Associate/Principal Consultant - Flood and Water Management


The Opportunity

Redefine your personal best

Stantec is currently seeking a Associate/Principal Consultant to join our busy Flood and Water Management team. This position can be based out of our Reading office, but we are flexible on location for the right candidate. We can offer you a mix of home and office working which will help maintain a good work life balance and effective team working. We work as a national technical team and so there is an opportunity to work with a wide range of clients and fellow professionals across the UK.

We are fortunate to work with an excellent range of Public and Private clients across the UK and our client-focused approach has enhanced our reputation as one of the leading infrastructure and development consultancies in the UK.

Our work covers a wide range of sectors and technical disciplines and depending on your skills and interests you will be able to engage in projects ranging from policy and modelling based assessments through to the detailed design of flood management and river restoration schemes. However, our primary interest is for someone who can take the lead on complex land development projects providing strategic and detailed advice across the range of flood management issues.

Your main tasks will be providing support to our Director of Flood Risk and developing your role as a Principal Consultant delivering a client centred service to our key clients. The successful candidate will be able to take responsibility for the whole project lifecycle from initial enquiry through to successful delivery and manage other members of the team as well as wider relationships across the business. You will provide support to our production of flood risk assessments, drainage designs for all types and scales of development projects, liaise with the design teams and client representatives. You will be the face of our team at all levels and be able to deal with clients and external consultees. Your client and stakeholder liaison skills at all levels will be important.

For the right candidate we can tailor a role to suit your experience and aspirations, as we look to further diversify and grow our wider Stantec UK business. This is a key role within our team and there will be ample scope to grow and develop your personal profile and learn new skills along the way to further your career.


You will be BSc/BEng/MEng/MSc qualified and ideally be chartered (or nearly chartered) through a relevant institution ICE/CIWEM.

You will need to have extensive experience in flood risk and water management in a general sense, but we are particularly interested to talk to you if you have experience of:

  • Producing flood risk assessments
  • Design of sustainable drainage systems
  • Hydraulic modelling using Flood Modeller and TUFLOW
  • Drainage modelling using Microdrainage
  • River engineering, restoration/habitat improvement, flood alleviation schemes

Your passion and experience of delivering quality design solutions is most crucial to your success in this role.

The friendly and collaborative culture at Stantec is something we are proud of and we have many other reasons for you to be excited about joining us. We can offer a competitive salary and benefits package, agile and flexible working arrangements, industry leading training, great projects and lots more!

Why not apply today!

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.

From large-scale developments to challenging neighbourhood projects, we stretch across our global network to learn from others, offer our support, and gain new experiences along the way. So while we work to help the communities around us thrive, our own people thrive too.


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 video conferencing until further UK government guidance is provided.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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