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Position type: Permanent

Job reference: 345870

No. Vacancies: 1

Location: Birmingham (B5 4UA) or London (E14 4HD) based with hybrid working

Salary: £36,918 - £44,000

Closing date: 07 April 2024 at 23:55

Job title: Water Resources Modeler

We're looking for a Water Resources Modeler to join our Water Resources team, part of our RAPID (Regulator s Alliance for Progressing Infrastructure Development) and Environmental Planning (EP) directorate. You will support water resources modelling work to assess the drought resilience benefits of potential water supply options.

You will help steer our modelling strategy and support the ongoing development of national water resources modelling capabilities for future work, including identifying strategic water needs for England. As a part of RAPID, you will also have a role in engaging with the strategic resource option leads to oversee development and risks as they progress through the RAPID gated programme. You will also coordinate engagement with stakeholders including other regulators, organisations and regional water resource groups.

You will be proactive and take ownership of your work areas by engaging within Ofwat, as well as with environmental regulators and other stakeholders as required. You will be required to apply your judgement and exercise responsibility in line with our strategy and ways of working. You will be instrumental in providing support to colleagues across RAPID and Water Resources Team, proactively sharing ideas and knowledge. Equally we will be supporting you and your development through coaching and mentoring.

Person specification

To be successful in this role you will need the below essential attributes, experience, skills, and knowledge.

Experience, skills and knowledge

• Lead criterion: Experience of using modelling techniques, preferably in a water resource context, to quantitatively assess the performance of different options, identify benefits and help shape strategic thinking.
• Degree level qualification in a relevant discipline such as environmental, engineering, or other disciplines with significant mathematical content.
• Applied knowledge of water resource modelling platforms such as Pywr, Aquator, Wathnet or Miser, and / or programming language such as Python or Visual Basic.
• Highly numerate with strong analytical, including experience of identifying, analysing, and accurately interpreting a range of data and insights to inform evidence-based decisions and solutions for complex problems.
• Experience of working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to gather and share information and to deliver an objective / project.
• Experience of working under pressure, effectively planning, prioritising and managing a varied and changing workload to meet different, and often tight, deadlines.
• Ability to work independently, and as part of a team, using creativity and innovative approaches.


• Delivers outcomes
• Creates clarity
• Promotes collaboration
• Adaptable thinker

Why You Should Join Us

We are forward-thinking, creative, innovative and ambitious. We constantly push the boundaries and embrace new ways of working. We know our people do their best work when given freedom over where, when, and how they work. Which is why we trust them to do exactly that.
With us, your work matters, your voice is heard, and your impact is felt. Ours is a culture of trust, flexibility, autonomy, collaboration, and innovation. We all want positive change for water customers, the environment, and the future of water.

You will also benefit from:

• Excellent employer pension contributions, for this role ranging from £9,967 to £11,880.
• 25 days annual leave (increasing to 30 with each year of service) plus bank holidays and an extra 2.5 days of privilege leave
• Access to exclusive discounts on a variety of goods and services, including retail outlets, theatre tickets, holidays, insurance, and a gym membership
• Flexible working arrangements that suit your lifestyle
• Fees paid for membership of relevant professional bodies
• Up to 3 volunteering days per year
• Recognition vouchers scheme
• Generous shared parental leave and pay
• Enhanced sick pay
• Regular development opportunities
• Health and wellbeing initiatives
• Cycle-to-work scheme
• Season ticket loan for home-to-office travel
• Free eye tests and contribution to lenses/spectacles for VDU users

To read more about the role and selection process, please follow the link to apply.

Applications Deadline: 23.55 on 07 April 2024


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