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Technical principal - Coastal risk management expert

Job Profile

Our Ports, Coastal & Offshore team provides leading consultancy and advice in the planning, development and ongoing provision of the full spectrum of coastal and flood consultancy. We’ve recently been working across the UK, and overseas including the Caribbean, USA, Middle East and India and have extensive experience in assessing the issues arising at the coastline and for flooding in order to produce viable, affordable and sustainable solutions. We provide our customers with a range of technical expertise in areas such as coastal risk management and policy, coastal protection structures, flood defence, and climate resilience for scheme development.

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’re looking for a Technical principal for our coastal risk management business to lead the technical delivery on a range of coastal and flood risk project teams. Based in our Croydon office with client based travel you will be a key addition to our well established team.

This role will be leading the technical delivery on a range of coastal and flood risk project teams. You will also be responsible for technical input to coastal strategies, business cases, and intervention projects across the business.

Responsibilities of the role include:
  • Project dependent Technical Principal roles for; business cases, fluvial and coastal flood risk, coastal protection and defence structures, coastal erosion and land stabilisation, strategic coastal planning and management.
  • Supporting business development processes and delivering tender documents

Candidate Specification

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following criteria:
  • A degree (Masters preferable) in coastal science, civil engineering, geography or risk management (or related).
  • Chartered with relevant professional institution
  • Extensive experience in a broad range of coastal risk management and flood management projects. Previous technical delivery of significant project portfolios is important
  • Extensive experience of report writing and an aptitude and desire to enhance these skills in junior staff
  • Extensive experience in managing integrated multidisciplinary project delivery teams
  • Track record of successful technical contributions to bid preparation and business development
  • Sound understanding of coastal and flooding issues and policy and funding regimes
  • Demonstrable experience of interacting with coastal and fluvial numerical modelling and environmental aspects ie EIA / SEA / AA an advantage
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience of the UK flood management and coastal sector, and delivery of strategic outline cases, outline business cases and full business cases would be beneficial
  • Willing to travel in UK and overseas
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