REF: Location: Bradford or ExeterClosing Date:
Aqua Consultants are looking for a Water Distribution Network lead to initiate and manage a national team to provide strategic advice and assistance to clients in connection with their water infrastructure programmes.
The position will be based at one of Aqua Consultants main strategic Offices in either Bradford or Exeter.
Honours Degree in Civil Engineering or related subject
Attained or working towards incorporated or Chartered status
Experience of water network engineering including the design and specification of pumped systems pressure management and leakage monitoring, maintenance and rehabilitation practice.
Understanding of hydraulics and network modelling practice.
Understanding of network-related water quality issues – from treatment works to tap.
Experience in the UK Water Industry
Knowledge of industry standard water networks design
Forward thinking and innovative; awareness of emerging technologies and operational practices
Proven track record in coordinating and delivering technically excellent projects on time and to budget
Strong communicator with excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience of team working on multi-disciplinary projects including the use of web based technology for sharing on screen information
Competence in the use of AutoCad and an understanding of Hydraulic modelling systems
Sound commercial understanding
Understanding of UK regulatory framework.
Team builder, developing the technical excellence of our team.
Able to develop and motivate others
Proven record of developing client relationships
Project Management experience.
Driving licence highly desirable
Lead the technical design of water infrastructure projects and ensure delivery of high quality water infrastructure civil designs
Be responsible for the technical investigation of problem areas within Distribution relating to Trunk Mains, Distribution Mains, Pressure Managed systems and Pumping Stations to develop appropriate solutions improving current and future performance.
Provide expert support to planned and reactive interventions on the water network to ensure the risk of failure and customer impact is minimised.
Liaison with Clients’ scientific staff to understand and mitigate network water quality issues.
Provide local expert support to clients, development of capital solutions to achieve future business targets working closely with the Local Asset Management and Capital functions.
Analyse incidents within the system and provide technical input into reporting and preventing of further events.
Specification of all Network Modelling activities, utilising either in house or external modelling specialistsas required to support daily operation.
Evaluation of modelling results.
Provide expert support and guidance on the hydraulic analysis of the Trunk Mains and Distribution system.
Undertake hydraulic designs of water networks using appropriate software and maintain high levels of awareness and application of developments in software packages
Project and design management of schemes, delivering projects to time and to budget
Prepare financial and technical proposals for project opportunities
Supervision, management and technical development of junior members of staff
Client and stakeholder engagement
Co-ordination with other disciplines working on the projects and site team
Manage projects ensuring delivery to time, quality and budget
Work collaboratively with other project team members
Checking the outputs and quality of work completed by others
In return we offer a competitive salary, generous holiday allowance and much more.