Principal Flood Risk Modeller

Sweco UK

Principal Flood Risk Modeller

Salary Not Specified

Sweco UK, Blythswood New Town, Glasgow City

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

, 7 Jul | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 6cb0a03ec7744eca82ca1c5446c5e745

Full Job Description

As part of the Water Environment Department, you ll promote the sustainable management of water resources, helping to protect the water environment, make people and places safer and more resilient to flood risk and climate change. We ll work with you to develop your technical expertise so that you can become a real Difference Maker and develop sustainable and innovative solutions to address these issues.

What does the role involve?

You will work on a variety of flood risk assessments, EIAs, flood risk management and alleviation schemes across the UK, for infrastructure/utilities and development schemes in both the public and private sectors.

As a Principal Flood Risk Modeller, you'll provide technical direction to the teams modellers and be responsible for the quality of flood risk modelling deliverables: you will use your experience in flood risk assessment and management within a multi-disciplinary environment influencing the approach to modelling and decision making in relation to the flood risk mitigation measures proposed.

Depending on your project management experience you will take the lead or work closely with project managers to coordinate resources, administer contracts, manage clients, and track quality/programme/budget.

Your role will include acting as a mentor for team members supporting the development of their skills, providing technical guidance and supervising their deliverables., Sweco UK&I have an internal resourcing team who are responsible for all recruiting activity. We have a Preferred Supplier List of trusted agencies who we work with on those hard to fill roles.

We have defined processes for recruitment applications and it is company policy not to accept speculative CVs. Any speculative CVs received into the business (whether to a manager or member of the resourcing team) will become the property of Sweco and the agency will not be eligible for an introductory fee.

Our Preferred Supplier List was reviewed in December 2022 and we are not looking to add any additional agencies. We ll be reviewing the PSL again at the end of 2024 and non-compliance with the above statements could be detrimental to you having the opportunity to be included.

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We are currently looking for a talented and motivated Principal Flood Risk Modeller to join our Flooding and Water Management Team. This role can be worked flexibly with a minimum of 3 days per week in the office and the option of adjusted start and finish times.,

  • Have significant experience in hydraulic modelling applied to a range of projects.

  • Demonstrate good technical understanding of UK hydrology and open channel hydraulics.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience of standard hydraulic modelling packages e.g. Innovyze ICM, Flood Modeller Pro, TUFLOW, HEC-RAS or SRH2D.

  • Demonstrate ability to lead and manage projects, working within agreed deliverables, key milestones, project methodology, quality assurance and control strategy.

  • Understand economic appraisals (MCM, B ST etc).

  • Have experience in optioneering and schematic design.

  • Possess the soft skills to successfully deliver public and statutory consultations.

  • Knowledge of Flood Risk Assessment, Natural Flood Management and Sustainable Drainage techniques is also desirable.

  • Hold chartered status from an appropriate institution (C.Eng or C.WEM).

  • Hold an MSc\MEng and\or PhD focussed on either hydrology, hydraulic modelling, water resources or other applied environmental science subject.

    At Sweco we don t limit ourselves to traditional approaches we collaborate across the business to create and deliver truly holistic solutions with our clients that address urbanisation, capture the power of digitalisation, and make our societies more sustainable.


  • Our #SwecoDifferenceMakers improve water quality and reduce flooding to protect our homes and businesses and improve the blue/green environment. We draw upon a combined knowledge base of 22,000 experts across Northern Europe. More technologies, more skills, and more inventive solutions mean we can apply global knowhow, locally across the full spectrum of lifecycle services in both water engineering and wider water management. More importantly, we have a proven record of transferring innovation from other countries and sectors into the UK water industry. Our commitment is future focused, finding solutions for future challenges, today.

    This is an exciting time to join Sweco and if you want to be part of a company who is small in all the best ways but large enough to provide a diverse and exciting workload, this job is for you. We are building and expanding on our large clients portfolio which includes key water companies, local authorities, infrastructures/utilities providers (e.g. National Highways and energy providers) and developers. In answer to the increasing pressure to deliver truly sustainable water resources management and to constantly improve the service we offer to our clients we are growing our teams and diversifying our specialisms.

    We promise a meaningful job where your work will drive environmental, economic and societal development.

    If you want to make a meaningful contribution to society, if you are motivated to grow, and if you want to join a business with genuine opportunities for career progression, then we d love to hear from you.

    Let s transform society together at Sweco.com!, Transforming society together, we're planning and designing sustainable communities and cities of the future.

    Solving the great societal challenges of our time is more relevant, demanding and inspiring than ever before. At Sweco, we bring together experts with different perspectives and skills to develop solutions that address the challenges of urbanisation, harness the positive power of digitalisation and make societies more sustainable.

    We offer our clients a combination of global expertise and local presence, adapted to their business and reality. Our ambition is to be our clients most relevant partner, working together to help them solve their challenges, today and into the future.

    Sweco is committed to enabling all its colleagues to achieve a great balance between work and their other priorities, such as caring responsibilities, leisure activities, further learning or other interests. We offer flexible start and finish times, part time and hybrid working options so that you can flex your hours around your day to day needs.