Asset Performance Advisor - 11266

South East
Farnham , Oxford
Osney Yard, Goldcrest House
Staff Grade 5
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Operational Delivery
You’ll play a key role in managing the Environment Agency’s range of flood defence assets in Thames area. You will be involved with the whole life of a river system from the creation of new structures, through to the maintenance, inspection and ongoing review of engineering performance. A critical element of the whole life cycle is incident management ensuring that our structures are capable of performing to their design criteria during flood events
From sluice gates to embankments, locks to weirs, culverts and pumping stations as well as routine river maintenance work. The work is varied and will include data and financial management, specification and review of works, management of construction projects and comprehensive asset maintenance as well as liaison with public and professional organisations.
The role includes a good mix of office and site work. You will also be trained in incident response and you will fulfil an incident management duty role which can involve organising personnel, supervising work and working in our incident room.
You’ll work in an Asset Performance team as a technical leader to help us manage flood risk asset maintenance activities along the River Thames. The number and type of assets we manage is increasing and we need someone who is versatile to help us manage this by using available data to prioritise repair and recondition our assets. You will be self-motivating and capable of identifying opportunities to maximise our delivery capability and identify future work.
The Environment Agency can offer you a great environment to use your engineering skills. You will have worked for an asset management client organisation or contractor and have delivered projects for them or supervised delivery of work. From your work and/or qualifications you will have experience of engineering and allied work and be able to manage multiple pieces of work/projects at the same time. You will be comfortable working within a team and on your own.
You should have:
• Project Management experience
• Engineering qualification and practical experience
• Safety, Health & Environment experience and awareness
• Strong IT skills, e.g. CAD,
• Excellent communication skills
• Commitment to your own personal development and developing & mentoring others
• Full driving licence
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. We provide excellent learning and development opportunities and encourage all staff to become members of their relevant professional body, which is paid for. There is potential to progress an engineering career in complex river system and structure management, and would be ideal for I Eng. or aspiring C Eng. or candidates with a strong understanding of engineering principles. Frequent business travel is required for which a lease car will be provided.

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07/07/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Achieves Results
Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results.

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Can you give an example where you have delivered a project or piece of work that you are proud of and give reasons why it made you proud?
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions.

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Can you give an example of a time where you have had to make a really important decision within a tight time frame and what was the outcome, whether it was positive or negative?
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Addresses the needs of internal and external customers, provides rapid and effective responses.

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Can you tell us about a time when you had manage a contentious issue with a customer or partner organisation? How did you handle the situation and what was the outcome?
Health and Safety Management
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Can you explain the roles within a project team on a project that falls within the regulations of Construction Design Management? Also tell us of your experience within any of these roles.
Full UK 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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