Principal Flood Risk & 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, at Principal level, to work as part of the water team within their business. You will be degree qualified in a relevant discipline and be chartered with CIWEM or another relevant professional body.

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


Having a wide range of experience in, and a deep understanding of a specific discipline, our clients’ Principal Consultants work within a single discipline and help lead the team’s service offer.

It is anticipated that individuals will be demonstrating a commercial awareness and business development skills and seeking opportunities to use those skills to the benefit of their team or the wider business.

Reporting to the technical team leader, the duties of this role will include but are not limited to:

  • Leading the provision of technical flood risk/water related workstages and projects with assistance from other members of the team as required;
  • Leading the development of design solutions and training others to do so;
  • Demonstrating leadership in providing high quality service offer to our clients;
  • Acting as Project Manager on multi-disciplinary projects, and training less experienced team members in Project Management skills;
  • Demonstrating a track record of sound project financial management;
  • Demonstrating a history and continuity of consistently high levels of client care;
  • Demonstrating good communication skills internally with project teams and externally to clients;
  • Assisting in the provision of Expert Witness documentation;
  • Acting as line manager to a small number of team members;
  • Reliably providing required input to activities in the wider business;
  • Demonstrating sound commercial awareness and a track record of winning repeat work;
  • Demonstrating an ability to win work from new clients, or identifying opportunities to apply a strong commercial awareness to part of the wider business.


  • Working reliably as part of a technical team to provide high quality service offer to our clients’ 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.
  • Chartered with CIWEM or another relevant professional body.
  • 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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