Senior Hydrogeologist

Hays Building
Closing date
16 Feb 2023

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Senior Hydrologist

Your new company

One of the world's most respected design, engineering and project
management consultancies and together, we have over 50,000 employees worldwide. At the company, we offer
more than just a job. We offer an opportunity to make a difference and shape the world to benefit future
generations and the natural environment.
As part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life
balance is important. So, by default the company offers flexible working. Similarly, the company' corporate social
responsibility provides the opportunity to give something back to the community, and we run professional
networks supporting groups such as local schools, charities, parents, those coming out of the armed forces
and women in engineering.

Your new role

We are looking for someone with excellent communication and analytical skills who is keen to work within
a high achieving team environment. You should have the drive, initiative and focus on quality to get things
done to a high standard with minimal supervision. You should hold a post-graduate qualification in
hydrogeology or a related subject and have substantial relevant experience within consultancy, water
company or regulatory fields, ideally within the UK, or of UK hydrogeology research in academia. You
must be numerate, have an eye for detail and enjoy solving challenging hydrogeological / hydrological
We have a friendly and approachable team which has an excellent reputation across a range of clients.
You will be expected to work as part of this team delivering a range of projects relating to groundwater and
surface water supply, strategic planning, resource optimisation and environmental assessment in the UK
and potentially overseas.


* work in an integrated team of water resources and environmental specialists and be
responsible for helping to deliver projects to the highest standard
* lead and provide technical input to a variety of projects covering all aspects of water
resources hydrogeology and hydrology including borehole design and pumping test
analysis, groundwater flow modelling, deployable output assessment and water resource
planning, environmental assessment, catchment management and water quality
assessment and modelling
* plan, lead and undertake field monitoring programmes and investigations. These may
include supervision of drilling contractors and hydrogeological, hydrological and water
quality monitoring. All will require appropriate attention to health and safety and
environmental management requirements
* support, and at times lead, work-winning activities
be expected to demonstrate effective time management and to lead and/or deliver
delegated tasks to specified deadlines and within budget
* work collaboratively across the company and the company businesses helping to cross-sell the company'

The Individual:

* Focused on achieving and delivering quality and technical excellence
Able to apply technical knowledge in analysing problems and finding solutions to new
* Able to review evidence and produce succinct, accurate and timely summaries
Able to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team, as well as individually for
discrete tasks
* Highly motivated, proactive, and drive for continuous development

What you'll need to succeed

* First degree in science, engineering or mathematics
* Post-graduate qualification in hydrogeology or a related subject
Substantial demonstrable experience as a hydrogeologist within consultancy, water
company, regulatory or academic fields.
An understanding of UK hydrogeology and of the environmental and regulatory framework
of UK water management
Excellent report-writing and numerical skills including significant experience of working with
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the potential to engage and influence at all levels and to
work effectively within multidisciplinary teams, as well as individually
Experience in leading projects through the project life-cycle of problem definition, data
collection, analysis, interpretation and drawing succinct conclusions and recommendations
* Fluent in written and spoken English
* A valid UK driving licence
* A legal right to work in the UK without company sponsorship
Desirable requirements:
Chartered with a relevant professional body (e.g. with the Geological Society, ICE or
Skills in GIS, computer programming, groundwater and surface water modelling would be
an advantage
* Availability to travel across the UK and occasionally overseas

What you'll get in return
Flexible working options available.

What you need to do now
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