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.
• Must have a degree in a relevant discipline and preferably relevant post-graduate qualification (with a focus on Water Resources Management and Hydrology).
• Ideally some demonstrable relevant industry, consultancy or research experience.
• Experience in water resource, hydrological and climate modelling for water resource management planning is a key requirement.
• Working knowledge of the UK Water Resources Management Planning processes and prevailing legislation.
• Practical experience in at least some of the following is desirable:
• Water resources systems modelling and analysis, working with Aquator, Miser etc.
• Programming skills, such as Python
• Resource assessment, hydrology and hydrogeology
• Options appraisal
• Water demand forecasting and supply-demand appraisal
• Investment modelling and appraisal
• Climate change and resilience assessment
• Risk, uncertainty and robust decision making techniques.
• Applicants must be highly numerate and familiar with IT and software appropriate to the tasks undertaken.
• To support the delivery of projects and work collaboratively with other Atkins’ businesses.
• Depending on experience, to support or lead on delivery of key technical areas related to water resources and investment modelling
• Maintain excellent professional relationships which can lead to repeat business.
• To work effectively as part of a team and with other professionals (environmental scientists, engineers, planners) throughout Atkins to provide a consistent and integrated service to our clients.
• Highly motivated and proactive; focussed on achieving and delivering technical excellence.
• Skilled at collaborative working, have good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively.
• Client focused and a high level of relationship management skills.
• Strong reputation and high level technical performance.
• Flexible and prepared to take on new challenges.
• Excellent communication, report writing and presentation skills.
• Working towards getting chartered, or already chartered, through ICE, CIWEM or equivalent.
• 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,