Website Perpetual Partnerships Ltd



Our client is one of the largest and fastest growing environmental consultancies in the world.  From their large network of UK offices, their award-winning team of Water Engineering professionals, lead projects across a range of activities including river & coastal defence, surface water management, sustainable urban drainage design and flood alleviation schemes.

I addition to a variety of major long-term frameworks that they currently support across the UK, their hard work has culminated in the award of the “Better Rivers” framework by United Utilities, within which they will lead the design and project management of numerous schemes to improve our rivers across the Region.

As a result, they are seeking passionate and ambitious Flood Risk & Water Engineers to join their teams in Manchester,Chorley, Leeds and Cumbria.  In additional to the Better Rivers framework, you would also have the chance to be involved with a broad spectrum of projects as part of the prestigious AMP8 programme leading into AMP9 and beyond.

This is a great opportunity to not just be involved with a diverse range of exciting projects and collaborate with leading minds in the industry. You will be making a meaningful impact on millions of lives the UK, leaving a legacy for generations to come. As a valuable part of the team, you will play a crucial role in the water industry, and work with the largest water companies in the region, ensuring a positive and enduring influence on communities.

About the role

You will support and potentially lead projects across a range of activities such as river, coastal and flood defence appraisal and design; hydraulic modelling and hydrology assessment; surface water management; and the develop-ment of business cases.

Projects can range in size from £10k commissions up to £100m schemes covering flood risk projects for defence, transport, local government, utility, infrastructure, commercial, industrial and residential de-velopment. You will work independently and proactively on technical aspects from a project’s inception, determining client briefs, to the delivery and close out of projects in accordance with best practice.

About you Suitable candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • A UK accredited degree (either BSc, BEng or MEng) in a relevant subject.
  • Chartered status with the ICE or CIWEM would be preferred or working towards.
  • Experience in the delivery and leading flood risk and/or surface water separation projects from so-lution development, optioneering and design in line with the relevant guidance.
  • Experience in working of leading multidisciplinary teams to deliver projects efficiently and ef-fectively, such as with hydraulic modellers, engineers and environmental consultants.
  • Experience or an interest in developing Natural Flood Management solutions.
  • A good knowledge of the Multi-coloured Manual for flood risk economic appraisal.
  • An understanding and experience in working with the NPPF.
  • Experience in IT systems such as ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Civils 3D and the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to communicate with clients, contrac-tors, other consultants (at all levels) and statutory authorities.
  • Suitability for UK security clearance.


Our client has long recognised that their success is built on the expertise and dedication of their employees. They provide a collaborative and flexible environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity.

A personal development plan and a transparent career pathway puts you in the driving seat of your career and you’ll be supported as far as you want to go.

They are also proud to offer very competitive compensation and benefits packages. 

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