RSK Group plc

  • Hydrologist - Associate Director Level

    Contract Type
    Stirling, Scotland
    £commensurate with experience
  • Overview

    RSKW, a member of the RSK Group of companies, provides technical and management consultancy services to the utility, energy, natural resources and transport sectors.  We believe it is essential to deliver our niche services using specialists with a serious depth of experience and innovative skills. 


    Our hydrological services include flood studies, water resource studies, catchment management and research and development. As a result of continuing success we are looking for an experienced professional, seeking an exciting career opportunity to develop these services further both in the UK and internationally.


    Associate Director – Stirling


    An experienced hydrologist is required who is able to provide technical leadership of flood risk, water resource and catchment management projects.


    The role is preferably based in our Stirling office, which is located in the University of Stirling’s Innovation Park and which provides an attractive office location in an area bordering the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park but with easy access to the major cities in central Scotland. Other locations across the UK will also be considered.


    This role will suit a candidate with a good understanding of the technical, regulatory and business related challenges faced by our clients combined with a very strong technical background in hydrology. The successful candidate will have the credibility to  further develop a team of technical specialists, to deliver pioneering solutions for our clients and play a role in generating new business opportunities.


    Person specification:


    Applicants should be able to demonstrate some or all of the following attributes:

    • A technical background in flood studies, water resource studies, catchment management;
    • Experience in hydrological and hydraulic modelling and in the application of GIS software;
    • A first degree in civil engineering, geoscience or related discipline;
    • An MSc or PhD in hydrology or a related discipline;
    • Chartered with a relevant professional institution;
    • A good communicator with proven leadership skills;
    • Excellent project management experience;
    • Conceptualise and develop new opportunities with clients
    • Substantial experience in consulting or working with large organisations. 

    Salary and benefits: 

    • £commensurate with experience
    • Contributory Pension Scheme
    • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private health care
    • Regular training and career development 

    We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.


    As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.


    Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.


    The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential.  Having been recently placed within the top10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2017) and number 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to join. 


    All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter.


    For more information please call Sarah Murphy, HR Manager on 0117 300 4295 or email


    RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.


    RSK Group Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer.




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