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Senior Water Quality Modeller (Flexible across UK)

  1. Warrington, Derby, Manchester, Epsom, Edinburgh, Swansea
R-114607

Senior Water Quality Modeller (Flexible across UK)

This position is available as either full-time and part-time and can be based in any of our office locations.  Our largest team presences are in: Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Edinburgh, Epsom, Glasgow, Oxford, Peterborough, Swansea and Warrington – however we have offices in many other locations across the UK where you could be based.Could you take a key role in water quality services within our friendly and successful water management consultancy?  This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate looking to progress their career at an exciting time for the industry. Our Water Management Consultancy operates at the interface between people and the water environment, with specialisms in water quality, water resources planning, flood risk management and climate analysis.  All of this requires a thorough understanding of biogeochemical and hydrological processes. Our team thrives on solving complex challenges related to water quality, resources, and climate resilience.

AtkinsRéalis business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering, and project management consultancies, with over 36,000 employees worldwide. At AtkinsRéalis, we offer more than just a job. We offer an opportunity to make a difference and shape the world to benefit future generations and the natural environment.  Our Water Management Consultancy Practice covers a wider range of specialisms – including environmental chemistry, water quality, catchment management, hydrology/water resource planning, and geomorphology.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and the depth of our technical expertise.  We currently have a number of new exciting and technically challenging projects in the wider quality modelling area.  We welcome application from enthusiastic scientists in this field.  The post can be full-time or part-time; with flexibility to make this work for you. As a Senior Water Quality Modelling specialist, you’ll play a pivotal role in shaping our water management solutions. Collaborating with a friendly and accomplished team, you’ll lead projects that safeguard our environment, enhancing water quality. This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in an industry that’s evolving rapidly.

Recent projects delivered by our water quality team include simulating the whole of the freshwater River Thames to support strategic water resource options, updating catchment models used as the standard for regulatory planning across the England and Wales, developing and implementing a new approach to drainage and wastewater management, and working with regulators and the water industry to improve bathing water quality.

You will join a team of nearly 200 water management specialists, supporting our clients in making the right strategic investment decisions for critical infrastructure, in changing futures and climates, in areas as diverse as water resources, natural capital, mature-base solutions, flood management, green infrastructure, energy and transportation. We work for clients across the UK, including central government, regulators, the water industry, NGOs, and local authorities. Beyond the UK, we play an important role in supporting major international development banks and private clients in driving forwards sustainable water management solutions for irrigation, potable water supply and wider infrastructure schemes.

Responsibilities

You will be joining an established and successful team, working with our water quality Technical Authority on the coordination and delivery of water quality modelling investigations.  You will work effectively as part of a team and with other professionals (environmental scientists, engineers, planners) throughout AtkinsRéalis to provide a consistent and integrated service to our clients. You also will champion high standards of performance, influence project development and deliver sustainable outcomes. You will undertake your own work to an excellent standard, and review the work of others, leading on projects and frameworks as appropriate. You will additionally work closely with our clients to develop trusted relationships, supporting them in a confident, professional manner.  You will lead bid preparation and develop new areas of business for the team.  We will support and train you with all of this and make sure that you can undertake Continual Professional Development in accordance with requirements of a professional institute.

The individual

We are looking for someone flexible, prepared to take on new challenges and lead water quality modelling projects.
You will be someone recognised by water companies and/or regulators in the UK for your comprehensive experience in water quality modelling (river and/or coastal),  Ideally that will be in industry standard software packages such as SAGIS, Mike, Delft and InfoWorks ICM.
You will have a degree or higher in an environmental or science subject; you will ideally be chartered. 
You will have high-level numerical and data analysis skills and be an articulate report writer.
You will have a deep knowledge of environmental water quality regulation and how this is applied; for example the Water Framework Directive, Bathing Water Directive, Storm Overflow Assessment Framework (SOAF) and Storm Overflows Discharge Reduction Plans (SODRP.  [CBA8] 
You will have an ability to lead the development of innovative approaches in new technical areas and in data-poor environments to support clients in decision-making.
You will be highly self-motivated, possessing strong enthusiasm, commitment to delivering sustainable outcomes and focussed on delivering technical excellence.  
A skilled collaborative worker, you will have great interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively with different teams, clients, and stakeholders. 
You will be well-organised, able to plan ahead and deal with multiple projects running in parallel.

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 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 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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