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Flood Risk Consultant (London)

This is a fantastic time to join RPS. We are looking to recruit highly motivated and ambitious employees to work on a wide variety of high-profile projects. With an enviable client list, and the highest calibre multi-disciplinary back up team, we are able to offer unparalleled opportunities to showcase your talents and truly develop your career.

The London Environment Team is looking for an enthusiastic and diligent flood risk specialist to assist with the production of technical reports and to provide general support and assistance to the Flood Risk team.

The team’s growing client base includes property developers, architects, planners and property investors, primarily within the private sector.

This is an excellent opportunity for the candidate to forward their career within a well-established and highly respected team.

Responsibilities will include:-

• Preparation of Flood Risk Assessments, Sustainable Drainage Strategies and Hydrology and Flood Risk chapters for Environment Statements;
• Consultation with the Environment Agency (EA) and Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs);
• Desk based research and data collection / analysis;
• Design of flood and drainage mitigation measures;
• Supporting the preparation of bids and fee proposals;
• Client liaison and attendance at meetings in support of senior team members;
• Liaison with other RPS teams and external contractors (e.g. topographic surveyors);
• Assistance with project management duties (e.g. managing budgets, developing new clients).

The successful candidate will be:-

• An enthusiastic learner looking to develop their skills and knowledge;
• Highly organised, motivated and able to manage their own workloads;
• Able to deliver innovative environmental solutions to our clients;
• Able to collect and interpret environmental data and information;
• Able to clearly present / discuss projects with colleagues, clients and Regulators; and
• Keen to understand / learn about environmental policy and the UK planning regime.

Skills/Experience Required:-

• Environmental Science, Hydrology or similar degree, preferably with a related MSc;
• 1 - 2 years professional experience preparing NPPF compliant Flood Risk Assessments and Sustainable Drainage Strategies;
• Good technical understanding of the key sources of flooding and the concept of sustainable drainage;
• Proficient report writing and IT skills, including the ability to use MS Word and MS Excel; and
• Knowledge of the UK planning regime and guidance documents: NPPF, Planning Practice Guidance, TAN15 and SPP7.

In return, we are offering you the opportunity to develop your career with one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary consultancies together with a competitive salary and benefits package including:

• 24 days holiday + bank holidays
• Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year
• Company pension scheme
• Share incentive scheme
• Life assurance
• Cycle to work scheme
• Childcare vouchers
• Optional Free “Wellbeing” Assessment
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Sickness Cover

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.

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