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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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Client Delivery Manager

Closing date: 13/04/2020

Hydro-Logic Services are seeking to employ new members for their growing teams in Reading or Stirling. Full details attached and applications should be made to


Senior Water Resources Modeller

Closing date: 11/03/2020

  • Hydro-Logic Services are looking for a full-time water resources modeller to join a dynamic team in Warrington (options Stirling/Theale/Malvern) to work water resources consultancy projects across a diverse range of clients, and in supporting the development of new innovations on the Aquator water resources software. Competitive salary + Bonus. Full details attached.

Water Resources Hydrologist

Closing date: 07/02/2020

South West Water are seeking a new member for their water Resources Team based in Exeter. The Water Resources Hydrologist will be responsible for the maintenance and development of hydrological models as well as supporting day to day operational activities where surface water is abstracted.  Additionally, you will support development of the next Drought Plan and Water Resources Management Plan.

Further details are attached. Please apply direct to: to





Closing date: 03/01/2020


An experienced hydrologist required to provide expert input into a diverse range of projects related to the impacts of pollution from abandoned metal and coal mines.The role will ideally suit somebody from a water or environmental engineering background. Full details of the position is found in the attached

Applications should be made via

Point of contact: Sarah Shardlow, Recruitment Advisor

Project Hydrologists

Closing date: 24/11/2019

The Canal & River Trust are looking for two fixed-term contract hydrolologists to join their national Water Managemet Team, to be based at Hatton, near Warwick, to help suppor the delivery of key projects on water abstraction licensine, water transfers and Awuator water reources modelling. Ful details of the post requirments, responsibilities and salary are given in the attachment below.

Consultant: Water Management Information Systems

Closing date: 14/11/2019

KISTERS Ltd Water Division are looking for a new members to join their Water Division based in Chester. Full details of the qualifications required, the responsibilites of the post and the offer being made at given in the attached flyer.

Partner /Associate/ Water Resources LLP

Closing date: 30/09/2019

WRA (Water Resource Associartes) would be interested to hear from people keen to join WRA and we welcome applications from experienced practitioners. WRA was formed in 1994 and provides specialist independent consultancy services in the water environment world-wide. The collective experience of the WRA specialists covers the water environment in over 120 countries across the full spectrum of arid to humid environments, and arctic to tropica climates. WRA works with funding agencies such as the World Bank, ADB, IADB, DEFRA and DFID, and Government agencies, engineering consultancies. environment agencies, European Union, private organisations, large estates, developers and property owners. The new partners should have at least 20 years' experience covering one or more of our key skills: hydrology, water quality, ecology, integrated water resources management, climate change, and surface and groundwater analysis. Skills in modelling are essential, as well as a strong ability to write coherent and high quality reports for a wide range of clients. WRA partners work from their own office and attend quarterly WRA Board meetings in the Wallingford area, as well as meeting and travelling on projects as required.

Please email your full CV inconfidence and contact Managing Partner, Paul Whitehead, for further information (email or phone +44 7834 906320).

WRA, PO Pox, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 9XA

Principal Water Resources Specialist

Closing date: 26/09/2019

Mott MacDonald are seeking a highly experienced Water Resources Specialist, with a particular focus on surface hydrology and water resources modelling/planning. This position can be offered on either a full-time or part-time basis, working alongside a team of friendly and dedicated professionals out of new Riverside offices close to Leeds railway station.

For more information on the firm's Water sector, see attached.


Software Developer

Closing date: 23/06/2019

Christchurch, New Zealand

NIWA is a dynamic research organisation whose purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand's aquatic resources and environments, to provide understanding of climate and the atmosphere and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders. NIWA is New Zealand's largest and pre-eminent provider of climate, freshwater and marine science. We work at the forefront of some of the most critical environmental issues facing the planet, and our staff of more than 650 are recognised as international experts in their field.

We are seeking an experienced software developer to join our busy hydrology team to contribute to the development of software for data capture, management, analysis and modelling. Our successful candidate will have a relevant tertiary qualification in the area of software development, or in the area of hydrology and a background in scientific research and software development. Ideally you will have at least 2-3 years' work experience in a relevant field, along with excellent programming and data analysis skills and advanced data management abilities. Experience with the development of advanced numerical simulation models and a knowledge of statistical analysis techniques would also be beneficial.

If you are a strong team player with a proactive, problem-solving approach and excellent communication and organisational skills who is looking to work with a group of dedicated professionals in a supportive environment, this could be the job for you.

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Point of contact: Sarah Browning

Post-doc opportunity: Newcastle University

Closing date: 17/05/2019

An exciting PostDoc opportunity at Newcastle University.  As part of an EPSRC-funded project entitled ‘Urban Green DaMS (Design and Modelling of SuDS), we have a 2.5 year opening for a

Research Assistant/Associate in Sustainable Drainage Systems - D182507R:

View the vacancy online

Faculty Member: Global Institute for Water Security

Closing date: 26/04/2019

The Global Institute for Water Security, based at the University of Saskatchewan, invites applications from outstanding researchers for a tenure-track or tenured position as Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Human Dimentions of Water Security, effective from September 1, 2019. The primary location of this postion willl be determined during the interview process. 


