Area Asset Management Officer G3 - 18249

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East Midlands, East of England, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Bedford , Birmingham , Blandford Forum , Bridgwater , Chichester , Darlington , Ipswich , Kettering , Kidderminster , Leeds , Lincoln , Mansfield , Newcastle , Norwich , Nottingham , Penrith , Peterborough , Preston , Reading , Sevenoaks , Wallingford , Warrington , Welwyn Garden City , West Malling , Worthing , York , Fradley
Staff Grade 3
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Administration / Corporate Support, Engineering, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery
£23,963
As a member of the Area Asset Management Team you will be helping to deliver a wide variety of work to ensure that we have the right flood risk assets in the right places and that they are in the right condition.

You will help manage our asset data to ensure it is of the best quality and can be relied upon to inform our future investment programme. This may include site work to understand our asset base, collect, analyse and interpret information on it to ensure that we can manage it well.

You will also assist other members of the team to help ensure that projects delivering new flood and coastal erosion risk management assets such as flood walls and embankments provide the most appropriate long-term solutions and are safe for us to maintain.

You will use your excellent communication skills to liaise with a range of internal colleagues such as our field teams, external organisations and individually with customers who require help or information from us.

Incident management forms a crucial part of the job and you will be expected to participate in a standby / out of hours role.
We are the Area Asset Management Team . We manage our flood and coastal erosion risk assets to reduce the impact of flooding to homes and businesses. It is our role to ensure we have the right assets, where they deliver the greatest benefit to our communities, that they are maintained to the required standard and that we can manage them efficiently throughout their life.
This role requires excellent organisational and prioritisation skills to ensure our wide asset base is maintained to the required standards using Asset, Geographical Information, and other IT systems.

You will be a team player and have the ability to make sound decisions based on data and evidence. Great verbal and written communication skills are also essential as you will be liaising with customers and a range of colleagues daily.

You may be a recent graduate or have experience with a similar organisation to us in the environmental or water sector. Experience in flood risk management, GIS systems, engineering or asset management activities is advantageous but not essential. It’s the way you can learn, adapt, communicate, use your initiative, and solve problems that will set you apart.
The Environment Agency are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce which reflects the communities we serve.

We will be holding interviews for these roles during September 2021 and more detailed information will be sent to the successful candidates.

We will endeavour to inform you of the outcome of your application at the earliest opportunity and we appreciate your understanding and patience whilst we assess applications.

For questions relating to this role, please contact ea_resourcing_project@environment-agency.gov.uk.

04/08/2021, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Communicates Effectively
Description: Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. Using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action Result) can help when formulating your answers.

As an Area Asset Management Officer you will communicate with a wide range of people both internally with colleagues and externally with customers.

Q) Using an example to illustrate your answer, please tell us about a time when you’ve had to deliver a difficult message to someone – this could be a customer, a colleague or a partner organisation. What was the situation and how did you approach it?"
Data and Information Management
Description: Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. Using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action Result) can help when formulating your answers.

Good quality data and information about our flood and coastal erosion risk assets is fundamental to us in managing them effectively.

Q) Using an example to illustrate your answer, please tell us about a time when you had to collect, analyse, interpret and manage data to make an informed decision. How did you approach it? What steps did you take?
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Description: Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. Using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action Result) can help when formulating your answers.

As an Area Asset Management Officer, you will help inform decisions about a wide variety of issues. For example, how we respond to customer enquiries. You will contribute to discussion about building new flood and coastal erosion risk assets and maintaining our existing asset base.

Q) Using an example to illustrate your answer, please tell us about a time when you had to make a decision about something to solve a problem. What were the factors you took into account in your decision-making? What was the outcome of the decision?
Manages Self
Description: Has full awareness of own strengths, weaknesses, impact and approach. Effectively organises self and takes personal responsibility for own role in the Environment Agency.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV's and your answer to the following question will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response. Using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action Result) can help when formulating your answers.

As an Area Asset Management Officer you will have a varied workload delivering multiple tasks and projects for your Team Leader and colleagues. This means you will need to be able to manage your own time effectively, be highly organised and prioritise competing demands.

Q) Using an example to illustrate your answer, please tell us how you manage your workload to ensure you deliver work on time and to the required quality standards.
Technical Skills
This question is for information only and will not be scored.

For the majority our roles you do not need any additional technical skills, but for some of the roles in our area teams we are seeking additional expertise in the technical areas specified below.

If you have one or more of the areas of technical expertise detailed below, then please provide a short statement describing your level of expertise as part of your application, otherwise please mark this section as not applicable.

Project Support
GIS
Asset Inspection
A Full UK Driving Licence
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.