Company: Jacobs
Skills: Environmental Engineer, HSE Manager / Advisor
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Wokingham, United Kingdom

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow.

Our Water Catchment Management business provides a focus for advising our clients on the sustainable management of the natural water environment using scientific/engineering analysis and design expertise. Our mission is to be a global leader that puts water at the heart of a sustainable society. At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and we're looking for the most talented and passionate individuals out there to be our next generation of leaders and to become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Our People & Places Solutions business - reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomises the "why" of what we do - the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology - we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Role Outline/Responsibilities:

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we are looking for a Senior Consultant Hydrologist / Water Resources Specialist in our Winnersh office. The successful individual will support a variety of studies in water resources assessment and planning and in studies to investigate the sustainability of abstractions from groundwaters and rivers consistent with protecting and enhancing the aquatic environment. You will be a widely experienced expert in hydrology, you will provide a technical leadership role cross these technical areas and be integral to the overall delivery of technical excellence across our project portfolio.



  • Post-graduate Degree in Engineering, Hydrology or Hydraulics.
  • Highly experienced hydrologist with expertise across a wide range of UK catchment types.
  • Review and analysis experience of surface water resources for the provision of new surface water abstractions water supply and cooling systems, including provision of support to clients in dialogue with regulators.
  • Analysis of surface water resources in relation to effluent discharge, relocation of outfall locations, impact on dilution and water quality and permitting.
  • Technical Leadership of Water Industry programmes such as National Environment Programme (WINEP) Restoring Sustainable Abstractions studies, including a demonstrable detailed knowledge of surface water - groundwater interactions.
  • Experienced in technical coordination of multi-disciplinary teams undertaking studies for water companies, including hydrometry and monitoring.
  • Highly experienced in writing and reviewing technical reports.
  • Highly effective mentoring and training skills to develop and support junior staff.
  • Excellent presentation skills with experience of presenting to existing and potential clients, to regulators and stakeholders on behalf of clients, at meetings, within working teams and at conferences.
  • Experienced in writing proposals and supporting business acquisition activities.


  • Expert Witness experience
  • Flood risk management and reservoir engineering experience

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go 'BeyondZero' by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed ; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours' contracts. Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% of the Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred oninclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

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Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.