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Senior or Principal Consultant, Hydraulic Modelling

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The Role

Senior or Principal Flood Risk and Hydrology Consultant

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Why Work for Us?

Joining BMT means gaining access to a comprehensive set of employee benefits designed to empower your success. In addition to a competitive salary, our offerings encompass health, family, finance, and personal development, including:

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About the role

We are increasingly using our knowledge and expertise to drive transformative designs, technology and solutions around the world that will contribute towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). BMT’s focus SDGs are Climate Action and Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure. These goals matter most to our stakeholders and are where we believe we can have the greatest impact towards a better future.

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about addressing these global challenges and are proactive in finding opportunities to integrate sustainable practices as part their role.

This is a key role in the flood risk team in the Environmental Services Capability at BMT UK.  As part of our growth plans, we are looking for a Senior or Principal Flood Risk and Hydrology Consultant to lead our work supporting the flood and coastal risk and sector. On joining us you will play a key role in delivering flood risk studies and enhancing our capabilities in relation to hydrology.

You will enjoy a varied role as you will manage and deliver Flood Risk projects to schedule and budget, while meeting client and corporate expectations. You will be responsible for technical studies to define flood risk to people and property and preparing Business Cases for investment in flood risk management measures.

You will also work with colleagues on business development pursuits and liaise with clients and end users on flood risk issues.

BMT is an active participant at the cutting edge and you will have opportunities to engage with field leaders at varied technical and scientific conferences. BMT UK is also a regional centre for the development and sales of the TUFLOW hydraulic modelling software for flood, urban drainage, estuarine and coastal assessments.

You will join a growing flood risk team engaged in consultancy projects in the following areas:

The role presents the opportunity to work from time to time with colleagues working in Australia and Canada, on flood risk consultancy and the application of the TUFLOW modelling suite.

This role will provide technical leadership for more junior team members and has a high potential for career progression as the team grows.

We are open to flexible working, including the option of remote working, and we can be adaptable on the location of the role too. There will be a requirement to travel to customer sites and to attend meetings, and to BMT offices in the UK. We’re happy to consider part time or full-time candidates, with hybrid working agreements.

About you

We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and flexible colleagues, who share our values of trust, respect and collaboration.

You will be familiar with applying UK-standard practices in flood risk and hydrology assessment to help clients better understand and manage river and coastal flood risk.

You will hold at least a BSc in an environmental science related to river hydraulics and hydrology. or a mathematical subject, and an MSc or PhD would be beneficial.

You will have about 5 – 10 years’ experience in at least one of the following areas: flood risk, hydrology, hydrodynamic modelling, and business case preparation.  Specific expertise in relation to hydrology assessment would be a significant advantage.

As much of our work is directly customer focused, your effective communication skills and ability to present professionally both verbally and in writing are essential skills for this role.

You will be self-motivated with a proactive approach to continual professional development. We value professional qualifications and professional registration with appropriate bodies, such as the CIWEM; and we can provide support, training, and tailored experience for you to achieve these, if not already held.

In addition to these duties, the post holder may be required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required, from time to time, to achieve the above role purpose.  We expect you to share our passion for creating a more environmentally and socially sustainable future for all our stakeholders

Missing skills? Let us be the judge! BMT are passionate about people; we recognise that technology moves quickly and that no one can learn everything, which is why we seek those who can adapt and demonstrate the aptitude to learn. With enthusiasm and the right attitude, we can help you discover your potential.

What's Next?

If you are ready to contribute your skills and passion to a dynamic team addressing impactful challenges, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity with BMT. Join us in shaping a safer, more efficient, and sustainable future.


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