Dive Contract Co-ordinator - 23518

South East
Staff Grade 4
Operational Delivery
Performing an essential role, ensuring navigation assets on the Thames are maintained to the required standard and ensuring people/property are protected from flooding by timely decision making, based upon robust data and excellent knowledge of our assets. There is a requirement to work in partnership and maintain productive relationships with external contractors, risk management authorities, and partner regulators/advisors.

You’ll play a key role in planning the maintenance of our navigation and flood risk assets as the contract lead for our Inland Diving Contract, working with external partners to plan, procure and deliver our diving inspection programme, related maintenance activities and reactive diving works, to keep assets operating.

Working closely with others, planning, and delivering our diving maintenance programme, managing external contractors, assure inspection and reporting quality, escalate asset issues for intervention and liaising with internal teams in area and nationally as well as the Dive Contract Coordinator network. Our diving programme will be your focus, with opportunities to be involved in other projects.
The role is office/home based and site work. You’ll be trained in incident response and fulfil an incident role.

Hugely rewarding role, job satisfaction and opportunities for professional development. Based in our Upper Thames asset performance team.
The Upper Thames Asset Performance team is diverse and dispersed. which is responsible for the overall performance of our navigation and flood risk assets. We ensure all assets are inspected, maintained, operated in a safe, efficient, and effective manner to ensure the safety of the public using the River Thames and reduce flood risk for people and property. Our team comprises a mix of civil engineers, incident leads, asset inspectors, geographical leads, and technical support.
We're seeking a self-motivated individual eager to learn, ideally, you’ll understand asset management, flood risk management, and have experience in managing contractors to meet business need. Understanding diving/diving operations and risk-management will be an advantage.

It’s important that you’re skilled at managing multiple priorities and competing demands. You will be an excellent communicator and understand the importance of teamwork and collaboration. Other key requirements for this role include proficiency in data and information management; undertaking work in accordance with health, safety, and environmental regulations.

• Knowledge of Diving at Work Regulations and Codes of Practice
• Formal qualifications in engineering (e.g. IEng), project management (e.g. PRINCE2), asset management (APM) etc.
• Data and information management skills (e.g. GIS)
• Experience of Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
• Experience of Contract Management
You’ll be offered comprehensive induction/training and given the time and space to learn while doing the role.
The Environment Agency are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce which reflects the communities we serve. Our aspiration is to be the best employer in the country for equality, diversity, and inclusion.

You'll be expected to travel to field locations across the Lower Thames area and the post requires a full UK driving licence. You'll also be expected to support our incident response activities.

For any other questions about the role, please contact lisa.craddock@environment-agency.gov.uk

21/08/2022, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Communicates Effectively
Please tell us how you convey technical information to people with differing levels of technical understanding in a clear, accurate and persuasive manner
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Please provide examples of how you approach difficult decisions including how you gather information, consider alternatives and reach a sound and timely decision
Data and Information Management
Giving examples, please tell us about where you had to rely on data to make an informed decision
Health and Safety Management
Please discuss your approach to ensuring yourself, and those around you, are safe and well at work
Driving License
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.

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