Coastal Scientist / Engineer / Hydraulic modeller

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Belfast, UK

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Coastal Scientist / Engineer / Hydraulic modeller

Job Title: Coastal Scientist / Engineer / Hydraulic modeller

Location: Belfast

Contract type: Permanent

We are recruiting a role for highly motivated personnel to join a dynamic coastal process team within the water/environment section in RPS Belfast, working on a range of modelling, engineering and environmental projects across Ireland and the UK.

We’re RPS, our projects are all around you. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Our people are our success. We need people who share our passion on solving the problems that matter. Here you’ll find work that is challenging and rewarding, and you’ll be supported every step of the way.

What you’ll be doing:

Developing and supporting coastal modelling tasks and projects

Assisting with coastal related Environmental Impact Assessments

Pre and post processing of numerical and/or spatial data including survey information and modelling result

Analysis of data and preparation of technical reports.

Working effectively as part of a team and with other professionals (environmental, scientists and engineers).

Who we’re looking for:

Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area (civil engineering, marine science, oceanography or environmental science).

Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Desire to learn numerical modelling skills & develop knowledge of coastal processes.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Desirable criteria:

Demonstrated experience in numerical modelling of coastal processes such as tides, waves and/or sediment transport.

Relevant professional qualifications (chartered or near chartered professional)

Knowledge of Coastal Flooding or Erosion Risk Management

Understanding of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs).

Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) modelling experience.

Experience in writing and delivering papers, reports and presentations.

Experience using AutoCAD.

Experience using ArcGIS .

Experience of coding in Matlab or Python

What’s in it for you?

We’re an accredited training provider – from entry level to master’s degree level professional qualifications in leadership & management and executive coaching & mentoring, we support learning and development for everyone.

A personal development plan and a transparent career pathway puts you in the driving seat of your career and you’ll be supported as far as you want to go.

We encourage and value different ideas, perspectives, and styles of thinking. We need a mix of experiences and skills to develop the most innovative ideas. We respect one another and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. You’ll be joining a diverse community and a company that puts its people first and prioritises their wellbeing.

We understand the need to work flexibly, with agile offices and hybrid working offered as standard, we’re happy to talk about flexible working. This is a workplace that works for you.

A career here is far from ordinary. Here you’re not a number, you’re part of the solution.

If this opportunity suits your career journey, we’d love to hear from you. All applications will be considered, and we will try our best to respond to you within seven working days.

Company benefits

We will give you the opportunity to work with some of the best talent in this industry. We offer you a work environment that encourages collaboration and innovative thinking – to drive solutions-based outputs that deliver sustainable benefit for our clients, their projects and the environment. We also actively encourage global mobility opportunities for our talented people, enabling us to deliver interconnected sectors and services, and make RPS a great place to do great work.

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including:  

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year
  • Company pension scheme, Group Disability Scheme
  • Share Incentive Scheme
  • Life Assurance, Critical illness cover
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Screening
  • Dental Cover
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional Memberships and a BenefitHub offering discounts, cash back offers and rewards.