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Principal Drainage Consultant

Excellent package available for a high calibre professional
Quoting vacancy reference GVAC011, send your CV and covering letter to Lily Jordan

GeoSmart is seeking someone with enthusiasm and ambition to lead the development of our sustainable drainage team. We have established a significant pipeline of work within the property development sector and are seeking to expand our capacity for detailed drainage design. This is an exciting opportunity to help grow and lead our drainage team.

Geosmart deliver specialist advice on flood risk, drainage and contaminated land to support property professionals, developers and asset managers with our innovative environmental information. You will be part of the senior team reporting to the Operations Manager and Managing Director. The salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience, including the opportunity to participate in the company bonus and share option scheme.

The role will include technical oversight and review, detailed design and training, plus input to the development of new products and services. Previous roles will have given you an understanding of project management and building client relationships. You will be incentivized to grow the revenue from our drainage reports and increase the team capacity.

We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in sustainable drainage, preferably with a masters in Civil Engineering (or equivalent), chartership and an understanding of the planning and development market.  A minimum of seven years’ experience of working in industry is preferred, either as a consultant or directly for a Local Authority.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Prepare and review drainage strategies and undertake detailed drainage design, calculations and drawings.
  • Write and review technical interpretative reports on flooding and drainage, training junior consultants as required.
  • Take an active role in GeoSmart’s commercial development of drainage services, developing new clients, and achieving business development revenue targets.
  • Undertake external consultations with regulatory bodies.
  • Manage client accounts, attend meetings to represent Geosmart.
  • Prepare proposals and manage projects to deliver in time to budget.
Role competencies and experience:

  • Ability to design all aspects of drainage from conceptual layout to detailed design.
  • Competency with CAD design and surface water modelling (Microdrainage) to prepare detailed surface water drainage layouts, sections and construction details.
  • Detailed knowledge of sustainable drainage design principles.
  • Ability to prepare SuDS management & maintenance plans.
  • Competent in foul drainage design.
  • A good understanding of the drainage requirements for property development.
  • Strong communicator willing to attend client meetings, holds a driving licence.
  • Experience in technical report writing and project management.
  • Innovative outlook and ability to commercialize technical ideas.

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