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Senior Consultant- Hydraulic modelling and flood risk at Focus Resourcing

Senior Consultant- Hydraulic modelling and flood risk

Focus Resourcing Cardiff Full Time
£28,000 - £37,000/Year
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Our client based in Cardiff is a Senior Consultant to lead the delivery of flood risk and drainage modelling projects across a varied spectrum of client and project types.

The successful candidate will have experience in hydraulic modelling and wish to apply, expand and diversify their skill set within a business environment that recognises and rewards individual contribution.

The successful candidate will have a good first degree (upper second or higher) in a numerate discipline. A relevant postgraduate qualification would be advantageous, but not essential.

Your objectives for the first year will include the following:
Technical Objectives

Supervise and provide technical direction to consultants to deliver the required modelling outputs and reporting to the satisfaction of our clients. Our most common fluvial modelling software tools include Tuflow, Flood Modeller, HecRas, WINFAP, ReFH2, along with drainage and coastal modelling software. This role will focus on the delivery of fluvial and drainage modelling with an emphasis on fluvial, but with the potential to diversify into other technical areas.
Liaise with our clients to ensure a full understanding of the problem and devise a technical strategy for resolution of the problem with defined project deliverables and timeframes.
Responsible for the technical review of modelling, GIS and reporting work to ensure good quality outputs to the satisfaction of the client.
Identify opportunities to improve on technical and business processes and implement process improvements, for example in coding improved modelling tools or improvements to QA/QC processes.
Identify opportunities to develop our technical/software capability and diversify our services and products.
Guide and direct consultants on the use of GIS and CAD tools to manipulate mapping and model outputs to interpret and present data in reports. We usually use QGIS and AutoCad to manipulate model inputs and outputs.
Be first author on larger, more complex client reports and review smaller client reports and implement quality assurance processes. These will include flood risk assessments, technical modelling reports and environmental assessments.
Manage your training to a personal development plan, agreed with your line manager. This will include a mix of external and on-the-job training.
Create a good working rapport with other team members, communicating effectively internally and externally to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Using your knowledge of the regulatory framework that controls activity around the water environment, you will ensure compliance with relevant regulatory processes, under the guidance of a Technical Director.
Project Management & Work Winning Objectives
Manage your workload and those of your team, usually balancing the requirements of up to 10 projects simultaneously, to achieve the required quality to budget and programme
Undertake the Project Manager role for projects up to £50k in value.
Bid leader for proposals up to £50k in value, under the guidance of a Technical Director
Undertake marketing activities to support the delivery of the marketing plan, under the guidance of the Director and principal consultant.
Opportunities Beyond Year One

If good performance is achieved, you will take on increasing responsibility through and beyond Year One. You will have the opportunity to further develop your skills and, depending on your strengths and areas of interest, you will:
Become a line manager for one or more people in the team, managing staff wellbeing, training and performance, with the support of a Technical Director.
Participate in the technical delivery of wider consultancy services, such as outline design, economic assessment and costings for flood defence schemes, water quality and LowFlows assessments.
Identify opportunities for software development projects through close liaison with our Wallingford-based software development team.
Be responsible for a client sector of the tactical marketing plan and business development.
Work towards promotion to Principal Consultant, usually within 10 years' experience.
Benefits include

As a small, employee-owned business we provide a personable and dynamic work environment that rewards achievement and provides opportunity to work across other specialisms.
A generous 40.5 day holiday allowance. Staff may permanently trade in up to 10 days leave for increased salary.
Staff are encouraged to take an annual 'Environment Day' to support environmental or educational volunteering projects.
We operate a flexible working hours system.
We have structured pay scales, and formal criteria for being promoted between grades. Thus the potential for career progression is clear for all staff.
As an employee-owned trust, we provide tax-free bonuses to all staff and operate a separate performance-related bonus scheme. Distribution of bonus is dependent on achieving a minimum profit level.
We provide a company pension scheme, with employer matched contributions of 5% of salary.
We operate salary sacrifice childcare voucher scheme to assist with tax efficient childcare


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