Senior/Principal Consultant – Flood modelling

  • Bristol
  • Permanent / Full Time
Civil / Structural / Design
£40000 - £65000 per year
Job ref: 9833322

Girling Jones are seeking a Senior/Principal Consultant with experience in 1D and 1D-2D hydraulic modelling in flood risk to join our friendly, multi-disciplinary team working flexibly from our Cheltenham or Bristol office and from home.

This post would suit someone who is keen to join a company that really puts people and culture at the heart of its business. The company is growing and ambitious and wants to develop in a way that is shaped by its people to provide the best experience possible for its employees and clients.
Within your role you will:

  • Undertake and manage the building and running of hydraulic models using computer software packages including Flood Modeller Pro and TUFLOW.
  • Prepare and review technical reports such as Flood Risk Modelling Technical Notes, Flood Risk Assessments, Flood Consequence Assessments and Evacuation Statements to support planning applications.
  • Provide technical advice to the team and on the job mentoring to junior staff regarding the use and application of flood modelling computer software.
  • Manage small to large company projects throughout the UK, providing flood risk consultancy and pre-planning services to successfully support planning applications for schemes ranging from small bespoke developments to large multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Provide support to Associates regarding the financial management of projects.
  • Assist with the day-to-day management of a sub team of engineers, responsible for resourcing and signing off timesheets.
  • Prepare and manage fee proposals, bids and tenders for new work.
  • Actively carry out business development for the company.
  • Liaise with colleagues, stakeholders, external project team members and clients.
  • Undertake site visits.

This position would suit someone who has skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Degree level qualification in hydrology, geography, mathematics, civil engineering, or other related discipline
  • Hydrological analysis using Flood Estimation Handbook techniques and associated software packages, including ReFH2 and WINFAP.
  • Hydraulic modelling in 1D/2D software packages including Flood Modeller Pro (ISIS) and TUFLOW.
  • GIS and the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Undertaking technical reviews of hydraulic models produced by others
  • Flood Risk Assessments and knowledge of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
  • Providing solutions to technical problems and input to provide factual and interpretative reports.
  • The ability to plan and monitor own workloads to achieve project demands.
  • The ability to mentor, encourage and support team members.
  • Providing proactive input in departmental initiatives.
  • Effectively communicating and co-operating with a project team to support the achievement of a project brief through the provision of efficient and professional services.
  • Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with colleagues throughout the Company, clients and suppliers.
  • Skills and knowledge in drainage strategy and Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) is desirable.

In return, you will receive:

  • A competitive salary, dependant on experience.
  • Industry leading annual leave: 25 days, plus your birthday, plus the period between Christmas and New Year, and an additional day for every three years’ service up to an additional five days.
  • The ability to work flexibly from our Cheltenham or Bristol office and from home.
  • A fully paid mobile phone.
  • One of your professional memberships paid by the company.
  • Life assurance.
  • 4% contribution towards your company pension.

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