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Senior Hydraulic Modeller – Water /Flood Protection

Job Category: Water Team/Infrastructure
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: 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 the understanding and managing of the design process from inception to construction of new flood alleviation, surface water management /flood alleviation projects, drainage strategies and producing and checking Flood Risk Assessments.

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 on Residential, Retail, Industrial, Commercial Developments and Public schemes throughout the UK.

Principal Accountabilities

You will have a minimum of 5 to 8 years’ experience and your principal role will be the day to day project management of a small team of Flood Modeller-TUFLOW and InfoWorks ICM modellers and conceptual design of flood protection measures and drainage strategies, leading to planning applications or construction drawings. You can expect to be active on a number of projects / client accounts at any given time. You will be expected to mentor and develop a team of modellers and engineers together with client facing. You will assist and separately produce fee proposals and verify work. Experience in the design of foul and surface water systems using the WinDES or FLOW software package would be an advantage.

You will report to a Technical Director or Director

Preferred Qualifications/Education

You will hold a degree in Civil Engineering or appropriate science or equivalent commercial experience and responsibility. You will either have or be approaching CEng (MICE, or CIWEM) status or equivalent commercial experience and responsibility and have substantial post graduate experience in:

  • Flood mitigation design from concept through to detailed design including the options assessment for private and public sector clients;
  • Managing river modelling and hydrological analysis to support the design:
  • Drainage design: and
  • Flood Risk Assessments.

Preferred Competencies/Modelling and GIS Skills Essential

  • Designer of flood mitigation works;
  • Surface water management;
  • Drainage strategies for new developments;
  • Project Management;
  • Mentor and lead a team of Junior modellers ; and
  • You will need to have good written and spoken communication skills and be able to work as part of a team.

A thorough knowledge of Flood Modeller/ISIS-TUFLOW river modelling software together with InfoWorks ICM and MAP-Info and or QGIS is essential. The design of sewers using WINDES (or similar software packages) together with experience in applying Sewers for Adoption/Design and Construction Guidance and other drainage guidance would be advantageous but not essential.


Project Management and Client Management experience together with excellent commercial awareness is essential together Excellent Commercial awareness. In addition, excellent written and communication skills a key element of the position.


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

Previous Experience:

Probably from a consultancy background or government agency with a heavy bias on either public and or private sector work.

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