Salary & Benefits: Salary range £46,566 - £58,195 per annum dependant on experience, annual performance bonus, attractive pension scheme (Up to 10% company contribution), life assurance cover of 4 times pensionable salary and 25 days annual leave, 8 x bank holidays, plus a wellness day and development opportunities in line with the Senior Modeller progression plan. We also offer a fantastic flexible benefits package, where you can choose from benefits such as health cash plan scheme, critical illness insurance, dental insurance, life assurance flex and partner cover.  Colleagues also have access to a retail savings scheme, online GP service, cycle to work scheme, gym membership discounts and many more!
Location: Bradford / Hybrid Working (notionally 2-3 days in the office per week – Bradford)

Work type:  This is a permanent opportunity, working full time, 37 hours per week, within our working window of 8:00am-6:00pm, Monday- Friday

We have some exciting opportunities for Senior Modellers to join the Strategy & Regulation team at Yorkshire Water and be a part of helping Yorkshire Water to provide the best service to our regulators and customers. Could this be you?

What we do:

Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire, we make sure that over 5.4 million people living in the region and the millions of people who visit our region each year, can rely on our services, and have clean and safe drink-ing water on tap and that their wastewater is taken away. But for us, it’s so much more than this.

We look after communities, protect the environment, and plan to look after Yorkshire’s water, today, tomorrow 24/7, 365 days a year. We provide essential water and wastewater services to every corner of the Yorkshire region, and play a key role in the region’s health, wellbeing, and prosperity. 

New environmental legislation, unprecedented levels of investment and changing expectations from customers means that this is an exciting time to discover opportunities within the water industry.  Strategy & Regulation are a key part of how we plan to meet the changing expectations of customers and regulators.  

Our Modelling and Data team work closely with our Environmental Modelling team and alongside the Drainage and Wastewater Management Plan team to produce high quality models and water quality outputs to enable us to support the wider business to deliver key regulatory outputs. 

This is a key strategic role which offers the opportunity to grow the existing team to meet the expanding work load we have in delivering the Storm Overflow Discharge Reduction plan and any outputs of the Water Industry National Environment Plan. 

You will have the opportunity to develop and shape our technical guidance documents. You will work with our internal teams as well managing the technical work of our contract partners in delivering a variety of programmes of work.

We work closely with our operational and programme delivery colleagues and across a number of contract partners to ensure we deliver high quality outputs from our models and data for a wide variety of challenges across the business, where you will be able to develop your own area of responsibility and expertise.

Our teams cover both wastewater, river and water quality modelling and we are  looking for individuals who can lead and support others within the team to help deliver our modelling activities. We offer support and training to develop on your existing skillsets. 


Where you fit in:

As a Senior Modeller, you will support the delivery of wastewater network hydraulic models and the development and promotion of the operational, planning and strategic role that hydraulic modelling plays within Yorkshire Water. You will help us to deliver our Water Industry National Environment Programme (WINEP) targets couples with delivering outputs to support the Storm Overflow Discharge Reduction Plan (SODRP). 

You will – 

•    Provide effective technical support to consultants/partners, acting as Yorkshire Water’s “Expert Client”, liaise with and support internal and external stakeholders on issues relating to modelling/sewer network risks and opportunities. 
•    Contribute towards technical innovation and manage the technical delivery of designated model use and model maintenance projects. 
•    Ensure that models are developed, delivered and implemented within the required timescales to ensure compliance with the Yorkshire Water model standards requirements.
•    Undertake model build, verification, model maintenance and scenario modelling and provide the results in a coherent format, suitable to the understanding of the audience, to support decision making across operational, planning and strategic areas of the business.
•    Facilitate the production of Drainage & Wastewater Management Plan (DWMP) and Water Framework Directive (WFD) models to ensure the urban drainage models are delivered to the required quality and timescale to achieve the company’s Regulatory targets.
•    Support in the development and maintenance of the Yorkshire Water’s urban drainage Modelling Procedures and capture of industry best practice in mathematical modelling.
•    Support in providing effective technical support to asset solutions and delivery partners.
•    Provide input into meeting our vision - Thriving Yorkshire Right for Customer, Right for the Environment in delivering the WFD and SODRP programme to meet our environmental targets.
•    Support the Modelling & Data Team’s input into the Internal Flooding, External Flooding, Pollution Incidents, Stability and Reliability Factor – Wastewater Networks, Working with Others, Stability and Reliability Factor – Wastewater Quality and wastewater elements of the SIM Performance Commitments.

