Jarvis King

Principal Geomorphologist

Principal Geomorphologist - Water Environment business

Location; Manchester


Working for an international environmental consultancy, this is a rare position which has arisen within the Sustainable Solutions business.

The focus of this business is to advise organisations on sustainability issues including renewable energy, low carbon economies, impacts of climate change and waste and resource management.

Their environmental capabilities comprise of in excess of 1000 staff based predominantly in the UK.

To meet the growing UK business needs and future development aspirations, the business is looking for a Senior or Principal Geomorphologist within the Water Environment Team.

The successful individual will support a range of projects for clients in major public and private sector organisations and will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

The business offers flexible working patterns and will discuss these options and the support available with individuals at interview.

You will be working as part of an integrated national resource. Individuals with secondary skills in coastal geomorphology or the wider Water Environment are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include:

  • Project management and/or technical leadership of a wide variety of geomorphological studies with particular expertise in fluvial geomorphology and river restoration projects

  • Assisting Project Managers/engineering colleagues on other projects

  • Undertaking qualitative and semi-quantitative geomorphological analysis

  • Preparing to be flexible and contribute to other work streams (e.g.

    hydraulic modelling and Environmental Impact Assessment)

  • Quality Assurance on project deliverables

  • Line management and mentoring of other specialists and technical development of less experienced colleagues in the team



  • High quality degree in relevant subject

  • Proven expertise in the field of fluvial geomorphology, including wide experience of a range of river types (including mobile gravel bedded channels) and strong analytical skills (e.g.

    application of stream power, shear stress, etc.)

  • Chartered through a relevant Professional Institution

  • Ability to influence engineers to arrive at sustainable solutions

  • Ability to coordinate and manage geographically dispersed teams

  • Engagement and negotiation with statutory agencies


  • Post Graduate qualification in a related subject

  • Project Management qualification (e.g.

    APM or PRINCE2)

  • Quantitative modelling skills and experience

  • Experience of feasibility/options appraisal/design of river restoration

  • Experience as an expert witness/preparation of evidence for expert witness/ Public Inquiries

  • Knowledge/experience of coastal geomorphology

  • GIS skills

  • Experience of developing client relationships to open new business opportunities

  • Experience of leading and winning new tender opportunities

  • Start: Asap
  • Rate: £36000 - £48000 per annum + Excellent benefits + pension
  • Location: Manchester, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Engineering
  • Recruiter: Jarvis King
  • Tel: 0131 247 6826
  • Email: to view click here
  • Posted: 2018-05-17 15:48:50 -

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