Hydrologist (Full or Part Time)

Salary £29,000 - £42,000 (dependant on experience)

MacArthur Green is looking for an enthusiastic Senior Hydrologist, who shares our love for the environment and renewable energy projects, to join our small and friendly team.

MacArthur Green specialises in ecology, ornithology and peat services, primarily focussing on renewable energy projects and grid networks. We pride ourselves on our high technical capability and pragmatic, problem solving approach. We need an experienced and resourceful Senior Hydrologist to help our clients make confident decisions with our hydrology expertise.

We work for some of the largest renewable developers, such as Vattenfall, ScottishPower Renewables, Scottish and Southern Energy Renewables, EDF, BayWa, RES UK & Ireland and Brookfield, with projects onshore as well as offshore. We also work for statutory agencies such as The Crown Estate, the Scottish Government, Scottish Natural Heritage, Natural England and the UK Government.

Our workload covers the undertaking and management of water quality monitoring projects, environmental impact assessments and ecological clerk of works for renewable energy projects across Scotland. In recent years we have also been appointed on two water frameworks (Southern Water via MWH and Welsh Water via Jacobs). We are looking for a Senior/Principal Hydrologist to join us to build on this and take it forward, developing and growing our hydrology offering.

MacArthur Green works with our clients to deliver a positive impact for the environment. We are doing this in three ways: (1) we help projects with important environmental benefits succeed; (2) we support ecological research projects important to sustainable development, and (3) we operate a carbon negative business.

Our office is based in the west end of Glasgow, right on the banks of the River Kelvin, however one good thing to come out the pandemic is that we are now very well set up for working from home, wherever that may be, and so we are flexible about the successful candidate for this role being based outwith Glasgow.

If you are a senior hydrologist and this sounds like a team you would like to be a part of, read on!

Job Description

The overall objective of your role will be to work with our ecology and peat team to successfully deliver projects that have important environmental benefits - such as renewables. This will include:

Reporting directly to the company Directors, you will be responsible for:

  • Responsibility for project management, coordination and delivery of team deliverables.
  • Catchment management and environmental impact assessment.
  • Technical Reporting including Environmental Statements and water quality monitoring reports.
  • Hydrological and water resource modelling
  • Advice on planning requirements and compliance with planning conditions, working closely with our Ecological Clerk of Works.
  • Resolving technical hydrological issues on projects.
  • Liaison with clients, local authorities and regulators
  • Supporting and developing junior team members.
  • Strong people management & mentoring skills and line management experience.
  • Undertake site work including water quality monitoring and hydrological surveys.
  • Contribute towards business development and tendering.
  • Ensure compliance with company requirements in respect of our core values, mission, business operations, governance, quality, safety and environmental management.


  • At least 5 years of post-graduate experience in a work place.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Experience carrying out Water Quality Monitoring.
  • Hydrological analysis for catchments, including experience of flood or water resource modelling (experience of AQUATOR modelling would be beneficial).
  • Confident with CAR requirements, GWDTE and PWS planning requirements (for Environmental Statements).
  • Experience of working with ECoW, possibly even managing this role
  • An understanding of peatland hydrology would be beneficial.
  • Previous work within a consultancy or public sector environment.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage commercial aspects of projects.
  • A proactive and flexible approach.
  • Confident at business development.
  • Chartered member of CIWEM or BHS would be beneficial.
  • A degree in Hydrology, River Management, Water Resources.
  • A further Master's degree in Engineering Hydrology, River & Coastal Engineering, Water Resources Technology etc.
  • Valid UK Driving Licence.

Salary will be dependent on experience (band salary £27,000 - £39,000). Other benefits include: Bonus Scheme and Pension Scheme.

Submission is by CV and covering letter to: recruitment.hydrologist@macarthurgreen.com

Deadline: Midday, 28th August 2020.


MacArthur Green is an equal opportunities employer.


published: 03 August 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.