Trabaja en soluciones basadas en la naturaleza usando tus poderes geoespaciales ~

4 de julio de 2024

Trabaja en soluciones basadas en la naturaleza usando tus poderes geoespaciales


Since launching the platform in 2022, ZE has become the fastest growing nature project developer in the UK. We have 4000 hectares (10,000 acres) under active development and 15,000 hectares (37,000 acres) targeted for 2024 in the UK alone.

ZE works closely with local communities, government agencies and NGOs. ZE is supported by several large real-asset investors seeking to deploy $400m+ into high- quality landscapes.

Zulu Ecosystems’ mission is to regenerate natural ecosystems responsibly so that the planet so that its communities can thrive. We combine proprietary technology and domain expertise with on-the-ground relationships to mobilise landowners, investors, government bodies, and communities around large scale nature programmes.

Doing the right thing for nature and people is at the heart of our work, and we apply peer reviewed and novel scientific methods to scope, plan and support delivery of on-the-ground regeneration projects. We use high-quality science to maximise the benefits across carbon sequestration, biodiversity uplift, nature-based climate risk solutions and positive outcomes for communities. We have already delivered projects in woodland creation and peatland restoration, and are expanding our capabilities to include wetlands, grasslands, and other ecosystems.


We’re seeking an expert in flooding, hydrology or hydraulic modelling to lead the development and application of our in-house natural flood management approach, and to develop novel and scalable methods of nature-based solutions to other grand challenges in the water space.

In this role you will combine the best in academic research with industry tech to develop novel methods which allow us to mitigate flood risk by restoring ecosystems. Your models and insights will inform real-world landscape regeneration projects, help improve outcomes for biodiversity, and help address the impacts of climate change. Working closely with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and field practitioners, your work will have a real positive impact on people and the planet.

In the first instance you will modelling flood risk and natural flood management interventions at multiple spatial scales - from site and project scale, to sub-catchment, catchment scale, and landscape scales. You will build scalable modelling approaches that can be applied nationally and internationally. In the longer term, you’ll develop approaches to integrating hydrological and hydraulic models with other types of nature-based solution and landscape models (such as soils, peat and biodiversity). You’ll lead our long-term aspirations around solving drought and water risk management, replenishing natural water stores, and managing water quality.

You will:

  • Apply remote sensing data, in-situ data, and hydrological and hydraulic models to understand water dynamics at the catchment scale.
  • Co-design landscape interventions to reduce flood risk, and build new habitats in collaboration with your science team colleagues and our team of field experts.
  • Have the opportunity to ground-truth desk-based model analytics.
  • Develop partnerships and collaborations with academic research groups and other businesses in the field of flood science.
  • Contribute to improving internal models and research on biodiversity indicators and potential uplift.
  • Mentor and potentially manage junior science staff, and regular supervision of interns



  • A passion for making a positive impact on the planet and solving grand environmental challenges
  • A PhD, or equivalent level of experience, in a discipline related to hydraulic modelling, hydrology, water science, physics, remote sensing, engineering or other similar fields.
  • Experience working with hydraulic or hydrological models.
  • Experience working in Python
  • Knowledge of processing techniques and manipulation of GIS datasets: proficiency in GIS mapping data and software, and experience in geospatial data analysis.
  • Experience using relevant geospatial data types, such as LiDAR and land cover.
  • Proactive, methodical, and data-driven approach to problem-solving.
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with teams comprising different scientific and non-technical backgrounds
  • The ability to communicate complex technical topics effectively to a non-technical audience.

  • Nice to haves:
  • Postdoctoral level or equivalent industry experience in hydraulic or hydrological modelling
  • Experience or expertise in natural flood management techniques and approaches
  • Experience or expertise in natural capital assessment

Before you apply:

We will only use the personal data you provide to process your application. By emailing us your CV and covering letter, you consent to Zulu Forest Sciences using the information you have provided for recruitment purposes. Interested applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Zulu Ecosystems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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