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Positions available are listed below. Please scroll down and follow the links for more information. Most jobs have full details as a PDF - click on "view".

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Research Associate - Hydrological/Mathematical Modeller - Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford

Closing date: 25/03/2018

We are offering a 3-year Research Associate traineeship within the Hydrological Processes and Extremes Group. The role will focus on the development of spatially-distributed hydrological models for a range of environmental applications at local, regional and global scales.

The NERC Research Associate Programme is an initiative which is intended to offer you the opportunity to gain practical experience of working within a Research Institute, whilst acquiring specialist and wider skills that will be valuable in a range of careers. You will work on highly topical research projects important for future research within the environmental research community.

Towards the end of the Research Associate traineeship, consideration is given to availability of open ended employment opportunities with CEH.  We have successfully appointed most of our recent Research Associates to open ended roles.

You must have at least a 2.1 degree and either a PhD or a Masters with relevant postgraduate experience in a numerate science subject.

You should have experience of developing and using mathematical models and established programming skills (Fortran, C/C++, Python, R) and be able to demonstrate through examples how you would communicate effectively with different audiences, including colleagues, senior managers, external scientists and the public (non-experts).

See the attached PDF document for full details. To apply visit the UKSBS site - CVs will not be accepted as a standalone. 


Science Project Manager - Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford

Closing date: 21/03/2018

Are you looking to take a leading role in the delivery of high profile national and international science projects that will improve our understanding of the natural environment?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed science project manager to work on high profile projects in the areas of water resources (e.g. ENDOWS, the final project in NERC’s Drought & Water Scarcity Programme), international science collaboration (e.g. India-UK Joint Water Centre) and improving analytical capability (e.g. Data Labs).

You will work alongside CEH’s Project Leaders to deliver projects to time and on budget whilst building and maintaining positive and long lasting collaborative relationships. You will network with collaborators in the UK and internationally to coordinate activities and work towards milestones. There will also be a requirement to interface with funders and commercial contractors.

Significant experience in managing multidisciplinary projects of a science/technical nature is a requirement for this post. In addition, you will have an undergraduate/postgraduate degree in science or business and a recognised project management qualification would be a significant advantage.

To apply for this position please go to www.topcareer/jobs and search for reference IRC244386.

Strategic Planner (Hydrologist) – Scottish Water, Edinburgh

Closing date: 08/03/2018

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Strategic Planner (Hydrologist) to join Scottish Water, one of the UK’s leading water companies.

We are looking for a Hydrologist to join the Hydrology Team on a full-time, two year, fixed term basis. The Hydrology Team provides a centre of technical excellence in Scottish Water for Hydrology, Groundwater and Drought Planning for all aspects of Water Resource Management. 

As a Hydrologist, you will provide a specialist hydrology service for Scottish Water’s surface water sources to all relevant functions of the business. This will include support to Water Resource Planning, Abstraction Licensing and Compliance and Operations.

We are looking for someone with experience in hydrological and water resource modelling, hydrometric analysis and stakeholder and regulator liaison, with strong analytical and project management skills. We would welcome applicants with varying experience who are keen to progress a career in Hydrology in the Water Industry.

The primary location for this role is Edinburgh, but we have an agile working policy which can provide flexibility.

Full details are provided in the PDF attached. To apply, please follow this link: Apply for this position here

Hydrologist - Canal & River Trust (full-time, temporary role: 12 months maternity cover) - Hatton, Warwickshire

Closing date: 04/03/2018

We are looking to recruit a hydrologist (full-time) to join our national team for a 12-month fixed-term period providing maternity leave cover. As Hydrologist you will apply a wide range of technical expertise, modelling solutions and knowledge to secure the effective and efficient management of water resources around the network. You will ensure we meet navigational and other water demands, whilst ensuring compliance with relevant legal, environmental and operational constraints.

As Hydrologist you will deliver specialist hydrological support and/or modelling to the organisation and external customers, achieving proportionate management of flood risk to and from the waterway network.

This vacancy is based at Hatton near Warwick.

See full details in the PDF attached. Find out more about the work we do and opportunities we have on our website.

To find out more and apply, visit https://careers-canalrivertrust.icims.com/jobs/5263/hydrologist---maternity-cover-%2812-months%29/job?in_iframe=1


Resources Analyst – South West Water, Exeter (maternity cover)

Closing date: 04/03/2018

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join one of the South West’s leading employers as a Resources Analyst. You will play a key role providing specialist technical water resources and hydrological support for South West Water (SWW).

Responsibilities include the analysis of detailed data sets and working with complex computer models. You will provide water resources and hydrological support to operations as well as being an integral member of our strategic water resources team.

The successful candidate will possess demonstrable experience of water resources or hydrology, backed by strong IT skills and a degree level qualification in a numerate or environmental discipline. A post graduate degree in the field of hydrology or water resources would be an advantage. 

To find out more or to apply, visit www.southwestwater.co.uk/jobs.