Location: CARDIFF
Salary: Negotiable
Reference : 20107


Our client are a multi-national consultancy providing engineering, design, planning across all aspects of the built environment, including the water industry. They are currently looking for an experienced, Senior/Principal Hydrologist to join their team in Cardiff/Bristol. This is an exciting opportunity to deliver a growing portfolio of impactful projects for clients such as the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and other risk management authorities. This role will also support Dams and Reservoirs projects.

Our client are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Chartered Senior/Principal Hydrologist to join their  growing Water team in Cardiff/Bristol, although the location is flexible. This role offers a strong pipeline of opportunities working on secured frameworks for AMP7.


As an experienced technical lead, the role forms a key position providing skills and technical knowledge of flood risk management justification and design. You will be working as part of project teams to comprising engineers and specialists. Your role will also include supporting and developing less experienced technical staff.  

This role offers excellent career prospects with scope for personal skill development, providing specialist technical leadership across the UK. You will be interacting with and advising other engineers, specialists, managers, clients and reporting on work progress, bids and strategic delivery coordination across our UK offices.


  • Working with colleagues in specialisms such as Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Dams and Reservoirs, Site Development, Sustainability and Environmental Planning.
  • Working with collaborators such as environmental scientists, engineers, landscape architects and planners.
  • Meeting and working with clients, local authorities, and other stakeholders – including site visits.
  • Reviewing the specification and delivery of hydraulic and coastal risk modelling for use in solution development.
  • Carrying out assessment and analysis and preparing technical reports and specification.
  • Managing projects.
  • Winning commissions from clients.
  • Managing your own time and deadlines to meet project commitment, and those of less experienced colleagues.
  • Managing, supporting and training junior staff. 
  • We encourage our staff to demonstrate drive and motivation, a willingness to learn about our sector, and a desire to deliver an excellent service to our clients effectively.

Our client are looking for people with skills in the following specific areas: hydrology and hydraulic design. Supporting skills could include river engineering, flood risk modelling, GIS, coding, stakeholder engagement ,economic appraisal, and business case development in line with HM Treasury Green Book. 



  • Masters/Bachelors Degree in a technical field.
  • Demonstrable experience in Hydrology and Flood Risk Management, including the Flood Estimation Handbook and ReFH2 software.
  • Experience of using WINFAP, FEH (Flood Estimation Handbook), LowFlows, ReFH2
  • Thorough understanding of the principles of flood and coastal risk management projects.
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary teams and client/stakeholder liaison.
  • Possess effective planning and organisation skills.
  • An ability to multi-task efficiently under pressure and maintain a high level of attention to detail.
  • Be able to analyse data and drawings.
  • Experience of working for FRM authorities.

Desirable Skills

  • An understanding of modelling software is an advantage.
  • Water Resource Planning.
  • GIS. 
  • R statistical package.
  • Experience and willingness to adopt/adapt/develop new digital tools to aid collaboration and efficiency.
  • Coding and Automation skills. 
  • An appreciation of climate adaptation and resilience principles and practices;
  • An understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals;

Required Behaviours

  • Enthusiasm for a career in the FCERM sector underpinned by understanding our industry and work.
  • A proactive and organised approach and the ability to plan ahead to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Demonstrate a creative approach to problem-solving and seek to improve existing ways of working.
  • Be flexible to the needs of the business and changes to project plans.
  • Be dedicated to the delivery of projects, and the development of the team and business as a whole.