Lead Water Specialist (Environmental Design)

  • Job Reference: RNS-016-6334
  • Date Posted: 27 April 2022
  • Recruiter: Assystem
  • Website: https://www.assystem.com/en/sectors/nuclear/
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Bonus, Pension (5% employer contribution), 25 days' holiday
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering, Science & Technology, Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Lead Water Specialist (Environmental Design) - Birmingham (hybrid role)

Role Summary:
Reporting to the Environmental Design Manager, a Water Specialist is sought to co-ordinate the development of the basis of design in water resource & flood risk monitoring, groundwater, WFD compliance, watercourse diversions & surface water and flood risk / hydraulic modelling on the delivery of HS2, the high-speed railway project.

For 50 years, we've been driven by the firm belief that engineers are the architects of tomorrow's world, leading the way with their daring, their expertise and their ability to push boundaries.
Together with our customers, our 6,000 employees innovate on a daily basis and contribute to accelerating energy transition throughout the world. They support the world's greatest engineering projects in the fields of energy, digital and transport. A fast-growing international Group, we are present in 13 countries (in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa).

Schofield Lothian have been providing specialised construction industry consultancy services since 1979, delivering sustainable performance improvements within five practice areas: Consents & Engagement; Commercial Management; Project Management; Environment & Sustainability; and Contract Services.

Having an excellent reputation within the transport & infrastructure and property market sectors, they have developed relationships with a wide array of industry clients.

In an exciting development, Schofield Lothian & Assystem have allied with the intention of providing a comprehensive range of services and solutions across the industry. Schofield Lothian combining their focused knowledge and experience with Assystem's long history in the provision of design & project management, construction supervision and digital transformation services.

Duties:
Ensure efficient transfer of hydraulic models, Flood Level Analysis Reports, water and groundwater monitoring & surveys
Plan and resource water survey requirements
Lead and prepare the consultation package for Surface water and groundwater monitoring & surveys
Organise and attend key-meetings, workshops with HS2 technical leads, Environmental Agency, Local Flood Authorities to facilitate consent pre-engagement and get the approval of design
Review and assure all deliverables related to the WFRMP / Surface water and Flood Risk / hydraulic modelling / WFD, watercourse diversions and groundwater disciplines in liaison with Environmental Design Engineers
Provide technical expertise / support for Environmental & Design team in the Water / WFD / Watercourse diversion and Hydraulic modelling.

The role will involve liaising with several internal and external parties including design management, environmental specialists, statutory authorities, and client personnel.

Accountabilities:
Helps develop robust and comprehensive WFRMP / WFD / Watercourse diversion / Surface water & Flood Risk / Groundwater design deliverables to deal with environmental risks, CRTs, U&As, Technical Standards, UK best practices working collaboratively with the whole project team in order to achieve EMR Compliance and L3 Certification.
Accountable for fit for purpose WFRMP / WFD / Watercourse diversion / Surface water & Flood Risk / Groundwater design methodologies and assumptions that can withstand external scrutiny.
Review of all Water/WFD related design deliverables (WFRMP / WFD / Watercourse diversion / Surface water & Flood Risk / Groundwater)

Personal requirements:

  • Member of an environmental/water professional body
  • A sound understanding of hydrology, fluvial & urban hydraulics, groundwater, watershed management, geomorphology and water & flood risk mitigation design on major infrastructure schemes
  • Good experience of temporary watercourse diversion design and planning
  • Good experience of Water Framework Directive Compliance
  • Experienced with dealing with Environmental Agency and LFA on such issues
  • Experienced with Water consent applications and pre-engagement with Statutory bodies
  • Understanding of the benefits of working collaboratively to obtain the best outcome for the project
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Determination to see tasks through to completion, with excellent planning and organisation skills