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

Sector Lead, Flood Risk and Resilience Senior Principal Consultant

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

Sector Lead, Flood Risk and Resilience Senior Principal 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 their role.

We are looking for a Sector Lead, Flood Risk and Resilience at the Senior Principal / Principal Consultant level to support the Flood and Coastal Risk and Modelling capability within the Environmental Services Team. You will play a key role in providing the senior technical leadership of our regional capability in Flood Risk and Resilience services.

As a Flood Risk and Resilience Senior Principal Consultant you will enjoy a varied role as you will provide the regional subject matter expertise for river hydraulics and river hydrology, flood risk assessment methods including the application of modelling software such as TUFLOW and FMP, river water quality, and the preparation and adoption of business cases for investment in flood defence.

You will be responsible for the delivery of flood risk and resilience projects to schedule and budget whilst meeting client and corporate expectations, and mentoring others in doing so.

In this role you will be responsible for identifying emerging trends for our flood risk and resilience customers, to ensure we have suitably qualified and experienced people to serve these needs.

You will also provide support to the capability lead for internal development gateway approval during the opportunity development phase.

In this role you will instigate and maintain oversight of innovation projects relevant to the flood risk and resilience capability.

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

This role includes acting as line manager for all staff in the Flood Risk and Resilience team including technical advice, leadership, and mentoring.

You will be responsible for assurance of the delivery of all flood risk and resilience services by the capability, acting as Checker or Certifier as required.

About you

We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and flexible team members, who share our values of trust, respect and collaboration. The experience and competencies required for the role are as follows:

· A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject such as Engineering Science, Geography, Environmental Science/Management or other relevant area of study.

· At least 10 years’ experience in at least one of the following areas: river hydraulics and river hydrology, flood risk assessment methods including the application of modelling software such as TUFLOW and FMP, river water quality, and the preparation and adoption of business cases for investment in flood defence.

· Hold ‘Professional Chartership’ Status of relevant professional institute membership such as CIWEM.

· Deep understanding of river hydraulics and river hydrology, flood risk assessment methods including the application of modelling software such as TUFLOW and FMP, river water quality, and the preparation and adoption of business cases for investment in flood defence.

· Detailed knowledge of flood and coastal defence management policy and assessment methods in all parts of the UK.

· Experience authoring documentation to a high standard to meet BMT’s clients needs, ensuring that all aspects of the work undertaken is scoped, described, and assured satisfactorily.

· Strong capability in the writing of compelling technical proposals that also manage risks to BMT and are supported by appropriate fee estimates.

· Effective communicator, with a strong ability to present professionally through verbal and written communication including internal and external presentations and conference papers.

· Ability to develop innovation ideas related to flood risk and resilience and working with others to bring them to the point of commercialisation.

· You must be self-motivated and have a logical and pragmatic approach to problem solving, be flexible and have a genuine enthusiasm to contribute to the growth of a successful business.

· Work with minimal supervision and guidance, taking responsibility for the delivery of our Flood Risk and Resilience services, decision making, planning and analysis.

· 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 out 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 5 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 to a fee

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

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

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

Hiring Countries





United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

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Flexa100 2024
Professional Services

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Industry awards 2023

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