Binnies - Graduate Flood and Coastal Consultant 2024

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DEADLINE 19th January 2024
United Kingdom

Binnies an RSK Group company is recruiting Graduate Flood and Coastal Consultants to join our industry-respected Flood, Coastal and Maritime team in Birmingham, Redhill or Chester. We work extensively for the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, water companies and local authority clients.

We undertake feasibility studies to select optimum solutions; prepare business cases to unlock funding; design cost-efficient schemes using the latest digital technologies; support local authorities in the implementation of their flood risk duties and support the preparation of flood risk and drainage policy documents and strategies.

The role

You will have an opportunity to work on surface water, fluvial and coastal risk management projects from conception to implementation and monitoring, under the guidance of more experienced staff. These projects can include the use of both, engineering (grey) infrastructure and more green solutions (nature based solutions).

You should be driven to develop and improve your technical skills and motivated to gain a professional qualification within a few years with a Professional Organisation such as the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.

In return we will enrol you in our Graduate Training Scheme and give you access to senior mentors and role models in technical specialisms, who will support you to become Chartered as your career develops. We will provide a supportive team atmosphere to enable you to thrive, in line with our ENGAGED cultural values. You will get to work on projects that cover:

  • Analysing and interpreting flood and coastal datasets, using research methods and GIS
  • Building computer models to assess flood risk, including hydrological analysis and interpretation and presentation of results
  • Identifying key issues and challenges for our clients, including considering the impact of climate and social change on flood and costal issues
  • Creating reports, such as flood risk assessment reports, surface water management plans, business cases and local flood risk management strategies

Role responsibilities

  • Analyse and interpret flood and coastal datasets, identifying key issues and challenges
  • Develop products for our clients, including flood risk assessment reports, business cases and strategies under supervision
  • Support the delivery of work packages within budget and work schedule to meet the Client’s requirements
  • Understand project scope and identify contractual change
  • Understand the customer’s basic and performance requirements
  • Balance the workload of multiple projects
  • Provide clear and concise deliverables appropriate for the intended audience
  • Cooperate with the Project Technical Lead, Project Manager and Project Director

About you

  • Degree qualified in a Science, Geography, Environmental Science or related subject.
  • Ideally a MSc in flood or water/ environmental management
  • Good grades at A-Levels in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) subjects and Geography
  • Motivated to work on flood and coastal risk management and water/ maritime projects
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under time pressure and balance multiple priorities
  • Ready to embrace our ENGAGED values (please see this link - Our Culture and Values ¦ Binnies)
  • Work honestly and openly in a team environment
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary high-performing team
  • Creative and practical thinking
  • The ability to design, plan and organise tasks
  • Proactive and methodical approach to problem solving as an individual and as part of a team
  • Excellent attention to detail, and focus on quality
  • A high level of computer literacy, including standard office packages and GIS software
  • Ability to travel as required to client offices and project sites
  • An awareness of relevant legislation, policy drivers and working practises in the Flood, Coastal and Maritime sector would be desirable, but not essential.


  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working (part time available, remote working for part of the role)
  • Flexible benefits e.g. buy annual leave, varying pension contributions, options for private healthcare
  • Continuous training and development – tailored training agreements towards chartership
  • Working in a professional environment with high ENGAGED values

Please note, this vacancy may be closed early if we fulfill our requirements.

About us

We develop intelligent solutions using our award-winning integrated planning and design approach to deliver functional infrastructure and lasting environmental and social legacies. This is backed by a culture that has stayed true since our foundation over 100 years ago. We create new possibilities for humanity through our innovative approach to delivery.

Together with our clients, we are always striving to find a smarter way to deliver projects. From providing low carbon, sustainable and resilient water solutions, flood alleviation and environment services, to connecting people with insights and data. Our business exists to improve the quality of life for our local communities today and for generations to come.

Binnies is part of the RSK Group, a leading integrated environmental, engineering, and technical services business providing dynamic, multidisciplinary services to a wide range of sectors. RSK was founded in 1989 and has grown considerably since then. In fact, Environment Analyst recently highlighted RSK’s growth commenting, “Few companies in the environmental services sector can claim to be expanding at the same pace as RSK.” 

RSK operates as a group of synergistic businesses with a growth strategy centred on diversification to build a resilient business that can withstand external pressures while also bringing more value to clients and opportunities to employees. 

DEADLINE 19th January 2024