The successful candidate will hold a Honours or Masters Degree in Hydrology, Engineering or similar with experience in Flood Risk Assessment, Flow Modelling, Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) to include design and/or guidance in relation to planning, EIA, construction or engineering projects.

Location: Any U.K. Office (Belfast, Cardiff, Dundee, Edinburgh, Inverness, Leicester or Liverpool)

Reference #: Principal Hydrologist 08-20

We are seeking to recruit a Principal Hydrologist to join our growing team, the successful candidate will have the potential to be based at any of our U.K. offices (Glasgow is preferred). The successful candidate will ultimately lead the hydrology services of our growing firm and represents an excellent opportunity for someone looking to progress their career to the next level.

You will primarily work from home in the short term, unless this is unavailable to you. You will be provided with all IT equipment and software/services required to facilitate your efficient home working. Long term arrangements will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate – we are a flexible employer and are willing to consider any arrangement that is desirable to you.

A positive place to work, Mabbett aims to implement the motto ‘See a Difference’ in everything that we do.


The ideal candidate will:

  • possess an Honours or Masters Degree in Hydrology, Engineering or similar, and
  • have a full U.K. driving licence with clean driver record.
  • Professional chartership(s) would be viewed favourably.


The ideal candidate will have experience with regards to one or more of the following areas/disciplines, preferably in a consultancy role:

  • Flood Risk Assessment
  • Flow Modelling
  • Providing guidance/support in relation to the planning process
  • Providing guidance/support in relation to EIA, construction or engineering projects
  • Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) to include design
  • Detailed understanding of legislation relating to the above
  • Liaison with regulators, local authorities and clients in relation to the above.


The successful candidate will work as a member of the Engineering Group and will be involved in all aspects of professional input to hydrology projects. This may include:

  • Proposal generation and project budgeting
  • Project management and delivery
  • Mentoring of less experienced colleagues
  • Business development to support our continued growth.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and position requirements.

About Mabbett

Mabbett is an equal opportunities employer and offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits programmes with growth opportunities. Mabbett supports career development to include active participation in membership of professional organisations.

To Apply

For further information on this vacancy and/or to apply for this position in complete confidence, please send a CV and Covering Letter, identifying how your qualifications, experience and attributes match the job description above. Potential candidates are also requested to confirm which Mabbett office(s) they would consider working from.

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