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Water Management Engineer

  • Job reference: IF-000266
  • Sector: Environment, Water
  • Location: Oxford, Warrington, Epsom, Peterborough

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Our Water Management Consultancy Practice forms part of the dynamic and evolving Infrastructure business of Atkins.  The practice undertakes notable and pioneering water resource, water quality and environmental management work in the UK and overseas; in particular, providing specialist technical consultancy support and development of new modelling and analytical approaches that underpin robust decision making against key uncertainties facing the industry including environmental sustainability, growth and climate change. 
 
As one of the world’s leading engineering, environmental and design consultancies, Atkins offers exceptional opportunities for talented individuals to work on a wide variety of projects and to develop their technical and commercial skills.  Our Water Management Consultancy Practice is recognised as the UK’s leading provider of strategic thinking and planning to support investment and deliver regulatory requirements.
 
Following significant successes in securing major new water management frameworks with our clients across the UK we are looking for specialists and innovators in water resources, water quality and aquatic sciences at various levels of experience to join our Water Management Consultancy practice
 
 


Requirements
 
  • Must have a degree in a relevant discipline and preferably relevant post-graduate qualification (Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Engineering with Water Resources Management).
  • Ideally have some relevant industry, consultancy or research experience.
  • Experience in the planning and design of water supply assets (pipelines, pumping station and treatment works) is a key requirement and experience of water resource management planning highly desirable
  • Experience in engineering design, managing contract documentation and construction management
  • Applicants must be familiar with relevant technical codes of practice and industry standards, be familiar with the context of projects and the range of services relevant to engineering from initial planning through to construction management, and the relevant consents and approvals processes.
  • Working knowledge of the UK Water Resources Management Planning processes and prevailing legislation.
  • Must have practical experience in some of the following:
      • Water resources systems
      • Options appraisal – i.e. feasibility studies, design and appraisal of water resources options
      • Outline design of sustainable drainage systems (SUDS), environmental enhancement schemes, river restoration and habitat creation projects
      • Supply-demand appraisal
      • Investment appraisal, cost benefit analysis and strategic planning
      • Resilience assessment
  • Understanding of water resources systems and hydraulic modelling (Miser, Aquator, Synergi, InfoWorks, etc.) would be desirable.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate working knowledge of programme and financial management.
  • Applicants must be highly numerate and familiar with IT and software appropriate to the tasks undertaken.
 
 
Responsibilities
 
  • To support the delivery of projects within the Water Management Consultancy team 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
  • To support enquiries and provide input to bids for the future success of the business.
  • 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.
     
 
The Individual
 
 
  • 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 or CIWEM or equivalent.
 
Training
 
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 appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.
 
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