Assistant consultant

A vacancy exists for a numerate, energetic and articulate graduate to work within our environmental water management consultancy. Training will be provided to develop skills in the fields of hydrology and hydrogeology. Excellent long-term opportunities exist within our growing and well-regarded organisation.


Qualifications

A BSc degree in earth science, geology, environmental science or a closely allied subject is required. Some knowledge of water matters, such as flood risk, hydrology or hydrogeology would be a distinct advantage. Candidates should also possess ‘A’ levels in geography, sciences and / or mathematics.


Role

The remit of the post is wide, but consists primarily of supporting the senior staff in undertaking their projects. Input is likely to include GIS work (including figure preparation), data collation and processing, fieldwork and some factual reporting. Data collation would involve liaison with the relevant authorities and acquiring data from publically available databases etc.


Training

Long-term career prospects are excellent within the Company, hence effort will be applied to comprehensively develop the right candidate. Training will be provided in-house and also by attendance at appropriate external events. This may include attendance at training events and seminars.


Contract

The post is permanent, subject to successful completion of a 6-month probation period.


Salary and conditions


The post attracts a salary of £16,000 to £17,000 dependant on qualifications and experience. The salary would be reviewed on completion of the probation period.


Annual reviews of performance and salary apply, which is standard practice within the organisation. We also operate a profit sharing scheme and optional contributory pension in place.


To apply

Interested candidates should apply by 30th April with a detailed CV and covering letter, to: debbie.sudlow@hafrenwater.com


Senior Hydrologist

We have a vacancy for a Senior Hydrologist to join our growing team. We operate throughout the UK from our Shrewsbury offices.


However, the location of work for this position is flexible and potential exists to work from a base remote from Shrewsbury, after an initial period in the head office.


The position requires:


  • A relevant first degree and MSc in hydrology or closely allied subject

  • 5 to 10 years-experience, including employment with a UK based consultancy

  • Proven project management experience

  • Good working knowledge of EA, NRW, SEPA and LLFA requirements

  • Excellent report writing, oral communication and organisational skills

  • Experience of working to tight deadlines and budgets, commercially aware

  • Experience of rainfall run-off methodologies (eg FEH, ReFH2)

  • Experience in the use of GIS including QGIS

  • Ideally experienced in preparing or assessing industry standard 1D, 1D/2D linked and 2D modelling software such as:
    • ISIS/Flood Modeller Pro

    • TUFLOW

    • HEC-RAS


  • Ideally some experience of Micro Drainage

The position would suit someone who is energetic and looking for a new challenge. The right candidate will have the opportunity to develop our Hydrology and Flood Risk Team, building on that which is already in place. They would have some freedom to steer the direction of future work and would be encouraged to develop additional areas of expertise. The successful candidate will be practical and able to produce both quantitative and qualitative flood risk assessments of a high standard and input to non-flood-related hydrological projects.


We offer a highly varied and interesting workload, a relaxed working environment, and opportunities for flexible working. The successful candidate would join our profit related bonus scheme and be given excellent opportunities for career development. Applicants should send a CV and detailed covering letter to debbie.sudlow@hafrenwater.com.


Flood Risk Hydrologist

We are currently looking for an experienced Flood Risk Hydrologist to join the team at Hafren Water. Based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, we are a growing team that operates throughout the UK. We are looking for someone with:


  • 5-10 years-experience, including employment with a reputable consultant

  • Environment Agency employment, or very good working knowledge of EA, NRW, SEPA and LLFA requirements

  • Good working knowledge of rainfall run-off methodologies (eg FEH, REFH)

  • Proven ability with industry standard 1D, 1D/2D linked and 2D modelling software, including:

ISIS/Flood Modeller Pro
TUFLOW
HEC-RAS
Micro Drainage
GIS (QGIS)


  • Excellent report writing and oral communication

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Commercially aware; working to deadlines and budgets

The position would suit someone who is self-motivated, looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to make the role their own. The successful candidate will be highly practical and able to produce both quantitative and qualitative flood risk assessments. Input to non flood-related hydrological projects is also highly likely to be required.


If you are interested in this position and would like to find out more about Hafren Water please visit www.hafrenwater.com. Applicants should send a CV together and detailed covering letter to Chris Leake