Environment/Flood Risk Consultant - Manchester

Job Title: Environment/Flood Risk Consultant - Manchester
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: Up to £35000.00 per annum
REF: BBBH24601
Contact Name: Barrie Dempster
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 3 years ago

Environment / Flood Risk Consultant - Manchester

Are you looking to join a well-established and respected company as a Flood Risk Consultant?

If so, I have a great opportunity for the right candidate. As a result of growth and success, my client is now looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and diligent flood risk specialist. You will be involved with all stages of projects, including provision of fee quotes, preparation of technical reports, liaison with clients and regulators, and management of budgets and schedules. Dealing with property developers, architects, planners and property investors, primarily within the private sector.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of Flood Risk Assessments, Sustainable Drainage Strategies and Hydrology & Flood Risk chapters for Environment Statements;
  • Consultation with the Environment Agency (EA) and Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs);
  • Desk-based research and data collection / analysis;
  • Design of flood and drainage mitigation measures;
  • Supporting the preparation of bids and fee proposals;
  • Client liaison and attendance at meetings;
  • Liaison with other RPS teams and external contractors (e.g. topographic surveyors); and
  • Project management (e.g. managing budgets, developing new clients).

Beneficial Skills:

  • Mentoring of graduates;
  • Hydraulic modelling (preferably Flood Modeller Tuflow);
  • Micro Drainage; and
  • CAD/GIS.

The successful candidate will be:

  • An enthusiastic learner looking to develop their skills and knowledge;
  • Highly organised, motivated and able to manage their own workloads;
  • Able to deliver innovative high quality environmental solutions to our clients on time and budget;
  • Able to collect and interpret environmental data and information;
  • Able to clearly present / discuss projects with colleagues, clients and Regulators; and
  • Keen to understand / learn about environmental policy and the UK planning regime.

Skills/Experience Required:

  • Environmental Science, Hydrology or similar degree, preferably with a related MSc;
  • 1-4 years professional experience preparing NPPF compliant Flood Risk Assessments and Sustainable Drainage Strategies;
  • Good technical understanding of the key sources of flooding and sustainable drainage;
  • Proficient report writing and IT skills, including the ability to use MS Word and MS Excel; and
  • Knowledge of the UK planning regime and guidance documents: NPPF, Planning Practice Guidance, TAN15 and SPP7.

For more information or to have an informal chat please call Barrie Dempster on 01202 888986 or email

I look forward to receiving your application