Flood and Coastal Risk Management Advisor - 12187

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London, South East
London , West Malling
Orchard House, Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF
Staff Grade 5
Permanent
Full Time
Operational Delivery
£34,879
The Partnership & Strategic Overview teams take the lead on a range of activities, you’ll work to develop flood risk management strategies into deliverable engineering projects. From assessing development plans and raising any potential issues, to progressing projects through to completion on ground, you’ll oversee and manage a range of flood and coastal risk management projects.

We’ll look to you to work with a range of key stakeholders to identify beneficiaries and potential external contributors to projects, who you’ll negotiate with to secure partnership funding that will enable projects to proceed. In addition to using your expertise to guide operational teams and drive best practice, you’ll also mentor and provide training to less experienced members of the team.

The team also provide flood risk planning advice to ensure that future development is sustainable and issue flood defence consents to ensure that works on main rivers and the coast do not increase flood risk or harm the environment. You will be expected to contribute to these works streams at a strategic level. You will also work with the team to develop an evidence based investment programme that extends beyond our current six year investment plan.
At the Environment Agency, our Flood and Coastal Risk Management (FCRM) department plays a huge part in the work we do, helping reduce flood risk to people and property. Within FCRM sit our Partnership & Strategic Overview teams, who are responsible for setting the strategic direction for all flood and coastal risk management activities. In this important role, you’ll play a major part in helping to protect the homes and lives of residents from flooding.
Ideally, you’ll have excellent knowledge of flood risk management from working in a flood risk management role. And whether your background’s in engineering or project management, you’ll definitely have strong communication skills and a great customer focus. Confident to build relationships with external partners and internal teams, you’ll be committed to working collaboratively to achieve our goals.

You’ll also have a can-do attitude and be dedicated to driving your own professional development. And if you’ve got experience of strategic planning and project or programme management, that’s even better.

Knowledge of using outputs from flood risk

A full UK driving licence is essential.

In addition to your degree (or equivalent) in an environmental or engineering discipline, it is desirable that you are a member of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) or equivalent (or be committed to achieving this).
The roles are based at our West Malling office in Kent and our Westminster office in London. Please provide a location preference when applying for the role.

For further details please contact one of our Team Leaders via email or telephone: Frank Heeley (frank.heeley@environment-agency.gov.uk or 0208 4746691), Andrew Irvine (andrew.irvine@environment-agency.gov.uk or 0203 0255485.

We are fully committed to having an 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.

If based in London at our Marsham Street Office (Westminster) you will be eligible to receive a London weighting.

Interviews to be held week beginning 07th October 2019.

22/09/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Achieves Results
Please provide an example of a time you have demonstrated the competency set out below (the answer you provide will be assessed as part of your application):

Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results.
Communicates Effectively
Please provide an example of a time you have demonstrated the competency set out below (the answer you provide will be assessed as part of your application):

Listens and asks questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.
Influences and Persuades Others
Please provide an example of a time you have demonstrated the competency set out below (the answer you provide will be assessed as part of your application):

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.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Please provide an example of a time you have demonstrated the competency set out below (the answer you provide will be assessed as part of your application):

Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions.
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.

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.