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Senior Flood Risk Manager

Location: Wokingham
Company: Jacobs
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About the opportunity:
Our Water and Catchment Management sector provides a focus for advising our clients on delivering sustainable drainage, flood risk management and civil engineering solutions. Water and Catchment Management comprises in excess of 400 staff based in the UK and Europe, but with reach into the Middle East, Australasia and America.
The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.
About you
Well established within your career you are comfortable with a variety of roles. You have applied your knowledge of Flood Risk Management in supervising, coordinating and supporting junior staff. You are proactive and use your initiative to drive projects and are happy to take ownership of client relationships and contribute to business development and project management. Enthusiastic about planning and delivering innovative schemes to manage flooding you wish to work on increasingly complex projects and build your skills in project management, business development and leadership.
Responsibilities will include:
- Production of client facing documents and technical deliverables
- Production of Flood Risk Assessments on large scale infrastructure projects
- Production of business cases for flood risk management schemes (SOCs and OBCs) for LLFAs and the Environment Agency
- Delivery of Environmental Statements including coordinating inputs from other water disciplines
- Development of pricing and technical methodology for new commissions
- Leading and mentoring junior colleagues through their technical and professional development
- Liaison with and management of other technical disciplines including hydrologists, hydraulic modellers, geotechnical engineers, stakeholder engagement specialists, ecologists and landscape architects
- Checking and reviewing calculations and technical deliverables
Here's What You'll Need:
- Undergraduate degree (2:1 or above) in Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography or a related discipline
- Working knowledge of relevant legislation, planning policy, guides and design standards relating to flood risk management schemes and drainage strategies
- Experience of delivering Flood Risk Assessments
- Experience of delivering business cases for flood risk management schemes for the Environment Agency and/or LLFAs, and the partnership funding process
- Knowledge of hydraulic modelling packages and hydrology and ability to interpret results
- Ability to develop, price and agree scope of services
- Ability to work effectively as part of a diverse team
- Excellent literacy, communication, analytical and numeracy skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
- Chartered or approaching chartership
Why Jacobs?
We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.
Our Culture:
We're invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.
We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative.
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As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.
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Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.
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