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Principal Water Resource Modeller & Planner

  • Job reference: IF-001669
  • Sector: Infrastructure, Water
  • Location: Warrington
  • Current salary If you do not wish to provide your salary please Input zero: 45000 to 60000
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Why not...

We have vacancy for an enthusiastic and ambitious Principal Water Resource Modeller & Planner to take a lead role developing our world class Water Management Consultancy, in the field of water resources.

We are seeking a candidate capable of Project Managing and supporting Project Managers to deliver large nationally important projects across the UK and overseas as required. Project work will be varied from water resource and drought planning, business planning, hydrology, strategic planning, EIA, as well as R&D work.

The vacancy is for someone who will combine excellent project delivery with exceptional client management and business development.

• Must have a degree in a relevant discipline (with focus on Water/Catchment Management).
• A minimum a 10 years relevant experience with a track record in winning and delivering high-profile work.
• Experience in water resources modelling and management is a key requirement, including experience with the Aquator software. Further experience with Miser or other software would be desirable.
• Excellent knowledge of the Water Resource Planning Guidelines, Water Framework Directive (WFD) and a desire to develop new approaches is essential.
• Experience of hydro-ecological investigation, water quality and impact assessments would be desirable.
• Applicants must be highly numerate, literate and familiar with IT and software appropriate to the tasks undertaken.
• Must be able to demonstrate working knowledge of project and financial management.
• Chartered status (e.g. CIWEM, CEnv, CSci).
• Have a valid driving license, be available to travel across the UK and occasionally overseas.


The role will include responsibility for:
• To support the delivery of projects within our Water Resources Planning Team and work collaboratively with other Atkins’ businesses, especially within Infrastructure.
• Develop technical capability within the Water Resources Technical Network, through service development (including digital tools), technical excellence development, mentoring and supervision of staff.
• To support and lead on work-winning, influencing the future success of the business.
• Maintain excellent professional relationships which will lead to secure 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.
• Support the development and maintenance of a strategy to raise the Water Resources profile locally and nationally, through increased engagement with professional bodies, the Atkins Infrastructure business and wider across Atkins.
You will also be responsible for working with the rest of the Water Management Consultancy team and Atkins staff in general in advancing our technical capability to the highest standard and growing the business. This will include identifying innovative approaches and techniques, presenting technical papers and training and mentoring our staff.
The Individual

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate evidence of:
• A confident and professional manner;
• Exemplary reputation and high level technical performance.
• Excellent reputation and high level technical performance.
• A high expectation of performance for themselves and other members of the team;
• Customer focused with excellent relationship management skills;
• Skilled at collaborative working, with excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively at all levels. supportive and encouraging approach to mentoring less experienced members of the team.
• Highly motivated and proactive.
• Flexible and prepared to take on new challenges.

Rewards and Benefits

Please refer to Atkins’ website for details of our full benefits package.

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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