Job Description:

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, positive and confident Graduate or early career professional to join our Flood Risk and Water Management Team. 

Due to our current working practices we expect that this role would be largely home working with 1 or 2 days per week spent working in one of our offices so candidates should be within a commutable distance from one of our hub offices (e.g. Manchester, Leeds , East Grinstead, Sheffield or London).

We are seeking a Graduate Flood Risk Consultant to work across our portfolio of flood risk projects. This will involve developing skills and experience in flood modelling and hydrology, flood risk assessment, surface water design and flood investigation among others. All our work needs to be supported by robust technical evidence base and clear and concise technical and non-technical reporting. As a graduate you will work to support the delivery of flood risk projects by working closely within a team of specialists to prepare the evidence base and reporting. You need to be hard-working, organised, motivated, and able to work independently as well as part of a team as you will be communicating both in writing and verbally with colleagues and clients.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Hydraulic modelling of river, surface water, sewer drainage or coastal processes (using ICM, Flood Modeller, Tuflow, Hec-RAS etc.)
  • Hydrological analysis (Flood Estimation Handbook, WINFAP, ReFH2 etc.).
  • Option Appraisal to achieve Flood Risk Management.
  • Flood Risk Assessments, Sustainable Drainage Studies, Flood Risk Strategies and Surface Water Management Plans.
  • Use of GIS software (QGIS, MapInfo, ArcGIS etc.) and large datasets (Excel etc.).
  • Writing flood risk assessments and technical reports for flood modelling studies.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with clients and colleagues and work co-operatively across functions and businesses to deliver joint projects, share information and ideas.
  • Work closely with senior staff to enable delivery of the wider teams workload
  • Manage the delivery of works and be provided training in project management
  • What we’re looking for:

  • Relevant degree in geography, environmental science, or engineering and appropriate knowledge of flood risk practices and techniques. Preferably a relevant post graduate qualification too.
  • Understanding of hydrological and hydraulic principles and their practical application in the water environment.
  • Able to demonstrate a keen interest in the water sector, hydrology and hydraulics. Knowledge/awareness of hydraulic modelling software packages (such as ICM, Flood Modeller, Tuflow, Hec-RAS), and/or hydrological software packages (such as FEH and ReFH2).
  • Experience of using GIS software using either: QGIS, ArcGIS, or MapInfo.
  • Experience of managing and analyzing large complex datasets (this may be in Excel or similar software).
  • Experience of working within a team, able to demonstrate good communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ideally Graduate member of a relevant institution (for example CIWEM, ICE) with an ambition to work toward gaining chartership in this field.
  • Full driving license as site visits are a requirement of this role.
  • About Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure

    At Capita Real estate and infrastructure, we are creating tomorrow’s prosperous and connected places.

    Across the UK, our clients rely on our trusted team of experts delivering ingenious and effective solutions for their projects. From engineering and architectural innovation to environmental sustainability and technologically enabled project delivery, we are renowned for our breadth of expertise and collaborative approach.

    We’re a unique team specializing in infrastructure and buildings; the physical networks which keep the country moving and the places where people and communities can prosper.

    What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive basic salary.
  • 23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave.
  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice.
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks and plenty more.
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology.
  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform.
  • You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita.

    You’ll be joining a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.


    What we hope you’ll do next:

    At Capita Real estate and infrastructure, we are creating tomorrow’s prosperous and connected places. Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.

    We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

    All interviews, assessments and background checks will continue to take place online, to completely remove the need for face-to-face contact. All Capita colleagues who can work from home should do so; and where it is not possible for colleagues to work remotely, we have taken important steps to protect those working from Capita’s offices. Social distancing, enhanced hygiene and safety measures are already in place at all Capita locations that are open to protect our colleagues and manage the risk of COVID-19. The welfare of our people is of paramount importance to us, and we’re doing everything we can to keep our colleagues and customers safe during this time.

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