Our Vacancies

Principal Consultant/Technical Director (Water Resources)

(VAC032)

Location: Shrewsbury, Reading or Cardiff
We are looking to recruit a Principal Consultant/Technical Director to join our Water Group. The ideal candidate would project manage and technically lead water resources projects and support our commercial development plans by developing and growing our water industry client base across the UK.

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Job Description

 

In this role the candidate would be expected to:

  • Project manage/direct and technically lead water resources projects that deliver high quality, pragmatic advice and solutions to the water industry (notably supporting water companies in the delivery of their National Environment Programme).
  • Actively support ESI’s commercial development plans by developing and growing ESI’s water industry client base across the UK.
  • Use existing and new industry contacts to develop leads and opportunities. Successfully translate opportunities into projects through effective client management and proposal writing.
  • Support the Water Group Director in managing team resources and commercial aspects of the team.
  • Mentor and develop junior staff
  • Line manage up to 4 staff
  • Adhere to ESI’s quality assurance and health and safety procedures

 

Person Specification

Ideally the candidate would have:

  • A postgraduate qualification in Hydrogeology or a related scientific discipline (including hydrology, hydroecology and environmental science)
  • 10+ years’ experience of working in the water industry, either as a consultant or directly for a water company
  • Sound understanding of the Water Framework Directive, and ideally have experience in undertaking WFD assessments both within and external to the water industry.
  • Chartered status (or near to achieving)
  • A strong track record of developing opportunities, winning work and managing client relationships, preferably in the UK water industry
  • Proven project management skills
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Full driving licence
  • Ability and willingness to routinely travel between ESI’s offices

If you think you may have what we are looking for then please send us your CV and covering letter quoting reference VAC032 to recruitment@esi-consulting.co.uk

Principal/Technical Director Geo-environmental Engineer

(VAC044)

Location: Reading
We are currently seeking a motivated and ambitious Principal or Technical Director level Geo-environmental Engineer with over 10 years’ experience working as a consultant, or within the Property Sector, to lead our growing Property Group based in Reading.

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Job Description

 

Responsibilities
The successful candidate will form a key part of our national Property team and will play an integral role in managing our Reading based team and project portfolio including the development of new business.

Key roles will include:

  • Client development
  • Opportunity generation and proposal writing
  • Management of multidisciplinary land quality focussed projects
  • Support to clients in the Property sector including land owners, developers or prospective purchasers in the land transaction based market
  • Preparation and review of technical reports
  • Staff management, development and training

 

Project Delivery
In your role, you would be expected to take the lead role in the effective delivery of a range of land quality based projects, working closely with colleagues to ensure high-quality technical output. You will manage project staff members in the successful delivery of projects from initial bid to issue of reports. An excellent demonstrable knowledge of Land Quality site investigation, assessment and remediation is crucial.

 

Business Development
Your involvement would be to support our Property Sector lead in developing business across the Property Sector, primarily in the South East.

 

Staff management and development
We would look to utilise your current skills and experience in managing, mentoring and developing a small team of junior staff.

 

Career Development
Good career progression routes are available to the right candidate. We encourage innovation and will expect a person in such a role to have a strong motivation to continue their professional career development.

 

Person Specification

Ideally the candidate would have:

  • 10+ years’ experience working as a consultant or within the Property Sector.
  • Successfully completed a relevant degree course, and/or additional Masters training, in a relevant discipline, this may include; Geology; Hydrogeology; Environmental Science; Geochemistry; Engineering Geology / Environmental Geology.
  • Good technical understanding of Land Quality investigation, assessment and remediation.
  • Strong and up-to-date understanding of relevant regulatory regimes and legislation.
  • Track record of attending/network development at relevant industry events.
  • Good understanding of the impact of geo-environmental work upon development.
  • Achieved chartered status with a relevant institution (CGeol, CEnv, or CEng).
  • Strong track record of developing opportunities, winning work within the Property sector and managing client relationships.
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

 

If you think you may have what we are looking for then please send us your CV and covering letter quoting reference VAC044 to recruitment@esi-consulting.co.uk

Senior/Principal Hydrologist & Drainage Specialist

(VAC039)

Location: Commutable to our offices in Reading, Cardiff or Shrewsbury are preferred, but Bristol will also be considered

Closing Date: 1st March 2017

We are looking for a senior member of staff to work within our multidisciplinary team of specialists to develop and grow our surface water management capabilities, particularly in relation to flood risk assessment and SUDS.

