Claire Wasiak

Consultant Civil Engineer

Claire Wasiak

Claire is an experienced Chartered Civil Engineer, who specialises in Flood Risk Management and River and Coastal Engineering.

She has experience of working on a range of Environment Agency framework, Local Authority and private sector projects which include catchment strategies, project appraisal studies, surface water management plans, flood risk assessments, flood forecasting models and flood risk mapping studies.

Between Jun 2009 & Sep 2013 Claire took a lead role at Edenvale Young (EVY) as a specialist hydraulic modeller, with responsibilities for project management, quality assurance and IT systems. Since leaving EVY, Claire has further developed her skills and is now director of her own company CHW Engineering Ltd and is one of our highly valued consultants.

Specialist Areas


  • Assessment of flood risk for catchment strategies, project appraisal studies and flood mapping studies using Flood Modeller, ESTRY, TUFLOW and TUFLOWFV
  • Urban Pipe Network Modelling for Surface Water Management Plans
  • Environmental modelling for morphology and water quality
  • Hydraulic model reviews
  • Flood forecasting model development and rating extensions
  • Flood risk assessments in line with the NPPF in England and TAN15 in Wales
  • Hydrological estimation using FEH techniques and small catchment methods
  • Economic analysis using multi-coloured handbook damages assessment techniques
  • Spatial data analysis and management using GIS (ArcGIS, QGIS, SMS and MapInfo)
  • Automation of data processing, model runs and results viewing

Non-technical experience

  • ISO9001 Quality Manager and Internal Auditor
  • Project management
  • The development and management of important client relationships
  • Presentations at conferences
  • Delivery of training courses
  • Mentor for graduate staff
  • Management of IT systems

CHW Engineering Ltd

Claire Wasiak

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