Senior / Principal Scientist - Flood & Water Management

Are you an enthusiastic and highly motivated scientist looking for a new opportunity? We have a fantastic opportunity for the right individual to join our team of flood and water management experts, solving some of the world's most pressing water-related problems.

About the role

The successful candidate will work in our water resources and environment team within the Floods and Water Management Group. You will collaborate closely with colleagues to support our clients in all aspects of water resource management, but with a particular focus on developing innovative solutions to adapting to current and future pressures including climate and population change, protecting the environment and increasing system and environmental resilience to shocks. You will have technical knowledge, experience and a strong interest in hydrology and water resources including the application and development of numerical models. The ability to lead teams and direct research in this field would be advantageous.

Responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking and supporting others with numerical modelling, data analysis and dealing with large datasets
  • Project management: working with UK government departments and agencies, water companies and others in the water industry

About you

We expect you to have experience in hydrology and water resource modelling ideally within the UK water resources industry, as well as an appreciation of environmental issues and an understanding of the challenges the industry faces. We will expect you to have practical experience of handling and analysing large data sets and working closely with colleagues to refine the analytical approaches. You are someone with good interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for this field. You enjoy discussing and presenting data within the team, other colleagues and the wider industry. You will know how to successfully communicate your findings with non-technical audiences in order to achieve the desired outcomes.

In addition, you can solve problems collaboratively and independently and consider yourself someone with high standards, but who is able to prioritise and shift focus onto other projects when required. In addition, you have experience with scripting languages, e.g. Python, R etc. Demonstrable expertise in statistical analysis and the development of web-based applications in this field is also of interest, as is experience of water quality modelling. You'll have a BSc in a relevant discipline e.g. Civil/Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography. An MSc, PhD or equivalent experience is desirable.

About us

Our people are our most important asset. We are committed to recruiting and retaining staff of the highest calibre - people who have the desire and determination to succeed and be ambitious, not only for themselves but for their colleagues and clients too. We are relentless in our drive to create an exceptional working environment and we look for energy and positivity to ensure our staff remain inspired. We offer a stimulating working environment that seeks to surprise colleagues and clients with what we can achieve. We share knowledge, ideas and experience to underpin our value of working collaboratively.

Our work is authentic, based on evidence and facts, and we aspire to be aware, manage, understand and master the challenges of expanding world issues and complex customer problems.

Our excellent benefits package includes:

  • A defined contribution pension scheme with minimum 10% contribution from the employer (up to 15% with matched funding)
  • Life insurance x 3 salary (subject to eligibility rules)
  • 22 days holiday, plus three days discretionary company holiday and eight bank holidays,
  • Permanent health insurance (subject to eligibility rules).
  • Flexible working hours which allows for additional leave to be taken subject to hours accrued and business needs
  • Onsite restaurant, gym and nursery.
  • Active sports and social club.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

Our head office is based at Howbery Park near Wallingford, in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnerships.

How to apply

To apply send a 2-page CV, tailored to this position, and a covering letter that clearly states the three key reasons to exemplify why you are the right candidate for this job to or contact Sharon Draper, Personnel Advisor, HR Wallingford, Howbery Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BA, United Kingdom.

Closing Date: 30th November 2019

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posted: 06 November 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.