Flood Risk Engineer/Senior Flood Risk Engineer

Flood Risk & Drainage



Job description

MEC is a privately-owned engineering and environmental multi-disciplinary consultancy operating nationally from two offices. We serve both private and public sector clients in sectors including residential, commercial, industrial, retail, leisure, education, and healthcare.


We operate on a national basis with offices in Birmingham, Brighton, and Leicester. We are growing our existing team based at our headquarters in Leicestershire


We are seeking a Flood Risk Engineers at all levels to become an integral part of our Flood Risk team situated at either of our Leicester and Birmingham offices. We work predominately for housing developers across the midlands and have significant front orders and require an Engineer to assist with the growing team and workload.


So, if you are looking for an exciting opportunity to expand your capabilities and develop your skills, knowledge, and experience, then this could be the perfect move for you!

Job requirements

Key role responsibilities:

Assist team to meet the productivity and growth aspirations of the company. Managing numerous residential, commercial and public sector related projects. Liaison and co-operative working with team members, senior staff and colleagues in other disciplines. Potential to progress to senior levels, subject to meeting targets, goals and KPIs;

Liaison and co-operative working with other staff and colleagues in other disciplines;

Outputs include reports, design models, drawings, calculations and correspondence;

Writing of Flood Risk Assessment reports for strategic development schemes in Flood Zones 1, 2 & 3;

Development of surface water drainage strategy designs for proposed development sites, incorporating sustainable drainage techniques either as part of a Flood Risk Assessment report or standalone assessment;

River/flood modelling to define extent and depths of flooding and to determine mitigation/ improvement schemes;

Assist with the management of projects to company standards including administration, client liaison, quality, fee proposals, budgeting, resource management, team briefing and invoicing;

Public Consultation events. Meetings with clients, team, other disciplines and relevant third-parties;

Submissions of designs for third party approvals which require pro-active communication with clients, authorities and other agencies to ensure projects are completed to deadlines and budgets;

Working within all offices as and when required, working additional hours if necessary to deliver all responsibilities and to attend meetings/events.


Key skills, experience and attributes required:

Active involvement in undertaking flood risk assessments, including site data capture and processing, the preparation of drawings, calculations and data files;

Maintaining and developing department standards, systems and procedures;

Research and development of technological innovations to aid continual growth and diversity;

Provide supervision, guidance, and advice to new team members and ensure all team members follow a continued professional development/programme of training to maintain the growth of the division;

Undertaking junior staff 1-2-1s and performance reviews;

As required prepare business plans in accordance with company financial projection targets;

As required undertake business development and networking. Maintaining and growing existing client relationships, developing new opportunities and diversifying the range of commissions;

Compliance with Designer’s responsibilities under the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015. Maintain valid CSCS Card. Working understanding of site/construction safety;

Regular communication both internally and externally, obtaining feedback on performance from clients, agreeing fee proposals and timescales;

Ensure team liaise fully with clients, other staff members and statutory bodies including Planning Authorities, Highway Authorities, Drainage Authorities, Environment Agency, etc to ensure efficient progress with commissions.

Prepare and review calculations, technical documents, reports and correspondence produced by team to ensure delivery of quality, accurate and efficient work which has undergone rigorous checking procedures throughout the whole process. Ensure all team members follow the same procedures;

Site visits for inspections or investigation work; attendance at meetings with team, clients and suppliers. Occasional requirement to attend events and meetings outside of normal office hours;

Follow a continued professional development/programme of training and achieve a minimum of 12 days continuing professional development (CPD) per year;

Other duties as may occasionally be required to support the needs of the business.


Educated to a minimum standard of Degree (in Civil engineering or other relevant subject);

Relevant experience, including design, management, knowledge of flood risk/hydrology standards and business development;

Hold or working towards a recognised professional qualification;

Knowledge of current legislation, drainage design standards and good practice, including Sewers for Adoption, FEH, F&WMA, NHBC Standards, CIRIA 753 (SUDS Manual), NPPF, etc;

Proficient in the use of Micro Drainage and flood modelling software packages such as XP Storm, Hec-Ras, Tuflow or Floodmodeller;

Proficient in the use of AutoCAD software;

Strong IT skills including Microsoft Office;

Excellent written skills, particularly report writing and client liaison;

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to present information in detail to senior management team and staff;

Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team. This will also involve working with various other disciplines and offices within MEC and external organisations;

Self-motivated individual with desire to not only work within the company but also have ambition to help it grow and develop. Mentoring/supervision of trainee staff to develop their knowledge and skills;

Hold full clean driving licence and have own private car with insurance for business use.


Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join MEC, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you will also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days' annual leave, plus a day off for your birthday, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance, EAP scheme, and a paid annual professional institution membership fee.


If you feel that you have the skills and attributes for this exciting opportunity then we would like to hear from you.


MEC is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Please complete the above application form and include with a copy of your CV when you apply.




If you have any questions regarding this job opportunity please call our team on: 01530 264753 or email recruitment@m-ec.co.uk.