Principal/ Associate Hydrogeologist (Contaminated Land & Hydrogeology) in Atkins at Warrington, England, United Kingdom

Website Atkins

This listing is about Atkins in Warrington, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies and together, we have over 50,000 employees worldwide. At Atkins, we offer more than just a job. We offer an opportunity to make a difference and shape the world to benefit future generations and the natural environment.The Contaminated Land & Hydrogeology Practice is a well-established, award winning, multi-disciplinary, environmental and engineering practice with an extensive portfolio of regeneration and development projects and a highly skilled team; notably with staff winning various awards over the past years.

We have a great opportunity for a dynamic and motivated Principal / Associate Hydrogeologist to join our Contaminated Land & Hydrogeology team. The ideal candidate would be located in the North and Scotland but we will also consider applications Nationally to drive technical delivery and business development.

We are seeking an experienced hydrogeologist to take a leading role and input into some of our exciting and challenging projects. The work involves local and national projects and frameworks being delivered by Atkins across a range of exciting markets, including the development of Cities, Transportation and Energy Infrastructure. We are looking for someone with the drive and enthusiasm to embrace the future of the industry. We have the depth of knowledge and breadth of expertise to help you build a bright career in this exciting and rapidly evolving sector.

The successful candidate will be an important part of an innovative and technically excellent team helping deliver projects to a number of the largest UK-based and international infrastructure projects. We are looking for highly motivated, proactive, confident and ambitious individual with excellent communication, writing and presentation skills and proven experience in the field of hydrogeology. As a member of our team you will be involved in range of office- and site-based projects with a proven technical, commercial and project management track record. Atkins’ hydrogeologists use the full range of their skills, working on land contamination, engineering hydrogeology and water resources projects as well as providing innovative solutions to engineering challenges. Our client and project base are highly diverse with current projects in the nuclear new build, oil and gas, regeneration and redevelopment and major road and rail sectors. We work on projects in the UK and around the world.


  • Provide technical input and delivery of hydrogeological projects, including site investigation design and supervision, interpretation, development of robust conceptual site models, controlled waters risk assessments, numerical modelling and design reports.
  • Review and technical overview of complex groundwater models relating to groundwater flow, contamination transport and civil engineering challenges.
  • Review of relevant Environmental Impact Assessment chapters for a wide range of projects.
  • Providing technical guidance, constructive support and mentoring to junior staff and supporting their technical development.
  • Development of new business and clients to win work including preparation of bids.
  • Liaison with clients, stakeholders, regulators, sub contractors and other internal disciplines.
  • Project management and technical delivery of a wide variety of projects including management of finances, and programme delivery.
  • Developing own competence and maintain CPD necessary to fulfil the responsibilities of the role, with support from the business on own training and development needs.


  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering or science subject (e.g. geology, geotechnics, hydrogeology, chemistry, environmental science).
  • Masters qualified in a relevant specialism preferred, but not essential.
  • Chartered with GeolSoc, IES, IEMA, CIWEM or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 10 years relevant post-graduate experience (ideally within a consultancy environment), with a track record track record in winning and delivering high-profile work.
  • Experienced in preparing and reviewing technical reports for qualitative and quantitative controlled waters risk assessment.
  • Knowledge of common analytical modelling packages such as P20, ConSim, and RAM, with further experience in numerical groundwater modelling including MODFLOW, FEFLOW as well as 2-D packages such as SEEP/W.
  • Demonstrate a proven track record of project management of hydrogeology projects including managing project teams resulting in delivery to high standards.
  • Commercial awareness and understanding including being able to complete tenders.
  • A proven track record in winning work and leading Key Account Management with clients.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the UK and work on short term assignments.
  • Full UK driving licence.

What We Offer

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements


Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions such as IEMA, RTPI, LI, ICE, CIEEM, and CIWEM.

Rewards And Benefits

Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package .

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

Company: Atkins

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Job Location: Warrington, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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