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Senior/Principal Scientist (Water quality and catchment)

Location
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Salary
£35,000 to £55,000
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
8 Sep 2022
FRS-UK are working with a specialist consultancy to recruit a Senior / Principal Scientist to join their growing team. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced water quality and catchment specialist to help design smart, resilient solutions across both natural and built environments. Key Responsibilities: You will work on both consultancy projects and broad ranging research programmes on environmental water management, climate change and water resources. You will further develop your skills through externally and internally funded research, as well as through collaboration, training and mentoring from colleagues. You will help the business further develop their portfolio of research and consultancy work in their water quality services, proving technical advice to teams delivering proposals and projects on water quality, catchment management and water resources management. You will take on Project Director, Project Manager, Bid Manager and potentially line management roles. Your responsibilities will include: Leading water resources and water quality management projects, including data analysis and interpretation; Technical development and delivery of water quality and/or hydrological models, including model scoping, construction and calibration, model use studies, optioneering and cost-benefit analysis studies, to time, budget and the required quality; Leading modelling project teams to deliver a diverse portfolio of water management projects; Having a key role in growing our water resources and environment work, both with existing and new clients; Providing a supervisor role to more junior members in the water resources and environment team. and clients Key professional requirements: An environmental related degree ideally you will also be a Chartered Scientist Be able to demonstrate significant experience of water quality modelling in a catchment management and/or water resources management context, with a good understanding of the UK water industry and its regulations. Have a strong interest in hydraulics, hydrology, hydrogeology, nature-based solutions, blue-green infrastructure, water resources, and the water environment. Experience in the application and/or development of numerical models; and some programming experience (skills in Python and/or the R statistical package etc.) would be advantageous. Experience of managing and delivering complex projects, proposal writing, and winning work is a prerequisite. You will also be able to show us your success at line and project management of teams. We are open to hearing from candidates looking for either part-time, full-time or fixed term employment. Hybrid working available + a generous pension scheme
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Details

  • Job Reference: 707251345-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: FRS-UK Ltd
    FRS-UK Ltd
  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £35,000 to £55,000
  • Sector: Consulting & Corporate Strategy
  • Job Type: Permanent