Team Member 2C - Field Operations - 11007

Thames Barrier SE18 5NJ
Team Member 2
Full Time
In this rewarding role you will play an important part in maintaining defence assets that make up the Thames Barrier and associated gates. You'll be responsible to the Operations field Team Leader and will require to work alongside other operatives to undertake the civil maintenance on the Thames Barrier and associated gates, this will involve reactive and planned maintenance and you will be a member of the team operating flood gates under test and flood defence conditions.
Provide an appropriate emergency response for the Environment Agency.
Undertake all work in compliance with the Environment Agency's health and safety policies and procedures in order to minimise the risk to themselves and others.
Ensure all work is carried out with due regard to environmental and conservation needs to reduce the environmental impact.
Effective delivery of an emergency response capability for floods and environmental incidents to minimise the impact of the incident as directed.
Suggest and put forward new ideas/methods of working which improves safety, efficiency and effectiveness.
Communicate with other teams/parties to ensure full awareness of the work to be undertaken.
Operations field team form part of the maintenance team at the Thames Barrier, responsible for the reliability and efficiency of the Thames Barrier and Associated gates, machinery and equipment. The team's responsibility include minor structural repairs, minor carpentry, plumbing, painting, cleaning, structure maintenance and asset inspections as well as care of plant and equipment. The team is also heavily involved in facilities maintenance and waste management which involves electronic recording of waste streams and audits.
- Full driving licence essential.
- You'll have an enthusiastic and positive attitude to health and safety, the environment and working in a team.
- You'll be given all the training you need to further your development and skills.
- Act as a team player with good site knowledge, demonstrating a can-do attitude. Possess ability and knowledge with appropriate behaviours.
- You should have good interpersonal skills and communication skills, together with a high standard of literacy and a basic knowledge of IT.
The grade rate for this role is £20,254 + London weighting + Standby Payment.
A full driving licence is required as you'll need to drive agency vehicles in the course of a working day.
There will be a requirement to participate in a standby duty roster.
For further details please contact Amrik Lall, Operations Team Leader on 07836 511924 or by email

05/07/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Manage your health and safety
In this role you will be expected to maintain the Health, Safety and Wellbeing (HSW) of yourself and others working with you. Please tell us about your knowledge and/or experience in this, particularly around following procedures, promoting a positive HSW culture and taking action to report or improve HSW.
Field Delivery
Understands the requirements to maintain equipment to ensure reliability and efficiency and the needs to be competent to undertake maintenance and flood defence closures.
Communicates Effectively
Can be relied upon to regularly undertake all tasks required and demonstrate good practice and productivity. Works well under pressure and offers solutions to setbacks.
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.

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