Oxford, London, Epsom, Bristol, Swansea
R-115190

Are you into flood risk management and looking for your next exciting opportunity?  We are looking for Associate flood modellers, to join our thriving business, working on our great projects across the UK.  If this is you, we want to hear from you and discuss how we can help you develop your career!

We have recently been named as a Delivery Partner for the Environment Agency’s latest framework - to help better understand the impact of climate change and risk of flooding for communities in England.  Under the 2024 Mapping and Modelling Framework AtkinsRéalis will provide the Environment Agency with survey, mapping, modelling, incident management, hydrological and other professional services to help identify and plan for climate events.  This is a significant programme that will help the Environment Agency understand better the impact of climate change and reduce the risk of flooding to communities across England, including the vital response required to support communities that have been flooded.  The Mapping and Modelling Framework underpins the work of the Environment Agency, enabling it to make informed investment decisions based on data and evidence.

As a result of this and other committed projects, we have vacancies UK wide for enthusiastic and ambitious individuals in a predominantly technical area

Role: contribute to and lead hydraulic and hydrological modelling projects.

Expertise: Proficiency in 1D and 2D modelling for rivers, surface water, and coastal areas.

Location: Vacancies across the UK.

AtkinsRéalis is a major engineering, environmental and design consultancies AtkinsRéalis offers opportunities for talented consultants to work on a wide variety of projects at a range of scales.  We have ongoing projects in flood risk management with a lot of work coming from our frameworks for the Environment Agency and numerous local authorities in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, as well as major projects like HS2 and Sizewell C.  We are undertaking projects in natural flood management, flood forecasting, flood alleviation and helping water companies with elements of their water resources and water quality issues. Beyond this, we work internationally and have work committed across the globe, including the Red Sea economic zone, Al Bada developments in the middle east, and EIA work in North America.  All our projects are run with our colleagues in India, and you will be working as part of an international team.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

We have vacancies for enthusiastic and ambitious individuals to lead and grow our world class flood risk management team. We are seeking technical experts with a high profile in the flood risk management industry capable of leading on the delivery of hydraulic and hydrological modelling projects, including 1D and 2D models for rivers, surface water and sewers. You will also be addressing the required funding arrangements for public sector projects, and working alongside our engineers, ecologists, environmental scientists and other technical experts in key service areas. You will have the chance to develop opportunities and lead on international projects through our increasing portfolio of overseas work, and with our staff in Canada, USA, India, Africa and Asia Pacific.

You should have good project management skills, commercial awareness and the confidence to lead technical work, as well as mentor junior team members in developing their skills. You must be client focused and able to build strong relationships with our clients with a high degree of collaborative working skills to ensure we get the best from our working relationships with client teams.

Requirements:

Our current vacancies are for Associate consultants, engineers and modelers across our primary UK offices, although consideration will be given to exceptional candidates in other locations.  You should have experience in delivering flood risk projects, and we also welcome more focused project management skills for this vacancy. Alternatively if you have the confidence to lead technical work and mentor junior team members in developing their skills this role is also for you.  We want you to build strong relationships with our clients with a high degree of collaborative working skills to ensure we get the best from our working relationships with client teams.

  • Qualifications: A degree in Geography, Science or Civil Engineering, and ideally an MSc or further post graduate qualification in a relevant subject area or notable experience.
  • Chartered or Fellow status with CIWEM or ICE.
  • Experience: Over extensive years of experience in flood risk management, with demonstrated project delivery and meeting client requirements. Have Significant experience in carrying out flood risk analyses for planning, development, and design.
  • Leadership: Experience in developing and leading technical teams, and supporting and mentoring staff.
  • Decision-Making: Ability to make robust decisions based on available information.
  • Technical Skills: either Project management with commercial, contractual and financial management, and project programming. A track record of project delivery and performance, meeting client expectations and maximising commercial performance; or Be proficient in 1D-2D modelling using tools like Infoworks ICM, Flood Modeller, TUFLOW/ESTRY, or HEC-RAS, be able to use, or have a strong awareness of GIS with ArcGIS, MapInfo, or QGIS. Hydrological Assessment is desirable experience with FEH hydrological assessment and UK hydrology.
  • Engineering design experience; experience in undertaking scour assessments and developing scour protection is desirable, but not essential.

AtkinsRéalis and its clients expect you to have a Chartered status at this grade. 

Responsibilities:

Whether a dedicated project manager or a technical lead, your day to day activities will involve developing and agreeing the scope of services, managing and supervising junior resources, and actively progressing a suite of projects under your control. You will have an excellent grasp of project procedures including financial and change control, report writing, ability to present, and quality assurance through checking and reviewing.

