Senior Flood Risk Engineer

Posted 01 July 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Highways, Transport & Infrastructure
Contact NameTony Hutt

Job description

My client has an immediate vacancy in their Nottingham office for a Senior Flood Risk Engineer to lead a small team within their experienced civil engineering design team.
The team works for clients throughout the East Midlands and United Kingdom, providing flood risk assessment and drainage strategy reports to support planning applications, offering expert witness services, undertaking and procuring supporting hydrology and hydraulic river modelling assessments, designing SuDS drainage schemes and highway works using Micro Drainage and InfoDrainage industry standard software with final drawings produced in AutoCAD. They also use QGIS for the site assessment and to supplement our reports.
They work for a variety of sectors that include retail, leisure, commercial, general industrial, storage and distribution, hotels, institutions, residential, venues/health and fitness.
The role would suit an experienced flood risk engineer who will be a BSc (Hons) graduate in Geography/Environmental Sciences, or a BSc/BEng (Hons) graduate in Geography/Environmental Sciences or a BSc/BEng (Hons) degree in civil engineering who has relevant expertise and experience in water resources and management.
The role will involve all tasks associated with leading a small team tasked with the production of flood risk assessment and drainage strategy reports.
This will include primary client liaison, quoting for work and management of the delivery of the projects. Additionally desktop data searches, site walkover assessments, liaison with other consultants and stakeholders, understanding flood risk and detailing appropriate mitigation, the design and drafting of SuDS schemes, undertaking or procurement of hydrology and hydraulic river modelling assessments and, finally, the drafting of flood risk assessment and drainage strategy reports.
The successful candidate will have demonstratable experience assessing flood risk and drainage strategy, have the ability to write clear and concise reports based on a logical assessment of site constraints. They will be able to use their expertise to design and develop deliverable, policy compliant sustainable drainage strategy proposals for incorporation into the planning proposals.
In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate good verbal communication skills and be computer literate, being fully competent in the use of Word and Excel. Experience in the use of AutoCAD, Micro Drainage or InfoDrainage and GIS packages. Experience in hydrology and the use of hydraulic modelling packages would be an advantage.
On the job training will be given to develop their skills in financial management and they will work closely with the other members of the civil engineering team to develop their skills.
They operate an ICE/CIWEM registered training scheme which will be open to the successful candidate. Client care is of paramount importance to as a company and the successful candidate will be an able communicator, both in written English and verbally, in person and on the telephone.