At HR Wallingford, we design smart, resilient solutions across the natural and built environments to help everyone live and work more sustainably with water. By harnessing research, data insights and the power of our collective expertise, we help the world to better understand the changing influence and impact of water.

Water and clean energy are challenges for society.  At HR Wallingford our team of engineers and scientists apply world leading skills and knowledge to deliver the hydraulic design of intakes, outfalls and pumping stations for projects including major desalination plants and nuclear power projects worldwide.  We blend physical and numerical modelling with practical engineering and experience to provide unique validation and insights to the projects we are involved with, setting us ahead in industrial hydraulics.”

As Senior Engineer you will: support the growth of HR Wallingford’s delivery in the global industrial hydraulics sector; support and consolidate the technical excellence in hydraulics in the engineering group and uphold the standard and quality of work that HR Wallingford is recognised worldwide for; and apply innovative techniques to support ongoing sustainability within the engineering group and across the company

Key qualifications and skills

  • Professional membership of a relevant body (e.g. Institution of Civil Engineers), ideally Chartered or working towards Chartered status, and or a postgraduate degree in a relevant field.;
  • An engineering or science related degree with a strong numerical and analytical background;
  • Experience to take the initiative, find solutions and proactively drive progress.
  • Ability to support and work closely with other members of the Engineering Team to optimise the hydraulic design of structures and facilities
  • Knowledge in project management with the planning, management and delivery of technically challenging and complex projects on time and on budget.
  • Real world knowledge of hydraulic design and hydraulic performance analysis for both open channel and closed-conduit/ pipe flows.
  • Real world knowledge of steady state and dynamic/ transient analyses, including application of computational/ numerical models.
  • Real world knowledge of design and operation of physical/ laboratory scale models for hydraulic structures.

Further information

The closing date for this role is 26th July 2024

How to apply

If you are excited about this role but unsure whether you’re the right fit, we encourage you to apply. We’re also happy to answer any questions by emailing

Interested? Please apply providing your CV with covering letter. 

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HR Wallingford are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our workplace. We do not discriminate, and work to create an inclusive culture across our business.

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