Hydrological Consultant

  • Thomson Environmental Consultants
  • Guildford, UK
  • 25 Mar, 2022
Full time Water Management

Job Description


Full/part time, permanent

Are you a hydrological consultant or senior hydrological consultant, looking for your next exciting role in the commercial sector?  If you are commercially aware, self-motivated, organised, with excellent communication and technical hydrology skills, we would love to hear from you!

The role

We are looking for a technical specialist to join our small, dynamic team. You will be responsible for leading existing hydrology, eco-hydrology and hydromorphology projects and developing new business within this sector.  In addition, you will be responsible for leading hydrological surveys, training other members of the water team and undertaking data analysis, including the interpretation of hydrological data.  You will provide support the Water Director in identifying and pursuing strategic opportunities within the hydrology, hydro-ecology, flood risk and hydromorphology sectors.


We need a team member with sound technical capabilities in fundamental hydrology.  This will cover a variety of skills within the field of hydrology, including data collection and management, analysis, interpretation, to be backed up with proficiency in technical report-writing.  Site surveys and data collection are core to Thomson’s approach to hydro-ecological work, so practical skills and fieldcraft are important. 


Our work covers a broad range of projects within environmental sciences.  This provides interesting workloads, and broad interaction with other disciplines including ecology, hydrogeology, surveying, hydro-chemistry, project managers etc.  Knowledge of these disciplines would be beneficial, but a collaborative frame of mind is essential. 


This is a permanent role, ideally based out of our Guildford office (with hybrid working), but we're open to other locations for the right candidate.



You will

  • have relevant and proven experience in a similar role, specifically within the commercial environmental sector
  • hold a degree or postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in Hydrology, Hydro-ecology or a related subject
  • be technically competent, with an in-depth knowledge of hydrology, relevant legislation, and hydrometric techniques
  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills; be able to produce accurate technical reports as well as communicate clearly and confidently with clients and stakeholders
  • have a proven work winning track record and experience of preparing bids and tenders, winning work and generating new business opportunities
  • be organised with proven ability to multi-task and handle several projects simultaneously
  • be able and willing to travel and stay away from home
  • have a full UK driving licence and use of a car
  • Be able to solve problems and be creative in finding solutions
  • have a positive outlook and a strong desire to succeed.

Ideally you will also:

  • have experience of leading and motivating a team of both site and office-based staff
  • have a proven work winning track record and experience of preparing bids and tenders, winning work and generating new business opportunities