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Principal Flood Risk Engineer


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Are you an established Flood risk Engineer looking to take the next step in your career? Would you like to get involved with delivering some of the world’s most exciting projects and join a dynamic, growing team who are at the forefront of sustainable design? If so, we want you to join our Flood Risk team in Birmingham!

Based in Birmingham’s bustling business district, our office is ideally situated close to Snow Hill station. Our welcoming and diverse team is working on some of the most prestigious and innovative projects in Birmingham, across the UK and around the world. Please note we are also happy for this position to be in out Nottingham Office which is situated next to the National Justice Museum. 

From sustainability-focused offices and commercial premises to cutting-edge industrial and healthcare facilities and from award-winning infrastructure and transportation developments to major new residential communities, we are supporting schemes across a huge range of sectors.

Our Flood Risk team is looking for an experienced flood risk engineer. The core role is to produce FRAs for development projects in accordance with the NPPF, including sustainable drainage strategies for planning. We also provide due diligence flood risk advice to landowners and undertake flood studies in the public sector.

Waterman Infrastructure & Environment (WIE) continually seek to develop and nurture talent within the business, prioritising the development and promotion of internal staff into senior management roles.

This approach has proven successful and is delivered through a comprehensive programme of mentoring of our staff, whether they be Graduates or senior professionals within the team.

The WIE team are continually seeking motivated individuals to join and grow our established Flood Risk & Drainage team and help deliver the development and growth of our business.

Watermans are lucky enough to have worked on some high-profile projects over the years which has led us to become a market leader in Flood Risk Design. We work on hydraulic modelling and river engineering, working for private and public sector clients, and have the tools to help our team gain their relevant professional qualifications.

Successful candidates will be provided with on-the-job training in technical and commercial matters. Training and opportunities in commercial project management, client relationship management, and business development will be offered to highly motivated candidates

Successful candidates will ideally be able to demonstrate qualifications, experience of skills in one or more of the following areas:

• Recognising and communicating flooding and drainage related constraints and opportunities at development sites

• Producing and reviewing a wide range of FRAs and drainage strategies using MicroDrainage/InfoDrainage

• Good knowledge of the planning system, in particular policy and guidance such as the NPPF and SuDS Manual

• Understanding of hydrological and hydraulic modelling principles, ideally with some experience with Tuflow, Flood Modeller and FEH

• Experience of leading bids in the private and ideally public sectors

• Good financial control, project management and communication skills in a client facing role

• Mentoring junior staff

• Writing clear and concise reports

We are seeking an individual who aspires to help shape the future of Waterman. This role will allow you to put into practice your ability to be creative, motivate a team and impress clients. You already have a proven track record for delivering high quality designs but are at a stage in your career where you are ready to play a greater role, by managing more complex projects, interfacing with clients and getting involved in business development.

This is an exciting time for Waterman as we continue to support the delivery of a net zero built environment, whilst our own journey to net zero also gathers pace. Our innovative and collaborative culture means that you’ll get to work with experts from across our business to develop your ideas, and you’ll have the chance to put all the latest sustainable design techniques in to practice.

We’d love to hear from you if you’re passionate about structural design, are excited about taking the next step in your career and want to help shape the future of both our company and the built environment.

What’s on offer for you as and Principal Flood Risk Engineer:

• Competitive salary and benefits package

• Annual salary reviews

• Generous basic holiday allowance of 26 days (rising to 31 days with the accrual of loyalty days) in addition to bank holidays

• Fantastic training and development culture

• ICE Training Agreement

• Opportunity to be client facing and to run exciting and varied projects

• Opportunity to undertake business development and marketing activities

• Fast tracked career progression for the right dynamic candidates

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you’d be a great fit for our team to , or complete and submit the form below. All applications will be treated in confidence. Waterman is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity.

About Waterman Group:

Waterman Group is a multidisciplinary consultancy providing private and public sector clients with sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, environment and energy markets.

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