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Flood Risk and Hydrology

Hydrology (inc Hydraulics)
Europe Region

A career at Arup offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned and independently minded, Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. We offer a broad range of professional services that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work. For more than 70 years, we have helped bring to life groundbreaking projects across the globe.


We are truly global, and our 15,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants around the world delivering innovative projects with creativity and passion. We have over 600 staff working in Ireland based in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.




Flood Risk Management & Hydrology specialists


Due to significant growth in our Water and Flood Risk Management Business in Ireland and internationally, we are currently recruiting for a number of senior positions to join our Irish Flood Risk Management team.  These roles will support the delivery of a significant number of major flood risk management projects, flood relief schemes and other similar civil engineering projects – all of which have climate change adaptation and resilience as a core aim. We are recognised as a leader in the area of Flood Risk Management and are currently responsible for the delivery of many of the largest food relief schemes in Ireland, as well as providing flood risk management and climate change advice to numerous public and private sector clients across Europe.


The positions available are for flood risk management professionals with 12+ years experience in hydrology or civil engineering associated with flood relief works.  The ideal candidates will be looking to further their career and gain invaluable experience within an established multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy in a position of responsibility.    


The civil engineering focused flood risk management roles will be involved in the delivery of a significant number of major flood relief schemes and will be responsible for the further development of civil and water related skills within the team. He/she will act as final reviewer of the work of more junior engineers as well as being responsible for the management and delivery of significant projects. 


The hydrology / hydraulic engineering roles will involve leading on a range of technical tasks, mentoring and supervision of more junior staff members, as well as active engagement in skills capacity building across the firm. 


The successful candidates will be involved in a diverse and challenging range of projects within the water/flood risk sector and these senior positions will help build our flood resilience offering in Ireland and as well as internationally.


These are permanent positions and offer the successful candidates long-term and international opportunities. As a result of our strong digital capability and cloud-based systems and networks, it will be possible for the successful candidates to work out of their choice of any of our Irish offices.


Civil engineer Experience/ Qualifications:

  • Honours degree in civil engineering, flood risk management, maritime, coastal or a related discipline;

  • Minimum of 12 years’ post qualification experience in flood risk/civil/water and related engineering consultancy

  • Have achieved Chartered status

  • Experience in the design and delivery of flood relief schemes and/or similar major civil engineering projects

  • Design experience in a number of the following sectors; structural design, drainage and pumping station design, flood risk assessment studies, project management, design team management, contract administration

  • Experienced in project appraisal and authoring technical reports

  • Familiarity with the Public Works Contracts

  • Proven Track Record in managing design teams

  • Experience in training and professional development of junior and intermediate staff

  • Proven team player with a proactive approach to work

  • Ability to meet strict deadlines

  • Experience in Project Planning, Cost Control and Change Management

  • Experience in hydrology and hydraulics also desirable.

  • Geotechnical Experience also desirable

  • Civil works site experience also desirable



Hydrologist Requirements and skills:

  • Degree/MSc in hydrology or equivalent;

  • Strong relevant professional experience

  • Professional qualification (CEng, CSci, etc.) with one of IEI, CIWEM, ICE or equivalent, or working towards professional status;

  • High level of competency with WINFAP, FEH, FSR, FSU, and similar industry methodologies of hydrological assessment

  • Senior experience on flood risk and water resources projects in the UK or Ireland

  • Passion for the environment and sustainability.

  • Proven Track Record in managing, mentoring and training junior engineers

  • Strong communicator and interpersonal skills

  • Experienced in project appraisal and authoring technical reports, including

  • Experience in preparing Strategic and Site Specific Flood Risk Assessments

  • Preparing hydrology chapters for EIARs

  • Proven team player with a proactive approach to work

  • A solid understanding of complementary hydraulic modelling techniques and 1D-2D hydraulic modelling software packages including Mike, flood modeller, InfoWorks etc is desirable.

  • Experience in the use of ArcGIS.

  • Water Quality experience



What to expect at Arup 

We offer a multicultural and informal international working environment where you can develop professionally by being part of a team of professionals who enjoy what they do:

  • Be part of a company with a strong corporate culture committed to its values and aims: quality of work, holistic approach, humane organization, straight and honorable dealings, social usefulness and reasonable prosperity

  • Short, long or educational assignments at Arup’s offices and projects anywhere in the world

  • Continuous training and professional development that will allow you to adapt to the growing needs of our clients being in the midst of the digital transformation

  • Employees at Arup are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme, dependent on the firm’s financial performance. Competitive performance based salary growth

  • We offer a flexible Friday scheme. We are open to candidates seeking a more flexible working week including flexible start/finish times, planned working from home and offer the ability to purchase additional leave.


Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a great place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.


Shape your time with us

At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible start and finish times, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.



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