We make a difference to the environment we live in. Come and help us manage our blue infrastructure.
Do you enjoy working in a committed environment looking to improve the resilience of our highway network in the face of a changing climate?
Do you want to work within an expanding team of specialists, working collaboratively to deliver the right drainage and flood risk solutions? If yes, then this is a great opportunity to build your career with an organisation that will support and invest in you. We offer flexible home working and good travel links to the office and our regenerated town centre.
What it's like working in our team
You’ll find the Highways & Transport division a supportive and inclusive environment where colleagues enjoy teamwork and problem solving.
Whilst working with colleagues across the organisation you will experience our shared values and goals that underpin our ‘One Council’ approach.
You will be a key team member, supported along the way whilst making an impact on what we do.
You will be supported to carry out the following duties & responsibilities:
Work with technical specialist responsible for delivering the Council’s Flood Risk Management duties as Lead Local Flood Authority.
Contribute towards the development of our internal policies, procedures and standards within the specialist area of flood risk management.
Work collaboratively across the organisation to build and develop our resilience to climate change and flood risk, including how we manage our network of assets.
Respond to consultations from the Local Planning Authority (LPA) on major and minor planning applications with regard to surface water drainage.
Commission flood investigations and the preparation of flood alleviation and drainage improvement schemes.
The benefits you will experience are
- Flexible home working arrangements
- An inclusive and social working environment.
- Working in a supportive team.
- 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 an appropriate discipline, 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 and design standards. You’re also adept at analysing information and producing coherent reports and recommendations on your specialist service area.
The interview date will be confirmed.
Want to ask us a question?
For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role. Please contact:
Name: Gary Cleaver or Efua Fynn
Job Title: Reactive Maintenance Manager / Senior Engineer (Flood Risk & Drainage)
Phone Number: 01344 351391 / 01344 351170
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.
Any candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the role by assessing their circumstances against the relevant criteria.
No agencies please.