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Jacobs Senior/Principal Hydrologist in Peterborough, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

We are looking for a Senior/Principal Hydrologist with experience of UK hydrological methods to join our engaging, multi-disciplinary team in Peterborough to help deliver a variety of studies across the water management sector, including flood risk management, reservoir engineering, habitat creation, low flow and water resource studies and environmental impact assessments for major infrastructure projects in the UK and potentially overseas.

As a member of our Water and Catchment Management team you will play a key role within a multi-disciplinary team that is operating nationally for clients such as the Environment Agency, Local Authorities and for the utilities sector as well as internationally. Your role will include tasks such as:

  • Applying UK Flood Hydrology methods as described in the Flood Estimation Handbook

  • Undertaking hydrological analysis for low flow estimation and water resource studies

  • Analysing, managing, and interpreting data using GIS software (ArcGIS, MapInfo, QGIS) and analytical tools (R and Python).

  • Contributing your own innovative ideas, challenging the norm, and helping us all deliver better solutions for our clients.

  • Collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver client outcomes.

  • Writing and reviewing technical reports to convey key messages, derived from complex technical documentation, in a simple and clear manner.

  • Contributing to an engaged and supportive team environment with active involvement in mentoring and professional development (of self and others).

  • Developing technical scopes, supporting programme and budget-setting, and gaining approvals.

  • Helping us to win new work and supporting the management of our projects and teams.

You will have the opportunity to manage, support and drive delivery of interesting and innovative projects and collaborate with experts in other fields. A career with Jacobs will provide the opportunity to make a positive impact and deliver solutions that bring value to our communities and society as a whole.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography, Mathematics or a related discipline.

  • Chartered (or close to achieving chartership) with ICE or CIWEM, or other relevant institutions.

  • Experience of applying Flood Estimation Handbook techniques.

  • Experience in hydrological analysis for low flow estimation and water resource studies.

  • Experience of analysing, managing, and interpreting data using GIS software (ArcGIS, MapInfo, QGIS) and analytical tools (R and Python).

  • Experience of writing and reviewing technical reports to convey key messages in a simple and clear manner.

  • Interest in mentoring more junior staff and support team workload management.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know. (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2)

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