We are currently recruiting for:

  • Graduate Hydrologist/Flood Risk Consultant

  • Senior Hydrogeologist

Graduate Hydrologist/Flood Risk Consultant

We have an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Hydrologist/Flood Risk Consultant to join our small, friendly team. We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic person, with a 2:1 or above in Hydrology, Geography, Environmental Science, or similar subject.

The successful candidate will be lively and engaged and will be required to support senior staff with the preparation of Flood Risk Assessments. Surface Water Drainage Strategies and hydrological impact assessments, along with other associated tasks. The work will be varied and will be a mixture of technical and non-technical. This role would be an excellent introduction to consultancy and the water industry.

This is a permanent, full-time role and will include site visits throughout the UK and occasional overnight stays.

Responsibilities: With full support from senior staff, you will primarily be involved in the production of Flood Risk Assessments and Outline Surface Water Drainage Strategies to accompany Planning Applications for a range of developments including mineral extraction sites, landfills and various industrial developments.

Tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Data gathering and interpretation

  • Liaison with regulators and clients via email, on the phone and in person

  • Understanding national and local policies relating to flood risk and surface water drainage

  • Using software (such as InfoDrainage) to determine surface water runoff rates and volumes

  • Report writing to a high standard

  • Undertaking fieldwork investigations

Experience and qualifications required:

  • 2:1 or above in Hydrology, Geography or related Environmental Science

  • Ability to work well in teams, work well under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Numerate and with an eye for detail ▪ Excellent planning and organisational skills

  • Good knowledge of wider environmental issues

  • Membership of a professional body preferable

  • Prior experience of working within a consultancy would be advantageous, but is not obligatory for strong candidates

  • Full clean driving licence The package includes:

  • A competitive salary

  • NEST pension scheme

  • Profit related bonus scheme

  • Working closely with senior staff

  • Working on a wide variety of projects

  • CPD support and mentoring

  • Option of hybrid working for the right candidate

Applicants interested in this opportunity should send an application letter stating their suitability for the position and what they can contribute to Hafren Water, together with a CV to chris@hafrenwater.com. The covering letter must also include details of current salary (if relevant) and salary expectations. Closing date for applications is December 2023

Senior Hydrogeologist

The Opportunity

Are you an experienced Senior Hydrogeologist looking to take the next career step?

Due to business growth, several recent major new clients and future development plans, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic Senior Hydrogeologist, to work within our strong team of highly knowledgeable technical experts giving you the opportunity to develop your skill set and progress your career. 

The Company

Hafrenwater is an established and dynamic consultancy, based in Shrewsbury, involved with a wide range of water-related projects operating nationally. We provide services to the minerals, waste, agricultural, housing and environmental sectors, amongst others, and have many long-standing clients and a varied and growing remit.  

The Role

We are looking for a Senior Hydrogelogist with a practical and detailed knowledge of groundwater issues who is able to produce both quantitative and qualitative assessments, to a very high standard with minimum supervision. You must be numerate, have an eye for detail and enjoy solving challenging hydrogeological problems.

Great communication skills are a must as you will need to be able to build strong working relationships with your colleagues, clients and regulators. Experience with client liaison and a knowledge of regulators throughout the UK, including the Environment Agency/Natural resources Wales/SEPA is highly desirable.

We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and innovative environment to develop your skills and support you in your professional training. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your expertise and give you access to a variety of interesting projects across the UK and potentially internationally.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to expand their role and the future direction of the hydrological function of the company. 


We are keen to hear from candidates with:

•    A minimum 2:1 classification of a relevant degree and postgraduate qualification in hydrogeology or a closely allied discipline

•    2 years minimum experience, including employment within a consultancy environment

•    Good working knowledge of EA, NRW, SEPA and LLFA requirements

•    Experience of analytical methods of quantifying groundwater flow

•    Excellent report writing, communication and organisational skills

•    Demonstrable experience of working on projects delivered to tight deadlines and within set budgets

•    Ideally some experience of groundwater modelling packages

•    Commercial awareness, understanding of budgets and deadlines

•    Experience in using GIS software would be advantageous

•    The role will require availability for occasional travel across the UK and potentially overseas.

•    Full clean driving licence

Rewards & Benefits/What we offer:

•    Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

•    Profit related bonus scheme

•    Flexible working schedule including home office working contribution or relocation assistance

•    25 days annual leave per year

•    Employer's Pension Plan contribution

•    Mobile Phone for work use

•    Payment of a relevant professional subscription.

Applications can be forwarded to info@hafrenwater.com We aim to respond to applicants within 2 weeks.  If shortlisted, a member of our recruitment team will call you for an initial phone call with the next stage formal interview by video call on Microsoft Teams.