Waterways Asset specialist - 8173

East Midlands, East of England
Bedford , Brampton , Ely , Kettering , Lincoln , Peterborough
Bedford Depot, Ely Office, Brampton Office, Kingfisher House, Nene House, Ceres House, 2 Searby Rd, LN2 4DT
Staff Grade 5
Full Time
The role will be quite varied. Successful candidates will work on one or more of the following:
• Delivery of revenue and capital projects, either programming and monitoring works or delivering asset repairs
• Management of information to deliver our maintenance programme via internal field teams and our contractors
• Mentoring staff
• Seeking efficiencies with the current maintenance programme.

Good communication skills are essential as the successful candidate will liaise with river users and internal staff as part of managing the navigation.
Changing and challenging priorities may mean that successful candidates are required to work in areas of challenging work outside those mentioned above.
The Waterway Asset Team consists of 5 staff members who manage the Waterway capital programme, routine revenue maintenance and repairs covering 568km of navigable rivers throughout Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. The work carried out is essential for the delivery of our statutory duties and for the safety of river users.
1. Knowledge and experience of asset inspection and maintenance.
2. Project management experience including letting/managing contracts with a good understanding of health & safety plus environmental, heritage, social and political issues.
3. Managing budgets to deliver value for money and achieve efficiencies.
4. Experience of CDM Projects. Ideally authorised to undertake the 'Client' role.
5. Monitoring the effectiveness of projects and programmes to ensure compliance with Environment Agency and partners policies, procedures, legislation and audit requirements; with particular reference to health & safety, environment and heritage issues.
6. Ability to work under pressure, to financial targets and deadlines.
7. Communication skills.
Closing date: 31st May 2018 at 23:55 hours Neil Pope neil.pope@environment-agency.gov.uk 020 3025 6129
Basic Check
Delivers Results Through Others
The maintenance of Waterways assets are all undertaken by in-house teams and external contractors.

What is your experience of managing maintenance work; how do you manage, monitor and report on the works you have requested?
Manages Self
The role delivers work and maintains data from other teams across the department and the wider business. Hence the ability to prioritise workload is a vital skill for this role.

What tools do you use to manage an ever-changing workload?
Communicates Effectively
Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.

Please provide an example of a time you have delivered this competency effectively including feedback received.
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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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This Vacancy is closed to applications.