Area Asset Management Advisor G5 - 18277

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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 5
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Administration / Corporate Support, Engineering, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery
£36,389
As an Area Asset Management Advisor you'll be responsible for leading on/helping to shape a variety of work areas, ensuring our flood risk management assets are effectively managed from cradle to grave. You'll work closely with Team Leaders and the Catchment Engineer to provide technical advice/assurance to deliver our whole life asset management. The role may include:

• Being a decision maker for our flood and coastal erosion risk management assets, and responsible for ensuring our assets meet performance and legal requirements;
• Technical leadership of other team members, assisting with their development and supporting the Team Leader with the management of the team;
• Asset management planning;
• Operational plans, including all phases of operation;
• Long Term Investment Plans;
• Contributing to the development of pipeline projects/business cases;
• Working as a Senior User ensuring our supply chain deliver the asset investment that meets the defined need;
• Leading on communications/engagement with key partners, for both the delivery of our maintenance programme and for the safe/effective operation of 3rd party assets;
• Leading on data management/improvements.

Incident management forms a crucial part of the job and you will be expected to participate in a standby/out of hours role.
Area Asset Management Teams manage the whole lifecycle of our flood and coastal erosion risk management assets, i.e. planning, delivery, maintenance, decommissioning. They are responsible for ensuring our assets are constructed, inspected, surveyed, assessed, maintained, and operated in a safe, effective, and efficient manner. We reduce flood risk to people and property by ensuring our assets operate as intended and deliver multiple benefits where required.
As a senior member of the team, you’ll have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and help harness and develop skills within other members of the team to deliver asset management activities. You will help develop technical resilience and rise to the challenge of the Environment Agency becoming leading asset managers.

Experience in civil engineering and asset management activities is essential. You will be expected to solve asset management problems and understand engineering reports and use them to inform your decision making.

You should have experience of working within a professional project or programme management environment. You should be able to show you can deliver value and benefits to the end user.

You will need a driving licence.

Desirable
Membership (or working towards membership) of an appropriate professional body such as ICE, CIWEM or IAM.
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
Asset Systems Management
Description: Produces system asset management plans that specify the asset system performance to be met. Acts as business sponsor for capital schemes and project manages smaller improvement schemes. Prepares programmes for asset improvements.

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.

Area Asset Management is about using our flood and coastal erosion risk assets to deliver value and achieve organisational objectives. As an Area Asset Management Advisor you will be responsible for the whole life asset management of flood and coastal erosion risk assets within a particular geography.

Q) Using a work based example, please tell us about how you’ve managed assets in an engineering and/or water environment to deliver value and achieve organisational objectives?
Programme and Project Management
Description: Plans, directs and co-ordinates activities to manage and implement complex interrelated projects from contract/proposal initiation to final operational stage.

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 Advisor you will be responsible for planning and managing a large programme of maintenance works to ensure our asset base delivers the benefit for which they were designed.

Q) Using a work based example, please tell us about your knowledge and experience of developing or managing a programme or complex project to achieve a set of asset management and/or engineering objectives.

Please consider:

• How did you optimise the programme or project milestones to deliver the most benefits?
Leads People
Description: Provides leadership that inspires and motivates others to achieve their personal goals and the goals of 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 Advisor you will be expected to work in partnership with the Team Leader to ensure the team accountabilities and responsibilities are delivered. You will be expected to lead the team on asset management and engineering related problems

Q) Using a work based example, please tell us about a time when you’ve shown Technical Leadership?

Please consider:
• Have you developed an area of expertise or led on a technical subject?
• How do you ensure the team deliver to the appropriate quality standards?
Achieves Results
Description: Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results.”

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 Advisor you will be expected to harness your asset management knowledge and experience to achieve results for various teams that operate the Environment Agency’s flood and coastal erosion risk assets whilst also ensuring our commitment to the environment and carbon reduction is maintained.

Q) Using a work based example, please describe a time when you’ve achieved a significant result in an engineering and/or water environment.

Please consider:
• What did you do?
• What did you achieve?
• What did you learn?
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.

Reservoir experience
PRINCE2 qulaification
Enforcement activities
De-commissioning of assets
CDM regulations
Carbon management and Reduction
IEng/CEng qualification (or working towards)
A full UK driving licence
Desirable
Membership (or working towards membership) of an appropriate professional body such as ICE, CIWEM or IAM.
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.