Hydraulic Modeller

Hydraulic Modeller

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Type of contract
Engineer, Senior
Area of Expertise
Office / Project Location
London, Leeds, Bath
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The Water Group is located in three offices; London, Bath and Leeds.  We are now looking to add a further engineer to the team, who has specialist hydraulic modelling skills and a passion for sustainable Flood Risk Management. 

What will I be doing? 

  • Helping to develop the group’s hydraulic modelling capability;
  • Develop other software analysis to include sedimentation transportation and water quality modelling;
  • Working on a range of domestic and international engineering projects, from a building scale to regional analysis;
  • Interpreting modelling results;
  • Problem solving to develop practical engineering solutions;
  • Assisting with the strategic direction of our projects and leading small to medium sized projects;
  • Assist with fee proposals and business development;
  • Help mentor and train junior staff in modelling skills;
  • Present analysis and proposed solutions to clients and stakeholders;
  • Responsible for ensuring delivery of projects to budget and programme;
  • Maintain commitment to CPD;
  • Working towards Chartered status;
  • Coordinating work with other members of the project team both internally and externally;
  • Mobility & flexibility for occasional overseas travel.

What can I bring to the role?

  • A passion for flood risk management;
  • A desire to expand your experience beyond hydraulic modelling;
  • In-depth experience of modelling complex fluvial analysis;
  • An interest in developing experience of coastal modelling;
  • Developing flood risk mitigation measures;
  • Range of hydraulic software packages (TUFLOW, FloodModeller);
  • GIS knowledge (QGIS);
  • CAD skills;
  • Interest in training and mentoring junior staff;
  • Some experience or desire to develop client facing experience;
  • Ability to communicate technical subjects;
  • Good written and verbal skills;
  • Confident, proactive character, who enjoys working in a team, with an ability to take the lead in challenging situations with the confidence to question engineers regarding coordination of details;
  • Good computer and IT skills.  Use of Microsoft Office software essential;
  • Experience of working on a one-to-one basis and in team working situations;
  • Willingness to learn new skills and software plus attendance of upgrade training according to industry requirements

If you have working hydraulic modelling experience and a passion for sustainable flood risk management, please get in touch with us!

Interested?   Intrigued?   Inspired 

Join us to find out what you’re really capable of.

Described by our clients as 'passionate', 'innovative', 'collaborative': Buro Happold is an independent, international engineering practice that for over 40 years has become synonymous with the delivery of creative, value led building and city solutions for an ever changing world. Having worked on every continent, our clients include more than 90% of the world's leading architectural practices and we have collaborated with global organisations such as the United Nations, The World Bank and UNESCO. Through our global community of driven, world leading engineering and consulting professionals we deliver elegant solutions for buildings and cities that seek to address the major problems facing societies today. Follow us @burohappold and find out more at www.burohappold.com. ​

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