Flood Modeller (Python / GIS)

Posted 02/05/2024 by Cordius

Remote job
£35,000 - £50,000/annum + Excellent Benefits

Job Title: Flood Modeller

Location: Flexible, with fully remote working.

Salary: c£45-50K

Benefits: 33 days holiday including Bank Holidays, company pension, share options scheme, company events, and away days

About the Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a seasoned Flood Modeller to enhance our client's dynamic team. This pivotal role focuses on expanding and refining global flood forecasting systems. As an integral member of the team, you'll be instrumental in various aspects of model development, from integrating novel datasets to enhancing forecast accuracy through rigorous validation.

Your expertise will drive the evolution of our flood forecasting products and the execution of tailored flood modelling and risk assessment initiatives. Leadership opportunities abound, including the mentorship of junior GIS analysts, as you contribute to scaling our operational capabilities.

We celebrate diversity and encourage applications from individuals with varied backgrounds, valuing the unique perspectives each team member brings.


  • Lead the sourcing, evaluation, and integration of critical data for custom flood modelling projects.
  • Oversee daily monitoring and historical accuracy assessments of flood forecasts, leveraging Python and GIS tools.
  • Proactively gather flood data to refine and enhance forecasting precision.
  • Spearhead bespoke flood modelling and risk assessment tasks.
  • Guide junior GIS analysts, ensuring the quality of their output.
  • Innovate within flood forecasting product development, including crafting prototype Python modules.
  • React swiftly to flood events and address operational challenges.
  • Contribute to software development and other operational tasks.
  • Participate in grant writing and innovation funding initiatives.
  • Compile project reports and assist the sales and marketing teams as needed.
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation of processes and projects.

About You:

We're seeking a candidate with a robust background in Python programming, 2D flood modelling, and GIS, ideally holding a degree in Geography or Engineering. With ideally three years of experience in flood modelling, you should be comfortable in a fast-paced, agile commercial setting, preferably within a startup environment.

Your skills should encompass:

  • Advanced Python programming, with a portfolio of significant code contributions.
  • Expertise in GIS, with a track record of managing large-scale data projects.
  • A deep understanding of hydrology, hydrodynamic modelling, and flood forecasting principles.
  • Experience in sourcing and managing extensive geospatial datasets for flood risk analysis.
  • Familiarity with AWS Cloud services and a comprehensive grasp of the software development lifecycle.

While we value technical proficiency, your ability to work collaboratively, solve problems creatively, and innovate within your field will set you apart. If you're passionate about making a tangible impact in flood risk management and meet most of these criteria, we'd love to hear from you.

Join us in shaping the future of flood risk management. Apply now to become a part of a forward-thinking team.

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