Assistant Flood Risk Engineers / Technicians (Bedford Office, including home working)

We have a number of exciting opportunities for Civil Engineering/Geography graduates and Technicians to join our Flood Risk Teams in Bedford, including home working.

If you…

  • Enjoy analysing engineering / scientific problems and using your judgement to find innovative solutions.
  • Are looking for an opportunity to work on major environmental and societal issues.
  • Would like to work on projects within the flood risk management sector.
  • Enjoy the challenge of writing carefully crafted technical reports.
  • Would like to work on a wide range of projects with a diverse range of clients.
  • Would like to work out in the natural environment but also in an office setting.
  • Like to work in a close-knit friendly team.

Then why not start your career with RAB Consultants.

What you will be doing:

  • Investigate flood mechanisms and quantify flood risk using hydrological and hydraulic theories, calculations and computer models.
  • Assess options and design flood alleviation and sustainable drainage solutions.
  • Visit sites across the UK to assess flood risk, the condition of flood management assets, conduct appropriate surveys and tests.
  • Write reports with appropriate conclusions and recommendations using plain English.
  • Complete detailed designs of flood alleviation solutions and then follow them through the construction process.
  • Produce guidance and procedures to support flood risk management projects.
  • Support clients, from initial enquiry through to project delivery and post-project support.

What you will need:

  • Relevant A levels (engineering, science, environmental, maths, geography).
  • A relevant University Degree (2:2 or higher) in Civil Engineering, Geography, or Environmental Science or similar. Technicians with relevant qualifications and/or experience are also encouraged to apply.
  • Good personal drive to succeed with a willingness to learn.
  • Engineering instincts, numerate and logical with good attention to detail.
  • Enjoy analysing and solving engineering/scientific problems.
  • Have strong organisational skills and confident to plan work.
  • Have good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Competent in the use of relevant IT and software, able to work with limited supervision.
  • Able to work collaboratively and contribute to successful team
  • Preferably have a full driving licence and access to a car.

What we offer our employees:

  • Competitive salaries with bonus scheme.
  • Hybrid home/office working from our Bedford Office.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Structured training programme and career development through the RAB Academy, including routes to Chartership with the Institution of Civil Engineers or CIWEM.
  • A friendly supportive team, open to new ideas and innovation.

To apply:

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to join our growing company then send a cover letter and CV to: or call our head office for more information on: 0330 223 6475