You will start with six - eight weeks of technical training with your mentor, taking you through every step of the data and modelling process. Once you’ve learnt all the basic technical aspects of the role you will quickly become an integral part of the team, given responsibility early on to work on client projects. You will be involved in every step including the scoping, development and assessment of a variety of urban drainage and flooding projects. Depending on each project, you will either be part of the team working on a large project or working on your own project but under the direction of a senior modeller. Typical activities might include:
- Initial feasibility studies and site works visits
- Gathering data from clients, databases and other sources
- Verifying, analysing and modelling data effectively, in collaboration with other team members
- Scoping of surveys
- Building hydraulic models using GIS / GUI
- Generating design rainfall
- Assessing model outputs and reporting on findings
- Developing both hydraulic and environmental solutions to the water industry
- Liaising with clients directly, producing reports and/or contributing to presentations for clients
- Designing data interfaces, incorporating graphs, tables and visual layouts
You’ll be using a system called Innovyze ICM to build the models, which you’re unlikely to have come across before. It’s an advanced integrated catchment modelling software that allows you to model complex hydrologic and hydraulic network elements quickly, accurately and collaboratively.
What are all the practical details?
- Company benefits: 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, Westfield Health Scheme and contributary pension scheme.
- COVID start details: the company are currently operating a working from home policy with visits to the office being kept to a minimum. However, rest assured they are adhering strictly to government COVID19 protocols when working from the office is necessary.
- Transport and parking: free parking is available if you drive, bike shed for cyclists, car share with others in the team or a direct bus route is available from Sheffield city centre
- Start date: April 2021
About RES Environmental Ltd
RES Environmental, a niche urban drainage and environmental consultancy. They work within the water and construction industry and specialise in all aspects of wastewater and river modelling, flood risk, storm water management and drainage design. They’ve been in business since 2003 and now have a team of 16 people, with plans for growth into some exciting new projects over the next couple of years. Their clients include Severn Trent, Yorkshire Water, Scottish Water, Northumbrian Water and United Utilities amongst many other councils, urban planning and construction clients of all shapes and sizes. The office is bright and open plan, with the three Directors and team working side by side and everyone taking turns to make a brew. Speaking with them you really get a sense of a collaborative, technical and driven team who want to do excellent work. Sounds like somewhere you could thrive?
What we are looking for
- Looking to apply your love of numeracy, logic and problem solving into a niche, technical career with great long-term prospects
- Great communication skills, particularly listening carefully and contributing positively within the team meetings and discussions
- Enjoy working as part of a team on client projects and be willing to support other team members
- Proactive and able to work on your own initiative
- Possess strong logical problem-solving skills
- Meticulous and pay great care and attention to detail
- Excellent numerical reasoning and analysis skills, able to communicate numerical and other information clearly and confidently
- Acompetent user of MS Excel and Word and able to pick up new systems quickly
- It would be helpful if you have some experience of using GIS, or MapInfo, but don’t be put off if not
Be a graduate from a highly numerate degree discipline, including but not limited to: geography (especially those who enjoyed or specialised in physical geography), urban/town planning, maths, physics, chemistry, or engineering (environmental, structural or civil being the most relevant although all engineers warmly welcomed)
Accepted degree subjects
Additional job details
- Derbyshire · Killamarsh
- £19,000 – £21,000
- Contract, dates and working times
How to apply
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Closing date: 7 March 2021