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Senior Flooding Design Engineer, Leeds


WSP
Location: Leeds
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Design / Development Jobs
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About the Role

At WSP, there’s nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that's cleaner, greener and safer. Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation that takes pride in its people and purpose: creating long-lasting solutions to meet the needs of generations to come.

As a Senior Flooding Design Engineer, you'll support the development and growth of our flooding and drainage design capability within our Leeds Headrow office. Our Flooding & Drainage team in Leeds has an abundant and thriving workload for numerous local authority clients, supporting them to deliver their flood risk management strategies and projects.

WSP Water provides services across all aspects of the water environment for a varied client base. These services include hydrological and hydraulic modelling, flood risk assessments, flood studies, foul and surface water drainage design and flood alleviation scheme development and design.This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to help develop a strategically important area for us and the successful person will be key in helping build the flooding and drainage business in Scotland. We are committed to ensuring we find the right candidate and as such we will consider flexible working in order to support any candidate who aligns with our goals, values and ambitions for the sector.

A typical week would include:

* Providing project and technical management for flood alleviation schemes and / or civils design input on flooding and drainage projects - we will provide you with the right environment to further develop as an engineer and a range of project opportunities, ranging from small flood alleviation schemes to large multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects

* The delivery of various civil engineering design aspects of flood alleviation schemes such as culverts, drainage systems, pumping stations and SuDS features.

* The wider coordination and management of other inputting disciplines such as geo-tech, structures, highways, environment, landscape, sewer / hydraulic modelling, topographical survey, etc.

* Mentoring and managing more junior design staff and nurturing the design capability of the team

* Active participation in business development activities.

The successful candidate must be a self-starter with the drive and skills to build relationships, identify opportunities and work collaboratively with other disciplines. You will be reporting to a Principal Engineer and will be expected to be able to work under your own initiative. The role will operate in accordance with the corporate health and safety, environmental and quality standards.

The role may require travel within the UK.

About You

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

You should hold most of the key skills / qualifications identified below:

* Degree in Civil Engineering

* Chartered Engineer (or nearing charter-ship) with technical expertise in areas such as flood risk assessment, flood alleviation, hydrology and hydraulic modelling, drainage design including SUDS

* Experience in developing and delivering civil engineering design aspects of flooding and drainage improvement schemes, ideally gained within a consultancy environment. This will include detailed design of such elements as culverts, drainage systems, pumping stations and SuDS features.

* Reviewing hydrological / hydraulic modelling work (hands on modelling skills would be advantageous)

* CAD drawings (2D and 3D)

* Other GIS skills would be advantageous

* Report, specifications and contract document preparation

* Familiarity with the appropriate technical standards and approval processes

* Assisting and overseeing work of junior engineers, including mentoring

* Knowledge to prepare fee estimates and programmes of future work for incorporation in proposals, and be comfortable leading on projects

* Drive and ability to build client relationships and develop suitable opportunities

* Ability to work on own initiative within sector and multidisciplinary team.

About Us

A little about us:

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.

We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.

Check out for more info about the great work we do.

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and WiL (Women in Leadership) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.
About the Role

At WSP, there’s nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that's cleaner, greener and safer. Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation that takes pride in its people and purpose: creating long-lasting solutions to meet the needs of generations to come.

As a Senior Flooding Design Engineer, you'll support the development and growth of our flooding and drainage design capability within our Leeds Headrow office. Our Flooding & Drainage team in Leeds has an abundant and thriving workload for numerous local authority clients, supporting them to deliver their flood risk management strategies and projects.

WSP Water provides services across all aspects of the water environment for a varied client base. These services include hydrological and hydraulic modelling, flood risk assessments, flood studies, foul and surface water drainage design and flood alleviation scheme development and design.This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to help develop a strategically important area for us and the successful person will be key in helping build the flooding and drainage business in Scotland. We are committed to ensuring we find the right candidate and as such we will consider flexible working in order to support any candidate who aligns with our goals, values and ambitions for the sector.

A typical week would include:

* Providing project and technical management for flood alleviation schemes and / or civils design input on flooding and drainage projects - we will provide you with the right environment to further develop as an engineer and a range of project opportunities, ranging from small flood alleviation schemes to large multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects

* The delivery of various civil engineering design aspects of flood alleviation schemes such as culverts, drainage systems, pumping stations and SuDS features.

* The wider coordination and management of other inputting disciplines such as geo-tech, structures, highways, environment, landscape, sewer / hydraulic modelling, topographical survey, etc.

* Mentoring and managing more junior design staff and nurturing the design capability of the team

* Active participation in business development activities.

The successful candidate must be a self-starter with the drive and skills to build relationships, identify opportunities and work collaboratively with other disciplines. You will be reporting to a Principal Engineer and will be expected to be able to work under your own initiative. The role will operate in accordance with the corporate health and safety, environmental and quality standards.

The role may require travel within the UK.

About You

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

You should hold most of the key skills / qualifications identified below:

* Degree in Civil Engineering

* Chartered Engineer (or nearing charter-ship) with technical expertise in areas such as flood risk assessment, flood alleviation, hydrology and hydraulic modelling, drainage design including SUDS

* Experience in developing and delivering civil engineering design aspects of flooding and drainage improvement schemes, ideally gained within a consultancy environment. This will include detailed design of such elements as culverts, drainage systems, pumping stations and SuDS features.

* Reviewing hydrological / hydraulic modelling work (hands on modelling skills would be advantageous)

* CAD drawings (2D and 3D)

* Other GIS skills would be advantageous

* Report, specifications and contract document preparation

* Familiarity with the appropriate technical standards and approval processes

* Assisting and overseeing work of junior engineers, including mentoring

* Knowledge to prepare fee estimates and programmes of future work for incorporation in proposals, and be comfortable leading on projects

* Drive and ability to build client relationships and develop suitable opportunities

* Ability to work on own initiative within sector and multidisciplinary team.

About Us

A little about us:

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.

We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.

Check out for more info about the great work we do.

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and WiL (Women in Leadership) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.
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