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Principal Wastewater Modeller

  • Job reference: IF-001471
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Derby
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Why not...

At Atkins, we invest in people. Without the technical excellence of some 18,000 staff we would not be one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies. Our philosophy is to help our people navigate a career path which enables them to achieve their ambitions. We offer flexible, rewarding work packages tailored towards career progression, which are founded on the principles of growth, ambition and excellence.

Our Networks & Drainage Engineering team is one of the largest in the UK with clients that include utility companies, local authorities and independent businesses.

Networks and Drainage are one of Atkins Digital Practices meaning that we are using digital skills to automate and streamline workflows across our business. This is an exciting time to join the business as we merge more traditional engineering skills with innovative new digital methods.

We seek to appoint a Principal Wastewater Modelling Engineer to our Networks and Drainage Infrastructure business. The successful candidate should have appropriate professional qualifications, be degree qualified and proven experience of:
  • 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 considering interaction between sewers (storm and foul), watercourses and overland flows
  • 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 market sector, excellent technical skills and possess excellent business development, client management, project management and line management skills.


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

Technical Responsibilities

  • Assume Technical Lead role on projects to ensure Atkins delivers smarter, faster & more reliable outcomes for its clients
  • Undertake Project Manager and Project Director role on projects
  • Undertake Programme 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
  • Staff development - agree plans to develop skills and experience through training, on-the-job experience, and personal development.
Business Responsibilities
  • 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
  • Effective management of bidding opportunities to win work and identify and manage 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

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