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Jacobs Hydraulic Modeller in Manchester, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

Our Water Catchment Management business provides a focus for advising our clients on the sustainable management of the natural water environment using scientific/engineering analysis and design expertise. Our mission is to be a global leader that puts water at the heart of a sustainable society. At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, we develop industry leading flood risk management technology and we’re looking for the most talented and passionate individuals out there to be our next generation of leaders and to become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

About the opportunity:

We are recruiting experienced hydraulic modellers to meet rapidly increasing demand from our major clients. You will join one of our dynamic modelling teams and immediately begin work on high profile and innovative flood modelling projects and programmes.

You will be working flexibly, either in offices or at home and we welcome part time and full time applicants to the roles. The roles are available UK wide.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

With a keen interest in natural processes and water related issues you are commercially aware and work effectively to budgets and timescales. An enthusiastic problem solver, you like to innovate, find new solutions and improve ways to contribute. You are confident both working independently and collaboratively as a part of a multidisciplinary team. You wish to develop and expand your technical capability and welcome additional responsibility.


• Undergraduate degree (2:1 or above) in geography, engineering, environmental science or another relevant subject (or other relevant technical qualification)

• Good working knowledge of Flood Modeller and TUFLOW software

• Good academic knowledge in hydraulics, hydrology and/or water resources

• Proficiency in GIS software such as Mapinfo/ArcGIS/QGIS

• Excellent literacy, communication, analytical and numeracy skills

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

• Working towards Chartership with ICE, CIWEM or a relevant professional body


• Masters degree or doctorate in a related subject

• Hold a valid UK driving licence

• Skill or interest in UK Flood Hydrology, Flood Forecasting, ICM Infoworks

• Proven ability to present to an audience of varying technical capability (public, clients, technical specialists)

Why Jacobs?

We’re invested in you and your success. Our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. By supporting one another and through our culture of caring, we all succeed. The biggest questions spark our curious minds. We clear the way for inventive thinking and exploration, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. We redefine what’s possible. There’s something that drives everyone – and we want you to keep evolving your career, discover unexpected opportunities and ensure you can deliver on tomorrow.

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.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts. Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% of the Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs.

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.