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Senior Engineer Flood & Drainage
  • Employer: Bracknell Forest Council
  • Reference: PPR/21/171769
  • Published: Mon 08/11/2021, 13:45 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 30/11/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Office Hours, Flexitime, Home Flex
  • Salary: £42,465 - £47,448 incl. LWA & Car allowance
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Time Square, Bracknell , Berkshire

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Senior Engineer Flood & Drainage

We make a difference to the environment we live in. Come and help us manage our blue infrastructure.

We’re always looking for better ways of doing things. How can we make the most of our resources? Improve the resilience of our highway network in the face of a changing climate? Create new spaces our residents want to spend time in? These are just some of the things you could be looking at when you join us. You’re going to have a big impact on what we do, so you’ll be trusted to take ownership of your work. To deliver better today. And to create a better tomorrow.

Because we’re Bracknell Forest

What it's like working in our team...

It will be busy and varied working within the Highways and Transport team, you’ll also need to work with Planning teams, our Rangers, Public Open Space, and Term Maintenance Contractor too, to ensure Bracknell is delivering on its duties. Good communication skills are vital, as are the interpersonal skills it takes to work as part of a team and liaise with a wide range of professionals.

You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training...

To be the councils Lead Technical Specialist responsible for delivering the Council’s Flood Risk Management duties as Lead Local Flood Authority.

Provide technical assurance and develop internal standards, procedures and policies within the specialist area of flood risk management.

To respond to consultations from the Local Planning Authority (LPA) on major and minor planning applications with regard to surface water drainage.

To work collaboratively across the organisation to build and develop the Flood Asset Register.

Oversee the commissioning of flood investigations and manage the preparation of flood alleviation schemes and development of external funding applications for capital drainage schemes.

The benefits you will experience are...

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • An inclusive and social working environment.
  • Working in a small supportive team.
  • Home and office working balance with a great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
  • Internal sports and social club opportunities.

What we're looking for...

Great at prioritising and self-motivated individual, who is creative, innovative, and comfortable working to deadlines. Good communication skills are vital, as are the interpersonal skills it takes to work as part of a team and liaise with a wide range of professionals.

To succeed, you’ll need a degree in a appropriate discipline (e.g. civil engineering), extensive knowledge of the Floods and Water Management Act, the Land Drainage Act and drainage design and construction experience.  Confident in your ability to apply current government policies, design standards and legislation you’re also adept at analysing information and producing coherent reports and recommendations on complex subject matters.

Interviews will be held on13th December.

Want to ask us a question?

For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role.  Please contact:

Name: Gary Cleaver or Neil Mathews

Job Title: Reactive Maintenance Manager / Assistant Director, Highways & Transport

Phone Number: 01344 351391 / 01344 351163


As part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.