Hydrologist / Hydraulic Modeller – Wrexham Office

15 Feb 2017
15 Mar 2017
Ecologist, Engineer
Job Type

Due to increasing workloads in our Water Engineering team and the implementation of the Global Water Sector Strategy, our office in Wrexham now has a challenging opportunity for an experienced Hydrologist and Hydraulic Modeller to develop the hydrological and hydraulic modelling capability supporting the Water Engineering team in the delivery of flood risk assessments and flood risk management projects. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Act as Project Manager on projects, as assigned, ensuring that all deliverables meet clients’ expressed and, as far as practicable, ensuring project delivery is on time and within budget.
  • Provide hydrology support and hydraulic modelling capability across Opus’ offices.
  • Provide leadership to project teams, ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget and to the required quality to achieve the planned profit.
  • Manage projects, including proactive and timely reporting to clients, preparation of invoices and appropriate use of Opus accounting, record and quality management systems.
  • Regularly communicate with, and seek feedback from, clients and project teams, reflecting on the performance of one’s self and the team and apply learning and improvement principles.

Key benefits of the role include: 

  • Providing Leadership and actively contribute to the development of hydrology capabilities in Opus’  UK offices
  • Joining an expanding team with a varied, interesting and challenging pipeline of work
  • Joining a team with a culture of professional development and succession planning
  • Competitive salary and benefits package

To apply for the role you will need:

  • Degree in a relevant engineering subject and a minimum of 5 years professional experience as a hydrologist
  • Ideally a Chartered Engineer / Environmentalist / Scientist 
  • Experience in the creation and running of hydraulic models using Flood Modeller Pro and TUFLOW software
  • Experience in the preparation of Hydrological Assessments using FEH methodologies
  • Experience of the preparation of and reviewing of flood risk and flood consequence assessment reports
  • Experience of using Microdrainage suite of programmes including WinDes and Source Control
  • Ability to work effectively and competently with people at all levels in the organisation; is a great team member
  • Ability to work without supervision; effective time management and strong organisational skills
  • Contribute on an on-going basis toward maintaining a safe working environment both for yourself and for those working with you or in your close vicinity
  • Ability to work to deadlines and see tasks through to completion and have the ability to work autonomously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail

This role is a fantastic opportunity for a hydrologist or engineer with hydraulic modelling skills looking for their next challenge. 

And you couldn’t be looking to join us at a better time, Opus is going from strength to strength in the UK and top it all we have just been voted the Number One engineering consultancy in the UK!  We were awarded Company of the Year at the NCE100 Awards 2016. The awarding of this accolade was based on key competencies which the NCE considered most valuable with Opus ranked in the top 10 in each pillar during the assessment stage. This played a large part in Opus being named Company of the Year. 

At Opus we attract and retain talented people through competitive remuneration and rewarding performance. We offer a flexible benefits programme via Opus – Flex that allows you to structure your remuneration package to suit your lifestyle. Further details on the benefits we offer can be found on the attachment at the foot of this page.

If you are keen to develop a long term career with a growing global organisation, please apply below or for more information on the career opportunities with Opus please visit the careers section of our website.

Opus is committed to a workplace that embraces equal employment opportunity & diversity. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining a professional and respectful work environment which supports mutual trust and assists each individual to reach their full potential - we therefore welcome applications from those who want part-time hours or job share opportunities.