Closing date: 15/04/2019

The Canal & River Trust are looking for a Hydrologist to join their national Water Management Tream. Full details of the responsibilities attached to this role and the skills and attributes required are given in the attached full details. The vacancy is based from the Trust's Hatton Office, near Warwick.

Water Resources Modeller

Closing date: 11/04/2019

United Utilities have a vacancy for a water resources modeller to work with their Water Resources Team, based in Warrington. Full details of the position and the criteria required are given here and in the attached document.

Associate Professorship in Water Quality Science

Closing date: 29/03/2019

Coventry University, CAWR Research Centre: Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) invites applications for the post of Associate Professor in Water Quality Science. Please see the two links below for further information: 

To apply for this post please click here

We look forward to your application!

Hydrologist with Scottish Water

Closing date: 20/03/2019

Scottish Water is one of the UK’s leading water companies, the quality of drinking water and satisfaction with the service we provide our customers has never been higher - but we want to be even better – and you could help play an important part!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Water Resources Hydrologist to join Scottish Water’s Hydrology Team on a full-time, two year, fixed term basis. The team provides a centre of technical excellence in Scottish Water for Hydrology, Groundwater and Drought Planning for all aspects of Water Resource Management.  You will be working on hydrological and water resource modelling, using drought management tools, providing hydrological expertise for Operations, Water Resource Planning, Abstraction Licensing, Environmental Reviews and producing the weekly water resources reports. Engaging with stakeholders (internal and external) is a key part of the role.

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

To apply, please follow the link below

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Hydrologist with the EA

Closing date: 21/01/2019

Water resources are under pressure. We need someone to help manage them. Become a hydrologist at the Environment Agency and you will take on the challenge of providing an integrated hydrology service to those who need it, requiring both technical and operational expertise. Your responsibilities will be varied and always rewarding. Technically, you’ll work on low flow analysis, modelling and forecasting flows, producing weekly and monthly water situation reports, responding to consultations on abstraction license and hydropower scheme applications, and being involved in drought management. Operationally, you’ll manage water transfer schemes, making decisions on whether to transfer water and for how long. Key to both are building relationships with our stakeholders who are affected by how water resources is managed in this part of the world.

Joining the Hydrology & Operations Team at our Brampton office, you’ll play an important role ensuring that water is effectively managed for the needs of users and the environment. Whilst the team covers a large area you will be focusing on the River Great Ouse catchment within East Anglia Area, providing an integrated hydrology service to our customers.

For further information and how to apply, follow the link:

Chemical Field Fate Group Leader

Closing date: 14/01/2019

An outstanding opportunity for a chemical fate specialist to take on a leadership position in a dynamic, commercial organisation that prides itself on delivering novel solutions to seemingly impossible problems. Based at Meden Vale, Nottinghamshire, this permanent position attracts a competiative salary to lead our Field Fate and Stewardship Group; project manage GLP projects in a fast moving, client focused commercial environment, and to sell and develop business in higher tier field based approaches to chemical regulatory investigations.



Vacancies at Newcastle University

Closing date: 13/01/2019

Newcastle University is looking to appoint three leadership positions who will play a central role over the full five year duration of the multi-million pound GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub.  The Hub brings together world leading research institutions and stakeholder partners in India, Ethiopia, Colombia, Malaysia, and the UK.

GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub Manager - D180308A 

GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub Impacts and Communications Manager - D180350A

GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Hub Core Research Fellow - D181012R

Please direct any enquiries regarding this post to Professor Richard Dawson (, Principal Investigator of the GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub.  Further jobs will follow from across the Hub’s partnership.

Research Assistant / Associate in Real-time Urban Flood Risk Analytics - D157557R2

Closing date: 12/01/2019

Newcastle University, Engineering Unit are are looking to recruit an experienced flood risk modeller to develop new tools for real-time impacts analysis.  

You will use data from Newcastle University’s world-leading Urban Observatory and develop big data analytics and cloud computing techniques to understand the impacts of flooding in the urban area. You will analyse traditional and non-traditional data to improve understanding of urban flooding processes, and their impacts – including for example disruption to transport networks. You will have a PhD in a relevant subject area (or close to completion), and whilst based in the Water Group as part of the NERC funded Flood-PREPARED project, you will work closely with a team of big data, cloud computing, statistical and flood modelling experts to co-develop a demonstrator for Newcastle.

The project is affiliated with the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure & Cities (UKCRIC), and Newcastle’s membership of the Alan Turing Institute. This post is available fixed term for two years in the first instance.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Richard Dawson ( or Professor Stuart Barr ( ).

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