Principal Modeller

Job Title: Principal Modeller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Salary: Negotiable
REF: BBBH23826_1495797072
Contact Name: James Pearson
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 4 years ago

Senior Modeller / Principal Modeller - Flood/River Modelling

To be based in either; Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon, Guildford or London office

Allen & York are pleased to be working with a leading consultancy who are looking to hire Senior/Principal River Modeller. If you are looking to progress your career and work on very stimulating and complex projects this could be the position for you.


  • Set the technical direction for modelling studies and flood risk projects
  • Supporting, developing and line managing junior modelling staff
  • Produce and lead flood risk assessments
  • Resolving technical modelling issues on projects
  • Preparation of project proposals / bids / fee estimates
  • Carrying out technical reviews of hydraulic models
  • Managing components of projects, taking responsibility for own resource and potentially resource allocation of others, managing subcontractors, quality assurance and client feedback and ensuring effective communication of any changes/modifications
  • Working in collaboration with other design disciplines to ensure the integrity of the overall design
  • Building relationships with clients on projects
  • Gaining experience in commercial aspects of projects (contract, invoicing, debt management, client management etc.) relating to projects for which responsible
  • Liaising with the Project Director or Manager and the client
  • Providing input to project team, leading by example to achieve sector goals and championing quality and innovation.
  • Ensuring compliance in the components of the project for which you have responsibility, including drawings, reports, specifications and studies
  • Assisting and participating in developing yourself and other team members to their full potential
  • Gaining experience of and being familiar and compliant with, relevant H & S regulations and promoting a culture of awareness within the team
  • Performing other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time by your manager

Minimum Academic Qualifications:

  • Degree in appropriate analytical discipline (e.g. Civil Engineering, Environmental Science)
  • Preferably a further degree in e.g. Engineering Hydrology, River & Coastal Engineering, Water Resources Technology
  • Chartered with CIWEM or ICE

Essential Experience:

  • Fluvial modelling experience using ISIS / TUFLOW / ESTRY / FLOOD MODELLER PRO
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Good communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage commercial aspects of projects
  • Ability to lead and carryout Flood Risk Assessments and an in-depth knowledge of UK flood risk policy (NPPF and TAN15)

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience of Surface Water Management Plans and SuDS
  • Experience in water resource assessments, undertaking Environmental Impact Assessments and preparing Environmental Statements
  • Line management experience

Please get in touch with James Pearson today on: 01202888986 /