You will be required to produce high quality client facing reports, and to undertake and lead hydraulic modelling and data analysis to support projects. On an on-going basis, you’ll be supporting project managers and directors in delivering a range of projects, including strategic infrastructure projects where we may also provide an internally facing consultancy service. Business development and work-winning will be a key part of your role. You will be required to lead bidding activities, and to promote the organisation’s capabilities through your own industry credentials. 

  • Leadership and Management:  Manage and supervise junior resources. Support project managers and directors by following project procedures, including financial and change control.  Actively progress a suite of projects under your control.
  • Collaboration and Integration: Work effectively as part of a team, collaborating with environmental scientists, engineers, and planners.  Provide a consistent and integrated service to clients.
  • Business Development: Support business development activities, including tendering for projects and client/stakeholder engagement.  Develop and agree on the scope of services, costs, and resources.
  • Technical Work: Conduct detailed technical work, including hydraulic modelling, data analysis, GIS, and technical reporting.  Ensure quality assurance for technical deliverables.
  • Team Development: Contribute to the continued development of the Flood Risk Team through active involvement in the technical network.

The Individual:

  • Be motivated:  Candidates should be highly motivated and self-driven, committed to achieving excellence. You will have enthusiasm for leading work-winning activities.
  • Be collaborative: Strong interpersonal skills and effective communication are essential for collaborative work.
  • Be adaptable:  Flexibility and a willingness to tackle new challenges are valuable traits, and you will be prepared to take on new challenges.
  • Have good organisational abilities:  Candidates should be well-organised and able lead multiple projects and non-project activities simultaneously.  Recognize opportunities for delegation and the development of team members.
  • Have a good attention to detail:  Consistently maintain high standards in your work.

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What we offer? 

AtkinsRéalis recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirementsAs part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default AtkinsRéalis offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office. 

Rewards and Benefits: 

We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

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Training:

AtkinsRéalis develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual development process. You should be Chartered already for this role although we will support staff with commensurate skills and experience in achieving and maintaining membership of relevant institutions.  AtkinsRéalis will support you in your professional development beyond Chartership too, whether with the ICE, CIWEM or others.  This includes paying your annual membership, and providing access to CPD.  Inside AtkinsRéalis, we recognise different career paths, and so you will have the opportunity to move into client, business or project management if you prefer to try something different.

You will also be part of our global Technical Networks, which provide a flow of technically orientated information and ideas through the company.  For this role, our Flood Risk Management network will support your learning, but there are many others you could also join.

Meeting Your Needs:

When you start with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward," a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career, and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career.  Read more about 'Total Reward'.

Our IT systems support home-working, so where you have parental or carer duties; or you simply need to be elsewhere for a parcel, servicing your car, or waiting in for a tradesperson; a work-life balance is important: AtkinsRéalis will work for you. By default, AtkinsRéalis offers flexible working. We encourage the opportunity to discuss a flexible working pattern for this vacancy, and we ask you to explore the flexible working options during the interview process.

We have no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time at home or in the office.  Our IT systems support home-working very well, so where you have parental or carer duties; or you simply need to be elsewhere for a parcel, servicing your car, or waiting in for a tradesperson; AtkinsRéalis will work for you. AtkinsRéalis corporate social responsibility provides the opportunity to give something back to the community, and we run professional networks supporting groups such as local schools, charities, parents, those coming out of the armed-forces and women in engineering.

We want you to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can adjust to ensure this. So, whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not, or would simply like to know how we can support you better, please contact us confidentially at recruitment@atkinsrealis.com

Dive into the Waters of Opportunity! 🌊

AtkinsRéalis is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of heritage in design and engineering. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge, and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Are you ready to make a splash in the world of water management? Look no further! Our Water Management Consultancy is your gateway to a dynamic environment where science meets sustainability. Here’s what awaits you within our practice:

  • Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management: Tackle the forces of nature head-on, safeguarding communities from floods and erosion.  Integrated Catchment Management: Connect the dots across landscapes, harmonizing water flow and ecological balance.
  • Water Resources and Quality Planning: Shape the future of water availability and purity.
  • Hydrogeology and Hydrology: Unearth hidden secrets of aquifers and rivers.
  • Aquatic Ecology: Dive into ecosystems, protecting biodiversity and habitats.
  • Hydromorphology and River Restoration: Mold rivers like an artist, restoring their natural beauty.
  • Climate Futures and Resilience: Navigate the stormy seas of climate change, fortifying our world against its impacts.
  • Coastal and Marine Environmental Management: Explore the briny depths, preserving our coastal treasures.

As a member of the flood risk team within the Water Management Consultancy, you would be part of a larger group of like-minded people and could be working with and alongside any of these other disciplines riding the waves alongside like-minded experts: AtkinsRéalis provides the opportunity to have a broad exposure to wide range of environmental services across the Water industry and create positive change across the water industry.

Additional Information: 

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 vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance. 

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability. 

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