Senior Water Management Engineer

Senior Water Management Engineer

We’re Hiring!

We are seeking a Senior Water Management Engineer for our London office.

About Knight Piésold

Knight Piésold is a specialised international consulting firm offering engineering and environmental services in Mining, Environment, Hydropower and Water Resources.  We are proud of the longstanding relationships we have with our clients and delivery of exceptional services on a global scale.   

Why Join Knight Piésold?

  • You will be joining a reputable, well established global consulting firm with 100 years of industry experience.
  • We believe in the One Team approach, with everyone working together toward achieving a shared goal.  Our engineers develop their skills through working on diverse projects, our knowledge-sharing culture, career mentoring program and collaborating with top professionals in the industry.
  • We offer unique opportunities to travel and see the world while you learn, with projects around the world to take you on a career enhancing experience and adventure.

The Role: 

The successful applicant will become part of a dynamic mine waste engineering team that works predominantly on mine tailings projects worldwide.  This position will focus on the surface water aspects of water resources engineering.  The applicant must have the ambition to expand the scope of their current expertise and build a specialised technical team under their leadership. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Apply and present a demonstrated knowledge of water resources and civil engineering to develop safe, economical, and innovative solutions to water management issues.
  • Participate as a productive and valued member of larger teams, including the mine waste team, project-specific teams, and external client teams.
  • Oversee and direct the performance of technical analyses, calculations, and modelling by junior staff; including, but not limited to, climatic, hydrologic, hydraulic, sediment yield and transport, water balance, and dam break evaluations.
  • Be responsible for the development of civil designs of water management infrastructure.
  • Conduct technical and proposal writing and document preparation.
  • Plan, direct, coordinate and perform (as appropriate) field investigations; including, but not limited to, hydrological data collection (quantity and quality), and subsurface permeability testing, and construction supervision/quality assurance.  This will include travel to UK and international destinations.
  • Assist management with the company’s marketing efforts, including maintaining existing clients and developing new clients through a team approach that is focused on networking and business development initiatives. Investigate, assess, and assist in securing work assignments.
  • Mentor and develop less experienced staff in completing work tasks that meet both client and internal quality/efficiency expectations. Lead and demonstrate through responsible project management leadership. Emphasise teamwork and look for continuous improvement in all individual task and project work.
  • Investigate, assess and assist in securing assignments in the mining sector. Provide knowledgeable contributions to the company’s overall marketing strategy.

An Ideal Candidate: 

An experienced Water Resources Engineer with academic specialisation and/or experience in Water Resources, a BSc / BEng and/or MSc / MEng degree in Civil Engineering, Chartered Engineer (eg MICE, MIMMM, MCIWEM) or eligibility for chartership, and 5+ years of relevant engineering experience preferably on mining related projects.

A working knowledge or familiarity with software such as: GoldSim, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, FLO-2D, TUFLOW, StormCAD, ArcGIS.

Ability to analyse and model complex systems to support the design and construction of water management infrastructure related to mine waste management.  A significant understanding of surface water hydrology and hydraulics is required.

A strong ability to read, analyse, interpret, and write complex documents is required. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries, develop presentations, and write technical documents is required.

Work Environment:

This position will include work in both an office and field environment and currently from home in accordance with Government guidance.  Flexible office working will apply once normal office working resumes when permitted by Government requirements. 

Travel to UK and international destinations will be required.  Adherence to safety standards including those of Knight Piésold, clients and HSE is mandatory.


Overseas applicants can be sponsored. Candidates must be fluent in English; a second language will be viewed favourably.

To apply, please submit your CV with covering letter to

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