Company: Wood
Skills: Environmental Engineer, Regulatory Compliance
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

We are looking for a consultant to join our Water Quality team to help deliver projects focusing on the surface water quality regulatory framework ranging from UK national and EU level to site specific assessments.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team working on a wide range of projects at all scales from policy making to boots on the ground investigations. Our Water Quality team are experts in developing solutions to challenges from diffuse and point source pollution. We provide an end to end service including design, conceptualisation, planning, risk assessment, risk mapping, source apportionment, contaminant fate and transport modelling, monitoring network design field-based monitoring, sampling and surveying. We are experts in groundwater protection and in the development of catchment management evidence base, action plan and measures effectiveness assessment, as well as tool development for the UK water sector, Defra, DWI, Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, the Environment Agency, SEPA and Local Authorities.

You will have a working knowledge of how the WFD is implemented in the UK, some experience of use of the industry standard SAGIS SIMCAT, as well as some experience in managing project or task delivery.

The location of this role is flexible, and we can offer locations across the UK, including London, Reading, Bristol, Shrewsbury, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Glasgow.

Key Responsibilities

Your role will focus on delivering and supporting winning work for commercial and government customers. This will include project management and client facing roles, as well water quality inputs to major infrastructure development projects as part of larger project teams. You will also provide technical experience and help to develop the skills and expertise of more junior staff.

You will provide technical support to a variety of projects, often as part of multi-disciplinary teams, through the provision of data analysis and the development and implementation of models to simulate water quality, interpretation of model output and preparation of reports and presentations.

You will be a highly motivated, numerate candidate with excellent communication and report writing skills as well as an interest in water quality and numerical modelling. You will have the ability to apply technical knowledge in analysing problems and finding solutions to new challenges.

Alongside project delivery, you will also lead and contribute to the preparation of winning proposals. You will also play a key role in maintaining and building our technical knowledge and innovation base, keeping up to date with the latest policy and regulatory developments with respect to water quality and the water environment.

Skills / Qualifications

We are seeking a highly motivated, numerate individual a strong interest in water quality. This post will suit you if you have already established a career in environmental consultancy or regulation and are looking to develop to the next level. Specifically, we are looking for the following qualifications and experience:
  • You will have post-graduate experience preferably gained in a consultancy or regulatory environment.
  • You should have a good understanding of legislation covering water quality including the Water Framework Directive.
  • A track record of delivering water quality projects, including assessing and mitigating the impacts of different sources of diffuse and point source pollution on surface water quality including use of SAGIS SIMCAT and Farmscoper models.
  • You will have practical experience in at least some of the following: use of MS Office tools (Excel, Access); use of GIS packages such as ArcGIS.
  • Practical project or task management experience;
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills, excellent communication and the ability to write concise, reports.

You will ideally have the following qualifications:
  • A relevant technical first degree, potentially with further post-graduate qualification
  • Membership of a relevant technical body, such as CIWEM

A full driving licence is required for this role.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.