Principal Hydrologist

07 Jun 2017
05 Jul 2017
Jessica Cutler
Contract Type
Full Time
Key accountabilities:

Direct and provide technical input into a wide range of water resource management and drought management projects and assessments.

To work effectively with water companies, regulators, planners, developers, design engineers, contractors to achieve positive outcomes for water resource strategies and scheme developments.

Lead, project direct and coordinate a wide range of water resource studies.

Build and maintain relationships with their clients through project and bidding activities

Develop solutions and innovative approaches to their client’s problems.

Direct technical inputs from junior staff and sub-consultants.

Lead, mentor and coach junior colleagues in all aspects of water resources hydrology and planning

Drive innovation within the field of water resources to meet future challenges faced by our clients.

Key competencies and experience:

Strong technical understanding of water resources planning, water resources hydrology, low flow and drought assessments

Detailed understanding of UK water policy and legislation, water resources management and the Water Framework Directive

Extensive applied experience in working for or with UK water companies

Extensive experience of taking the lead technically on complex water resource projects

Strong experience of regulatory and stakeholder communications and management

A first degree in a relevant subject, such as Geography or Environmental Sciences and ideally a Masters or PhD in water resources and hydrology

Ideally full membership of CIWEM (or similar professional body) and member of British Hydrological Society (or equivalent hydrological body)

Strong background in project management / project direction

Skills and behaviours:

Excellent team working skills together with strong communication skills and a close attention to detail

Enthusiastic and self-motivated to thrive in this busy and demanding environment.

Innovative thinking skills

Excellent report writing and bid-writing skills

Ability to give presentations at all levels including to regulators and external stakeholders

Good IT skills in appropriate software, ideally with experience in rainfall-runoff models (e.g. HYSIM), water resource simulation models (e.g. Aquator) and water resources planning optimisation tools

Excellent interpersonal skills

Excellent organisational skills

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