Flood Modelling Advisor - 11200

South East
Staff Grade 5
Operational Delivery, Risk Management, Science, Other
£34,879 - £42,955
Develops, reviews, audits and assures fluvial flood models using technical knowledge and experience to draw conclusions and support decisions. This includes undertaking an expert technical advisor role within project teams.

Selects the most appropriate tools and techniques for hydrological assessments and advises the organisation on hydraulic modelling approaches.

Acts as a ‘point of contact’ for providing professional/technical expertise in flood modelling to the Environment Agency and partner organisations.

Provides technical leadership, coaching, mentoring and inspiration to others within Modelling and Forecasting carrying out similar activities and monitoring the delivery and productivity of team’s workload.
Our Inland teams provide leadership, technical expertise and specialist advice on building, running and analysing detailed flood models. The outputs are used to describe flood risk, provide evidence for determining potential impacts on communities and to help make incident management decisions.

We are experts in river flooding and hydrology. We support the delivery of flood incident and drought response, working closely with a range of partners, from water companies to the national Flood Forecasting Centre.
Through experience to date you will be able to demonstrate some of the following:

• You will have expert knowledge and / or considerable experience in hydraulic modelling.
• A technical lead in industry standard flood modelling and GIS software packages, highly computer literate.
• You will be able to work under pressure and be skilled at making decisions and acting on them
• Your skills in influencing and persuading people at senior levels
• Data management and standards will be part of everything you do and you will have attuned and expert analytical skills
• You will be willing to work flexibly, including taking on a suitable out of hours duty role
• Experience in prioritising high profile programmes / projects and the ability to manage your own workload and support others to balance theirs.
• Professional membership of a relevant body such as CIWEM or ICE.
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 succeed.

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

The Environment Agency offer an extensive range of employee benefits. Including generous leave entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, and flexible working patterns.

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

Please note this is one of two opportunities within the team at this grade.

For any questions relating to this role or to arrange an informal discussion, please contact: stuart.hyslop@environment–agency.gov.uk

14/07/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Achieves Results
Please note that your answers will be used for interview selection.

Describe a scenario, project or work task that you were responsible for where things did not according to the original plan. How did you anticipate issues and adapt your approach to achieve a successful outcome.

Why the work was important?
What challenges did you overcome?
Numerical Modelling and Forecasting
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Describe a scenario when you developed, reviewed, audited or assured a detailed fluvial flood model.

How did you apply your technical knowledge and experience?
What conclusions did you draw from the analysis?
How did the outcome support decision making?
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
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Describe a scenario where you have been involved in the choosing of the optimal approach to a problem from a range of options.

How were the options identified?
How did you assess all the different options?
What made you choose the preferred option?
How did you get others to support your decision?
Focuses on Customers and Partners
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Tell us about a successful working relationship you have developed with an external customer or organisation.

How did you identify the needs of this person/organisation?
What were you able to achieve as a result of this partnership?
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.