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Senior Flood Risk Consultant




Civil & Structural Engineering

Employment type

Full time

Contract type


We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Flood Risk Consultant to join our thriving Water Environment team within our Bristol office. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join an established team, lead models on a range of projects locally and nationally, while mentoring and developing other consultants in the business. 

The role requires developing relationships with clients and regulators as well as management of varied and challenging projects

What will you be responsible for? 

  • Working within a growing multi-disciplinary consultancy, and operating across a matrix of projects. 
  • You will also be tasked with work winning, budgetary control of project finances and preparing fee proposals and developing the Water & Environment Team in this region
  • Working in a design office environment but also playing an active role in design and site meetings, site inspections and progress reporting. 
  • Good communication and liaison with clients, architects, contractors and regulatory/statutory authorities. 
  • Hydrological and hydraulic modelling.  
  • Completing Flood Risk Assessments. 
  • Bid preparation and fee proposals. 
  • Research and business development of potential new clients. 
  • Attend client and regulatory meetings. 


You’ll be set up for success if you have: 

  • A strong Bachelors degree and possibly a higher degree in a water subject combined with well-established consultancy / industry experience as a senior modeler. 
  • Substantial experience of undertaking flood risk assessments in accordance with NPPF (and/or TAN 15), but the primary focus of the role is hydrological and hydraulic modelling, often in Flood Modeler Pro or TUFLOW.  
  • You will possess a good understanding of the workings of the Environment Agency (and Natural Resources Wales) and Lead Local Flood Authorities, as well as up to date knowledge of current planning policies and procedures and how these can be utilised to maximise the level of service offered to our clients whilst gaining required approvals.  
  • High motivation for this specific opportunity. 
  • Self-motivated team player with exceptional people skills. 
  • Ability to work under own initiative while fully co-ordinating with line manager’s requirements.  
  • An understanding of the developer industry would be advantageous. 
  • Believes in our ethos.

What's great about Hydrock, now Stantec

We are an integrated multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy of over 900 staff in 21 offices across the UK. Our driving motivation is to be a ‘Force for Good’, as it is our aim to improve the quality of people’s lives from our employees to our clients, through to the communities we work in and our planet as a whole through the work we do.  

From the buildings that surround you, the roads and bridges you cross, all related to the infrastructure that we create, we aim to offer the most sustainable possibilities to shape the places, communities and society that we live in through meeting our client’s needs. Through the path we are on to delivering a green future, the result is something that everyone can be proud of. 

Named as Building’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2023, we’re known for delivering outstanding sustainable projects for our communities, planet, and society.

Some of these projects have recently received industry accolades, including Cleveland Pools winning the Conservation and Regeneration category at the Construction Excellence South West Awards 2023; Bay Technology Centre named Commercial Project of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards 2022; YGG Tan-y-Lan picked out in the Integration and Collaborative Working category at Construction Excellence Wales Awards 2022; The Deaf Academy singled out for its Universal Design at the Civic Trust Awards 2022; and Bristol’s iconic waterfront Wapping Wharf Living sweeping up at the Bristol Property Awards.

Take a look at our 2023 end of year film and get a feel for what we’re all about. 


What we can offer you: 

  • Inspiring and supportive colleagues 
  • Reward for progression and hard work 
  • An opportunity to develop your soft skills, as well your technical skills
  • Competitive starting salary 
  • Excellent health benefits 25 days of holiday (buy/sell up to five days), accrue 1 day extra every 2 years, with bonus holidays too!
  • An earlier finish on Friday (4pm!) 
  • An opportunity to give back: “Day off for good cause” (on a workday) 
  • A huge range of flexible benefits, including climate perks and an EV car leasing scheme


A place to feel included

We champion diversity, equity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we commit to supporting our employees and ensure we create a safe environment that nurtures you to perform at your best. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving this aim.  

We consider all application individually with the required qualifications and knowledge without regard to any of the protected characteristics. We would like to provide everyone with a fair selection, assessment and employment experience so we ask with are made aware of any physical or neurodiverse condition within your application for which appropriate reasonable adjustments can be made by us. 


Looking for the next steps? 

Once you have completed your application through our careers site, we aim to review and respond to you as soon as your application’s been reviewed.

If shortlisted, a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will call you for an initial pre-screen by phone (typically 30 minutes) to help us assess your motivations and interest in the position and Hydrock, now Stantec.

If you progress following this telephone pre-screen, you will be invited to attend a formal interview by video conference (Microsoft Teams) or in our offices. 

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