Senior / Principal Urban Drainage Modeller


The Opportunity

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Stantec is working in collaboration with Southern Water, and other partners, to develop innovative, sustainable and efficient solutions to their needs. With the arrival of the AMP 7 investment cycle, our portfolio of projects under this partnership is expanding and our engineering team must expand accordingly.

We are looking for driven individuals who think differently and love to challenge conventional thinking to join us in a growing, collaborative team of engineers working to meet a range of business, environmental and regulatory challenges. You will be working as part of an interdisciplinary team made up of 80 personnel from Stantec across 8 UK offices and a team in Pune, Southern Water and other consultant/contractor partners, collaborating to deliver Southern Water’s AMP 7 programme of works. This is a great opportunity to join an ambitious and innovative team of engineers, providing opportunities to diversify your experience and contribute to industry leading projects provide. 

Working from home with the occasional client site visit in Falmer, Stantec is seeking to recruit an Urban Drainage Modeller at either Senior or Principal Consultant grade with experience leading urban drainage projects. The successful candidate will work alongside Framework Managers, Project Managers and Project Technical Leads to provide technical expertise and ensure that projects are delivered to cost, schedule, technical and quality standards to meet both client and Stantec expectations. This is an opportunity to lead urban drainage teams taking on multiple small projects or large programs of work for our clients in their office.  


About you

To be considered for this opportunity you must be degree qualified (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, or other relevant subject, and be a member of an industry relevant institution e.g. ICE, CIWEM. You will have previous experience leading projects in an urban drainage environment. Successful candidates will demonstrate technical experience covering a wide range of urban drainage modelling activities and a full working knowledge of Infoworks ICM.

The Senior / Principal Urban Drainage Modeller will provide guidance, training, and promote staff development within the discipline. You will assist with bids and the preparation of cost estimates within our project frameworks. The role will involve taking part in the planning, programming, and coordinating of urban drainage projects while ensuring technical governance and best practices are upheld. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills through report writing, developing and delivering presentations (external and internal), and making contacts in the industry.

The successful candidate will have experience in the management of staff and staff development as well as the ability to integrate well into a team and provide technical leadership to other modelling staff as a leader in an urban drainage environment with an excellent client service focus.

Most importantly, you’ll embody our values and ethos of client focus and service excellence.

About Stantec

Stantec is a professional services firm. Our team of 22,000 global experts provides engineering, architecture, environmental, and project management services across all phases of the project life cycle.

We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.


Stantec UK has implemented its Pandemic Response Plan. The actions we are taking ensure we deliver on our core values as a business and maintain our commitment to the health and safety our people. As such all interviews will be undertaken via telephony or video conferencing until further UK government guidance is provided.

We are an equal opportunities employer. 

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