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Senior Hydraulic Modeller - 6 Months Fixed Term

Hulme, UK
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3 Dec 2020

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Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow.

Our Water Catchment Management business provides a focus for advising our clients on the sustainable management of the natural water environment using scientific/engineering analysis and design expertise. Our mission is to be a global leader that puts water at the heart of a sustainable society. At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, we develop industry leading flood risk management technology and we're looking for the most talented and passionate individuals out there to be our next generation of leaders and to become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Our People & Places Solutions business - reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomises the "why" of what we do - the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology - we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

About the opportunity:

We are recruiting experienced hydraulic modellers to meet rapidly increasing demand from our major clients. As a Senior Hydraulic Modeller you will join one of our dynamic modelling teams and immediately begin work delivering and supporting junior staff to deliver high profile and innovative flood modelling projects and programmes.

This is a 6 month contract, with possibility to become permanent for the right candidate. You will be working flexibly, either in offices or at home and we welcome part time and full time applicants to the role.About you:

Well established within your career you are comfortable with a variety of roles. With well developed knowledge of hydrodynamic modelling you have applied this when supervising, coordinating and supporting junior staff. You are proactive and use your initiative to drive projects and are happy to take ownership of client relationships and contribute to business development and project management. Enthusiastic about water management you wish to work on increasingly complex projects and build your skills in project management, business development and leadership.


Undergraduate degree (2:1 or above) in geography, engineering, environmental science or another relevant subject (or other relevant technical qualification)

Well developed knowledge of Flood Modeller and TUFLOW software

Excellent literacy, communication, analytical and numeracy skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

Solid academic knowledge in hydraulics, hydrology and/or water resources

Full Proficiency in GIS software such as Mapinfo/ArcGIS/QGIS

Chartered or approaching chartership with ICE, CIWEM or a relevant professional body

Experience of mentoring and guiding junior modelling staff


Masters degree or doctorate in a related subject

Hold a valid UK driving licence

Skill or interest in UK Flood Hydrology, Flood Forecasting, ICM Infoworks

Experience of flood risk management techniques and methods including option appraisals

Proven ability to present to an audience of varying technical capability (public, clients, technical specialists)

Experience of working with remote teams

Why Jacobs?

We're invested in you and your success. Our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. By supporting one another and through our culture of caring, we all succeed. The biggest questions spark our curious minds. We clear the way for inventive thinking and exploration, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. We redefine what's possible. There's something that drives everyone - and we want you to keep evolving your career, discover unexpected opportunities and ensure you can deliver on tomorrow.

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go 'BeyondZero' by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours' contracts. Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% of the Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website;

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

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