Project Development and Delivery Senior Advisor (Environment Agency Capital Projects) - 23506

South West
Bodmin , Exeter
Sir John Moore House, Manley House
Staff Grade 6
Full Time
Operational Delivery
We’re looking for a proactive, influential, and experienced individual to join our Partnerships and Strategic overview team as our Area’s Project Delivery Senior Advisor.

As an expert in flood and coastal risk management and a Chartered Engineer, you will:

- Undertake the project sponsor role for several Flood and Coastal Risk Management (FCRM) projects.

- Lead the Senior User Forum, providing training and direction to our cohort of Senior Users.

- Unlock programme level blockers to projects working closely with the Area Catchment Engineer and Area Coastal Engineer.

- Provide technical support and direction to colleagues on topics spanning FCRM project delivery, linking in projects to achieve multiple benefits and supporting the creation of robust business cases.

- Be a key part of the Integrated Delivery Team supporting projects to move at pace from development through to delivery.

- Link to our National teams providing national best practise to local delivery issues and challenges.

- Support and escalate project issues through our Governance Boards.

With an annual Environment Agency Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) capital budget of approximately £25MIllion across Devon and Cornwall your role will be critical to deliver the most for our communities and the environment
This role will be in our new Environment Agency capital project development and delivery team, part the Partnerships and Strategic Overview team in our Flood and Coastal Risk Management department. This team focuses on the development and delivery of Environment Agency led capital projects, working closely with the Integrated Delivery Team.

Delivering a multi-functional and multi-fundable programme of new projects, increasing the resilience to flooding of our communities in Devon and Cornwall
You will need to be a chartered civil engineer (CEng) and have strong experience in Flood and Coastal Risk Management.


• To be educated to degree level (or equivalent)

• Substantial experience in the appraisal, design and construction of civil engineering projects.

• Strong team spirit, self-motivated, and a positive, can-do, proactive attitude.

• Excellent communication and influencing experience, skills and approach. You need to build and maintain strong networks internally and externally to deliver sustainable results and work with people to adapt to a changing climate.

• Excellent mentoring skills to inspire and support colleague to progress and develop.
We have a strong incident management culture. The post-holder will be given training and be expected to have an active incident management role which may require you to work unsocial hours.

We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please clearly include any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.
Interviews will take place between the last week of August and first week of September and we encourage you to take advantage of the word limit for your responses to the questions.

For further details please contact: Ben Johnstone, Area Flood and Coastal Risk Manager, at or on 07776 162374

21/08/2022, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Flood Risk Assessment/ Management
In this role you will be a senior technical leader in the world of FCERM.

Please describe the experience you have in delivering flood and coastal risk management projects that makes you the ideal candidate for this role
Business of the Environment Agency
We have the current 6 year FCERM investment programme to deliver, with a record amount of Government Funding available.

How do you think this role can support this programme delivery and what skills do you bring to support this?
Much of the work of the Project Delivery Senior Advisor cannot be undertaken in isolation. You will have to draw upon a network of others to get the job done.

Please tell us what networks you already have that will help you in the role and why you think they are relevant?
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.
Driving licence required
We required you to be a Chartered Engineer 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.

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