Water Resources Specialist - 9637

6 Months
1
East Midlands
Lincoln
Ceres House, 2 Searby Rd, LN2 4DT
Staff Grade 5
Permanent
Full Time
Operational Delivery
£34,330
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual with excellent planning, communication and analytical skills, who can help us plan and deliver our resources work in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. For example, our team work to ensure there is enough water in the environment, of a suitable quality, to support a diverse wildlife. We also consider the needs of water users including agricultural irrigation demands and public water supply.

Working on a river catchment basis, and with internal teams and external partners, your evidence based advice will identify solutions to the environmental issues we face, ensuring that we get the best results for the environment. You will also support our team’s contribution to River Basin Management Plans.

You will need to understand, analyse and translate date and information into evidence that can be used to inform and influence decisions made by technical audiences such as Water Companies and non-technical audiences such as members of the public.

You will also need to build and maintain productive, influential relationships with internal and external customers; lead and/or provide specialist advice to working groups and local projects; provide specialist advice to non-technical senior managers and provide input to plans, reports and other communications.
You will join a diverse team of 10 people, based in our modern office on the Northern edge of Lincoln, made up of environment planning specialists and officers who focus on sustainable water resources, water quality and river basin management planning.

Working with operational teams, national colleagues and external partners and customers, we collate, analyse and share data to produce environmental evidence that informs and drives environmental improvements around the area.
An ideal candidate would have the following skills and/or experience:

• Educated to degree level and with equivalent qualifications and experience.

• Strong IT skills including Microsoft office, especially excel and experience with mapping software such as ARC GIS.

• A good understanding of water resources processes and management.

• Experience of translating guidance and instructions into delivery.

• Experience of using evidence and analysis to explore problems and propose effective and innovative solutions.

• Proven communication, influencing and networking skills.

• Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, customers, partners and communities, including the ability to translate technical issues into non-technical language.

• Experience of prioritising and delivering work

• Evidence of working in across teams to achieve results for the benefit of both the specific team, project and the wider organisation.

• Able to coach and mentor others to increase experience and resilience within the environment planning community.
Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 23:55 For more information about our competency based applications and interviews, or any other questions, please contact me, Miss Sandra Howard, Integrated Environment Planning Team Leader, on 0208 474 8439 or by email - sandra.howard@environment-agency.gov.uk On Wednesday, 16th January 2019 from 2pm til 4pm, there will be an opportunity to visit the office, meet the team and find out more about the vacancy. If you would like to take part in this, please register your interest by ringing or emailing me with your details in order that we know how many people to expect. The Environment Agency is a great place to work and we look forward to receiving your application.
Basic Check
Delivers Results Through Others
Tell us about a time when you have brought together skills from other people to deliver a tangible result.

For example - what approach did you take? How did you make sure it all came together in the end?
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Tell us about a time when you had to make an important decision.

For example - what did you think about? How did you reach the decision? What was the outcome?
Achieves Results
Tell us about a time when you were proud of achieving a particular result.

For example - did you have to plan the effort involved? Were there any setbacks along the way? How did you respond?
Data and Information Management
Describe your experience of using data and information.

For example - what do you consider when handling data? Have you used specialist software, such as mapping tools? In what ways have you analysed or used 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.

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