Crowder Consulting is a professional business of consulting engineers, software developers and data analysts. As an SME, we are positioned in a niche area of the water industry, being able to offer our leading Water Network Management System, Netbase, to water operators in the UK and internationally, along with our engineering consultancy, data analytics and field services.

At Crowder, we offer flexible start/end times, hybrid working options, career development opportunities and contributory pension scheme to our valued employees.

We have many social events through the year such as our summer adventure weekend away in the Lake District, charity bake sales, evening socials and weekly football games, plus much more.

From time to time we will advertise, on this page, vacancies we are looking to fill but we always welcome CVs or you can register interest in the form below.

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Assistant Leakage Technician - Cumbria

We have an exciting opportunity for an individual who is looking to kick start their engineering career, to join our field-based team working across Cumbria. As part of the role, you will be supported to develop your expertise in the analysis, reporting and management of water supply and distribution networks. You will be provided with all the training and support you need to progress from Assistant Leakage Technician to a qualified Leakage Engineer, gaining solid technical engineering experience.

As an Assistant Leakage Technician, the work will be outdoors in both urban and rural areas conducting manual surveys of all water network assets in an allocated area looking for leaks on the water main. Then planning and conducting follow up investigations based on your findings, pinpointing the leak and reporting it to the water utility for repair. Working both in pairs and alone as appropriate.

The role will be field-based and involve surveying water mains to detect leakage and network validation. The work may include but is not limited to:

  • Carrying out leakage detection surveys and investigations
  • Using specialist equipment to pinpoint leak locations underground, such as correlators
  • Setting up and deploying acoustic and hydrophone loggers on fittings in the water network
  • Checking the status of valves on the water network
  • Network monitoring and verification using flow and pressure logging equipment
  • Flow logging domestic and industrial customers
  • Conducting flow and pressure tests on the network
  • Conducting unaccounted for water investigations

You will gain practical skills, knowledge and hands-on experience by working alongside our experienced team and following a structured training plan, including courses delivered by industry leaders. This entry level position offers opportunities to pursue both engineering and technical field operations pathways. Through practical and vocational qualifications, theoretical training, CPD and professional qualifications leading to chartership if desired.

 

The Package

As an Assistant Leakage Technician, you will benefit from:

  • A starting salary of £22,500 per annum with annual progression
  • Employer contributory pension scheme
  • Annual leave entitlement that increases with length of service
  • Comprehensive training and career development opportunities
  • Van, equipment, PPE and training

You will be employed on a permanent contract, working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

 

Our Requirements – Assistant Leakage Technician
  • Motivation to work outdoors, year-round in all weather conditions
  • Full clean UK driving licence
  • Physically fit and able to lift and manoeuvre equipment
  • A willingness to travel – while based primarily in Cumbria, there may be opportunities for work elsewhere in the UK (Yorkshire and Southern England), as well as internationally
  • Excellent communication skills and a customer focused attitude
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills
Desirable but not essential
  • Completed a higher level education course, ideally in Engineering, Environmental or Science.
  • Experience of working outdoors
  • An understanding of water networks would be beneficial.

All applications for this Assistant Leakage Technician vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

Job Ref: 02/2024

To apply send your CV and cover letter to jobs@crowderconsult.co.uk or submit on this web page, ensuring you quote the job reference.

 

Junior Software Engineer

We are looking for junior software engineers or computer science graduates to join our development team and help drive forward the ambitious roadmap for our cloud-based solutions and services. We want candidates who are enthusiastic about the latest software trends and technologies and have a willingness to learn, progress and grow within the team.

The Role – Graduate/Junior Software Engineer

As a Software Engineer, you’ll work with some of the latest technologies and be involved in the end-to-end software development life cycle. You’ll carry out requirements analysis working closely with our in-house domain experts; designing, developing, and testing components, APIs, and applications; monitoring and supporting operational systems and implementing dev-ops best practice and researching new technologies, prototyping, and bringing innovation to our solutions.

