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Traffic and Transportation Engineer

Westlakes Recruit
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Closing date
Mar 16, 2024

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Transportation Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Westlakes Recruit are currently recruiting for two Traffic and Transportation Engineers, ideally with a background in Infrastructure/Nuclear or Defence on a permanent or contract in the Leeds area. (Hybrid working will be supported).

We are an award-winning building design consultancy and 2024 is looking to be our busiest year yet. With exciting new projects coming up with our Partner North Yorkshire Council and private sector clients, we are looking for an Associate Flood Risk & Hydraulic Modeller. This is a brand-new role, giving you the opportunity to take a lead in hydraulic modelling in the business and truly make it your own.
As an Associate, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and leading a dedicated team of hydraulic modelers & engineers. This position offers a unique opportunity for an experienced professional to build and manage their own team while benefiting from the support and guidance from the whole team. You will be responsible for establishing best practices, driving innovation, and contributing to the success of our projects related to water systems and infrastructure.
You will use your extensive experience of this sector and your background in engineering to produce and run 1D/2D hydraulic models, Flood Risk Assessments, Flood Alleviation Schemes and Drainage Strategies on a wide range of schemes. Using Hydraulic software packages of your choice, you will work with our Engineers and Technicians to deliver projects that meet client requirements whilst providing technical support to others.
"Our people are what makes us who we are as a company"
To be successful in this position, you will be able to demonstrate the following essential skills and qualifications:

Degree in Civil/Structural/Environmental Engineering or equivalent with substantial post-qualification experience
Membership with CIWEM or working towards membership of this professional body.
Demonstratable experience in delivering Flood Alleviation schemes, Flood Risk Assessments and Drainage Strategies. Deep knowledge of the regulatory system to ensure that designs and projects comply with relevant laws and regulations.
Proficiency in engineering software tools, such as Autocad, ArcGIS and Hydraulic Modelling software (e.g., Infodrainage, Flow, HEC-RAS, TUFLOW, Flood M Modeller).
Strong project management skills, including planning, scheduling, budgeting, and resource allocation.
Strong leadership and communicative skills with the ability to develop and maintain working relationships with colleagues and clients.
Full UK driving license.
In return for your commitment, we offer:

A Competitive salary.
Pension - Company Pension scheme which we will contribute to up 6%.
Holidays - 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays with opportunity to purchase up to 10 additional annual leave days per leave year.
Flexible and Hybrid working to support you in a healthy work-life balance.
Choices - Our benefits scheme includes a good maternity leave package, cycle2work scheme and our online voucher portal giving access to discounts from leading retailers to help you save on shopping, days out, or nights in.
Stability - public sector security in a private sector industry

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We would welcome the opportunity to discuss this role informally.

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Smarter, faster, more agile - we have a laser focus on nuclear, with deep sectoral knowledge. We develop nuclear talent pools before you know you need them!

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