Flood Asset Maintenance & Engineering Coordinator - 7034

East Midlands, East of England, London, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Bedford , Bideford , Blandford Forum , Bodmin , Brampton , Bridgwater , Chelmsford , Colchester , Ely , Exeter , Ipswich , Kettering , Launceston , Lincoln , London, Norwich , Penrith , Preston , Rye , Sale , Seaford , Sevenoaks , Warrington , Welwyn Garden City , West Malling
Bedford Depot, Brampton Office, Lutra House, Ghyll Mount, Sir John Moore House, Pennygillam Depot, Manley House, Chelmsford Office, Dragonfly House, Iceni House, Rivers House Kelvedon, Rye (Scots Float) Office, Orchard House, Kettering Depot, Nene House, Rivers House Blandford, Rivers House Bridgwater, Thames Barrier SE18 5NJ, Alchemy, Bessemer Road, AL7 1HE, Ceres House, 2 Searby Rd, LN2 4DT
Staff Grade 4
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery
£27,138 (pro-rata)
We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment.

You will be part of a diverse organisation which takes pride in welcoming applicants from all sections of the community.

With around 7,000km of flood defences on rivers and 22,000 flood defence structures, some as complex as the Thames Barrier, maintaining our flood defences is just as important as constructing new ones.

The role is extremely varied and will include delivering construction projects and maintaining a range of flood defence structures.

You will manage a range of the Environment Agency’s flood defence structures including; sluices, flood walls, embankments, gates, trash screens, culverts and pumping stations as well as routine river maintenance work.

The work is varied and includes; maintenance specification and review of works, management of construction projects and comprehensive maintenance, dealing with the public and professional organisations and data and financial management.

A key part of the role is assisting with incident response and you will fulfil a flood risk management duty role which can involve deployment of demountable defences, organising personnel and supervising work

Do you want to make a difference to people’s lives? Join us to help protect even more homes and businesses from future flooding.
You will work in an experienced and friendly team that manage flood risk maintenance activities and interact with diverse customers.

Our Asset Performance teams make sure that all assets are inspected, surveyed, assessed, maintained and operated in a safe and effective manner to reduce flood risk for people and property.

We also ensure that flood risk is managed by others, often inspecting assets and encouraging intervention if required.

Closing Date: 24th January 2018 at 23:55hrs
You may have worked for an asset management organisation, or contractor that manages field or site based assets. Your experience and/or training means you have been directly involved in asset repair projects or the delivery of asset maintenance work.

In addition to be able to manage a varied workload. Exposure to engineering projects is desirable.

You should ideally have:
• Practical experience in managing assets, ideally within the flood risk sector
• Health, Safety & Environmental experience and awareness
• Engineering qualification and/or practical experience (environmental, civil, mechanical/electrical)
• Project Management experience
• Understanding of Construction Design Management (CDM)
• Comfortable using information technology and associated software, ideally GIS tools

Effective communication skills are a must and it’s important that you’re skilled at managing multiple priorities. You’ll be an intelligent problem solver too, with a methodical work approach.

A full UK driving license is required for this role.
Everyone starting in a new role with the Environment Agency will be welcomed into the team and given all of the training and support you need to develop and succeed.

As part of your comprehensive induction you will also be provided with all the equipment required for your role.

There are also many fully funded opportunities to develop further academic/professional qualifications.

The Environment Agency offer an extensive range of employee benefits

For further information on this role, the employee benefits and the work of the Environment Agency, please download the candidate pack.

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

These vacancies are a mixture of permanent and fixed term contract opportunities

Interviews are scheduled to take place from week commencing February 26.

24/01/2018, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Asset Systems Management
Please note that your answers will be used for interview selection

This role is key to delivering construction projects and maintaining the Environment Agency’s range of flood defence structures.

Please describe when you have worked on an asset management or engineering project
What was the project?
Describe the key engineering challenges?
What was improved as a result of this project?
Influences and Persuades Others
Please note that your answers will be used for interview selection

Asset Performance teams are required to engage with land owners and the public. You will be required to present a case to customers that is convincing and attractive, whilst addressing any questions.

Please provide an example of a time where you have had to influence others to gain acceptance of your plans or ideas

What approach did you take and why?
How did you deal with any objections?
What was the outcome?
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Please note that your answers will be used for interview selection

Asset Performance teams ensure that flood defences in your area are fit for purpose

Provide an example of a time when you had to pick a preferred approach to a problem from a range of options.
How did you assess all the different options?
What made you chose the preferred option?
What was the result?
Achieves Results
Please note that your answers will be used for interview selection

To achieve Flood and Coastal Risk management targets, requires the setting of high standards and the ability to organise and prioritise work.

Please describe when you have had to deliver a challenging piece of work;
What was the piece of work?
What was your approach?
What was the result?
A Full UK Driving License
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.