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Principal Flood Risk Engineer

  • Job reference: 929371
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: GBP55000 - GBP60000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction & Infrastructure, Utilities
  • Date posted: 10/01/2020

Job Duties,

  • Manage projects (or components of projects) meeting budgetary, quality, safety and timeframe targets, while exceeding client expectations and mitigating risk wherever possible; including sound knowledge and understanding of NEC contracts.
  • Contribute and achieve function group targets, including utilisation, billing, and profit;
  • To take a key role in day-to-day project management providing both leadership and technical guidance and helping to develop the wider team to its full potential;
  • Encourage innovative and entrepreneurial thinking;
  • To build and consolidate networks within the industry.
  • To supervise technical aspects and provide project coordination for the flood management team workload which includes:-
  • Flood Risk Assessments (fluvial, coastal, and pluvial) to support planning applications and roads orders for a wide range of - developments (incl. housing, roads, public facilities, etc.)
  • Flood Studies (fluvial & coastal) for Local Authorities as the precursors to the development of Flood Protection Schemes
  • All aspects in regard to the development of Flood Protection Schemes (incl. modelling, EIA, engineering design, stakeholder liaison, licences & consents, etc.)
  • Surface Water Drainage Design (incl. SUDS)

To be considered for this role you must be Chartered to CIWEM or ICE with significant design experience in major civil engineering schemes in particular flood management and surface water projects. In addition to suitable project and sector experience, candidates should also be able to demonstrate good written and oral communication skills, the ability to interface effectively with external stakeholders and a focus on delivering best value for AECOM's Clients



Minimum Requirements,

You must also be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience in design and management of flood management projects including experience with leading a multi-disciplinary team, and have up-to-date on current environmental and sustainability issues;
  • Leadership and people management skills, able to influence, motivate and delegate effectively;
  • Well-developed commercial skills, including budgets and plan resources;
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills, both internally and externally;
  • Ability & experience in the management of flood studies and flood protection schemes (incl. fluvial, coastal, and surface water)
  • Ability & experience of managing flood risk assessments (incl. fluvial, coastal, and surface water)

Preferred Qualifications,

The following experience and skills would also be advantageous:

  • Ability & experience in 1D & 2D hydraulic modelling (preferably with the Infoworks ICM, HEC RAS, Flood Modeller, & TUFLOW packages)
  • Ability & experience in Drainage Design (preferably with Microdrainage)
  • Ability & experience in SUDS design
  • Ability & experience in undertaking hydrology & hydrogeology environmental impact assessments

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.