ICM Drainage Modeller (Ref. 2020_03)

Are you an enthusiastic and highly motivated early/mid-career scientist or engineer looking for new opportunities? Do you have a passion for urban drainage modelling (including piped networks, SuDS and green infrastructure) and finding solutions for the more unusual and challenging drainage-related problems in both the UK and overseas?

We have a fantastic opportunity for the right individual to join our diverse team of flood and water management experts. In particular we are looking for someone with specific expertise in drainage system modelling. Experience with Innovyze InfoWorks CS/ ICM drainage modelling software is preferable. Candidates with experience in MicroDrainage and other drainage modelling software will also be considered.

About the role

You will work closely with team members to deliver projects and support clients across our Floods and Water Management Group. You will help develop and implement innovative solutions to sustainable development, climate adaptation, environmental protection and system resilience.

In addition to our specific immediate need related to drainage modelling, there will also be longer term opportunities to get involved in other areas of our work including river modelling, flood risk management and forecasting, climate adaptation and resilience, water resources and the use of earth observation data. Our work cuts across regulatory, government and private sector consultancy and research sectors – both in the UK and internationally, and we are continuously generating new knowledge, skills and tools through our ongoing programme of internally funded cutting edge research.

About you

You will have technical knowledge, multi-project experience and a strong interest in drainage modelling and surface water management. You will have proficiency in building and verifying drainage models and be able to use models to assess the performance of drainage systems. You can demonstrate good attention to detail, record keeping, presentation and report writing skills, and you have proven ability to work as part of a team. You will have a minimum professional qualification of a BSc in a relevant discipline.

About us

Our people are our most important asset. We are committed to recruiting and retaining staff of the highest calibre – people who have the desire and determination to succeed and be ambitious, not only for themselves but for their colleagues and clients too. We are relentless in our drive to create an exceptional working environment and we look for energy and positivity to ensure our staff remain inspired. We offer a stimulating working environment that seeks to surprise colleagues and clients with what we can achieve together. We share knowledge, ideas and experience to underpin our value of working collaboratively.

Our benefits package for full time employees includes:

  • A competitive defined contribution pension scheme 
  • Life insurance cover of three times salary. 
  • Competitive holiday, plus three days discretionary company holiday and eight bank holidays, 
  • Permanent health insurance. 
  • Flexible working hours which allows for additional leave to be taken subject to hours accrued and business needs. 
  • Onsite restaurant, gym and nursery. 
  • Active sports and social club. 
  • Cycle to work scheme. 
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

Our head office is based at Howbery Park near Wallingford, in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnerships.

Flexible working

We are interested in relevant applicants looking for either part time, full time or fixed term employment. Helping our people achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us, and we would be happy to explore flexible working and job share arrangements, including part-time and remote working. Please talk to us about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

How to apply

Click the Apply now button below to complete our online job application form. You will need to attach a two-page CV, tailored to this position, and a covering letter.

Closing date: Open until we find the right candidate.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our workplace. We do not discriminate, and work to create an inclusive culture across our business.

Contact us for more information
Sonia Tyack
Personnel Manager
+44 (0)1491 822899