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Senior/ Principal Hydraulic Modeller - Team Leader

  1. Water
  2. Sheffield
R-102132

AtkinsRéalis is one of the largest engineering and design consultancies in the UK, successfully delivering multidisciplinary project to our clients.

Our Networks & Drainage Solutions team incorporates 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.

Due to a large increase in work, we are seeking to recruit an ambitious Senior or Principal Hydraulic Modeller, to develop a hydraulic modelling team in our Sheffield city centre office and surrounding area. Working alongside a wider team of Engineers you will play a key role in delivering to a range of clients including Water Companies, Local Authorities and Developers across the North West, North East and Midlands regions.

Job Summary:

We seek to appoint a Senior / Principal Hydraulic Modeller to our Networks and Drainage business to develop a hydraulic modelling team, to support an increasing portfolio and workload.

The successful candidate should be degree qualified, and have a broad range of experience in:

  • 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.
  • Solution Development– development of outline designs, and support through detailed design process.
  • Integrated Catchment Modelling – constructing models for assessing the interaction between sewers (storm and foul), watercourses and overland flows.
  • 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.

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:

  • Coaching and people management skills.
  • Knowledge of the water environment and sustainability.
  • 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 or working towards chartered status (ICE or CIWEM).
  • Skilled 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.
  • Project Management skills.
  • Able to develop and motivate junior team members.

Responsibilities:

  • Leading of the project team, responsible for resource planning and management.
  • Technical and project management of projects including; Hydraulic Model Build and verification, 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.
  • 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, an excellent team leader, who has great attention to detail, is reliable, shows initiative and is proactive and able to deliver to set deadlines.
  • Good team working skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Enthusiasm about urban drainage and it’s role within the environment.
  • A confident and professional manner.
  • 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.

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 requirements.  As 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 e

ach 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 is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

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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