Consultant / Senior Hydraulic Modeller (E18)




Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- West Midlands -- West Midlands -- Birmingham

Job Type

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Closing date
31 May 2021 23:59

Service line

About the role

BWB Consulting are seeking a Consultant or Senior Consultant Hydraulic Modeller to support continuing growth of the Flood Risk & Drainage (Water) Service. The successful candidate will play an important role in delivering innovative solutions to complex problems on projects across the UK using skills in;

  • Flood Risk Assessments
  • Hydrology 
  • Watercourse Hydraulic Modelling 
  • Environmental Impact Assessments 

We value innovation and encourage independent thinking, while always seeking to provide commercial solutions to complex issues for our Clients. The Water Service is at the heart of this at BWB.

At BWB we recognise people as individuals and understanding how we can fit your skills into our teams is important to achieving success together.

The role typically entails the research and delivery of Flood Risk Assessments and hydraulic modelling (using Flood Modeller & TUFLOW), with some understanding of SuDS design desired but not essential.

The ideal candidate would also have experience in production of Environmental Statement chapters and land/development planning policy in the UK including knowledge of the Water Framework Directive. Experience of other hydraulic modelling software packages such as Infoworks ICM, and the development of Flood Risk Management Schemes would be of benefit.

For the Senior role some experience in the management of staff and projects is preferred, as the role includes providing support to others, with additional responsibilities in workload organisation, resource planning and project finance commensurate with seniority.


All locations will be considered although the Water Service is focused on the Nottingham, Birmingham and Manchester offices and regular travel to at least one of these locations should be anticipated - although the role may necessarily be based at home whilst COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

About the team

Our Environment Group provides advisory, investigative, design and validation services relating to all aspects of the environment. 

The Water Service forms part of the Environment Group and is comprised of qualified engineers and environmental consultants with specific experience in flood risk, drainage, hydraulic modelling and environmental planning/engineering disciplines.

Working as part of a multidisciplinary BWB project team, we provide consultancy services to the development and property sector on projects of any type or size, from pre-planning application through to construction. The breadth and scale of work is incredibly varied. 

About you

The ideal candidate will have skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Flood Risk Assessments and knowledge of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
  • Hydrological analysis using Flood Estimation Handbook techniques and associated software packages, such as ReFH and WINFAP.
  • Hydraulic modelling in 1D/2D software packages such as Hec-Ras, Flood Modeller Pro and TUFLOW.
  • Skills and knowledge in drainage strategy and Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) is desirable.
  • GIS (MapInfo and QGIS) and the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Providing solutions to technical problems and input to provide factual and interpretative reports.
  • Have the ability to plan and monitor own workloads to achieve project demands.
  • Management of staff and projects with direct accountability.
  • Workload supervision, resource planning and financial administration.
  • Ability to share both knowledge and experience with others.
  • Effectively communicate and co-operate within a project team to support the achievement of a project brief through the provision of efficient and professional services.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues throughout the Company, clients and suppliers.

Reasons to join BWB

At BWB, we invest in our people and give them fantastic career opportunities. Look at what we have been recognised for recently:

  • Investors in People Platinum standard
  • A Sunday Times Top 100 Best companies to work for
  • An NCE Top 100 Consultancy

Join BWB and your career will not conform to the traditional models of yesterday but will be a fulfilling and challenging journey into tomorrow’s digital age; a journey that you will Play an active role in defining!

At BWB you matter, and you will make a difference. A difference to the world you live in; the communities you engage with; even the development of your career and the profession.

We are on an exciting journey. Join Us.

What we can offer you

  • A competitive Salary – We benchmark all our salaries against the market and review these annually.
  • Holiday – 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and the option to buy extra days holiday per year to boost your entitlement
  • Life Assurance 4x salary.
  • Non-contributory Pension Scheme – we’ll pay an Employer Contribution, even if you don’t wish to contribute yet and the contribution will increase with years’ service.
  • Superb training – bespoke to you and your development needs.
  • Professional Subscription – BWB will make a payment for one professional subscription a year.
  • Social Fund – We will pay £25 per head per quarter to have a great time socialising with your colleagues outside of the work environment.
  • Health-care cash plan for all your everyday medical needs such as dentistry and optical care.
  • Loyalty bonus – bonus, additional holidays, pension enhancement and sabbaticals.
  • Perkbox rewards scheme - providing our people with access to a range of employee discounts and benefits. 
  • Cycle to Work – Get excellent rates for a new bike and accessories through our scheme.
  • 1 paid day of volunteering for a company-nominated charity
  • 2.5 paid days for STEM activity

Contact information


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