Area Asset Management Officer G4 - 18274

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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 4
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Administration / Corporate Support, Engineering, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Research
£28,785
As a member of the Area Asset Management Team you will be helping to deliver a wide variety of work to ensure we have the right flood and coastal erosion 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 better understand our asset base.

You will lead on a geographical patch and have ownership of the performance of those assets. Within your patch, you’ll be responsible for a variety of activities such as:

• planning the delivery of routine maintenance.;
• responding to customer enquiries;
• developing projects where assets need investment to bring them up to the required engineering condition; and
• contributing to incident preparedness.

You will use your excellent communication skills to liaise with a range of internal colleagues such as our field teams, external organisations such as Local Authorities and with customers who require help/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 Area Asset Management. 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.
We're seeking individuals with a passion for asset management and a drive to better protect our communities at flood risk. We’re looking for people with project management skills and / or asset management experience, preferably with relevant work experience in the water environment.

Ideally, you'll have an engineering or science background or be able to demonstrate comparable technical knowledge and work experience. Please don’t be put off applying if you don’t have a degree - we also value practical experience in the water environment.

Formal qualifications in civil engineering, project management; data and information management (e.g. GIS); and experience of undertaking works in accordance with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 are advantageous.

Other key requirements for this job include excellent communication skills; proficiency in data and information management; undertaking work in accordance with health and safety requirements; team-working; and focussing on our customers and partners.
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
Assets Management
Descriptions: Constructs, maintains and operates assets.

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 be responsible for managing a suite of flood and coastal erosion risk assets (e.g. walls, embankments, outfalls, penstocks, debris screens etc.) within a geographical patch.

Q) Using a work based example, please tell us about your knowledge and experience of managing assets in a water environment?
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.

In Area Asset Management, we use a wide variety of data sources (e.g. flood modelling, topographic survey, intrusive survey etc.) to make informed decisions about the type and frequency of maintenance required to keep our flood and coastal erosion risk assets at the required condition.

Q) Using a work based example, please tell us about your experience of manipulating and interrogating large and complex datasets? How did you analyse the data and use the results to make an informed decision?
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.

In Area Asset Management, we communicate with a wide range of people from various teams within the Environment Agency, our professional partners and local communities. Our communication methods may be face to face, over the telephone, in writing (such as e-mail, letters, newsletters etc.) and representing the Environment Agency at public meetings.

Q) Using a work based example, please tell us about a time when you’ve communicated a difficult message to someone. How did you select the method of communication? How did you ensure the message landed well?
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Descriptions: 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’ll be tasked with making decisions over maintenance of our flood and coastal erosion risk assets including organising for repairs to be carried out when defects are reported. Sometimes, these decisions have to be made at pace or using partial or incomplete evidence.

Q) Using a work based example, please tell us about a time when you had to make a decision at pace or based upon incomplete information. What were the factors you took into account in your decision-making? What was the outcome of the decision?
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 Management
Sustainability
CDM
Contract Management
GIS
Health & Safety
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.