Flood/Hydraulic Modeller


Swindon, United Kingdom

Our projects require a mix of engineering, economic, scientific, modelling, statistical and written and oral communication skills. With a background in hydraulic modelling, hydrology or water resource management, you will primarily be working on a range of flood risk projects that make a difference to local communities and the environment, serving a range of public and private sector clients including regulators, local authorities, water utility and strategic construction companies.

You will be joining the No.1 deliverer of flood risk management services in the UK, working as part of an integrated, forward thinking and highly skilled team with the opportunity to learn from and assist key industry experts.

We offer a choice of management or technical career pathways which are equally recognized and supported by our career development framework.

Your role will entail, but not limited to:

  • Technical leadership of hydraulic modelling, hydrology and/or planning projects, from inception to handover, working with the project manager to ensure they are delivered on budget and to deadlines;
  • Nurture, stretch and develop the technical skills of more junior level colleagues;
  • Identify and deliver technical innovation in order to improve efficiency of delivery, ensure effective dissemination of latest methodologies and tools;
  • Take a leadership role in ensuring flood management project deliverables meet clients’ needs;
  • Take a proactive approach to managing the client relationship, clarifying expectations/success criteria in order to promote their satisfaction;
  • Support delivery teams to communicate project outputs to internal and external clients through verbal and written communications;
  • Take ownership and responsibility for the quality of project work to meet the highest standards;
  • Compliance with CH2M’s HS&E, quality, financial, risk management, business and policy requirements.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in civil engineering or environmental/earth sciences;
  • MSc./PhD in relevant technical areas will be an advantage;
  • Chartered or approaching chartership with appropriate recognised institution;
  • Be highly flexible and self-motivated towards improving team and personal performance;
  • Have a can-do attitude and deliver innovative solutions to difficult challenges;
  • Be skilled at collaborative working, with good interpersonal skills and able to communicate effectively with clients, stakeholders and colleagues;
  • Have demonstrable technical expertise in one or more of the following technical disciplines: 1d and 2 d modelling (Flood Modeller, TUFLOW), UK hydrological methodologies, industry standard GIS software;
  • Have the ability to produce high quality technical writing for bid and project work;
  • Have a proven track record of working collaboratively in teams and with other disciplines in delivering water planning projects;
  • Have excellent written and verbal skills when communicating with stakeholders including technical and non-technical parties;
  • Be a flexible team player, able to work with different project teams both locally and across remote offices;
  • Commercial awareness and evidence of ability to deliver projects and bids to time and budget;
  • Flexible approach to respond to changing market requirements.

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