What We Do
  • Provide innovative solutions to the water industry
  • Develop cloud, enterprise, web and mobile solutions
  • Integrate, process, and analyse data from many corporate and third-party systems
  • Design complex data science and advanced analytics solutions
  • Develop extensive reporting, data mining and visualisation tools
  • Employ cloud and other cutting-edge technology to solve real industry problems 
The Package

As a Junior or Graduate Software Engineer, you’ll benefit from:

  • A starting salary of £28,000 or higher (dependent upon your experience, skills, and qualifications)
  • Permanent contract, working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with flexible start times between 8am and 10am and finish times between 4:30pm and 6:30pm
  • Employer contributory pension scheme
  • Annual leave entitlement that increases with length of service

We’re based in central Birkenhead, easily accessible with great transport links. There are hybrid working options available with a split of on-premise and home working.

Our Requirements – Graduate or Junior Software Engineer

You should be enthusiastic about the latest software trends and technologies and have a willingness to learn, progress and grow within the team. You’ll also have:

  • Degree level education in relevant subject or equivalent experience
  • Experience of a high-level programming language (Java, Python, NodeJS, TypeScript, C#)
  • Appreciation of Software Development practices and design (OOAD, DDD, TDD, patterns)

Although not essential, exposure to any of the following would be advantageous:

  • Developing desktop, web, or mobile applications
  • Cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, GCP, Serverless, Containers)
  • Web technologies (REST API, HTML5, JavaScript, Angular, React)
  • Database technologies (Oracle, MySQL, Mongo, DynamoDB, etc)
  • DevOps Practices and Tools (Configuration as code, CI/CD, Docker)
  • Experience of working in an agile environment

All applications for this Junior Software Engineer vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

Job Ref: 03/2024

To apply send your CV and cover letter to jobs@crowderconsult.co.uk or submit on this web page, ensuring you quote the job reference.

Junior DevOps Engineer

We are looking for junior DevOps engineers to join our development team and help drive forward the ambitious roadmap for our cloud-based solutions and services. We want candidates who are enthusiastic about the latest software trends and technologies and have a willingness to learn, progress and grow within our team.

The Role – Graduate/Junior DevOps Engineer

As a DevOps Engineer, you’ll work with cross functional teams to support our software development process. You'll be involved in automating maintenance and deployment through Infrastructure as Code practices, as well as ensuring systems are scalable and secure. Your role will monitor and support operational systems as we implement and improve DevOps best practices and processes. You will be required to research new technologies and processes as we're always growing in our knowledge and expertise. During your onboarding process, a dedicated mentor will be available to provide guidance. You will also receive in-house training and support for obtaining relevant certifications.

What We Do
  • Provide innovative solutions to the water industry
  • Develop cloud, enterprise, web and mobile solutions
  • Integrate, process, and analyse data from many corporate and third-party systems
  • Design complex data science and advanced analytics solutions
  • Develop extensive reporting, data mining and visualisation tools
  • Employ cloud and other cutting-edge technology to solve real industry problems 
The Package

As a Junior/Graduate DevOps Engineer, you’ll benefit from:

  • A starting salary of £28,000 or higher (dependent upon your experience, skills, and qualifications)
  • Permanent contract, working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with flexible start times between 8am and 10am and finish times between 4:30pm and 6:30pm
  • Employer contributory pension scheme
  • Annual leave entitlement that increases with length of service

We’re based in central Birkenhead, easily accessible with great transport links. There are hybrid working options available with a split of on-premise and home working.

Our Requirements – Graduate/Junior DevOps Engineer

You should be enthusiastic about the latest software trends and technologies and have a willingness to learn, progress and grow within the team. You’ll also have:

  • Degree level education in relevant subject or equivalent experience
  • Experience in or understanding of cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Experience of relevant programming or scripting languages (e.g. Python)
  • Understanding of DevOps Practices and Tools (Configuration as code, CI/CD)
  • Exposure to Software Development practices
  • Exposure to version control systems

All applications for this Junior DevOps Engineer vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

Job Ref: 04/2024

To apply send your CV and cover letter to jobs@crowderconsult.co.uk or submit on this web page, ensuring you quote the job reference.

