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Would you love to be part of a company where you can grow and develop; where variety of work and opportunities are important; where your contribution makes a real difference to you and those around you; and where you will be supported as you develop your technical and managerial skills? If so, and you’re a Hydrologist with significant experience and professional confidence, then this career opportunity is one not to be missed.

Who will I be working with?

Envireau Water is one of the UK’s leading independent specialist water consultancies, with a professional team that provides expert guidance on the management and regulation of natural water systems, with a reputation underpinned by over 20 years of experience.

Our growing, dynamic organisation has developed a culture with a positive and professional ethos. Rather than feeling like a small cog in a large wheel, at Envireau Water you will get the opportunity to make a real impact with your work. You will be given the space and responsibility to show what you can do, and you will be rewarded for the positive difference that you make for clients and the business. Team building is important to Envireau Water and our close-knit team regularly undertakes challenges to raise money for charity.

You will be based in the Midlands office situated between the university towns of Derby and Nottingham and within easy reach of the Peak District National Park. Equipped with state of the art technology, the office forms the hub of the Envireau Water group. You must be willing to travel and work away from home for extended periods of time as you will regularly work with our partner organisation, IE Consulting, who are based in Carlow, Ireland.

What will the role of Hydrologist entail?

We are expanding our hydrological capabilities in response to a growing demand in project work and as a Hydrologist, you will support the team with both field and office based technical activities covering flood risk, drainage design, river restoration and water resources. You will benefit from a flexible working environment in which you can continue to develop your career, while learning new technical and business skills; as well as developing opportunities across a wide range of different projects for a diverse client base. As you build your experience, you will lead your own projects and build your own client portfolio.

What will I need to be considered for this Hydrologist role?

  • Master’s degree level qualification in civil engineering or earth sciences.
  • 2 – 5 years’ relevant practical and technical experience within consultancy, or within other industries / situations. Applicants with less experience may be considered.
  • Experience of flood risk assessment and flood estimation techniques for river, urban and coastal flooding applications.
  • Experience in the development of river and floodplain flood models using UK industry standard hydraulic modelling software, such as FloodModellerPro, TUFLOW, or Infoworks ICM.
  • Knowledge and practice of Microdrainage or Causeway Flow.
  • Proficiency in using GIS software such as MapInfo/ArcGIS.
  • Working towards a relevant Chartership.
  • Ambitious and enthusiastic; as well as a team player and a confident communicator.
  • A self-starting, flexible and adaptable approach to work, with imaginative and practical problem-solving skills.
  • Understand the importance of delivering project tasks on time and within budget.
  • Willing to work away from home for extended periods of time.
  • A full UK valid driving licence.

While Envireau Water is an equal opportunities employer, please note that this role will require a level of fitness suitable for fieldwork involving walking over steep and rough terrain.


What will I receive in return?

Being part of the Envireau Water team promises development opportunities, challenges, and above all, job satisfaction.

Salary: £25 – 35k depending on experience.

Attractive Benefits: 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays; company profit share scheme; target based individual bonus scheme; contributory private pension; medical insurance and life cover; as well as flexible and family friendly working.

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week within Monday to Friday. Flexibility with start and finish times available.

Contract Type: Permanent.

Location: Draycott, Derbyshire. With easy access to the M1, A50 and A42, the office is well placed for commuting across the Midlands. You must also be willing to travel and work away from home as you will regularly work with our partner organisation, IE Consulting, who are based in Carlow, Ireland.

How to apply

In the first instance you should submit, in strictest confidence, your CV and short covering letter to James Dodds at explaining what you can offer Envireau Water, as well as details of your current salary package or expectations.

All applications to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

Download a printable version of the job advert here:

Technical Director

As part of our growth and development plan we are looking for candidates for a senior leadership role, responsible for project coordination, strategic development, technical championing and business development across all our services, to all our sectors and across the country, from a base in the Midlands.

This is a rare opportunity to develop and direct not only the second half of your career, but to contribute to a successful and growing consultancy, and work with an established, expert and experienced team with a background in hydrology, hydrogeology, geology and water resources planning, river restoration, impact assessment and permitting.

Envireau Water focuses on the natural water environment and people’s interaction with it. We work with a broad range of clients ranging from large multinationals to private individuals, across a wide range of industries.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual who is a strong communicator with demonstrable leadership and business development experience in environmental consultancy. The post is based in our Midlands office between Nottingham and Derby where we have an established environmental consultancy hub. We expect the role to involve regular travel across the UK and between our offices in North Yorkshire and North Wales.

The successful candidate will have at least 15 years’ consultancy experience and will need to evidence a broad knowledge of the UK’s natural water related consultancy sector and is expected to be a recognised leader, with a proven track record, in a specific water related discipline (e.g. Hydrology & Flood Risk; Hydrogeology; Water Resources Management; Environmental Permitting).

We strongly support and encourage equal opportunities, however the role will require site visits and surveys and candidates will need to be able to walk over rough terrain in remote areas. A full UK driving licence is essential.


The successful candidate will, amongst other things, be responsible for:

  • Managing staff performance (financial and technical), delivery and quality
  • Mentoring and developing all staff grades
  • Maintaining, securing and improving senior client and regulator relationships
  • Influencing, co-ordinating, growing and championing Envireau Water’s services
  • Technical and project direction, and leadership in the delivery of our services
  • Writing and reviewing technical reports and proposals
  • Working with director level colleagues and supporting the Board of Directors

An important part of the role will be in the development of the business and marketing. The successful candidate will therefore be expected to have relevant experience and provide a lead input into:

  • Business development, company representation and leadership externally and amongst industry peers
  • Implementation and development of business and project management systems
  • Identifying, developing and executing new business opportunities
  • Expanding an existing client base and specifically building relationships and developing business opportunities


We provide a competitive salary package including a company profit share scheme; target based individual bonus scheme; contributory private pension; medical, critical illness and life insurance; as well as flexible and family friendly working policies.

How to apply

For further information and in strictest confidence please contact Phil Ham, Managing Director at or James Dodds, Chairperson at .