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As a senior member within ESI you will work within a multidisciplinary team of specialists to provide services for the private and public sectors as well as regulatory agencies.  Your principal responsibility will be to undertake surface water management work and help develop and grow these capabilities within ESI, particularly in relation to flood risk assessment and SUDS.  This will include staff mentorship/motivation; management and development of both existing and new clients; contributing to the achievement of the Property Group’s billable target and generally supporting the Group Director in achieving the overall group targets and objectives.  You will undertake technical work, prepare quotations, budgets and work plans for upcoming projects and ensure that all projects you manage are completed on time and on budget.  You will undertake client and regulatory liaison.

 

Person Specification

Ideally the candidate would have:

  • BSc or MSc in relevant water management discipline
  • Preferably Chartered
  • Preferably minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • Preparation of Proposals and Tender documents.
  • Project management and financial control.
  • Key requisite is experience in conceptual and detailed SUDS design and an understanding of how SUDS fit within the planning system.
  • 1D and 2D hydraulic modelling capabilities for flood risk and water resource assessment with knowledge of industry software packages (Tuflow/ISIS; HEC-RAS, Micro Drainage).
  • Excellent client management skills and experience;
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills;
  • Motivated to win new business for the company;
  • Experience with major infrastructure and minerals projects will be a bonus.
  • Contribute to research and innovation projects including the development and implementation of new services.
  • Delivery of high quality, pragmatic, advice and solutions to environmental problems.
  • Adhere to ESI’s quality assurance and health and safety procedures.

 

The ESI Academy

Through our ‘ESI Academy’ we support the learning and continuous development of all staff by providing the skills, opportunities and support to enable everyone to achieve their career aspirations and professional development needs. We actively encourage all staff members to attain chartered status in their area of specialism. We want everyone to be proud of their knowledge and experience and to receive industry acknowledgement. Through our coordinated mentoring programme we lead individuals through all steps of the chartership process, offering knowledge, experience and continuous support. Our one-to-one mentoring programme also promotes wider staff development and understanding. As well as offering a range of internal training and staff mentoring opportunities we also consider funding for part-time Masters and other postgraduate study placements.

 

If you think you may have what we are looking for then please send us your CV and covering letter quoting reference VAC039 to recruitment@esi-consulting.co.uk

Senior Hydrogeologist

(VAC042)

Location: Shrewsbury or Reading

We are currently seeking an individual with a qualification in Hydrogeology or related scientific discipline and ideally chartered status, to project manage and provide technical support on a range of projects involving groundwater.

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In this role the candidate would be expected to:

  • Manage a wide range of projects to deliver to time, budget and quality.
  • Have a commercial mind-set that focus on delivering value for our clients and ESI.
  • Carry out technical work on projects to deliver high quality, pragmatic advice and solutions to environmental problems.
  • Perform a wide variety of technical, field and office based tasks (after initial training).
  • Be able to work independently when required but as part of dedicated project delivery team.
  • Conceptualise and quantitatively describe subsurface systems and processes and report on these clearly and concisely.
  • Demonstrate skills in a wide range of ESI’s core services: water resources, groundwater modelling, groundwater flooding, contaminated groundwater and groundwater control.
  • Understand project/client objectives.
  • Adhere to ESI’s quality assurance and health and safety procedures.

 

Person Specification

Ideally the candidate would have:

  • A qualification in Hydrogeology, or a related scientific / Geological / Engineering discipline.
  • Post graduate qualifications in hydrogeology are preferred but are not essential.
  • Have a good technical understanding of water resource hydrogeology.
  • Have a strong track record in project management.
  • Four to eight years’ experience of working in industry preferred, either as a consultant, regulator or Water Company responsible for resource management and impact assessment.
  • Chartered status ideally.
  • Strong numeracy skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Have a current driving licence.
  • Have an excellent attitude to team work and a strong desire to learn and develop your career in a structured environment.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide proof that they have the right to reside and work in the UK.

If you think you may have what we are looking for then please send us your CV and covering letter quoting reference VAC042 to recruitment@esi-consulting.co.uk