Senior Hydrologist - Engineering Consultancy - Dublin

Location: Ireland


Job Type: Perm

Industry: Engineering-Design-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2301-31993

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Hydrologist with 8+ years experience on flood risk and water resources projects in the UK or Ireland?

Do you have a sound understanding of hydrological processes and analysis techniques?

Would you like to work in the Dublin office of a leading Global Engineering Consultancy?

If you have the relevant experience, please forward your CV to for review or call +353 1 7978720 to discuss the role in detail.

Senior Hydrologist - Engineering Consultancy - Dublin

Job Description

Our client is an international engineering practice, with multiple offices in Ireland. 

Due to significant growth in our Water and Flood Risk Management Business in Ireland and internationally, we are currently recruiting for a Senior Hydrologist to join our Irish Flood Risk Management team. The role will support the delivery of a significant number of major flood risk management projects, flood relief schemes and other similar civil engineering projects – all of which have climate change adaptation and resilience as a core aim. 

A sound understanding of hydrological processes and analysis techniques is an essential success factor for these projects. 

Our hydrology and hydraulic modelling teams provide this insight and play a key role in the development of sustainable solutions for a wide range of clients, including OPW, local authorities, major infrastructure providers and private sector clients.

This is a permanent role and offers the successful candidate long-term and international opportunities. 

The successful candidate will be involved in a diverse and challenging range of projects within the water/flood risk sector. 

You will help build our flood resilience offering in Ireland and as well as internationally. 

The role will involve leading on a range of technical tasks, mentoring and supervision of more junior staff members, as well as active engagement in skills capacity building in hydrological techniques across the firm.



Degree/MSc in hydrology or equivalent;

Strong relevant professional experience

Professional qualification (CEng, CSci, etc.) with one of IEI, CIWEM, ICE or equivalent, or working towards professional status;

High level of competency with WINFAP, FEH, FSR, FSU, and similar industry methodologies of hydrological assessment

Senior experience on flood risk and water resources projects in the UK or Ireland

Passion for the environment and sustainability.

Proven Track Record in managing, mentoring and training junior engineers

Strong communicator and interpersonal skills

Experienced in project appraisal and authoring technical reports, including

Experience in preparing Strategic and Site Specific Flood Risk Assessments

Preparing hydrology chapters for EIARs

Proven team player with a proactive approach to work

Desirable skills and knowledge:

A solid understanding of complementary hydraulic modelling techniques and 1D-2D hydraulic modelling software packages including Mike, flood modeller, InfoWorks etc.

Experience in the use of ArcGIS.

Water Quality experience


Competitive salaries dependent on experience.

Excellent benefits package

Employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme, dependent on the firm’s financial performance. 

Competitive performance based salary growth

We offer a flexible Friday scheme. 

Open to candidates seeking a more flexible working week including flexible start/finish times, planned working from home and offer the ability to purchase additional leave


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you are a Senior Hydrologist interested in roles based in Dublin, you can contact Karen by e-mail or phone +353-1-7978720 for a confidential chat.

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