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Graduate Water Consultant - Belfast - 2024 starts

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Feb 18

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  • Candidate must have a Geography degree or Water related MSc with a 2:1 classification or above, water modules advantageous, relevant work experience preferred, computer and report writing skills, willing to work towards professional qualifications, enthusiastic and hard-working with a drive for water projects, able to meet client and business expectations, effective communication skills, ability to prioritize work and work independently.
  • The candidate will work on technical tasks like hydraulic modelling, flood risk assessments, and spatial analysis using GIS software. They will collaborate with team members and stakeholders, produce reports, and liaise with regulatory agencies to deliver projects effectively.

Graduate Job



  • Our Water Consulting graduates work within multi-disciplinary teams to deliver projects such as the York Flood Alleviation scheme to increase the resilience of the City of York to flooding. Our Water Consulting graduates have undertaken hydraulic modelling, hydrology and flood mapping to inform an assessment of the most cost beneficial options for increasing the standard of flood protection in the city. As a part of this, our water consultants have been involved with economic assessment, option appraisal reporting and writing business cases. The project also involved analysis of natural flood management measures to determine a longer term plan for managing future flood risk using a total catchment approach.


  • Geography degree or Water related MSc such as Fluvial Geomorphology, Catchment Management/Processes, Water Resources, Hydrology, with a 2:1 classification (or equivalent) or above
  • Water related modules would be an advantage
  • Relevant work experience would be an advantage
  • Enthusiastic, hard-working, technically proficient, with ambition and drive.
  • Basic computer skills essential (Word/Excel) and good report writing skills beneficial.
  • Willing and able to work towards professional qualifications such as CIWEM
  • Demonstrable interest in water projects
  • Capability to satisfy client and business expectations and be able to consider the wider financial and commercial implications of their actions.
  • Communicate effectively to internal and external clients, both verbally & in writing.
  • Structure & prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team as a whole.
  • Ability to work independently without losing initiative & focus.

Education requirements

2:1 or higher

Area of Responsibilities



  • Working with other team members to undertake technical work such as hydraulic modelling (including river and network modelling), hydrology, and flood risk analysis.
  • Producing technical notes and reports to present results and methods used
  • Producing mapping for spatial analysis and presentation using GIS software
  • Undertaking and writing flood risk assessments including liaising with statutory bodies such as the Environment Agency and Local Planning Authorities
  • Working alongside other sectors and offices to deliver projects


Work type

Full time

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