Hydraulic Modeller

Hampton Coal Wharf, Reading - Clearwater Court

About the role:

As a Hydraulic Modeller in our Water Hydraulic Modelling team, you will be responsible for the building, utilisation and maintenance of our water network models for use in network planning and in projects to both optimise the use of existing network assets and to design and commission new capital schemes. This is an especially exciting time to be joining Thames as we are developing our hydraulic modelling capability, following a ‘centre of excellence’ approach to our people, systems and capabilities.

Within this role you will be utilising your network experience and technical skills to develop robust, auditable models and support the development of long-term system level plans to best meet the needs of our current and future customers. For the right person this is a fantastic opportunity to progress your career, test your skills, support colleagues, and apply your knowledge of modelling to solve practical problems. Your skills will be critical to help to drive improvements across the business and inform business decisions.

You will also be expected to use modelling techniques to develop solutions/strategies that are innovative and efficient in delivering objectives but maintain flexibility for meeting future needs/requirements.

Occasional travel between Reading and Hampton and to other operational sites will be required to attend meetings.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Working with large data sets - collection and analysis of network and operational data.
  • Build and assemble network models.
  • Management of flow and pressure surveys.
  • Interrogation, calibration and verification of models.
  • Become a key point of contact, collaborating with colleagues, and engaging with stakeholders to further our objectives. You will influence and inform colleagues and senior leadership on operational decisions.
  • Delivering excellent customer service and continuous improvement.

To be successful, you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Graduate or equivalent in an engineering or environmental based subject.
  • Experience in the use of water network models, preferably with previous experience of hydraulic principles and use of network modelling software.
  • Intermediate level of Microsoft Office is essential
  • Previous knowledge of Infowater or InfoWorks (water) is desirable.
  • Due to the nature of this role, you will be required to have a valid full driving licence. Use of a shared van is provided.

What’s in it for you?

In this role you will be working alongside a team of modellers and reporting directly into a Regional Modelling Lead, you will be part of a very busy team of modellers delivering clean water network modelling projects and studies. This will involve undertaking detailed hydraulic modelling studies using Infowater or other industry standard software.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.  Flexible and remote working will be considered for this role.  You will be working from home initially due to Covid-19.

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities. 

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About us:

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.   

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future. 

We’re also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities. 

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet. 

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with award-winning mental health and well-being strategy. 

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