Connecting Waterpeople

Principal Modeller

Reino Unido


Our established and expanding flood risk team in Glasgow is looking to recruit a Principal level Modeller. 

The role will provide technical leadership and oversight on a range of flood risk and water resource management related projects. 

As well as their project role, the successful applicant will work with the team leader and Project Managers to mentor, motivate and develop the skills and experience of more junior members of the team. They will ensure high quality standards are met and all team members are given the opportunity to achieve their technical career ambitions. 

The successful applicant may also have a role in managing projects and contributing to bids and business development activities. 


  • Be recognised as a technical leader in hydrology and/or hydraulics throughout the company; 
  • Identify and implement hydrological and hydraulic solutions; 
  • Supervise delivery of hydrological and hydraulic analyses to time and budget; 
  • Provide technical governance in hydrological and hydraulic analyses ensuring deliverables meet the needs of clients; 
  • Mentor and develop the technical skills of more junior colleagues; 
  • Identify and deliver technical innovation in order to improve efficiency of delivery; 
  • Ensure effective dissemination of the latest methodologies and tools; 
  • Support delivery teams to communicate technical hydrological analyses to internal and external clients through verbal and written communications.


  • Bachelor degree in earth sciences/environmental science /civil engineering or allied subjects; 
  • Demonstrable technical expertise in hydrological and hydraulic analyses with supervision of more junior colleagues; 
  • Extensive experience in the management and analysis of large geographical and numerical data sets and an understanding of statistical analytical tools; 
  • Experience in technical review of work by others, ideally in peer review capacity, and in provision of constructive advice; 
  • Commercial awareness and evidence of ability to deliver projects to time and budget; 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and confidence in client-facing situations; 
  • A solid understanding of the UK regulatory framework for flood risk and water resource management, with expertise in Scottish regulation a particular advantage.