Senior Flood Risk Consultant

Senior Flood Risk Consultant

Job Overview

East Grinstead, England
Job Type
Full Time Job
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Date Posted
1 year ago
Sophy Martin
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Job Description

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, positive and confident Senior Flood Risk Consultant for our Flood Risk and Water Management Team.  Due to our current working practices we expect that this role would be largely home working with 1 or 2 days per week spent working in one of our offices so candidates should be within a commutable distance from one of our hub offices (e.g. Manchester, Leeds , East Grinstead, Sheffield or London).

We are seeking a Senior Flood Risk Consultant with between 5 and 8 years professional experience of delivering flood risk assessment, surface water drainage and EIA related projects who can support the delivery of our flood risk projects by working closely with our team of specialists.

We are looking for someone who is driven to progress their career and contribute to the development and growth of the team.

Experience of hydraulic modelling, hydrology or project management would be an advantage.

You need to be hard-working, organised, motivated, and able to work independently and as part of a team as you will be communicating both in writing and verbally with colleagues, clients and members of the public.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Experience of delivering FRA/FCA, SFRA/SFCA, Surface water drainage strategies / designs, local flood risk and surface water management plans, flood incident investigations, water related EIA inputs.
  • Use of GIS software (QGIS, MapInfo, ArcGIS etc.) and large datasets (Excel etc.).
  • Writing technical reports for flood risk studies and related projects
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with clients and colleagues and work co-operatively across functions and businesses to deliver joint projects, share information and ideas.
  • Manage the delivery of project work
  • Mentor and support more junior staff in their technical development.

What we’re looking for:

  • Around 5-8 years of experience of delivering flood risk assessment, surface water drainage and EIA related projects.
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant sections of policy and standards (e.g. NPPF, FWMA, LDA, DCG)
  • Experience of using GIS software using either: QGIS, ArcGIS, MapInfo.
  • Experience of managing and analysing large complex datasets (this may be in Excel or similar software).
  • Experience of writing technical and non-technical reports for a range of flood studies.  
  • Relevant degree in geography, environmental science, or engineering and appropriate knowledge of flood risk practices and techniques. Preferably a relevant post graduate qualification too.
  • Experience of working within a team and able to demonstrate good communication skills (verbal and written) to colleagues and clients.
  • Chartered member or approaching chartership of a relevant institution (for example CIWEM, ICE).  For the right candidate we will consider non-chartered applicants and support you toward becoming a chartered member within the first 18 months of employment.
  • Desirable to have good experience in 1 or more of these areas: project management, hydraulic modelling or hydrology estimation.

About Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure

At Capita Real estate and infrastructure, we are creating tomorrow’s prosperous and connected places.

Across the UK, our clients rely on our trusted team of experts delivering ingenious and effective solutions for their projects. From engineering and architectural innovation to environmental sustainability and technologically enabled project delivery, we are renowned for our breadth of expertise and collaborative approach.

We’re a unique team specializing in infrastructure and buildings; the physical networks which keep the country moving and the places where people and communities can prosper.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary
  • 23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave
  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty more
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology
  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform

You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita.

You’ll be joining a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.


What we hope you’ll do next:

At Capita Real estate and infrastructure, we are creating tomorrow’s prosperous and connected places. Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.


We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


All interviews, assessments and background checks will continue to take place online, to completely remove the need for face-to-face contact. All Capita colleagues who can work from home should do so; and where it is not possible for colleagues to work remotely, we have taken important steps to protect those working from Capita’s offices. Social distancing, enhanced hygiene and safety measures are already in place at all Capita locations that are open to protect our colleagues and manage the risk of COVID-19. The welfare of our people is of paramount importance to us, and we’re doing everything we can to keep our colleagues and customers safe during this time.

Job ID: 4010

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