Flood and Coastal Risk Management Advisor - 9736

South West
Blandford Forum , Bridgwater
Rivers House Blandford, Rivers House Bridgwater
Staff Grade 5
Full Time
Engineering, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery, Procurement and Contracts Management, Programme and Project Management, Strategy
Do you want to help us make the Wessex a better place to live and work? We are looking for an enthusiastic, driven and adaptable person to join the Partnership and Strategic Overview team. Your work will be conducted in a positive environment that makes staff happier; focuses on health, safety and wellbeing; encourages leadership and supports your development.

The successful candidate will be pivotal for the delivery of specific flood risk management projects, working with partners and teams within the Environment Agency to meet challenging deadlines.
You'll lead others on policies, procedures and techniques enabling them to perform effectively and efficiently at managing flood risk. You will engage with our customers and partners to provide great service whilst integrating and realising efficiencies throughout delivery of our flood risk management programme.
Working closely with other teams, you can expect to be involved in the following:
• Influencing developments
• Developing a pipeline of projects to bolster and strengthen both the existing and future programmes
• Working with public and private partners to achieve flood risk management outcomes for our communities
• Working with and supporting Local Lead Flood Authorities in the Wessex Area
• Tracking project expenditure and performance
The Partnership and Strategic Overview team (PSO) work with all Risk Management Authorities (RMA) and communities to design, develop, fund and deliver flood risk management assets to reduce flood risk to communities.

We compile, manage and use the best available evidence through our mapping, modelling and data work to inform our long term plans and investment programme. PSO provide advice for development proposals to influence the location and design of new developments.
We are looking for candidates who are preferably degree qualified in an Engineering or Environmental discipline or hold equivalent experience, ideally with strong project/programme management or planning background. You will need to demonstrate ability in the following areas:
• Strong organisational and interpersonal skills and a proven ability to communicate and influence at all levels
• Sound knowledge of project and programme management
• GIS and data analysis skills would be advantageous
• Practical approach to problem solving
• Proactive approach and fresh perspective will ensure you’re always looking towards continuous improvement
• A proven record of working with customers and delivering on time is essential
Closing date: 29th January 2019 at 23;55 hours
There are two posts available. For the post based in Bridgwater please contact Paul Olejnik on 02030259373 or by email Paul.Olejnik@environment-agency.gov.uk. For the post based in Blandford Forum please contact Matt Akers on 02030259101 or by email matt.akers@environment-agency.gov.uk

29/01/2019, 23:55 hours

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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.

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.