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Principal Wastewater (Hydraulic) Modeller



9d ago

  • Job
    Expert / Leadership (9+ years)
  • Engineering
  • Newcastle

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  • You should have experience in urban drainage projects, proficiency in InfoWorks ICM and GIS software, teamwork skills, leadership qualities, technical expertise in wastewater catchment planning, and relevant professional qualifications.
  • You will lead a team in developing strategic wastewater solutions, managing projects, ensuring quality standards, driving efficiency, and fostering client relationships.


  • Candidates should possess prior experience with projects in urban drainage settings, along with proficiency in InfoWorks ICM and relevant GIS software.
  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong teamwork skills and the capacity to seamlessly integrate into a team dynamic. Additionally, they will have the chance to cultivate their skills as a mentor and offer technical guidance to other modeling personnel, showcasing leadership in urban drainage contexts while prioritising exceptional client service.
  • Degree qualified in a relevant technical subject. Post graduate qualifications an advantage
  • Chartered membership of relevant professional institutions (CIWEM, IOW, ICE or equivalent) would be an advantage.
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation and water industry regulation
  • Technical / thought leadership in wastewater catchment planning, industry regulation and legislation.
  • Ability to manage (or support project managers to manage) small to large projects/packages and programmes of works.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to co-ordinate and manage staff at all levels, including line management of less experience colleagues, ability to improve organisational effectiveness and foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Expertise using InfoWorks ICM and ICM Exchange.
  • Deep expertise in hydraulic modelling, catchment planning and/or related wastewater infrastructure areas, taking responsibility for delivery of specialist, complex or innovative projects, ensuring client standards and specification compliance.
  • You will be expected to have proficiency in MS 365 applications and have knowledge in key areas such as advanced Excel, PowerBI and SharePoint.
  • Working knowledge of GIS Systems (MapInfo, ArcGIS, QGIS).
  • Experience using FME, Optimatics, python (or similar) would be an advantage.
  • Qualifications:
  • Preferably degree qualified in a relevant technical subject. Postgraduate qualifications are an advantage.
  • Charterership or working towards chartership for Senior or Principal grades.
  • Affiliation with a professional institution like IET, InstMC, or CIWEM, or in the process of working towards membership and nearing application.


  • Management of all health and safety, quality and environmental aspects of projects.
  • Technical development and delivery of wastewater catchment strategies and solutions (including hydraulic modelling and analysis, model use studies, optioneering and cost-benefit analysis studies, to time, budget and the required quality).
  • Awareness of solution feasibility and buildability engineering factors.
  • Continuous improvement of tools, procedures and processes to drive efficiency and innovation
  • Ensuring quality of outputs and compliance with standards, specifications and governance requirements.
  • Responsible for and reporting of commercial performance, forecasting and risk management
  • Production of bids and proposals.
  • Travelling to client and/or other RPS/Tetra Tech offices may be required.
  • Leading a team to build, maintain and manage strong and collaborative working relationships with clients.
  • Line Management of project team members with responsibility for: day-to-day leadership and direction for team, workload planning and prioritisation, provision of technical direction and support, driving staff performance, motivation, and career development.
  • Fostering relationships and collaboration with wider RPS/Tetra Tech disciplines.


What are the main responsibilities of a Principal Wastewater (Hydraulic) Modeller?

As a Principal Wastewater (Hydraulic) Modeller, your main responsibilities will include developing and maintaining hydraulic models of wastewater systems, conducting analysis to identify potential issues and propose solutions, and providing technical support and guidance to junior modellers and engineers.

What qualifications and experience are required for this role?

To be successful in this role, you will need a degree in civil engineering or a related field, extensive experience in wastewater modelling using software such as InfoWorks ICM, and a thorough understanding of hydraulic principles.

What are some of the projects that the successful candidate will be working on?

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on major long-term frameworks across the UK water industry, as well as projects focused on improving river health in the Northwest of England through a £100 million framework with United Utilities.

We define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

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Founded in 1970, RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,000 consultants and service providers. Operating in 125 countries, working across six continents we define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. We work across six sectors: property, energy, transport, water, resources, defence and government services. Our services span twelve clusters: project and program management; design and development; water services; environment; advisory and management consulting; exploration and development; planning and approvals; health, safety and risk; oceans and coastal; laboratories; training and communication and creative services. We stand out for our clients by using deep expertise to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand and by being easy to work with.