Surface water management and SuDS opportunities (Ref. 20200504)

Are you an enthusiastic and highly motivated graduate or early career scientist or engineer looking for new opportunities? Do you have a passion for climate resilient wastewater networks and Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), and a desire to diversify and work as part of a team of world-class scientists and engineers? We have a fantastic opportunity for the right individual to join our team of flood and water management experts, solving some of the world’s most pressing water-related problems.

About the role

You will help us to solve a wide range of water-related problems across a variety of technical areas including: drainage, flood risk mapping and management, flood forecasting and warning, water resources, dams and reservoirs. As you help us to deliver effective solutions to our clients, you will gain experience on international consultancy and research projects. You will work closely with our floods and water experts, and your career development will be underpinned by a programme of mentoring and training.

About you

We are particularly looking for people with the following:

  • a master’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography or similar that is accredited by a relevant professional body,
  • technical knowledge and experience in sewer and SuDS hydraulic modelling (e.g. using InfoWorks CS and ICM),
  • technical knowledge and experience in hydrology and SuDS design,
  • GIS experience (e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS),
  • coding and data analysis experience (e.g. using R, Python, Ruby script, MATLAB, SQL),
  • good attention to detail, record keeping, presentation and report writing experience,
  • a proven ability to work as part of a team.
Additional information

HR Wallingford is a world-leading research and consultancy organisation. From flooding to shipping, offshore energy to climate change, we advise clients worldwide how to manage their interactions with the water environment. You will be based at our head office, on our Howbery Park campus near Wallingford, in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.

We are committed to recruiting and retaining people of the highest calibre. We offer a stimulating working environment and competitive salaries. Our excellent benefits package includes a generous defined contribution pension scheme; 22 days holiday plus three days discretionary company holiday in addition to bank holidays, flexible working hours; an on-campus restaurant and a sports and social club.

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

There is no closing date for this opportunity as we are regularly looking for new staff in this area.

HR Wallingford is an equal opportunities employer.

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