Graduate Project Engineer

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Engineering team based in our Head Office in Birkenhead, Wirral. We are looking for motivated and ambitious Engineering graduates to progress from Project Engineers, where a solid technical engineering basis will be established, through to future leaders and managers within our organisation. Our services focus on the planning, monitoring, analysis, performance, modelling and operational aspects of water and sewer networks. We’re based in Central Birkenhead (Merseyside), easily accessible with great transport links, with some homeworking available.

The Role

The exciting opportunities are available within one of our dynamic project teams, where you will work on a wide range of consultancy projects for major water utilities across the UK and overseas, whilst also having the opportunity to work on the development and implementation of the Netbase system as we expand into overseas markets. You will be supported to develop expertise in the analysis, reporting and management of water supply and distribution networks.

You’ll be employed on a permanent contract, working full time Monday to Friday, 7.5 hours a day with flexible start times available between 8am and 10am, and finish times between 4:30pm and 6:30pm.

The Package

As a Graduate Project Engineer, you’ll benefit from:

  • A starting salary between £26,500 to £29,000 (dependent upon your experience, skills, and qualifications)
  • Permanent contract, working 37.5 hours per week
  • Employer contributory pension scheme
  • Option for flexible working days
  • Annual leave entitlement that increases with length of service

We’re based in central Birkenhead, easily accessible with great transport links. There are hybrid working options available with a split of on-premise and home working.

Our Requirements

  • An Engineering, Science, Mathematics or Environmental related degree
  • Excellent numeracy, computer and organisational skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills with the ability to generate new and exciting solutions
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, to effectively liaise across teams and departments
  • A full UK driving licence
  • Self-motivated, with an eagerness to learn and be highly driven with a proactive approach to work

All applications for this Graduate Project Engineer vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

Job Ref: 05/2024

To apply send your CV and cover letter to jobs@crowderconsult.co.uk or submit on this web page, ensuring you quote the job reference.

 

Hybrid Graduate Engineer Swindon

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Engineering and Field Technician team based in our Swindon regional office. We are looking for motivated and ambitious Engineering graduates to progress from Project Engineers, where a solid technical engineering basis will be established, through to future leaders and managers within our organisation.

The Role

As a Graduate Project Engineer, you will be joining a multi-skilled, specialist team with advanced knowledge of the latest technology and equipment, delivering results to the highest degree of accuracy.

Your role will be both office and field-based, which will enable you to develop expertise in a range of areas, including operational activities such as leak detection, asset verification and flow and pressure logging, as well as in the analysis, reporting and management of water supply and distribution networks.

You’ll gain practical skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience by working alongside our experienced team and following a structured training plan to become an expert in the field of water network consultancy services. Based predominantly in Swindon, you will also have the opportunity to work in areas like the bustling city of London and the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds.

You’ll be employed on a permanent contract, working full time Monday to Friday, 7.5 hours a day with flexible start times available between 8am and 10am, and finish times between 4:30pm and 6:30pm.

The Package

As a Hybrid Graduate Engineer, you’ll benefit from:

  • A starting salary between £26,500 to £29,000 (dependent upon your experience, skills, and qualifications)
  • Permanent contract, working 37.5 hours per week
  • Employer contributory pension scheme
  • Option for flexible working days
  • Annual leave entitlement that increases with length of service

Our Requirements

  • An Engineering, Science, Mathematics or Environmental related degree
  • Excellent numeracy, computer and organisational skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills with the ability to generate new and exciting solutions
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, to effectively liaise across teams and departments
  • A full UK driving licence
  • Self-motivated, with an eagerness to learn and be highly driven with a proactive approach to work  

All applications for this Hybrid Graduate Engineer Swindon vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

Job Ref: 06/2024

To apply send your CV and cover letter to jobs@crowderconsult.co.uk or submit on this web page, ensuring you quote the job reference.