Water Land and Biodiversity Asset Management Lead - 9676

1
South East
West Malling
Orchard House
Staff Grade 5
Fixed Term
Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share, Part Time Term Time, Compressed Hours
Operational Delivery
£34,879 (pro-rata)
The Environment Agency, protect and improve the environment for both people and wildlife.

Working with the Water Land and Biodiversity (WLB) Asset Management Programme Team and wider business leads, you will co-ordinate and support the delivery of the asset management programme in our Kent and South London area.

Your role will be to implement actions in the Strategic Asset Management Plan to ensure our monitoring and operational assets are safe, effective and resilient.

You will work with National/Area teams ensuring our WLB outcomes for assets are better understood by providing technical advice on asset condition and identifying ways to improve sustainability and resilience of these assets. This includes, establishing an inventory of local assets, continually maintaining and updating this dataset to comply with our data standards.

In addition, you will need to ensure that operational manuals, asset maintenance and investment plans reflect our business priorities. You may also be expected to support the Senior User for asset maintenance, refurbishments and development of new assets to ensure WLB outcomes are safeguarded.

A key outcome of this role will be the delivery of local asset management plans, contingency plans and the implementation of minimal technical requirements for our strategically important assets.
Working in the Kent and South London area you will report to the Area Environment Manager lead for Monitoring and your workload will be guided by the local Programme Team.

We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working for all our vacancies and encourage you to include any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.
You may have worked for an asset management organisation or contractor and been directly involved in projects or the delivery of asset maintenance work. From your work and/or qualifications you will have experience of asset maintenance and repair projects. In addition to be able to manage a varied workload. Exposure to engineering projects is desirable.

You should ideally have:
• Practical experience of whole life asset management
• Health, Safety & Environmental experience and awareness
• Allocation and investment knowledge
• The ability to deliver through others
• Engineering qualification and/or practical experience (environmental, civil, mechanical/electrical)
• Project / programme Management experience
• Understanding of Construction Design Management (CDM)
• Comfortable using information technology and associated software, ideally GIS tools

First-class communication skills are a must and it’s important that you’re skilled at managing multiple priorities.
You’ll be an intelligent problem solver too, with a methodical work approach.
Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 23:55 hours 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. As part of your comprehensive induction you will also be provided with all the equipment required for your role. The Environment Agency offer an extensive range of employee benefits For further information about the role please contact Christopher Di Marco on 02084747194 or by email christopher.dimarco@environment-agency.gov.uk This roles is offered as an 18 month fixed term contract. Interviews are expected to take place w/c 11 February.
Basic Check
18 month contract
Influences and Persuades Others
Please provide an example of a time you have delivered the below competency (Please note your answer will be used for interview selection):

Presenting a case in a convincing and attractive way that will win people over, encouraging them to follow plans willingly; often succeeding where logic and reason alone would fail.

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Please can you give example(s) of how you have influenced and persuaded others in convincing way so that they follow or accept your proposals? Please explain the techniques used?
Asset Systems Management
Please provide an example of a time you have delivered the below competency (Please note your answer will be used for interview selection):

Identifies standards of performance for asset systems and solutions to required improvements in levels of performance

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Please can you give example(s) of how you have managed and maintained assets and asset systems to achieve and improve the level of performance
Programme and Project Management
Please provide an example of a time you have delivered the below competency (Please note your answer will be used for interview selection):

Selects, plans and manages contractors, programmes or events to achieve a set of Environment Agency objectives cost-effectively.

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Please can you give example(s) of how you have managed programmes or projects to achieve a desired objective which demonstrates your ability to plan, assess and deliver the outcome?
Data and Information Management
Please provide an example of a time you have delivered the below competency (Please note your answer will be used for interview selection):

Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes.

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Please can you give example(s) of how you have collected, analysed, managed and reported data for asset management purposes
A full UK driving license is required for this role.
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.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.