Marine and Coastal Risk Management Opportunities

JBA’s Marine and Coastal Risk Management Group is a collection of world leading scientists, engineers and software developers tackling the issues of resilience in the coastal environment in the UK and internationally. We work within the following technical areas:

  • Coastal flood modelling and forecasting
  • Metocean risk management (see www.forecoastmarine.com)
  • Re/Insurance hazard modelling
  • Coastal processes and sediment transport
  • Coasts, ports and harbour engineering
  • Coastal strategy, resilience and climate change adaption
  • Education and training.

We have exciting new opportunities available within our Coastal Flood Modelling and Forecasting team for both analysts and senior coastal flood risk analysts in our Skipton and Edinburgh offices. Please note that we are also recruiting analysts and senior coastal flood risk analysts for our office in Brisbane, Australia (which operates as JBP). For more about these roles please visit: https://www.jbpacific.com.au/recruitment

Applicants for our UK jobs are expected to have at least a BSc or MSc in oceanography, meteorology, engineering, mathematics, physics, physical geography or another relevant science. Applicants must have proven experience working on coastal modelling projects. For the senior analyst position, applicants must either be chartered or approaching chartership with a relevant organisation (e.g. IMarEST, CIWEM, ICE).

The ideal candidate will have consultancy experience using of a range of coastal models and be ready to take on responsibilities for project delivery and the supervision and mentoring of less experienced colleagues. You would play a lead role in our Coastal Modelling and Forecasting team, working across a range of projects requiring wave and hydrodynamic modelling. It is essential that applicants have practical experience in numerical modelling, with experience across come of the following models:

  • Have transformation, propagation and overtopping (including phase averaged and phase resolving models such as SWAN, MIKE21 SW, MIKE Boussinesq wave, ARTEMIS etc) and the implementation of the EUROTOP models for overtopping.
  • Hydrodynamics and sediment transport (such as TUFLOW, DELFT3D, MIKE21, TELEMAC, ADCIRC etc).

Applicants must have experience and demonstrate a high degree of numeracy and an aptitude for working with computer modelling and data analysis applications.

In working for us, you will develop flood risk models and forecasting system in the UK and internationally using a range of analytical and modelling approaches, including: tide-surge (e.g. ADCIRC, DELFT3D, TELEMAC), wave transformation (e.g. SWAN, MIKE21 SW, STWAVE), wave overtopping (EUROTOP) and flood inundation modelling (TUFLOW, HEC RAS2D, Flood Modeller) and data analysis packages such as MATLAB and Python. New ideas you bring to the team will be fully supported, as the ability to adapt to new ideas and opportunities and pursue diversification is fundamental to the ongoing success of the team.

The successful candidates will be based in either our Skipton or Edinburgh offices and you will be expected to travel from time to time.

If you wish to discuss the post informally please contact Matthew Hird on 01756 699500

Reference: RNO19-10
Closing date: 30 October 2019
Location: Skipton / Edinburgh
Contact: Matthew Hird 01756 699500

Qualifications and experience

Applicants are expected to have at least a BSc or MSc in oceanography, meteorology, engineering, mathematics, physics, physical geography or another relevant science. Applicants must have proven experience working on coastal modelling projects. For the senior analyst position, applicants must either be chartered or approaching chartership with a relevant organisation (e.g. IMarEST, CIWEM, ICE).

The role will also require:

  • The ability to work effectively within a team, with a high regard for deadlines and budgets;
  • Project management and delivery;
  • Supervision and mentoring of less experienced staff;
  • Potential delivery of internal and external training;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • A desire to learn, innovate and drive forward new technology, and;
  • Enthusiasm and drive!

To apply please email your completed application form
and equality and diversity form to careers@jbagroup.co.uk

I enjoy working for JBA because of the variety of projects I get involved in.

JBA Graduate
Rachel Perks
Assistant Analyst, Marine and Coastal Risk Management

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