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Flood Modeller / Flood Risk Specialist

Job Profile

New Year, New challenge?
Would you relish the opportunity to work for an industry leading multi-disciplinary consultancy?

Given the continued demand for our services including our appointment to the Environment Agency’s Project Delivery Unit (PDU7) in the North of England, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced hydraulic modeller to join us in North Wales or the North West.
Our growing flood risk management team has had a big impact locally and we want to deliver more.

Predict; prepare; protect is our mantra.
We pride ourselves in providing industry leading hydrological and flood modelling services across all stages of the project lifecycle.
Through our unique position on the Environment Agency’s WEM Lot 1, 3 and 4 frameworks in England and Lots 5 & 6 of the NPS framework in Wales, our flood risk management projects range from the strategic broad scale to the detailed design of multi-million-pound flood schemes, offering huge diversity and excellent opportunities for technical development and career progression.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced hydraulic modeller with a minimum of three years’ experience to work from either our Colwyn Bay, Altrincham or Liverpool office within our flood risk management team.

The role will be challenging, demanding, varied and offer fantastic opportunities for skill set and career development.
You will work closely with our teams of engineers and technical specialists to deliver a wide range of fluvial, coastal, surface water or drainage modelling to inform and deliver appraisal and design projects across the UK.
The role will also provide the opportunity to gain experience in economic assessment and project appraisal, or use existing skills should you already be proficient.
There is also the opportunity to manage projects locally (dependent on experience) and take on the wider responsibilities associated with a team leader role in the future, as the team grows.

We are looking for a hard-working, well organised, motivated, enthusiastic and flexible individual. The successful candidate will have a strong analytical and mathematical background together with the skill, confidence and initiative to bring forward innovation and help to maintain Mott MacDonald at the forefront of this highly specialised area. In return we offer a highly collaborative and supportive environment within which to further develop your career.

Candidate Specification

  • Relevant degree-level qualifications (e.g. hydrology, geography, mathematics, civil engineering, or other related disciplines).
  • At least 3 years professional experience working in the UK and in using recognised flood modelling packages such as ISIS/Flood Modeller, ESTRY and TUFLOW is essential.
  • Applicants should be proficient in the use of GIS using ArcGIS and MapInfo software.
  • Chartered status is very important to us and candidates should ideally be chartered with an appropriate institution or at a minimum working towards chartership in the immediate future.
  • Clear, honest and effective written and communication skills.

Other non-essential but beneficial experience;
  • Knowledge and experience of completing economic assessment using the MCM and applying FCERM AG / 5CM.
  • Coastal modelling, surface water and drainage modelling experience.
  • Use of FEH based methods to produce flood hydrology.
  • Hydraulic assessment and design using theoretical / empirical approaches.
  • Project management.
  • Team development and leadership.
  • Tender preparation.
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