Job location:  ICRA – Catalan Institute for Water Research, Girona (Spain)

Number of positions available: 1

Expected start: December 2022

Temporal Position. The position is for 18 months (approximately)

Gross Annual Salary package: 24.000-30.999 € (to be determined according to the candidate’s experience, aptitudes and skills).

El proyecto GiroNat cuenta con el apoyo de la Fundación Biodiversidad del Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica y el Reto Demográfico (MITECO) en el marco del Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia (PRTR), financiado por la Unión Europea NextGenerationEU.



Are you passionate about hydraulic engineering and their application to solve environmental problems? Did you have a engineering degree (or even a master's degree or a PhD) where hydraulic engineering was one of the core subjects? Are you enthusiastic about applying what you've learned to the environmental sector? Then, continue reading...We are recruiting a hydraulic engineer in our research team. ICRA is an international reference center (top 10) in the study of the urban water cycle with 100 employees. We currently have more than 20 national and international projects underway with multidisciplinary teams. If you are the selected candidate, you will join the national project GiroNat (funded by the Next Generation Programme), which aims to bring nature to our cities. You will be in charge of the development of a hydraulic mathematical model (using SWMM) of the sewer system of Girona; the model then will be used to simulate strategies to reduce water runoff to the sewers and strategies to reduce combined sewer overflows to rivers during rain events. There is an initial version of the model but needs to be expanded to cover hot spots in the Girona sewer network. You will join a team of 1 environmental engineer, 3 environmental scientists, 1 geographer and 1 computer scientist. You will learn to apply your theoretical knowledge on hydraulic engineering to a real case study that generates local impact in Girona, and you will receive training in experimental analysis, programming and process optimization. This is a period during which you will gain experience in a reference research center with excellent international connections.



You will be in charge of the development of a hydraulic model that allows to simulate flows in sewers of urban areas.



Must have – Required

Research Field or Field of knowledge:

Hydraulic engineering.


Qualifications and Education Level:

BsC related to hydraulic engineering.



Urban drainage simulation using hydraulic software (e.g. SWMM), GIS and data analysis (R or Python).


Required Languages:

Spanish, Catalan and English.


Required Experience:

More than 24 months, having a BsC, Master or PhD.



MsC or PhD where hydraulic engineering was a core subject.



Working conditions: Employed in compliance with Spanish legislation and regulations. Employees receive the benefits of the Spanish Social Security system covering sickness, maternity/paternity leaves and injuries at work.

International Environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious international research institution and become a member of a young and growing team.

Continuous training in a high-quality environment.



All Applications must be contain:

Motivation letter.

DNI or NIE (valid and with work permit in Spain). If you do not have a NIE, please attach a statement that you commit to take the necessary steps to obtain a work and residence permit in Spain.

Academic qualifications

At least 1 recommendation letter is desirable.


Deadline for Applications:

Send the required documents to call@icra.cat indicating ref. “RT_GiroNat” in the subject of the email.

The deadline to submit the required documentation is October 17th 2022.


Selection process:

In accordance with the OTM-R principles, a gender-balanced recruitment panel is formed for every vacancy at the beginning of the process. After reviewing the content of the applications, the panel will start the interviews. A profile questionnaire as well as a technical exercise may be required during the process.


In ICRA we are committed to maintaining and developing a work environment in which the values and principles of our organization are respected and equal opportunities between women and men be promoted in each of the areas in which we operate, not tolerating discrimination based on criteria such age, sex, marital status, race, ethnicity, disabilities, political leanings or sexual orientation. 

Recruitment will be carried out as provided for in Article 15 of Royal Legislative Decree 1/1995 of 24 March passing the text of the Workers' Statute Act, in accordance with the provisions of Article 2 of Royal Decree 2720/98 of 18 December (B.O.E. 8 January 1999), Act nº 12/2001 of July 9 (B.O.E. 10 July) and concordant regulations.

The principle of equality between men and women is taken into account, in accordance with Article 14 of the Spanish Constitution, the EU Directive of 9 February 1976 and the provisions of the Agreement of the Council of Ministers of March 4, 2005, passing the Plan for gender equality in the General State Administration.

Universal accessibility for persons with disabilities is taken into account, in accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 1 of Act nº 51/2003 of 2 December on equal opportunities, and 5% of vacancies are reserved provided the candidates pass the selection processes and are able to accredit disability and compatibility in performing the tasks so that we will progressively reach 2% of the total workforce.

Basic information on Data Protection

Responsible: Fundació Institut Català de Recerca de l’Aigua (ICRA); Purpose: The selection of candidates for current and future jobs offered by our organization; Rights: You have the right to access, rectify and delete the data, as well as other rights indicated in the additional information; Additional information: You can consult the additional and detailed information on Data Protection on our website: http://www.icra.cat/politica-de-privacidad



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