(Senior) Flood Risk Engineer - Swindon, UK

26 Sep 2016
24 Oct 2016
Job Type

CH2M are seeking an experienced flood risk specialist to join an established modelling team in Swindon.

You will be working on a range of flood risk projects that make a difference to local communities and the environment, serving a range of public and private sector clients including regulators, local authorities, water utility and strategic construction companies. There will also be the opportunity to apply your hydraulics skills to closed and mixed systems including water treatment works and pipeline transients.

You will be joining the No.1 deliverer of flood risk management services in the UK, working as part of an integrated, forward thinking and highly skilled team with the opportunity to learn from and assist key industry experts.

You will be involved at a senior technical level in projects and research in the UK and throughout the global CH2M family. 


The principal function of this position is to:

• Provide technical governance in hydraulic modelling, ensuring models meet the needs of clients.
• Nurture, stretch and develop the technical skills of more junior colleagues.
• Identify and deliver technical innovation in order to improve efficiency of delivery, ensure effective dissemination of latest methodologies and tools.
• Take a leadership role in ensuring modelling project deliverables meet clients’ needs. 
• Take a proactive approach to managing the client relationship, clarifying expectations/success criteria in order to promote their satisfaction.
• Support delivery teams to communicate modelling outputs to internal and external clients through verbal and written communications.
• The candidates will report to their local Team Leader but form strong collaborative relationship with co-located and remote synergy skills areas.
• This is a key role in ensuring technical governance on hydraulic modelling projects.


Minimum Qualifications

The candidate should possess and be able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:

• Demonstrably technical expertise in 1d and 2d modelling (you have to have worked with Flood Modeller, TUFLOW) and the application of industry standard GIS software
• Knowledge and understanding of hydraulic behaviour around structures and how to replicate these in modelling software
• Preferably experience of assessing/modelling the hydraulics of mixed and closed systems
• Experience in reviewing models, including recommendations for overcoming problems
• Commercial awareness and evidence of ability to deliver modelling projects and bids to time and budget
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in civil engineering or environmental/earth sciences
• M.Sc./Ph.D in relevant technical areas will be an advantage
• Chartered with appropriate recognised institution
• Flexible approach to respond to changing market requirements
• Commercial awareness and evidence of ability to deliver modelling projects to time and budget


This role is only open to applicants able to accept local employment contract conditions and not expatriate employment terms. Please note that this role is only considering applications with valid working rights for the UK, CH2M will not sponsor an employment visa to fill this position.

At CH2M, the greatest challenges provide the biggest rewards. Each day, your drive and creative ideas will be providing solutions that help build a better tomorrow. Whether it is the pride that comes with accomplishment, personal growth or making a difference in the world, you will discover true success in a career that brings out the best in you at CH2M. Ready? Let’s get to work.

Developing People through Challenging Projects. CH2M is an Equal Opportunity Employer.