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Black & Veatch
Location: Redhill
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Environmental
Category: Environmental Jobs

Jun 7, 2019


Redhill, SURREY, GB, RH1 1SH

Black & Veatch Family of Companies

We believe real value is powered by the unique skills and experiences of our professionals. The interchange of ideas from a diverse group of people gives our teams an expanded perspective and the ability to find better solutions for our clients.

Req Id : 387

Job Title : Geomorphologist

Business Unit Sector : PCL-WTR EMEIA

Work Location : UKREDHILL

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Contract Hire Only for this Project :

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Eng & Technical Specialities

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Salary Plan

ENS: Eng & Technical Specialties

Job Summary

To provide geomorphological and Water Framework Directive technical inputs to projects across the UK including river restoration and catchment management projects. Much of the work will be in the context of wider EIA and planning/permitting systems for a range of infrastructure projects (e.g. river and coastal flood alleviation schemes, renewables, water utilities and power projects)

Key Responsibilities

Key duties and responsibilities:

1. Undertaking geomorphology surveys, including walkovers, fluvial audits and site-specifc surveys

2. Production of Water Framework Directive Compliance Assessments to support environmental assessments

3. Providing input to designs for river restoration and Natural Flood Risk Management projects

4. Providing input to bids and proposals

5. Liaising with project teams, clients, stakeholders and the public as required;

6. Identify and undertake opportunities to present and raise awareness of geomorphology and river restoration work through networks and conferences

Key relationships and personnel for whom this person will be responsible:

The successful candidate will join our national Environmental Services Team, Providing a mentoring/supervisory role to more junior members of our team.


Applied geomorphology in rivers (and preferably estuarine and coastal environments), Water Framework Directive Assessments, geomorphology and river restoration design work, and would be desirable to have experience of catchment management planning/schemes/projects and understanding of Ecosystems Approach and Natural Capital.

Special requirements:

Must be willing and able to travel on an occasional basis to sites and other office locations throughout the UK.

Flexible working will be considered for this role.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & training: BSc Geography, Geology or similar Environmental Sciences

Member of relevant professional institution (e.g. CIWEM or RGS/IBG) working towards Chartered status

Knowledge base: Geomorphology, hydrology, flood and coastal erosion risk management, Water Framework Directive, river restoration

Skills: Qualitative and quantitative interpretation and analysis of geomorphological issues

Personal attributes: Articulate, solution-minded, teamworker, confident communicator.

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters / other postgraduate qualification in relevant subject such as catchment management

Chartered Member of relevant professional institution (e.g. CIWEM, CEnv, CSci, CGeog)

Previous experience in environmental / engineering consultancy

Experience working for / with the Environment Agency and water companies

Experience across range of rivers, estuarine and coastal environments

Sediment transport calculations

Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

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