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Water Resources Technical Analyst (2 roles of varying levels)

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Water Resources Technical Analyst (2 roles of varying levels)

  • Home-based, with occasional travel to London and East of England
  • Recent graduate, through to experienced water resources or environmental specialist considered


Allen & York is excited to be working with Water Resources East (WRE), a members-led organisation pioneering an innovative, collaborative approach to resilient water management in Eastern England. They are looking for two people, with varying levels of experience, to join their growing team and be at the forefront of an exciting, multi-sector shift in the way water resources are managed.

If you have experience in water resources planning, or analysis and use of data and tools that support catchment and water management, regardless of level, then we'd love to hear from you. WRE are an equal opportunities employer so encourage applications from a diverse range of backgrounds or sectors, as they seek forward-thinking individuals with external knowledge they can apply to the role.


About You
Essential

  • Have working knowledge of water resource management & environmental issues
  • Solid basis of understanding of water resources and environmental challenges and issues of Eastern England, and the wide range of stakeholders across various sectors with roles to play in water and catchment management
  • Can oversee technical procedures to ensure accuracy of workflows
  • Be comfortable engaging with data and interpreting and representing results in different ways for audiences with varying degrees of knowledge of the subject matter
  • Genuine excitement and interest in being at the forefront of change, making innovative, exciting new developments in water management
  • Strong commitment to professional development, with an enthusiastic desire to learn and grow within the team
  • A proactive approach to taking ownership and using own initiative
  • Good understanding of IT and comfort working through Teams and Office 365
  • Have strong organisational skills, attention to detail, problem-solving, oral and written communication skills such as report writing



Desirable

  • The following technical experience:
    • Water resources system models such as MISER, Aquator, PyWR or other hydrological or groundwater models
    • Experience with GIS (ESRI, ArcGIS, QGIS)
    • Data management and interpretation tools such as Power BI, cloud platforms or other database systems
    • Programming associated with hydrological and water resources modelling - through R, Python or others
    • Technical expertise regarding water resource management planning
  • Experience with large multi-disciplinary datasets commonly used by those managing and regulating water resources such as the Environment Agency or water companies
  • Project management experience: ideally working within a multi-disciplinary team, staff management, and stakeholder liaison
  • Have experience handling a budget and managing finances
  • Relevant degrees can include Water resources, Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Modelling, Environmental Science, Agricultural Water or Irrigation Planning


This is an exciting opportunity to fill a position that largely shapes itself around you, allowing you flexibility to, to an extent, forge your own duties and activities in this role.



Expected Responsibilities
Your role will focus on developing a shared understanding, across multiple sectors, of the scale of the water resources challenge within the East of England. You will be working with environmental and water resources data sets, outputs from water resources models and data and insights from a range of stakeholders. You will lead or support the interpretation and presentation of results, to glean conclusions and meaning for various stakeholders, leading to the development of collaborative water management solutions.
You will work closely with various groups and stakeholders including the Environment Agency, irrigators, water companies, local authorities, and academic institutions.

You will be given the scope to work on a wide range of challenges that face different water users, with the ultimate aim of fostering the best outcome for all. As a result, you will be at the forefront of enacting change, with your work making a real difference to rivers and catchments across the region.

Daily activities can include:

  • Data management and formulation using large data sets and facilitating better access to important data across organisations
  • Engaging with systems models using data and understanding findings
  • Sharing data conclusions and evidence to develop innovative solutions to water challenges
  • Liaising with stakeholder groups to share insights and better define environmental outcomes
  • Develop plans and strategies using water resource systems allocation models and the regional water resources simulator
  • Supporting development of multi-sector water resources management plans, such as through cost-benefit analysis and carbon assessments
  • Working with or managing consultants and academics working in specialist fields to support the development of regional water resources plans


If you think you'd be a great fit for this role, please send your CV to Carla at cstreeter@allen-york.com or call 01202 888986 ext. 202.

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