Water Quality Modeller

12 Mar 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Overview / Responsibilities

We wish to expand our team by recruiting a high-calibre Consultant Water Quality Modeller who is keen to support a range of projects and clients. The post is located in Shrewsbury or Reading but you will work with our teams across the UK.

Our Water Management team works across a wide spectrum of services covering hydrogeology, water resources and security, water quality, hydroecology and hydrology and hydraulics.

Through our projects we provide high quality technical services and advice to a wide range of customers, including the UK Water Industry, UK and European Government departments and agencies, local councils, the World Bank, and the Mining, Nuclear and Oil & Gas sectors.

Prime Responsibilities and Duties

Our water management team apply their skills and knowledge to a wide range of projects related to surface and groundwater quality investigations, numerical modelling, water resource assessment and flood risk modelling. You will have the opportunity to work with a range of clients including water companies, regulators, central and local government as well as the private sector. This may include work beyond the UK in the EU and wider international projects and on projects ranging from single site water quality investigations up to supporting EIA’s for major developments.

You will provide technical support to a variety of projects, often as part of multi-disciplinary teams, through the provision of data analysis and the development and implementation of models to simulate surface water and groundwater quality, interpretation of model output and preparation of reports and presentations. You are also likely to be involved in supporting the development of proposals for new projects.

You will be a highly motivated, numerate candidate with excellent communication and report writing skills as well as an interest in water quality and numerical modelling. You will have the ability to apply technical knowledge in analysing problems and finding solutions to new challenges.

Skills / Qualifications
  • You will have a good degree-level qualification in a subject with a strong numerate component (e.g. maths, science, engineering).
  • A post-graduate qualification is desirable but not essential.
  • You will have at least 1 year of post-graduate experience preferably gained in a consultancy or regulatory environment.
  • You should have a good understanding of legislation covering water quality such as the Water Framework Directive. Knowledge of catchment conceptualisation, diffuse pollution, nutrient dynamics or chemistry would be advantageous.
  • An understanding of data collection techniques would be advantageous.
  • You will be highly numerate with strong analytical skills.
Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life-cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.