Jacobs Principal & Senior Hydraulic Modellers (River and Urban Flooding) in Manchester, United Kingdom

Principal & Senior Hydraulic Modellers (River and Urban Flooding)


Jacobs employ some of the UK's most experienced and skilled technical services professionals and has grown to over 9,000 people in locations across the UK.

At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and we’re looking for the most talented and passionate individuals out there to be our next generation of leaders.

Sustainability is not just about protecting the environment or complying with legislation, it also provides a valuable economic and social focus for managing reputational risk, improving business practices, developing relationships, enhancing services, improving efficiency and cutting costs. As the world’s leading businesses and organisations demonstrate, it’s the smart way to do business.

The Environment, Maritime & Resilience business offers our clients the range of skills, expertise and practical experience to tailor the right approach that delivers economic benefit, social value and reduces environmental impact.

We currently have opportunities for Principal and Senior Hydraulic Modellers (River and Urban Flooding) within our Water Environment team based in Salford, Manchester to work on projects involving river, coastal and surface water modelling for flood mapping studies, surface water management plans, flood strategies and other flood management projects. The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

You will be working on projects for the Environment, Local Authorities and some private sector clients. Responsibilities include:

  • Providing a Technical Lead role on projects involving modelling including flood mapping studies, surface water management plans, flood strategies and other flood management projects.

  • Providing company-wide expertise in development of hydraulic model (1D, 2D and possibly 3D) for fluvial, coastal and urban applications.

  • Supervising and assisting junior modellers within the Rivers team

  • Writing and reviewing technical reports

  • Project Managing modelling projects, assuming delivery on time and within budget



Extensive experience in implementing 1D and 2D modelling techniques for river, urban and coastal flooding applications

Excellent knowledge and practice of the following modelling software: ISIS, Tuflow and Infoworks ICM

Good supervising and leadership skills

Proficiency in using GIS software such as Mapinfo/ArcGIS

Good report writing and presentation skills

Experience of liaising with clients and managing projects

Relevant degree


  • Experience of flood risk management techniques and methods including option appraisals

Experience of hydraulic modelling for other applications such as water quality, wave overtopping, pollutant dispersion, 3D modelling

Experience of hydrological calculations

Experience of urban drainage

Gained CIWEM / ICE accreditation

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

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.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Manchester

Other Locations United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Leeds, United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Wokingham

Req ID: BIA0000G4