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Senior/Principal Engineer - Dams
Wallingford, Oxfordshire

We are recruiting for a Senior/Principal Engineer to join the growing Dams and Reservoir Business within a Flood and Water Management Group of a specialist consultancy.

You will be a key player in the Dams Asset Management & Sediments (DAMS) Team of civil engineers, numerical modellers and software developers.

You will have experience of working in the UK reservoir industry, a strong technical foundation in dams and reservoirs engineering, and awareness of related areas such as hydrology, geotechnics, flood control, hydropower, water supply, risk assessment and asset management. The role also provides the opportunity to get involved in, or even propose, innovative research and development projects to support this growing business area.


Key qualifications and skills

  • A degree in civil engineering, hydrology or geotechnical engineering;

  • Experience of working in the UK reservoir industry

  • Chartered Status (CEng) with the Institution of Civil Engineers;

  • At least 5 years of professional experience related to dams and reservoirs;

  • Knowledge of the UK Reservoirs Act 1975 and key industry guidance documents;

  • Proven project management skills for studies, design or construction projects;

  • An inquisitive nature and interest in leading research and development projects related to dam safety;

  • Successful bid writing experience

  • Ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams;

  • Excellent inter-personal and client liaison skills;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;

  • In addition, the following attributes would be desirable:

  • Current empanelment on Supervising Engineers Panel

  • Current appointment to the Supervising Engineers Panel, or desire and drive to become appointed;

  • Openness to short term (<3 weeks) overseas travel;

  • Be within a good commutable distance to our offices in Wallingford, Oxfordshire or happy to relocate.


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent



  • Company pension (10% employee contribution)

  • Hybrid working

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