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Principal Urban Drainage Modelling Specialist

  • Job reference: IF-002844
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Sheffield

Principal Urban Drainage Modelling Specialist 

We seek to appoint a Principal Urban Drainage Modelling Specialist to our Networks and Drainage Engineering business to support an increasing workload in North and Central England. The successful candidate should be degree qualified, have appropriate professional qualifications, and have a broad range of experience in: 

• Model Build and Verification – creating robust sewer network models that are suitable for analysis and solution development 
• Model Maintenance –updating models and improving them with a focus on specific study drivers 
• Hydraulic and Water Quality Analysis – intelligent assessment of catchment hydraulics and pollutant sources to identify needs and risks 
• Integrated Catchment Modelling – constructing models for assessing the interaction between sewers (storm and foul), watercourses and overland flows 
• Catchment Planning– determination of hydraulic, environmental and operational needs of catchments and the development of various horizon strategies to improve catchment performance 
• Solution Development– development of outline designs, and support through detailed design process 
• Technical Leadership – providing direction and advice to our clients to help them make better asset investment decisions 

The successful candidate shall demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the Water market sector, excellent technical skills and have a proven track record of business development, client management, project management and line management. Overseas experience would be an advantage.

The role will have local responsibilities relating to business performance, business resilience and technical reputation and will contribute to the implementation of business strategy. 

Technical Duties 
• Assume Technical Lead role on projects to ensure Atkins delivers Smarter, Faster and More Reliable outcomes for its clients 
• Undertake Project Director role on projects where required 
• Undertake Programme / Framework Manager roles on strategic / multi-disciplinary projects. 
• Actively encourage staff to participate in, and contribute to, internal best practice forums, and external profile-raising activities 
• Promote staff development through training, on-the-job experience, and personal development. 

Business Duties 
• Actively encourage the integration and use of the Atkins Global Design Centre in India 
• Ensure compliance with corporate standards and policies 
• Client Relationship Development with our key Water Company and non-Water Company clients with the strategic growth of both revenue and margin 
• Management / technical support of bidding opportunities to win work and identify and mitigate risks. 

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview. 

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance

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