Civil Engineer/Scientist – Flood Risk Management

Leeds, United Kingdom Countrywide
04 Nov 2016
07 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

JACOBS is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical and management services. We offer a full-spectrum of consultancy support to commercial, government and industrial clients across many sectors.

Our Sustainable Solutions business provides a focus for advising our clients on sustainability issues including renewable energy, low carbon economies, flood risk management, impacts of climate change and waste and resource management. Our environmental capabilities comprise of in excess of 1000 staff based predominantly in the UK, but with reach into the Middle East.

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for a Civil Engineer/Scientist to assist with the analysis of current and future flood risk and in the development of outline and detailed design solutions for flood risk management. The post is based in our Leeds office, but the candidate will be expected to visit our other offices across the UK to collaborate on project work.

The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Primary Job Responsibilities

You will be working on projects for Local Authorities, the Environment Agency and some private sector clients and will support other technical disciplines within the company. Responsibilities include:
  • Assessment of flood risk and the development of flood risk assessments (levels 1 to 3)
  • Appraisal of flood risk costs and benefits
  • Drainage analysis and design
  • Identification and development of technical solutions to reduce flood risk
  • Preparation of technical analysis and notes
  • Working within an established design and appraisal
  • Civil Engineering degree and working towards Chartered Membership of a relevant institution (or) a geography or scientific degree with evidence of relevant experience
  • Knowledge and practical experience of developing safe and buildable design solutions
  • Experience in the development of outline and detailed design solutions for flood risk management
  • Experience in the design and appraisal of riverine structural and non-structural measures
  • Experience in preparing business cases for flood risk management schemes
  • Experience of preparing Flood Risk Assessments
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, liaising directly with clients and other design team members
  • Experienced in the use of AutoCAD and/or GIS
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills

  • Experience of urban drainage design
  • Hydraulic design
  • Civils 3D CAD
  • GIS - Mapinfo/ArcView
  • Holds valid driving licence

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.