What skills & qualifications you will need:

•    A degree qualification in a relevant discipline and an can demonstrate a wide knowledge and experience in urban drainage modelling
•    Ability to coach others on technical elements of modelling
•    Good and confident decision making skills in relation to modelling queries, technical issues and verification of outputs.
•    Knowledge of how sewerage systems function.
•    Knowledge of wastewater asset types and the function of the sewerage system
•    Competent in use of specialist modelling software, eg - InfoWorks ICM used within Yorkshire Water and ability to coach and train others on the systems
•    Excellent communication skills which include being able to explain complex Modelling and Urban Drainage processes and issues to non-technical stakeholders, both internally and externally
•    Understanding of Hydraulics and Hydraulic calculations
•    A working knowledge of GIS Software 
•    Strong data manipulation and analytical skills, with an eye for detail.
•    Self-motivated, enthusiastic team player with excellent organisational skills
•    Owns and has a positive attitude to solving problems
•    Able to communicate effectively through written communications, presentations and in meetings
•    Develops and maintains effective internal and external relationships


Although our assets are operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year the company is committed to support flexible work patterns and job share options, where possible, to give you more control over your time and responsibilities. Whether you have child-care responsibilities or are looking for the ideal work-life balance our flexible options can offer work patterns that suit your needs.


If you’re have a desire to work within the modelling arena and help to support delivery our regulatory outputs and want to help us deliver exceptional service for our customers whilst protecting the environment, then apply today to find out what a career with Yorkshire Water can offer for you.

Please upload an up-to-date copy of your CV along with a cover statement outlining your relevant experience for the role.


Recruitment Process: 


Closing Date:   31st July 2024


We are proud to serve the Yorkshire region and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that is reflective of the communities we serve. We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. 


If successful for the role, you will be required to undergo pre-employment checks that will include a Basic Disclosure Check, carried out through a Third Party Company, prior to commencing employment. Depending on the role, you may also be required to go through the security vetting process for either a Counter Terrorist Check or Security Check clearance.  


Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your ap-plication as soon as possible. 


What's in it for you?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on line and complete the application process.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

The Kelda Group provides water and sewerage services to domestic and business customers across the UK, managing the following subsidiary companies: - 

Yorkshire Water, is the main subsidiary company providing water and sewerage services to 4.7 million people and 130,000 businesses in the Yorkshire region. Its activities are regulated by the Water Services Regulation Authority, Ofwat Loop Customer Management Ltd specialises in delivering customer service support to Yorkshire Water that includes billing, debt recovery and incident management. Employing more than 600 people, Loop have built up an impressive list of industry awards and achievements since being created in 2000 and is currently listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 list as being one of the best companies to work for.

Kelda Water Services (KWS) manages Kelda's non-regulated water and waste water contract operations. It is now the second biggest player in the UK market for outsourced clean and waste water services.

Kelda Water Services Retail offer quality, integrity and partnership but it is never just about the technologies behind our solutions in water. It is about the structure, delivery and even the financing of those solutions, and about giving our customers a level of convenience they never knew was possible.

KeyLand Developments Limited (KeyLand Developments) is responsible for managing, developing and disposing of the group's surplus property assets, either on its own or in partnership with outside organisations.

Kelda Group values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

Senior Modeller