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Lutra Consulting have a wide range of skills, close ties with the QGIS development community and a strong background in the flood risk industry.

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Registered Office
Lutra Consulting
23 Chestnut Close
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 8HN

Saber Razmjooei

Saber holds a BEng in Irrigation and Drainage and an MSc in Water Resources Technology and Management. In his previous roles, he has worked as a senior water resources consultant. With over 9 years of experience, he specialises in hydraulic modelling, hydrological studies and GIS.

Saber has worked with a number of engineering consultants across England and Wales to deliver flood risk mapping for the Environment Agency. He has extensive knowledge of hydraulic modelling and river engineering and works with modelling software packages such as ISIS, MIKE 11, HEC-RAS, TUFLOW, ANUGA and InfoWorks.

Saber has managed and provided specialist input for 1D and 2D river modelling work in a wide range of flood risk assessments and flood risk management projects. He is a specialist in GIS solutions, including WebMapping, geodatabases and desktop GIS. Particular areas of expertise include modelling, flood risk assessments, flood risk management strategies (SFRM) and flood mapping.

Peter Wells

Peter holds a degree in Civil Engineering with Computing from the University of Surrey and has years of experience in the fields of hydraulic modelling, software development and GIS.

He first became interested in using Open Source GIS (GRASS GIS) early in his career for post-processing outputs from hydraulic models which led him onto the path of Open Source GIS software development. Peter is especially interested in software optimisation and parallelisation.

Peter now works closely with clients to better understand their requirements and to develop solutions which best match their needs. Where software development is sought, he enjoys defining requirements together with the users and seeks to leverage the power of existing free and open source software (FOSS) technologies where possible.

Peter enjoys tackling analytical problems and has a particular interest in tackling large-scale GIS analyses in a parallel manner using PostGIS.

He has written a number of Python plugins for QGIS and enjoys teaching others to do the same. Peter runs Lutra’s courses in PostGIS and Python.

Martin Dobias

Martin has been involved in the QGIS project as a core developer since 2005. His contributions include the introduction of Python support, advanced vector layer cartography and expression engine. He is also the main author of the PyQGIS cookbook, a resource that serves as a programming guide for QGIS plugin developers. He has participated in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program a number of times, both as a student and mentor.

Martin holds an MSc in Computer Science from Charles University, Prague. In his previous roles he authored several desktop and mobile applications for spatial data analysis as well as various web applications. In his role as our CTO, he oversees software architecture and user interface design. Martin’s other professional interests range from low-level topics such as the design of operating systems to solving complex algorithmic problems.

Martin leads our recruitment.

Peter Petrik

Peter holds an MSc in Mathematical Modelling in Physics and Technology from Charles University, Prague.

His previous roles included modelling of fluid flow and combustion in engines and numerical simulation of cavitation processes. Peter has interests in real-time software development, computational fluid dynamics, numerical simulations and optimization. He has also passion for teaching and discussing physics.

Radoslaw Pasiok

Radek holds an Msc in Civil Engineering from the Wroclaw University of Technology.

He has developed several QGIS plugins. One of the plugins is RiverGIS, replicating HEC-GeoRAS functionalities in QGIS.

Radek is specialized in hydraulic modelling, GIS and high-level languages programming. For the last 15 years he has created hundreds of river flow models using HEC-RAS, Mike by DHI and OpenTelemac.

Radek is an enthusiast and advocate of free and open source software.

Lukasz Debek

Lukasz holds an MSc in Geography from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin.

In the past few years he has worked as a GIS Specialist and was involved in some of the largest flood modelling projects in Poland.

As an experienced Python enthusiast, he developed several extensions, tools and plugins for proprietary and open-source GIS software platforms. Lukasz has developed “Locate points along lines” plugin for QGIS. He has also co-authored RiverGIS plugin for QGIS.

Lukasz has also developed several WebGIS applications using Python Flask framework, PostGIS and OpenLayers.

Martin Varga

Martin holds a PhD in Macromolecular Physics from Charles University, Prague.

His previous roles included scientific research (conducting experiments, data analysis and numerical simulations related to electromagnetic problems) and undergraduate teaching. Besides his scientific interests, Martin has been particularly interested in web development.

Radovan Marcek

Rado holds a degree in animation and visual art from Tomas Bata University in Zlin.

Rado’s experience includes clothes graphic design, stop motion short films and art directorship. Working as a freelancer, he now provides artistic input to a range of Lutra’s projects including website layouts and graphic design. Rado is also a co-founder of KREUS in the Czech Republic.


Giraffe is Lutra’s Microsoft Certified Professional. He enjoys coding in ActiveX and manages the team’s VB and Delphi requirements. Giraffe makes the world a better place through developing eye-catching screensavers.

Why the name Lutra?

Lutra is the name of the genus associated with the Otter subfamily. The Otter is a semi-aquatic animal, well adapted to rivers and streams which is why it struck us as the perfect familiar for an organisation with a strong footing in the water engineering and river modelling industry.

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Interested in working with us? Check out our current vacancies.


Enabling access to non-point source risk mapping tools using Open Source Software and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards : the development of the SCIMAP WebApp

Benchmarking of 2D Hydraulic Modelling Packages

Accuracy of the ISIS bridge methods for prediction of afflux at high flows: discussion from an ISIS user’s perspective

Surface Water Mapping and Flood Risk Management