Principal / Associate Flood Risk Consultant

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Principal / Associate Flood Risk Consultant


Bury, Manchester




  • Hybrid working
  • Multi-office working
  • 24 days’ annual leave
  • Additional leave for work anniversaries
  • Buy or sell holidays
  • Award-winning training and staff development hub
  • Employee working groups
  • Free access to our BUPA Employee Assistance programme
  • Charity days
  • Great nights out and social events
  • Bike2Work scheme
  • Electric car scheme
  • Free parking

Equal Opportunities:

The LK Group is an equal-opportunity employer.

We are proud of the fact women currently represent 50% of our workforce.

We are only able to employ people who have the legal right to live and work in the UK.

The Role:

The LK Group is a multi-award-winning family company with over 50 team members across offices in Greater Manchester, Manchester City Centre, Liverpool, Swindon and Glasgow.

We are a diverse and unique company with our mission, vision and values underpinned by a track record of innovation and the desire to improve both ourselves, our employees, and the environment we all live in. We have a healthy, nurturing culture where staff are empowered, trusted and can flourish.

The exciting news is that due to our continued growth and client demand, we are looking for an enthusiastic and talented Principal / Associate Flood Risk Consultant to join our Bury, Manchester office and be part of our long-term sustainable growth.

Responsibilities & Requirements:

This role is to support the Head of Section of LK Consult to achieve our goals in support of The LK Group Business Plan with respect to the Flood Risk and Sustainable Drainage Assessment capability element of our business.

The role requires direct contact with clients and regulators and management of varied and challenging projects within this growing division of our multidisciplinary consultancy.


What will you be responsible for?

  • Fee proposals | Bid/tender preparation and fee proposals for both existing and new clients.
  • Client and regulator liaison | Liaison with clients, architects, contractors, and regulatory/statutory authorities. Attendance at both client and regulatory meetings.
  • Report writing | Writing and reviewing Flood Risk Assessments and SuDS Assessments.
  • Business Development | Research and business development of potential new clients and development of the Flood Risk and Drainage Team.
  • Project Management | Operating across a range of projects; work winning, budgetary control of project finances, liaison with wider team to carry out onsite work, site inspections and progress reporting.
  • Mentor and Training | Training and development of junior staff. The company also support self-development and staff are encouraged and supported to apply for chartership in their field.

This is an opportunity to develop your technical skills and strategic and commercial capabilities in a unique company. You will play your part in the wider LK Group team, by supporting our client-side project management consultancy and land remediation contracting sections.


Attributes & Experience

  • Strong bachelor’s degree. An additional higher degree would also be an advantage.
  • Well-established consultancy or industry experience in Flood Risk Assessments and SuDS Assessments.
  • Substantial experience in undertaking flood risk assessments in accordance with NPPF (and/or TAN 15).
  • A good understanding of the workings of the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, and Lead Local Flood Authorities
  • Up-to-date knowledge of current planning policies and procedures and how these can be utilised to maximise the level of service offered to our clients whilst gaining required approvals.
  • High motivation for this specific opportunity.
  • Self-motivated team player with exceptional people skills.
  • Ability to work under own initiative while fully co-ordinating with line manager’s requirements.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Full UK driving licence.

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“Proactive and easy to work with, your targeted and phased approach to site investigations and commercially focused remediation strategies ensure our projects stay on track and within budget.”

Paul Morris
Civic Engineers