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Flood Risk Engineer – Water/Flood Risk

Job Category: Water Team/Infrastructure
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Central London

Job Summary

Ardent Consulting Engineers specialises in providing sustainable development infrastructure solutions from planning, through to full implementation. A key element to the role will be undertaking foul and surface water drainage strategies in conjunction with the preparation of Flood Risk Assessments. A good understanding of SuDS is also critical for this role. An understanding of the design process from inception to construction of drainage and flood alleviation schemes will be critical in the discharging your duties in this role.

The Water Team specialises in providing advice to both public and private sectors clients on planning and design issues relating to Flood Risk, as well as the detailed design of Flood Protection, SuDS and Sewerage systems on Residential, Retail, Industrial, Commercial Developments and Public schemes throughout the UK.

Principal Accountabilities

You will have a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience and your role will include the day to day running of your projects. The role will require you to prepare Flood Risk Assessments, conceptual design of flood protection measures and drainage strategies, leading to planning applications and or construction drawings. You will be expected to undertake site visits from time to time to inform projects. This is a client-facing role and you can expect to be active on a number of projects/client accounts at any given time. You will be expected to support senior members of staff as well as checking and verifying technical work. You will assist with and separately produce fee proposals. A key element of your experience will be the production of FRA and the design of foul and surface water/SuDS systems together with implementing SuDS using the Microdrainage software package. Experience in the use of InfoWorks/ICM/TUFLOW/Flood Modeller/QGIS would be an advantage.

You will report to a Technical Director or Director

Preferred Competencies/Skills

  • Preparation of Flood Risk Assessments in Flood Zone 1, 2 and 3;
  • Preparation of complex foul and surface water drainage strategies (which incorporate SuDS techniques – (suitable for outline/detailed planning and s104 submission);
  • Expert knowledge of Microdrainage software package;
  • Conceptual and detail design of flood mitigation works;
  • Preparation of water chapters for Environmental Statements;
  • Project Management; and
  • You will need to have good written and spoken communication skills and be able to work as part of a team.

A knowledge of river modelling software together with MAP-Info and or QGIS would be advantageous. The design of sewers using Microdrainage (or similar software packages) together with experience in applying Sewers for Adoption/Sewerage Sector Guidance and other drainage guidance would will be expected.


Ideally you will be well versed in the preparation of drawings for Flood Risk Assessments and aware of Current Policy (NPPF, PPG, FWMA 2010, WIA 1991 etc,), Sewerage Strategies, and S104 Agreements.

Previous Experience:

Probably from a consultancy background with a heavy bias towards private sector work.

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