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Arup is an employee-owned firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world. We maintain our reputation because our independent structure empowers us to pursue projects driven by our broader social responsibility and invest in our staff's industry-leading skills and expertise. 

We seek a talented and enthusiastic experienced Flood Business Case specialist to join our growing Water team in West of UK (Cardiff and Bristol although the location is flexible). An exciting opportunity is open to support delivery of a growing portfolio of impactful flood risk management, resilience and climate change adaptation projects for leading clients such as the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and other risk management authorities. 

Our team comprises 55+ dynamic and passionate engineers and specialists working collaboratively with colleagues across our multidisciplinary firm. With secured frameworks, we have a growing forward pipeline of opportunities with clients who share our passion for shaping a better world. You'll help us deliver effective and professional services for various and high-profile clients on projects ranging from those on a local scale to those with National significance. 

What is the role?

We have an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in delivering a comprehensive and growing portfolio of impactful projects in the water and flood risk management sectors. We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Business Case specialist to join our dynamic and growing team. We seek an individual excited by the challenge of driving innovation, pushing the boundaries of excellence. 
The candidate will join our teams in Cardiff or Bristol, but the location is flexible. Typical duties would include:

•    Leading the production of FCERM business cases and supporting the development and apprasial of FCERM options.
•    Flood Risk Assessments.
•    Survey specification.
•    Preparing technical reports and specifications. 
•    Develop and liaise with clients and partners.
•    Managing budgets and change.

The post offers excellent career prospects with considerable scope for personal skill, flood scheme expertise and team management development. The focus will be on developing your technical skills and relevant experience of managing tasks with project experience and enhancing the Arup capability as a whole. You will be interacting with and advising other engineers, specialists, managers and clients and reporting on work progress, bids and strategic delivery coordination across our UK offices. There may be also opportunities for short-term placements in other offices as business needs allow and, in time, overseas. 

To achieve in this role you will have…

  • Masters or Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical field
  • Full/chartered member of a professional body

Required knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Demonstrable experience in flood risk management, water company sector, business case and economic appraisal, risk and resilience, climate change adaptation, water regulatory, sector or similar.
  • Understanding of the principles of flood and coastal risk management projects.
  • Experience working in and leading multidisciplinary teams and client/stakeholder liaisons.
  • Experience of managing large projects and/or portfolios of projects.
  • Client engagement.
  • Experience of HM Treasury Green Book
  • Experience in using GIS software such as ArcGIS.
  • Effective planning and organizational skills.
  • An ability to multi-task efficiently under pressure and maintain a high level of attention to detail. 
  • Understand the needs of your clients and colleagues.

Desirable knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Complementary skills and experience are desirable including:
  • Coding and hydraulic modelling
  • Green economy and six capitals business cases.

Required Behaviours:

  • A desire to improve the environment and shape a better world and enthusiasm for a career in the FCERM sector underpinned by understanding our industry and work 
  • A proactive and organised approach and the ability to plan ahead to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Demonstrate a creative approach to problem-solving and seek to improve existing ways of working.
  • Be flexible to the needs of the business and changes to project plans.
  • Be dedicated to the delivery of projects and the development of the team and business as a whole.

Rewards and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.
In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

Different people, shared values

At Arup we believe when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. Arup hires people with proven skills and open minds. We are taking deliberate action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all backgrounds.

At Arup we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities.  Please let us know as soon as possible of any additional support or reasonable adjustments you require through the recruitment process, to ensure you can perform at your best.

At Arup we appreciate that everyone’s circumstances are different and having the freedom to flex the way we work is essential to our wellbeing. If flexibility matters to you let us know when you apply and we will discuss how this could work in your role.

What happens next?

If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application.

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