Water Resources Modeller

Job Description

Who are we?

We are United Utilities, the North West’s water and wastewater company. It’s our job to bring 3.0 million households and thousands of businesses an incredible 1,700 million litres of clean, clear water each day. We take it all away too, treating it so it’s safe to go back into the rivers.

Our employees and managers are key to achieving our ambitious vision and plans and make sure the 5000 people who work hard for us everyday provide a great service to our customers. This year we are investing in our staff to help equip them with the skills they need to deliver great performance.

This is where you come in…

This is an exciting opportunity for a Water Resources Modeller to join our team at our Head Office in Warrington. Responsible for Maintaining appropriate modelling systems and tools in readiness for the Water Resources Management Plan (WRMP) process and supporting development of the drought plan. You will manage the assessment of the supply/demand balance, analysing risks and uncertainties, planning any associated investment needed to maintain the supply/demand balance over the medium and short term.

What will you focus on?

Working with members of the Water Resources Team and others across the business to ensure timely delivery of technical outputs to deliver the WRMP, and ensure these are endorsed by regulators. Youll also closely support the water resources components and interdependencies of the Business Plan, ensuring that we have a joined up approach across these deliverables. You will be responsible for the implementation of water resources planning methods, working closely with the Senior Water Resources Manager to ensure that WRMP represents the best long-term plan for UU, its customers and the environment. You will ensure that our technical workstreams are fully equipped for the business making robust decisions, balancing risks, opportunity and affordability, also holding responsibility for the water modelling development programme which has a controllable expenditure of typically £100k/year, and support WRMP delivery budgets of >£1m per annum.

What do you need?

To succeed in this role you will be highly numerate with a high level of competence in problem solving, analytical reasoning, planning and strategic thinking. Taking a pragmatic approach to planning and problem resolution is essential. You will also need to have:

 Expertise in water resources supply-demand planning with significant relevant post-graduate experience together with a degree in a relevant scientific or numerate discipline.

 Good knowledge of water resources supply-demand planning and management, water industry regulatory framework and legislation.

 Financial and economic awareness.

 Sound knowledge of computer modelling and analytical, risk and uncertainty techniques.

 Experience of water resources simulation or modelling methods in Aquator

 High awareness of the changing regulatory landscape of water resources planning, and of the new requirements and expectations under the latest guidelines and methods

If you are excited about joining a leading FTSE100 organisation at an exciting and challenging period of change then we want to hear from you!

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