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Senior / Principal clean water hydraulic modeller

Job Profile

We are building our clean water modelling capabilities in response to growing demand from key clients such as Thames Water and Scottish Water. If you're a senior/principal-level modeller who wants to ensure clean water supply to millions around the UK and the world, and fancy joining our vibrant team in Reading, then please read on!

For more information about our water sector click here. 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. This position can be offered on either a full-time or a part-time basis.

Job Description

You will take a technical lead in a range of exciting water supply projects, from feasibility through to detailed design stages. One such project is the development of a network blueprint for one of the world's biggest water companies, which looks at how to optimise development over the next 100 years, allowing for growth and the replacement of ageing assets. Off the back of this project there will be a long-term programme of other modelling work to support this client and other UK Water Companies.

This appointment will provide you with the opportunity to lead, grow and manage a team of modellers, technicians and analysts. We are looking for a consummate professional, an individual who will have the skill, confidence and initiative to bring forward innovation, and to maintain Mott MacDonald at the forefront of the water engineering arena. In return we offer a highly collaborative and supportive environment within which to further develop your career.

Candidate Specification

  • Qualified to degree level, and ideally Chartered with a relevant professional institution (or working towards)
  • Excellent communicator, able to put across your ideas in a logical and coherent fashion in both oral presentations and written reports, and able to explain modelling issues and techniques to non-modelling professionals
  • Proven mentor, enthusiastic about developing the technical and professional skills of team members
  • Good track record of delivery, satisfying client expectations for delivery to time and budget and delivering successful outcomes for the employer
  • Innovative thinker, committed to delivering value-adding solutions to clients
  • Good working knowledge of modelling packages, such as InfoWater, Infoworks CS/WS or EPANET, and GIS software (preferably MapInfo)
The ideal candidate will also have knowledge of some of the following areas:
  • Model build, calibration and solution development
  • Pressure and flow surveys
  • Supply-demand balance modelling
  • Population and water demand forecasting
  • Pipeline sizing and design
  • Reservoir/storage design
  • Surge/transient analysis (using Wanda or Flowmaster)
  • Distribution quality studies
  • International assignments and project delivery
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