Atkins is one of the worlds’ leading engineering design consultancies. We have the breadth and depth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time critical infrastructure projects. As a provider of multi-discipline technical services, Atkins is committed to design excellence and delivery of first class solutions which combine innovation, imagination, and best practice.
The focus of the role is on the delivery of hydrological and hydraulic modelling projects for both our external and internal clients. As a member of this team you’ll have excellent technical and developing management skills, with a reputation for delivering work to the highest of standards.
• You will be expected to provide technical input into the delivery of modelling projects and will provide technical input as part of larger multi-disciplined teams.
• You will be expected to take a lead in the delivery of technical work on time, quality and cost.
• You will liaise with and support the wider Atkins practices and divisions in the UK and overseas.
Due to the nature of the role you’ll be expected to possess the following:
• Experience of hydrological techniques (flood and/or water resources) – such as urban and rural rainfall-runoff, statistical estimation, stochastic weather generators.
• Experience of hydraulic modelling – including any of the following environments in 1D, 2D, 3D; rivers, canals, sewers, dams, coasts, groundwater, integrated systems.
• The applicant should be working towards Chartered status.
• An appropriate 1st degree and ideally an MSc in a relevant discipline
• Experience of good technical delivery, including large scale catchment modelling projects and ideally some experience in project management and client management.
• Some experience of working as part of a successful bidding team on technical projects and the ability to demonstrate innovative ideas for the water management industry.
• Applicants must be numerate, literate and familiar with IT and software appropriate to the tasks to be undertaken, ideally including; InfoWorks (ICM, RS, CS), ISIS, TUFLOW, HEC-RAS and preferably the Wallingford Procedure, ReFH, FEH, FSR & Micro FSR.
Highly motivated and proactive, with a ‘can do’ attitude.
• Skilled at collaborative working, with good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively.
• Customer focused with a good level of client management skills.
• Have strong organisational and time management skills, with the ability to manage inputs to more than one project at any one time.
• Flexible and prepared to take on new challenges.
• Organisation, collation and assessment of desk-based information as part of Phase 1 Desk Studies.
• Assisting in designing or able to design environmental/geo-environmental site investigations, including soil sampling and ground gas/vapour/leachate/groundwater and surface water monitoring/sampling.
• Organising environmental/geo-environmental site investigation and monitoring
• Compliance with Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, including preparation of:
o H&S Plans for site investigation and managing health and safety on site.
o Preparing Method Statements, Specifications and Drawings.
• Data Management and sample scheduling.
• Developing conceptual site models and carrying out qualitative and semi--quantitative risk assessments for human health, controlled waters and property receptors under guidance.
• Factual and Interpretative Reporting.
• Scheduling and managing own work to acceptable quality, on time and to budget.
• Working with wider Atkins team in advancing international projects
• Degree qualified in a relevant engineering or science subject (e.g. geology, geotechnics, hydrogeology, chemistry, environmental science)
• Masters qualified in a relevant specialism preferred but not essential.
• Be actively working toward chartership with a relevant professional body.
• Demonstrate good, relevant land contamination/brownfield land experience in Phase 1 Desk Studies and Phase 2 Site Investigations
• Knowledge and technical understanding of conceptual site models and generic level risk assessments for controlled waters and human health;
• Able to produce factual and interpretative reports including generic qualitative/ quantitative risk assessment for controlled waters, human health and property receptors.
• Knowledge and understanding of relevant codes of practice and industry standards and have broad understanding of environmental legislation.
• Experience of working on former coal gasification or high voltage electricity transmission sites;
• Experience of working under NEC3 contracts,