Water Resources Planner

Last updated 23 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

Job Description

Water resources are under pressure globally from climate change, population growth and urbanisation - this includes parts of the UK where there is now recognition that investment in both demand management and resource development is needed to secure resilient water supplies for the future.

In this role you will apply your knowledge and experience on a diverse range of advisory projects and strategic/feasibility studies, and have the opportunity to further develop your skills across different areas of our portfolio, such as demand forecasting, hydrological and groundwater modelling, system modelling, resource options appraisal, demand management options appraisal, investment optimisation and environmental assessment.

Candidate Specification

  • Relevant water resources, engineering or other related degree
  • UK water sector experience
  • Some project management, client liaison and consulting skills
  • Keen interest in developing your technical and commercial skills
  • International experience could be beneficial, but is not essential


  • Familiarity with UK water sector regulation
  • Assurance/audit experience
  • Experience of using asset information

Job Profile

Our Asset Management and Infrastructure Planning group in the Water Consultancy Division provides strategic water sector services to a wide range of clients in the UK and internationally including water utilities, regulators, governments, multilateral and commercial lenders and research bodies. We help our clients to understand their existing water infrastructure assets and plan how best to meet the needs of their customers in the future - whether evaluating specific assets and projects or longer-term investment programmes covering whole regions and nations.

We cover the whole water cycle from identifying new water resources for growing cities to delivery of safe and sustainable water and wastewater services to customers as well as recovery of resources and energy from the resulting wastewater. We understand the risks and challenges to the water sector from sources such as climate change, population growth and customer needs - as well as the potential opportunities provided by emerging technologies and approaches.

We provide strategic water resources planning services to water companies, regional groups (including Water Resources South East and Water Resources East), regulators and government in the UK as well as supporting our global business delivering water resources planning services internationally. We help our clients to consider the resilience of their existing resources in the face of environmental pressures, growth, climate change and severe drought and then to identify, appraise and develop future demand and supply side interventions to address the needs identified.

We are looking for motivated strategic thinkers, who want to generate the best possible outcomes for our clients, the environment and society, with an interest in developing their knowledge and experience in one or more of these areas, joining our existing team of climate scientists, data scientists, engineers, environmentalists, hydrogeologists, hydrologists, managers and planners.