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Jacobs Fluvial Hydraulic Modellers and Hydrologists (all grades) in Warrington, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

About Us:

Jacobs is the largest consultancy operating in the flood risk management and river engineering sectors in the UK. We are the largest provider of modelling services to the Environment Agency, having won positions on all current Frameworks. Additionally, we support water utilities (Severn Trent, United Utilities, Thames Water), Local Authorities and private sector clients with specialist modelling services.

We have strong, collaborative relationships with our key clients, giving us confidence in our future project pipeline and the ability to develop innovative approaches to project delivery.

In addition to project delivery, Jacobs is the developer of Flood Modeller, the UK’s dominant modelling platform. All our teams have the opportunity to contribute to development of Flood Modeller and have unparalleled access to software, tools and the ability to shape the future of Flood Modeller.

About the opportunity:

We are recruiting Hydraulic Modellers and Hydrologists across all grades to join our engaging, multi-disciplinary teams to help deliver our extensive flood risk management programme of works and, to develop our innovative solutions and products. This includes the development of Flood Modeller, the #1 flood modelling solution.

Our project portfolio spans the full project lifecycle from feasibility studies through appraisal and optioneering to detailed design and site support, providing a wide range of opportunities to develop your experience and advance your career.

Our projects cover all aspects of modelling and hydrology, including flood risk, reservoir safety and design, water resources, coastal, fluvial and urban flooding using all industry tools (Flood Modeller, Tuflow, InfoWorks, Mike, CFD, FEH). With such a broad portfolio of projects, we are looking for candidates with experience and interest in all these areas, as we embrace agile career paths and opportunities, where we can find opportunities to match your aspirations.

Dependent upon experience, the role will include a range of tasks such as:

  • Hydraulic modelling using industry standard software (Flood Modeller, Tuflow, InfoWorks, HEC-RAS) for model development, calibration, interpretation, and interrogation of 1D and 1D/2D models.

  • Hydrological assessment using Flood Estimation Handbook methods.

  • 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.

  • Working with, leading and/or directing, 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 win new work and supporting the management of our projects and teams.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

We are looking for enthusiastic problem solvers who will enjoy working as part of a large multi-disciplinary team in flood risk management. You will need an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, Geography or a similar/relevant discipline and excellent analytical and numeracy skills.

Commensurate with the desired grade, you will have knowledge, skills, and experience in some or all of the following areas:

  • Undertaking, leading and/or directing Hydraulic modelling using industry standard software (Flood Modeller, Tuflow, Innovyze products, HEC-RAS).

  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team within a consultancy to develop integrated solutions for flood risk management, or other applications.

  • Use of GIS (ArcGIS, QGIS and/or MapInfo).

  • Undertaking, leading and/or directing hydrological assessments including FEH and ReFH.

  • Clearly communicating technical information and project implications within a multidisciplinary team and with clients.

  • Overcoming technical and project related challenges.

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. 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.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com/uk 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 have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

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.