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Senior Consultant - Flood Risk Management

  • Job reference: IF-001825
  • Sector: Environment, Infrastructure, Water
  • Location: Peterborough, Oxford, Warrington, Bristol, Swansea, Glasgow
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The flood risk management team within Atkins’ water management practice has a good pipeline and portfolio of projects: we are looking to strengthen our resource. This will be to give additional capacity and capability to both our internal and external clients, and to add to the experiences of our existing team. We have a varied client base which covers the public and private sector, as well as opportunities worldwide. 

We require a Principal or Senior Engineers/Consultants to join our UK team, and can accommodate in any of our flood risk management offices across the UK (Bristol, Epsom, Glasgow, Peterborough, Swansea, Warrington). These are all enviable roles as you’ll be leading on the delivery of hydraulic modelling projects, including 1D and 2D models for rivers, surface water and sewers. Your skills will include analytical use, and coding of, GIS software, hydraulic modelling and hydrology, and ideally client liaison, and project and bid management. Candidates with particularly strong modelling experience, but limited PM or bid experience, will also be considered.

You should have good technical and project management skills, and the confidence to lead technical work for our clients, as well as help junior team members in developing their skills. We actively encourage direct relationships with our clients, so you will also assist in building networks that will underpin new business. You will also share our passion for environmental solutions, and can work with our clients in making the most of our opportunities. There is scope and potential for international work, as links are being enhanced with our staff in North America, Bangalore and Africa. To succeed within this role, it is crucial to have a flexible ‘hands-on’ proactive approach to your work. As a senior member of staff, you will be required to be a competent user of the software packages for hydraulic modelling, mapping and analysis of spatial data. 

Due the nature of the role it is necessary to have either a Bachelor’s, or Master’s, Degree in Geography, Science or Civil Engineering equivalent; and relevant professional chartership qualification (equivalent or nearing qualification). 

The essential criteria for this role are as follows:
• prior and proven experience of 1D-2D modelling using Infoworks ICM, ISIS-TUFLOW / ESTRY-TUFLOW or Flood Modeller;
• an awareness and appreciation of hydrological assessment, if not a working knowledge of UK hydrology
• proven skills in using GIS, including MapInfo, ArcGIS and freeware open source GIS products, with the ability to code software for data preparation and analysis, in for example Python;
• experience in carrying out flood risk analyses for planning, development, and design; and
• an interest of technical leadership, staff development in flood risk management, bid writing and project management.

Your day to day activities will involve developing and agreeing scope of services, managing and supervising junior resources, and actively progressing a suite of projects under your control. It goes without saying that you will be required to have a good understanding of consultancy procedures including financial and change control, QA through checking and reviewing, and business development. 

You will be required to produce reports as well as undertake hydraulic modelling and data analysis to support projects. On an on-going basis, you’ll be supporting our existing project managers and directors, especially on the larger projects where we provide a service internally. You will be required to prepare technical bids in addition to your own work winning activities. 

From a personal perspective, it is important to be self-motivated and work both independently and as part of teams. You will be part of our Digital agenda, and expected to innovate and develop tools and techniques for continuous improvement across our technical practice. 

It is important to develop and maintain internal and external client relationships. Clients are key to the success of our business therefore it is essential to have a willingness to work with key contacts and their project teams, and be able to work to time and financial budgets. It is also necessary to have effective communication, presentational and report writing skills. 

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual development review process. We actively support staff in achieving and maintaining membership of relevant institutions. 

Rewards and Benefits 
Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package. 

We welcome the opportunity to discuss a flexible working pattern for this vacancy. For roles advertised under the category of flexible working we ask you to explore the flexible working options we are able to offer during the interview process. 

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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