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Temporary Drainage Engineer

Employer: Mid Sussex District Council

  • Reference: COTD975
  • Published on: Thu 03/08/2017 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 25/09/2017 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Temporary
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: £24,964 pa - £26,822 pa + Car Allowance up to £1,239 pa
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Mid Sussex District Council, Haywards Heath

Mid Sussex District Council is a dynamic, forward thinking local authority in the heart of southern England. We have clear priorities, and are proud that our service provision is consistently rated highly by the local community. We are based in easily accessible Haywards Heath at the centre of the largest opportunity for development identified in the Coast 2 Capital Strategic Economic Plan and the Greater Brighton City Deal.

As well as a number of attractive rural areas Burgess Hill and East Grinstead are two of the region’s major conurbations. Current projects include major town centre revitalisation work in these areas, which involves providing strategic advice to the Council. The Council’s recent acquisition of the Orchards Shopping Centre demonstrates a firm commitment to secure opportunities to further invest in the District.

We are a great employer to work for, situated in a glorious part of the country with great staff benefits to offer, including generous holiday, car allowance and pension. We are currently seeking a professionally qualified and skilled person to fill the following post:-

Drainage Engineer (Temp. Term 12 months) (COTD975)
Salary £24,964 pa - £26,822 pa + Car allowance up to £1,239 pa pro rata.
Applicants who wish to work part time on flexible working patterns are encouraged to apply

We are seeking to appoint a Drainage Engineer to help manage increasing Planning Consultation work.

Working as a member of our Corporate Estates and Facilities team, you will be part of the Drainage Team and responsible for assessing the drainage aspects of planning applications. You will be required to carry out site visits, condition surveys and the procurement and supervision of works to improve the Council’s drainage assets. MSDC also carry out delegated functions on behalf of the Lead Local Flood Authority.

The role involves providing technical advice and extensive liaison with colleagues in other departments and external stakeholders, so excellent communication skills are essential. An understanding of civil engineering with respect to surface water drainage would be useful but the Council is willing to consider applications from less experienced candidates. You will be expected to demonstrate that you can work well as part of the team and have a practical approach, whilst working to relevant legislation and best practice guidance.

If this role sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for we’d love to hear from you. If you would like any further information, or have any questions about the role you should contact Fiona Bishop on 01444 477074 or Or you can apply on-line.

Closing date: 25 September 2017

Interview date: 10 October 2017

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