Lead Hydraulic Modeller

  • Job Reference: 37840
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2024
  • Employer: idibu
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £60,000 to £64,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Exciting opportunity alert! Join our team as a Hydraulic Modelling Lead and play a vital role in delivering clean water network modelling projects. Reporting directly to the Water Network Modelling Manager, you'll lead a team of hydraulic modellers using InfoWater and InfoWorks WS Pro for studies and best practices. Your innovative thinking will drive us towards near-real-time modelling with IWLive, shaping our growth and development strategies. Be at the forefront of our business's core operations and future planning.
What you’ll be doing as a Lead Hydraulic Modeller?
  • Develop, manage, and update major modelling activities to fulfil business requirements. Provide specialist advice and solutions to strategic network challenges around growth and development. Drive the evolution of the Network Modelling function and inspire the team to the next level.
  • We are building, utilising, and maintaining our centralised water network model library for network planning and projects, optimising existing network assets, and designing and commissioning new capital schemes.
  • To become the subject matter expert for evaluating data and information from hydraulic models to inform the long-term vision for modelling, providing innovative solutions to strategic challenges now and in the future.
  • Hydraulic model building: collection and analysis of network and operational data, assembly into network models, including calibration and verification where needed.
  • Maintenance of the hydraulic modelling central library.
  • Conversion to and development of WS Pro models, including the live components.
  • Carrying out studies using the models.
  • Delivering excellent customer service and continuous improvement.
  • Stakeholder engagement, including operations, strategic control, and asset management.
  • This role will be hybrid-based at Clearwater Court or Hampton Coal Wharf, you will be required to work at our offices and sites as the business requires you to.
  • 36 hours a week, Monday to Friday.
What you should bring to the role
  • To be passionate about hydraulic modelling and excited about the opportunity to advance near-real-time modelling at this scale.
  • You’ll ideally be chartered or working toward a chartership in a related field.
  • You’ll have demonstrable experience using water network models, with previous experience implementing and using WS Pro network modelling software.
  • You will be competent with Microsoft Office and be comfortable supervising consultants and coaching team members.
  • Hold a solid understanding of hydraulic modelling principles and be able to use this knowledge to support and mentor your team.
What’s in it for you? 
  • Competitive salary from £60,000 to £65,000 per annum.
  • 26 days holiday per year, increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • A wider benefits scheme includes our benefits hub, which is packed with offers and information to save money and support your well-being.
Who are we?
At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?
Working at Thames Water
At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.
We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.
Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.
Find out more about working at Thames Water.
When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.
Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.