Asset Maintenance Operative - Lead Team Member 1 - 11258

South East
Wokingham , Hook
Ashridge Treatment Works, Hartley Wintney Stw
Lead Team Member 1
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead, supervise and deliver asset operation and maintenance activities as well as provide an appropriate emergency response. This hands on role involves leading a small team, outside in all weathers as directed by your Team leader.
This includes:-
Ensuring assets are able to operate as required and in line with training and procedures
Allocating, monitoring and carrying out work on site, using a variety of tools and equipment such as cutting grass on flood banks and clearing debris from trash screens. Providing expertise on best practice methodology and operation of equipment within own competency
Operating and maintaining more complex assets, such as pumping stations.
Coaching and mentoring Team Members and colleagues to increase skills, knowledge and experience
Assisting in the planning of maintenance programmes
Providing support to produce planned risk management documentation, producing dynamic risk management and unplanned risk management documentation for low risk incident response activities.
Leading and providing on site response to incidents inside and outside of normal working hours by participating, training and exercising in an incident standby role. Deploying sandbags, temporary barriers, mobile pumps and pollution equipment.
Our field teams protect people and the environment by maintaining and operating our flood and coastal risk management assets and responding to incidents.
Field teams predominately work outside, in or near water. With a range of technical skills they deliver watercourse maintenance, along with asset maintenance and construction projects using a variety of equipment and plant including floating plant, boats and other specialist equipment.
They support the prevention or mitigation of incidents day and night.
You should demonstrate a positive, adaptable approach and a 'can do' attitude as a team player.
Experience in maintenance tasks including the use of equipment, tools and plant is desirable (full training will be provided)
You should have an understanding of site health and safety requirements (relevant qualifications would be ideal)
Be able to use personal effectiveness to carry out tasks and answer queries effectively.
Competent in the use of IT devices, such as an iPad, and willing to learn our in-house systems.
Willing to undertake specialist/or further training when necessary.
People management skills are beneficial
We welcome applications from individuals of any age, gender or background who are looking for a change in career direction. What matters is that you want to make a real, practical contribution to protecting our environment.

For more information about the role please contact
Interviews for these roles will take place w/c 22/07/2019
For further information on this role, the work of the Environment Agency and the extensive range of employee benefits please download the candidate pack.

08/07/2019, 23:55 hours

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Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
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Health Safety & Wellbeing
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In this role you will be expected to maintain the Health, Safety and Wellbeing (HSW) of yourself and your team members that you lead. Please tell us about your knowledge and/or experience in this, particularly around following procedures, promoting a positive HSW culture within your team and taking action to report or improve HSW.
Full 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.

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.

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