Catchment Engineer/Catchment Scientist

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Location: United Kingdom-Newcastle-Newcastle

Our Company

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world. 

We have a great opportunity to join our growing water team in Newcastle as a civil engineer or catchment scientist to assist in the delivery of a wide range of infrastructure, water/environmental, digital and research projects.

The Arup staff have the opportunity to work on both local and global projects. Using our ‘Skills Networks,’ we bring together broad-minded individuals from a wide range of disciplines and encourage them to look beyond the constraints of their own specialism.

The Role

The successful applicant will form part of a team of environmental and ecological consultants, water engineers, river catchment scientists and digital specialists. The role will expose the candidate to a great variety of projects including major infrastructure, flood defence, river restoration and environmental enhancement projects. We also have opportunities to get involved in international projects, should the candidate want to explore this.

As part of this role, the applicant will be developing concepts and designs for flood risk, river restoration, natural flood management and fish passage schemes, working on environmental appraisal related to the water environment and flood risk, and advancing digital techniques across our water and environment business. As part of the team’s wider remit in ‘water’ within Arup, there will be opportunities to link with other teams across the business to develop broader engineering skills and knowledge.

The Team

The Newcastle office is well established and comprises about 100 engineers and consultants working in the infrastructure and buildings sectors. Our growing flood risk, rivers and coastal team comprises around 10 civil engineers, geomorphologists, hydraulic modellers, GIS specialists and technicians, working closely with our global network of specialists. 

Skills/Experience required for the role

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Sound data analytical skills and mathematical acumen
  • Experience in design procedures and standards relating to flood risk and river engineering
  • Good GIS skills and experience in using GIS for analysis of spatial datasets
  • Awareness of hydrological and hydraulic modelling packages
  • An ability to work on Multidisciplinary projects
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • A desire to improve the environment and shape a better world.


  • Civil engineering or catchment science related degree, ideally to a Masters-level

Shape your time with us

How can we best work with you? Whether you’re a parent, a career, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle, it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours. At Arup you have access to a range of flexible working options – including flexible start and finish times, working from home or working part-time. If you're interested in any of these options, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role. 

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.

Reward and Benefits 

We offer a competitive salary at all levels and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits including private healthcare and a range of other protection schemes are funded by Arup and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to a Flexible Benefits Fund, available to spend on a wide range of Choice Benefits to complement your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules, employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance. 

What happens next?

If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this opportunity or the application process, please apply directly.