Projects and Asset Management Officers - Flood and Coastal Risk Management - 23676

East of England
Great Yarmouth , Ipswich , Norwich
Dragonfly House, Haddiscoe Depot, Iceni House
Staff Grade 4
Full Time
Engineering, Operational Delivery, Programme and Project Management, Risk Management
It’s an exciting time to work for the Environment Agency and we are looking for two team members who are willing to learn, to join our Asset Performance Team in Suffolk.

We have two roles which are:

Projects Team Member – you will be involved with the development and delivery of Flood Risk Management projects. Working closely with an Advisor, you will develop scopes and undertake Client’s duties on projects to help fix and maintain our assets.

Health, Safety and Incident Response Team Member – you will be responsible for managing our assets from a health and safety point-of-view. You will input and manage the team’s incident response paperwork – devising plans, managing data and ensuring assets have contingency plans.

Your work will be varied, and you'll be given responsibility to achieve results.

You'll be based at an EA office which will be agreed with the successful candidates. However, we are adopting new ways of working which allows some flexibility to work from home.

The Environment Agency take part in incident response. You’ll be encouraged to get involved and support depending on your role and circumstances. Full training will be provided.

For more info on working with us see
Asset Performance is part of the Operations team, undertaking asset management and incident response.

The team is responsible for maintaining flood risk management assets in Suffolk at their target condition, making sure our assets are operating, fit for purpose and safe. We inspect assets, record their condition and plan repairs and refurbishment. We plan channel maintenance, create, replace and decommission assets, engage and work with others, and manage asset information.
- Desire to learn. You will be willing to undertake specialist/or further training when necessary.
- Works well in teams but can also work independently and take responsibility for own workload.
- Motivated and proactive. We are looking for people with a can-do attitude who can make decisions.
- Good communications skills. We work with many internal and external stakeholders, therefore, communications skills are key.
- A full UK driving licence is essential.

It would be helpful, but not essential, if you had:
- Experience with flood risk management assets.
- Project management experience.
- Health and safety knowledge.
But these can all be taught on the job, so please still consider applying if you do not have the above.

Everyone starting in a new role with the Environment Agency will be welcomed into the team and given all the training and support needed.
In East Anglia we want to create a diverse workplace where people’s views are respected, valued and listened to. We’re all different, and by embracing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) we can become an equal opportunity employer where we grow and learn together.

It is our ambition to champion diversity through building a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.

We support flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share.

Eligibility for lease cars is based on role. Internal candidates ensure you check the new lease car policy and consider its impact before applying.

If you have any questions, please do contact David White via: or on 07818 038 456.

22/08/2022, 23:55 hours

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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.

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This Vacancy is closed to applications.