Hydrology Advisor Level 2

Bangor or Buckley
£30,120 rising to £33,383 over four years
12 Nov 2020
29 Nov 2020
Civil Engineer
Contract Type
Full Time


Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care, childcare vouchers and salary sacrifice schemes.

Role Purpose

  • The post holder will provide technical assessments and professional advice on hydrological issues to customers and partners, to inform decision-making and contribute to protecting and enhancing the environment.
  • Ensure the principles of Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Well-being of Future Generations Act are considered in all decision making.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree in relevant scientific subject (e.g. physical geography, environment science or civil engineering).   
  • Graduate member of appropriate professional body (e.g. CIWEM or ICE) working towards becoming chartered. 
  • Able to demonstrate competency in hydrological science and have the ability to apply practically and innovatively at an operational level.  Experience will have been gained over and number of years to include low flow estimation using hydrological software and gauged data and high flow estimation using a range of techniques which specifically includes the use of the Flood Estimation Handbook software for statistical analysis. 
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of field hydrometry and be able to interpret, manage, analyse and quality assure hydrometric data through the use of database, telemetry systems and statistical analysis techniques. 
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of open channel hydraulics and the principles of hydraulic modelling would be an advantage as would some ability in the use of river modelling software such as HEC RAS.   
  • Understanding of topographic surveying techniques. 
  • Demonstrable experience in technical report writing. 
  • Experience of coaching/mentoring people and the development of “junior” members of staff. 
  • Full UK driving licence.