Classic KTP Vacancy advertisement details

Reference: 3640/1

Location: Raynesway, Derby, DE21 7BE
Salary: £ 27,000 - £ 31,000 per annum
Qualification required: Degree in relevant area
Closing Date: 30 June 2018
KTP Advert Ref: 3640/1
We are looking for a hydrologist/catchment modeller to work on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the
University of Sheffield and Severn Trent Water.
The successful candidate will lead a project in order to develop and implement a new state of the art surface water
abstraction system at Severn Trent Water. The system will utilise real time data, new forecasting flow and quality models as well as data analytics to improve both the quantity and quality of water the company is able to take from the surface water environment for public use. It is expected that the new system will have significant benefits in terms of improving the security of water supply as well as reducing the energy use and costs of water treatment.
The role will mainly be based at Severn Trent Water at their Derby office, although you will also be a member of the Pennine Water Group at the University of Sheffield, one of the largest and most successful water research groups in the UK. As a KTP associate, you will have access to expertise and resources at both Severn Trent and the University. Regular attendance at the University is anticipated, and the role will also require regular visits to other Severn Trent offices/sites.

Skills required: It is essential that candidates have a good degree or postgraduate degree in hydrological science, environmental engineering or related disciplines and have experience of analysing data. Strong communication skills and a strong motivation to learn and develop new skills are also required. You should be able to work well both in a team and independently. Some experience in using software tools such as Python or Matlab is also required. Previous experience related to understanding the fate and transport of pollutants within catchments, data analytics and real time forecasting techniques are also desirable.
Knowledge Base Partner: Sheffield, The University of
Company partner: Severn Trent Water Limited
Company business area: Water authority responsible for water management and supply, and waste water treatment and disposal.
Contact: Dr James Shucksmith, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street,
S1 3JD, Tel: 0114 222 25706

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