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Belfast, UK

About this role


We are currently recruiting for a highly motivated Hydrologist to join the growing team within the water/environment section in RPS Belfast, working on a range of environmental projects across Ireland and the UK.

RPS is where you come to build a career, where you'll find true support, encouragement and the opportunity to grow. Our people are our success. We need people who share our passion on solving the problems that matter. People who believe they can shape a more sustainable future, who build lasting relationships and who embrace new ways of working. And where you’ll be supported every step of the way.

About The Role:

Completing site walkover surveys, mapping key hydrological features and reporting key site characteristics back to senior staff.

Installation and continuous maintenance of hydrological monitoring equipment such as water level transducers, water quality meters and flow monitoring stations.

Completing topographic surveys using differential GPS to inform design proposals.

Liaising with landowners/farmers to discuss proposals, addressing concerns and reporting feedback to senior staff.

Ensuring all the data collected from the field is downloaded/written up on a weekly basis and passed on to senior staff members in the correct format.

Analysis of data and preparation of hydrological reports.

About The Team:

Our Northern Ireland Office, situated in Belfast, employs over 200 staff and has been providing services to the UK and Ireland for the past 70 years. We offer a wide range of opportunities, in a dynamic work place, where achievements are rewarded and progress encouraged. As one of Ireland’s leading multidisciplinary consultancies, we are working on many high profile Planning, Engineering, Water, Waste, Transport, Project Management and Environment projects and require innovative and motivated staff.

With an enviable client list and the scale and diversity of projects that only a multi-disciplinary consultancy can offer, we can provide unparalleled opportunities to showcase your talents and truly develop your career.

Key tasks will include:

Completing hydrological/hydrogeological analysis of groundwater monitoring data.

Preparing hydrogeological cross-sections to inform site characterisation.

Problem solving and developing solutions to hydrogeological/environmental issues.

Installation and continuous maintenance of hydrogeological monitoring equipment such as water level transducers, water quality meters and flow monitoring stations.

Support junior members of staff, providing technical training and manage project implementation.

Liaising with landowners/farmers to discuss proposals, addressing concerns and reporting feedback to senior staff.

Collection and analysis of data. Followed by preparation of hydrogeological reports.

Input to tenders and the preparation of fee proposals.

Essential criteria

Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area (civil/environmental engineering, or MSc in hydrology/hydrogeology

Knowledge of hydrogeological processes and their influences on groundwater/environmental issues.

Experience conducting hydrogeological field investigations and developing conceptual site models

Previous experience tendering and managing large scale projects

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Proficient in Microsoft Office and GIS systems.

Valid driving licence.

Willingness to travel across Ireland and UK, including overnight visits to complete duties.

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.