Modelling and Forecasting Team Member - 11289

1
South East
Worthing
Guildbourne House
Staff Grade 3
Fixed Term
Full Time
Operational Delivery, Risk Management, Science, Other
£22,792 (pro-rata)
From modelling flood risk along our rivers to developing new flood forecasting approaches, you’ll solve complex problems, overcome challenges and develop your technical skills within our world class flood risk service.

You will join our technical induction programme to learn how to develop, review, and assure models. You will develop your technical knowledge and experience along the way. This will also include participating in teams undertaking Modelling and Forecasting projects.

You will support the flood monitoring and forecasting activities of Worthing Centre and assure the data that we rely on to understand and improve our detailed models.
Evidence and Risk provides leadership, technical expertise and specialist advice on building, running and analysing detailed mathematical models. The outputs are used to describe flood risk, provide the evidence for determining potential impacts on communities and inform flood risk management and incident management decisions.

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

• An awareness and / or experience in river modelling and/or flood forecasting or a related field.
• You will be highly computer literate
• An awareness and preferably knowledge of GIS software packages
• You will be able to work under pressure and be skilled at making decisions and acting on them
• You will demonstrate skills in influencing and persuading people
• You will have an awareness of data management and standards and their role within your work
• You will have experience in prioritising work / projects and the ability to manage your own workload
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 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: paul.costelloe@environment-agency.gov.uk or 02030257203.

17/07/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
12 months
Achieves Results
Describe a scenario when you were required to maximise your work output and persevere through challenges to achieve a successful outcome for a project / work task

How did you approach the project /work task?
What challenges did you overcome?
What was the result?
Numerical Modelling and Forecasting
We want to know about your experience with or interest in hydrological/hydraulic flood modelling or flood forecasting - as these are the areas of expertise of our department. Please tell us about any work or training you have undertaken and/or skills you have in these fields or why you are interested to work in a department that covers these specialities.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
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?
What was the result?
Communicates Effectively
Describe a time when you have had to communicate a complex topic involving a range of different methods.

What was the topic?
How did you consider the needs of your audience?
How did you ensure the communication was 2-way?
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.

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