Jacobs Hydraulic Modeller / Network Engineer - Clean Water Networks in Manchester, United Kingdom

Hydraulic Modeller / Network Engineer - Clean Water Networks


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

The Utilities business unit delivers design, project management and asset management consultancy services to a wide range of clients in the Water and Energy Sectors, across the UK. From feasibility studies and planning, to design, construction management and operations and maintenance, we bring together the talent and expertise necessary to deliver success, and we are proud of our extensive portfolio. Our Hydraulic Modelling business operates as a UK-Wide technical discipline. We provide technical modelling, operations and strategic support to our clients in Water and Wastewater in the UK, and our Jacobs colleagues working on international projects. The business unit interfaces closely with the Technical Innovation, Digital Solutions and Conveyancing and Storage teams. Workload is very diverse, and we have teams based in a range of locations including Belfast, Manchester, Glasgow, Winnersh, London and Croydon.

Role Outlines/Responsibilities:

  • Construction, calibration and maintenance of strategic and All-Mains network models

  • Collating and analysing recorded flow and pressure data

  • Preparation of site survey and field-testing programmes

  • Management and co-ordination of field testing for model calibration and validation

  • Preparation of technical reports

  • Work closely with colleagues across Jacobs, both locally and internationally;

  • Provide technical support to client teams and lead client engagement;

  • Liaise with client staff and stakeholders, from management level to operations level;

  • Identify needs and develop solutions with a focus on H&S, sustainability, innovation and efficiency;

  • Ability to lead and develop others - support, guide, provide feedback and performance management of project team

  • Develop and mentor junior members of the team.

  • Lead and present at internal and client / stakeholder meetings



  • Demonstrable previous work history in a relevant role.

  • Skilled to a good level of proficiency in modelling software such as Synergi, Infoworks, WaterGems or EPAnet

  • Previous proven ability in a relevant role of model build/update and calibration

  • Demonstrable knowledge in Solutions Modelling, “Optioneering” and providing operational support for Capital Projects and major works.

  • Good commercial acumen, with the ability to assess and analyse models to provide innovative and relevant recommendations to clients.

  • Strong skills in client relationship management, with the ability to deliver professional presentations to clients

  • Good Technical Report-Writing skills and proven ability of producing technical reports in a previous role.

  • Skilled in the manipulation and handling of large datasets.

  • Ability to work with a self-motivated approach, manage and prioritise own workload effectively.


  • Previous proven ability of Detailed Design of Water / Wastewater Infrastructure schemes is advantageous but not essential.

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go ‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM , WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall . We are also Disability Confident Committed ; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks , centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Manchester

Req ID: BIA0003UU