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BMT • GBR - Bath, GBR - Bristol, GBR - Hybrid, GBR - Leeds, GBR - London

Environmental and Flood Resilience Consultant

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

Flood Risk Consultant

BMT is dedicated to tackling the most crucial engineering challenges of our era, fostering an environment where individuals with exceptional technical expertise provide meaningful, practical solutions. Committed to creating a safer, more efficient, effective, and sustainable future, BMT values diversity, equity, and inclusion, recognising their pivotal role in achieving our business purpose. Learn more about BMT at www.bmt.org.

Why Work for Us?

Joining BMT means gaining access to a comprehensive set of employee benefits designed to empower your success. In addition to a competitive salary, our offerings encompass health, family, finance, and personal development, including:

  • Private Medical (family coverage)
  • Enhanced Pension
  • Flexible Working
  • Wellbeing Fund – an annual fund for personal hobbies or interests
  • 26 Days Annual Leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Holiday Trading
  • Retail Vouchers
  • Professional Subscriptions

At BMT, we pride ourselves on being a verified flexible workplace, providing freedom and choice. Learn more about our flexible status at Flexa Careers.

About the role

We are increasingly using our knowledge and expertise to drive transformative designs, technology and solutions around the world that will contribute towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). BMT’s focus SDGs are Climate Action and Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure. These goals matter most to our stakeholders and are where we believe we can have the greatest impact towards a better future.

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about addressing these global challenges and are proactive in finding opportunities to integrate sustainable practices as part of their role.

This is a key role in the flood risk team in the Environmental Services Capability at BMT UK. As part of our growth plans, we are looking for a Flood Risk Consultant to support our flood and coastal risk sectors.

You will play a role in delivering flood risk studies and enhancing our capabilities through innovation and knowledge sharing.

You will enjoy a varied role as you will help deliver projects ranging from carbon capture through to flood risk and beyond. You will be part of a team responsible for technical studies to define flood risk to people and property and preparing Business Cases for investment in flood risk management measures.

You will also work with colleagues on business development pursuits and liaise with clients and end users on flood risk issues.

BMT is an active participant at the cutting edge, and you will have opportunities to engage with field leaders at varied technical and scientific conferences. BMT UK is also a regional centre for the development and sales of the TUFLOW hydraulic modelling software for flood, urban drainage, estuarine and coastal assessments.

You will join a growing flood risk team engaged in consultancy projects in the following areas:

  • Strategic Flood Risk Assessments​
  • Flood Risk Assessments​ and Modelling​, including hydrology
  • Preparation of Strategic/ Outline Business Cases ​
  • River and catchment scale water quality modelling​.

The role presents the opportunity to work from time to time with colleagues working in Australia and Canada, on flood risk consultancy and the application of the TUFLOW modelling suite.

We have key flood risk offices in Leeds and London, but are open to flexible working, including the option of remote working, and we can be adaptable on the location of the role too. There will be a requirement to travel to customer sites and to attend meetings, and to BMT offices in the UK. We are happy to consider part time or full-time candidates, with hybrid working agreements.

About you

We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and flexible colleagues, who share our values of trust, respect and collaboration.

You will be familiar with applying UK-standard practices in flood risk and hydrology assessment to help clients better understand and manage river and coastal flood risk.

You will preferably also understand adjacent issues including natural capital valuation, embedded carbon and biodiversity net gain and a wish to share these skills with other sectors within the Environmental Capability.

You will hold at least a BSc in an environmental science related to river hydraulics and hydrology or a mathematical subject, and an MSc or PhD would be beneficial.

You will have a minimum of two years’ experience with at least one year in one of the following areas: flood risk, hydrology, hydrodynamic modelling and GIS analysis. Specific expertise in relation to TUFLOW would be a significant advantage.

As much of our work is directly customer focused, your effective communication skills and ability to present professionally both verbally and in writing are essential skills for this role.

You will be self-motivated with a proactive approach to continual professional development. We value professional qualifications and professional registration with appropriate bodies, such as the CIWEM; and we can provide support, training, and tailored experience for you to achieve these, if not already held.

In addition to these duties, the post holder may be required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required, from time to time, to achieve the above role purpose. We expect you to share our passion for creating a more environmentally and socially sustainable future for all our stakeholders.

You must be eligible to work in the UK to be considered for this role.

Behavioural competencies relating to career level 3 of the BMT Competency Framework apply to this role.

Missing skills? Let us be the judge! BMT are passionate about people; we recognise that technology moves quickly and that no one can learn everything, which is why we seek those who can adapt and demonstrate the aptitude to learn. With enthusiasm and the right attitude, we can help you discover your potential.

What's Next?

If you are ready to contribute your skills and passion to a dynamic team addressing impactful challenges, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity with BMT. Join us in shaping a safer, more efficient, and sustainable future.

A message to recruitment agencies: We receive applications exclusively via our ATS. Please note that we do not accept CVs submitted via email to the HR department or staff within our Operational teams. We will not progress CVs shared on a speculative basis by email and you accept our right to pursue such candidates with no obligation to third-party terms and conditions or liability

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – After 1 years service, enhanced maternity to max 18 weeks
26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Wellbeing allowance – £300
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees enjoy the working environment
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at BMT

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Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

Teddington, Bath, Southampton, Fareham, Bristol, Plymouth, Weymouth, Leeds, Aberdeen, Glasgow

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United Kingdom

United States

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