Flood Risk and Hydrology Consultant

  • Permanent
  • London

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Technical recruiters for the built environment

Our client is seeking a highly motivated Flood Risk and Hydrology Consultant, to work as part of the water team within their business. You will be degree qualified in a relevant discipline and be looking to work towards chartership with CIWEM or another relevant professional body.

This role could be based from our clients offices in: Norwich, London, Chelmsford or Milton Keynes


Having some experience in, and a growing understanding of, the flood risk and water discipline our clients’ Consultants work within a single discipline, and form the backbone of a team’s service offering. It is anticipated that at this stage in their career, an individual at this level will have identified their preferred route to an appropriate professional qualification, and will be actively seeking opportunities to work towards achieving it.

Reporting to the technical team leader, an Engineer/Consultant’s duties include but are not limited to:

  • Leading the provision of simple technical flood risk related reports;
  • Identifying and developing design solutions;
  • Working reliably as part of a technical team to provide high quality service offer to our clients;
  • Obtaining information from third parties: OS mapping; utilities searches; highway boundary plans and training others to do so;
  • Taking responsibility for delivering more complex tasks, modelling, calculations or drawings to support Project Managers;
  • Developing and demonstrating good communication skills, internally to the project team and externally with clients and third parties;
  • Drafting emails and letters to clients, planning officers, and other third parties;
  • Attending meetings as a client’s representative with third parties.


  • Working reliably as part of a technical team to provide high quality service offer to our diverse client base.
  • Takes responsibility for successfully delivering elements of project work utilising effective team working skills.
  • Good report/letter writing skills.
  • Ability to communicate instructions clearly to other team members
  • A sound understanding of project financial management.


  • Relevant degree (BSc, MSc, BEng, MEng etc.) or equivalent.
  • Actively working towards a professional qualification via a recognised professional training scheme.
  • Working knowledge of industry standards appropriate to team discipline.
  • Computer literate to intermediate level with Microsoft Office Suite and relevant technical software.

Other preferable capabilities, although not essential, are as follows:

  • Experienced in drainage design (using Micro Drainage/Flow).
  • Able to use GIS and CAD packages.
  • Experience in 1D and 2D flood modelling with TUFLOW and Flood Modeller Pro.


Our client is an independent, multidisciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy, delivering services to the construction and property industry.

Our clients’ aim is to deliver personable and accountable services to their clients. This continues to be the core of their business, with 65% of their services being delivered through repeat business.

As an independent consultancy, they provide their clients with a fully comprehensive engineering and environmental package to support their projects, with national coverage, from their Head Office in Norwich and satellite offices in London, Glasgow, Chelmsford and Milton Keynes.

Covering 12 disciplines in-house, our clients’ 50 strong team work collaboratively to build a tailored response to each project by taking an overall look at the requirements, the challenges it faces, and how best they can solve them together. They pride themselves on knowing exactly what their clients need, and how best to deliver it, providing them with the expertise and flexibility they need to achieve their aspirations and objectives. They have worked on everything, ranging from national infrastructure projects such as High Speed 2 and Hornsea Three, to listed buildings, student accommodation, and bespoke private residential properties on the North Norfolk coast.

Our clients’ diverse workforce is based across the country but act as one. They empower our people to embrace learning and celebrate their achievements, with the aim to provide their people with a supportive environment that places mental health and well-being at the forefront. Where possible, they support their team who want to adopt flexible and alternative ways of working, including working from home, and part-time roles. The result is a high-performing, inclusive culture, consisting of people that embrace the opportunities given to them, never shying away from a new challenge.

Our client has a proven track record that has seen them deliver award-winning results to private and public sector clients, and they take pride in every project that they deliver. From their Chartered Engineers and Structural Technicians, to Senior Geologists and Hydrologists, their people are specialists in their field who consistently challenge the status quo with innovative solutions to real world problems. By leveraging their strengths, they help their clients to find the right solutions to their projects’ challenges, supporting them from the earliest concept and feasibility stages, right through planning and detailed design, to construction and handover.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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