Senior Fluvial Modeller/Geomorphologist

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Job Title: Senior Fluvial Modeller/Geomorphologist

Salary: £40-50k

Location: Edinburgh or Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

(Will also consider other locations Manchester, Leeds, Bristol or London).

Employment type: Permanent Full-time / Hybrid

Grade: Senior

Hours per week: Up to 37.5 hours per week (part time applications welcome)

Please note applicants would need to be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship and already have UK sector experience to be considered.

Our client is currently looking for a fluvial geomorphologist to join our Flooding and Water Management Team in Scotland. The role can be based out of Edinburgh or Glasgow with flexible working. You will join a growing team of hydraulic modellers, hydrologists, geomorphologists, civil engineers, and economic specialists.

What does the role involve?

Our clients Flooding and Water Management team works on a variety of flood protection projects across the UK, in both the public and private sectors. Whilst they primarily consider ourselves to be flood risk managers the role can also involve hydrology; hydraulic modelling; GIS; client and regulator management; optioneering; economic assessments; schematic, outline and detailed design; project and budget responsibility; site visits and supervision; auditing and quality assurance; input to bidding; and other commercial activities. You will develop a well-rounded knowledge of all these activities in a multidisciplinary environment.

Your role will involve both desk-based and field-based geomorphological surveys and analyses as part of a variety of projects, ranging from infrastructure projects to river restoration schemes. You will also assist in one or more of the areas mentioned above.

To be successful in this role you will:

-Hold a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field (e.g. geomorphology, catchment dynamics and management, environmental science, physical geography, etc; minimum 2:1).

-Be chartered, or working towards chartership with a relevant professional body (C.WEM C.GEOG C.Eng).

-Have a minimum of three to five years industry experience (Consultant/Senior grade).

-Demonstrate knowledge and experience of standard hydraulic modelling packages.

-Possess a sound understanding of fluvial catchment processes, and management techniques.

-Have strong analytical skills such as application of stream power and shear stress is desirable.

-Show competence with GIS and mapping (both desk-based and field-based).

-Be experience in field-based fluvial audits and other geomorphological survey techniques.

-Have experience contributing to optioneering and schematic design.

-Display excellent interpersonal skills.

-Be an excellent written and verbal communicator.

-Hold a full, clean UK driving licence.

-Applicants with a background in hydraulic modelling (Innovyze ICM, Flood Modeller Pro, TUFLOW, HEC-RAS or SRH2D) will be preferred, particularly shear stress and sediment transport modelling. An understanding of Natural Flood Management would also be desirable.

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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