Coastal Process Scientist - 23697

East of England, South West
Bath , Ipswich
Rivers House Twerton
Staff Grade 4
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability, Analytical, Geography
The Anglian Coastal Monitoring Programme (ACMP) are seeking a Coastal Process Scientist to join our small team.
You will play a key part in the delivery of our project objectives. Reporting to the ACMP Team Leader and working closely with the data lead, you will fulfil a multi-purpose role which will suit someone with a keen interest in flood and coastal erosion risk management.
You will:
- Check and analyse survey data and report on the findings to provide accurate information to our partners, upon which subsequent coastal management decisions are made.
- Use specialist software (Matlab/SANDS/GIS) to analyse Lidar, topographic and hydrodynamic data.
- Assist in the creation of analysis workflows, methodologies and procedures for data analysis, quality assurance or reporting.
- Work with the ACMP team and partners to develop the monitoring programme to better meet changing requirements.
- Provide advice and guidance based on our data and wider coastal process knowledge to internal and external partners.
- Represent the ACMP by attending and contributing to coastal advisory groups, working groups or other partnerships as required.
- Build and maintain working relationships with the programme’s partners including; Local Authorities, Environment Agency, Natural England and other relevant bodies.
The ACMP team sits within the National Monitoring Survey team who work with National & Area teams to co-deliver all the monitoring requirements of the Environment Agency and the wider environmental community. The ACMP team collect coastal monitoring data to serve the needs of our partners and customers who have coastal management responsibilities, providing the evidence for flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) decisions between the Humber and Thames Estuaries.
- Educated to degree level in Geography, Environmental Science, GIS/Remote Sensing or similar or have equivalent experience.
- Good analytical skills and experience of interpreting coastal data e.g. topographic, Lidar, hydrodynamic and bathymetric data.
- Sound understanding of coastal processes and the drivers and factors influencing coastal change.
- Ability to communicate scientific information to a range of technical and non-technical audiences via excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Good data management skills with an appetite to embed new technology into our working practices.
- Ability to work autonomously and problem solve, escalating where necessary.

- Experience of using specialist software such as ArcGIS, R, Matlab or equivalent.
- Knowledge of Environment Agency, FCERM & local authority strategic coastal management planning and policies.
- Familiarity with the ACMP coastline (Grimsby, Lincolnshire to Southend, Essex.)

These requirements will be evaluated based on your answers to the competencies below.
The National Monitoring Survey team is a national team, located at various sites around the country with the main office based in Bath. It is anticipated that you will be working in a hybrid manner, combining working remotely at home with some office based work but this will be discussed in more detail at interview. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities.

For any questions relating to this role, please contact Poppy Mylroie by email: Interviews will be via Teams.

Please note that your answers in the application and at interview will be assessed using the STAR technique (situation, task, action, result) for each of the role capabilities.

22/08/2022, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Scientific Knowledge
Please provide evidence of a time you have applied scientific knowledge - relating to coastal processes - to produce a report. What processes did you identify? What evidence did you base your interpretation on? What conclusions did you draw?
Data and Information Management
Please explain a time when you have performed rigorous scientific analysis of a large coastal dataset.
What was the data set? How did you analyse it? What was the final output?
Communicates Effectively
Communication with consultants, contractors and other external partners will form an element of the job. Good interpersonal skills will be required to include verbal and written communication. Can you please explain a time when you have recognised and adapted your communication style in order to engage with a specific audience?
Achieves Results
At the Environment Agency we are often having to balance competing priorities. When have you had to prioritise your workload based on competing priorities and how did you decide what was the most important task?
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.

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