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Drainage and Flood Risk Engineer
  • Employer: Woking Borough Council
  • Reference: PLAC/22/221285
  • Published: Fri 02/12/2022, 10:02 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 18/12/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary Circa £50k plus flexible benefit up to £2,506 per annum with a vehicle allowance of £2,600 per annum.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woking, Surrey

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Drainage and Flood Risk Engineer

This is your chance to join Woking Borough Council, a Local Authority in Surrey with a focus on providing high quality services to our residents.

We are looking for a Drainage and Flood Risk Engineer to join our busy Property Services Team.

About the role

The Drainage and Flood Risk Engineer is critical role within the Property Services Team with responsibilities including:

  • The management of day to day drainage maintenance including trouble shooting flooding and surface water drainage issues.
  • Respond to consultations from the Local Planning Authority (LPA) on minor planning applications with regard to flooding and surface water drainage.
  • Designing and managing a diverse range of projects through from conception to completion. You will be given responsibility to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and to the highest standards. 
  • Commission flood investigations and the preparation of flood alleviation and drainage improvement schemes.
  • Work collaboratively across the organisation to build and develop our resilience to climate change and flood risk.
  • Engaging and consulting with a wide range of stakeholders from contractors, consultants, community groups and other government agencies on flooding and drainage matters. You will need to be comfortable with people of all levels and proactive in your approach.

About us

We are an organisation of over 300 employees, 30 Councillors and countless volunteers, working hard to deliver services cost effectively, for the residents of Woking.

The Property Services Team employee over 30 staff and with the support of our contractors are responsible for facilities management, property and estates management with a key focus on customer services and income generation.

Training and wellbeing of our employees is vitally important to us; whether it is a vocational qualification, mindfulness or mental health first aid, there are a wide range of opportunities available to you.

About you

If you have:

  •  Knowledge of the legislative framework covering flood risk, sustainable drainage and ordinary watercourses.
  • Knowledge of current best practice regarding sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS), design and calculations and policies within the Town and Country Planning regime.
  • Experience of reviewing and influencing plans relating to drainage and improving flood risk by negotiating with developers and other external partners.
  • Knowledge and skills in the use of AutoCad and Mirco Drainage software.
  • Experience of providing expert advice to a range of stakeholders.
  • Experience of assessment or design of engineering works affecting watercourses.

 For an informal discussion please contact David Loveless, Assistant Director (Property) on (01483) 743554

For further information on the responsibilities and person criteria, please see the Job Description and Person Specification documents below.

Closing date:  18 December 2022 - 23:55

Interview date: Week commencing 19th December 2022 - Panel interview & test