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Graduate Hydrologist

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Graduate Job

Engineering, SustainabilityLondon


  • SLR has a strong, well-established water team, distributed widely throughout our UK office network. The team has extensive experience working in sectors including the commercial and residential development, mining, waste, and energy sectors. 
  • Due to our ongoing success, and a busy forward work pipeline, we are looking to expand the team with the appointment of a Graduate Hydrologist, based in our London office.
  • This position presents an outstanding opportunity to join a large team of flood management specialists and hydrologists and be part of a wider group which also comprises hydrogeologists, geomorphologists and geochemists.


  • Applications are welcomed from candidates who have either recently graduated or are early-career Hydrologists. 
  • We also imagine you would have the following:
  • Hydrology, Water Resources Management or Civil Engineering degree (MSc or MEng)
  • Exposure to numerical hydrological modelling packages (Micro-Drainage, GoldSim, Hec-RAS, Flood Modeler Pro, TuFlow, etc.) and a desire to learn more
  • Familiarity with the use and application of ArcGIS or QGIS
  • Experience in field work such as managing infiltration tests in accordance with BRE365, scheduling and managing undertaking water sampling events
  • Data processing and analysis skills
  • Good report writing skills and literacy

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • Working alongside experienced hydrologists, you will prepare flood risk assessments, flood management strategies, and outline Sustainable Drainage (SuDS) designs for a range of projects principally in the built environment, minerals and power sectors. Duties will also include undertaking field-based work, preparing water chapters for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Reports and Environmental Appraisals
  • Being able to develop good client relationships and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders (both externally and internally) is an essential aspect of the role. This also brings an opportunity for the successful candidate to grow their profile and to contribute to increasing the pipeline of work in the region.
  • This role will involve projects and limited site investigations across the UK, and therefore may include infrequent periods working away from home for several days at a time.  


Work type

Full time

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