Flood and Coastal Risk Management Advisor - Mapping and Analytics (GIS) - 10708

South West
Rivers House Twerton
Staff Grade 5
Fixed Term
Full Time
Operational Delivery, Risk Management, Statistics, Knowledge & Information Management, Analytical
£34,879 (pro-rata)
You will help plan and coordinate the routine maintenance of our national flood risk mapping products.

Working as part of a small operational team, tasks will include data consolidation, processing and assurance of quarterly updates to the National Flood Risk Assessment, Flood Map for Planning and Risk of Flooding from Reservoirs products.

You'll also support the business with the reporting, analysis and visualisation of flood risk data, providing crucial evidence to help it deliver a better understanding of flood risk to all our customers and partners, and where possible reduce the risks to people, households and businesses from flooding.

In order to achieve this you will need to build and sustain effective relationships with key stakeholders across the business, providing technical guidance to operational teams and encouraging best practice in relation to geospatial data management. You'll also mentor and coach other members of the team, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to support the delivery of our business plan.

The successful candidate may also be asked to assume line management duties in due course.
The Mapping and Analytics team is part of the Evidence and Risk Technical Services department in Incident Management & Resilience. Working in collaboration with national data custodians and business users across the FCRM directorate, we update national flood risk mapping, analyse complex spatial data and develop integrated mapping solutions. Our outputs help the organisation to raise awareness of flood risk and adopt a strategic risk-based approach which underpins cost effective delivery of sustainable risk management.
You must have considerable experience of spatial database management using ArcGIS with strong analytical and problem solving skills and good attention to detail. Experience with python and SQL Server would be desirable.

You’ll be familiar with the Environment Agency’s key flood risk mapping and modelling datasets. Knowledge of the systems used to manage these, together with the associated data lifecycles would be beneficial.

You’ll also be:
• a motivated individual that is able to work to tight deadlines, use your initiative and take responsibility for tasks;
• able to communicate technical information effectively;
• able to take decisions and develop appropriate solutions in order to solve problems and achieve desired results and outcomes;
• committed to efficiency, quality and innovation in all you do;
• customer focused with experience of dealing with internal and external stakeholders.
This is a fixed term posting until 31st December 2020. This role has a fixed location in Bath as it is dependent on access to specialist IT systems. There will however be a requirement for occasional national travel to meet customers and colleagues from across the business.

The Environment Agency offer an extensive range of employee benefits. For further information on this role, the employee benefits and the work of the Environment Agency, please download the candidate pack.

Should you have any questions relating to this role, please contact Adam Tobin on 020 3025 5127 or by email: flood.mapping@environment-agency.gov.uk

02/06/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Until 31/12/2020
Achieves Results
Please tell us about how you set and deliver high work standards, meet targets and achieve results. Ideally include how you prioritise and organise tasks and resources. Where possible focus on how you have succeeded regarding a business change or technical achievement working with others or used your initiative.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Please tell us about how you have worked to find and deliver solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions. Where possible please try to highlight how you used your initiative to help solve a problem or where the solution you developed was particularly innovative.
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Please tell us about how you have worked to understand and meet the needs of customers, providing quick and effective responses. Where possible please try to include details of how you have worked in partnership with the customer to achieve a common goal.
Data and Information Management
Please tell us about your skills and experiences in collecting, analysing, interpreting, recording, developing and sharing spatial data or information for a variety of purposes. Where possible please try to include examples that highlight the use of very complex data or where you overcame issues in interpreting and understanding data.
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.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know for more information.

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