RSK Group plc

  • Senior Hydrologist

    Contract Type
    Helsby, Cheshire
    £commensurate with experience
  • Overview

    RSK Land Development and Engineering (LDE) Ltd, part of the RSK Group of companies, provides a complete engineering design service for residential and commercial development projects, both pre and post planning.  RSK LDE Ltd was formed in 2003 after a number of specialist design engineers joined RSK in order to strengthen its existing in-house capabilities.  It now has a highly experienced team made up of professional civil and structural engineering staff with many years experience in the assessment, design and construction of major development projects.  LDE’s engineers typically evaluate the land use constraints in support of the site acquisition and planning process.  This work would then be continued into detail design, obtaining statutory approvals, procuring and supervising the site infrastructure and remediation projects. 


    Senior Hydrologist – Cheshire


    Role Description:


    • To support and strengthen RSK Land & Development Engineering Ltd (LDE) in hydrology including undertaking Flood Risk Assessments, concept and detail drainage designs, Environmental Impact Assessment chapters on hydrology and sustainable engineering solutions to provide water quality improvements.
    • To support with the production of tenders and technical report documents.
    • To support with incoming enquiries, tenders, details and projects in accordance with RSK LDE QA procedures.
    • Maintain and develop technical capability through Continuing Professional Development (CPD), including mentoring and guiding junior staff.
    • Financial management of costs on hydrology projects are managed within agreed fee budgets.

    Key Skills and Role Requirements:     


    • Minimum of 5 years experience in a consultancy role (preferably Chartered through appropriate organisation)
    • Ability to organise and prioritise work effectively.
    • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with the design team and external clients
    • Proven experience in the preparation of  Environmental Impact Assessment chapters on hydrology, flood risk and water quality
    • Proven experience in the preparation of  Flood Risk Assessments in accordance with NPPF
    • Proven experience in the preparation of  sustainable drainage solutions (SuDs)
    • Experienced in the use of:
      • FEH, WINFAP FEH, Flood modeller (ISIS), HEC-RAS and other flood modelling software
      • AutoCAD and Micro Drainage
      • GIS mapping packages (e.g. Mapinfo)
      • Awareness of ground modelling software such as PDS 

    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
    • We encourage Continuing Professional Development and, we are committed to supporting candidates through the Pathway to Chartership

    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 top 10 UK environmental consultancies and ranked first for contaminated land and remediation consultancy (Environmental Analyst, December 2017), and number 42 in the Sunday Times Fastrack 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 further 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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