Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Project Development and Delivery Senior Advisor (RMA), Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly - 23494

South West
Bodmin , Exeter
Sir John Moore House, Manley House
Staff Grade 6
Full Time
Operational Delivery
Do you enjoy the challenge of complex flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Projects? Would you like a technical role where others will look to you for leadership? Have you experience of the delivery of projects led by Risk Management Authorities (RMAs)? If so, this could be the role for you.
You will be the senior technical advisor on the development and delivery of RMA Projects in Devon and Cornwall. The Environment Agency will not be the lead on these projects, we are often a lead senior partner advising the RMAs on the development and delivery of their more complex projects. You will work with other Environment Agency colleagues on a number of these projects. As a senior advisor you will bring considerable experience and confidence to the role.

Key responsibilities to include:
• Build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external partners.

• Technical leadership on flood, coastal and erosion risk management.

• Ensure the necessary Environment Agency resources are bought into the development and delivery of RMA Projects.

• Have technical oversight of the RMA programme of FCERM projects

• Mentor junior members of staff

• Fulfilling an Incident Management Role
The role sits within the new RMA and Environment Project Development Delivery Team, part the Partnerships and Strategic Overview team in the Flood and Coastal Risk Management department. This team focuses on the development and delivery of projects lead by RMAs and where nature-based solutions are the approach to increasing resilience to catchments and communities. These areas are key to the delivery of the FCERM strategy and better protecting 314,000 properties between now and 2027.
• You will understand how flood and coastal erosion risk is managed and how to work with RMAs to deliver flood defence projects.
• Be an excellent technical leader with good experience of working on complex FCERM Projects in a pressured environment
• Educated to degree level or equivalent
• Have (or working towards) a recognised technical chartership or qualification appropriate to the role
• Experience of building and nurturing supportive partnerships to deliver FCERM projects.
• Confidence in your own knowledge and skills with an ability coach and mentor others.
• Be passionate about delivering practical solutions to reduce the likelihood of floods and environmental incidents and their impacts with consideration to reducing our carbon footprint.
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
For any queries please contact either Tom Fletcher (tom.fletcher@environment-agency.gov.uk), Ben Johnstone (ben.johnstone@environment-agency.gov.uk) or Jon Snowden (jon.Snowden@envionment-agency.gov.uk)

21/08/2022, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Flood Risk Assessment/ Management
Please describe the experience you have of leading the development and delivery of a complex flood risk/erosion project(s). We would like to know why it was complex and the kinds of challenges that had to be overcome. It is important to highlight where you have had a leadership role rather than being a member of the team.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Please describe a situation where you have used established problem solving and decision-making techniques to help progress a project or other similar situation. Please highlight the steps in the process and what the eventual outcome was.
Delivers Results Through Others
We know we can achieve the very best for the environment by working with others. We need someone who can build excellent relationships, influence and persuade, and deliver through others. Tell us about how you have delivered a complex piece of work by working with and through a variety of people.
Manages Self
As well as being responsible for your own personal development, we would like you to be a mentor for more junior members of staff. Firstly, can you please tell us about what techniques you use to help you become aware of your own strengths and weaknesses and, secondly, how you would use any relevant techniques and/or experience you have, to help you be an excellent mentor.
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