Asset Management Adviser - 9677

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South East
Farnham , Reading , Wallingford
Kings Meadow House, Red Kite House, Goldcrest House
Staff Grade 5
Fixed Term
Full Time
Engineering, Programme and Project Management, Analytical
£34,879 (pro-rata)
We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment.
Working with the Water Land and Biodiversity (WLB) Asset Management Programme Team and wider business leads, you will co-ordinate and support the delivery of the asset management programme of work in one of our 14 areas

Your role will be to implement the actions in the Environment and Business Strategic Asset Management Plan to ensure our assets are safe, effective and resilient.
You will work with National and Area teams ensuring our WLB outcomes for assets are better understood by providing technical advice on asset condition and identifying ways to improve sustainability and resilience of these assets. This will include, establishing an inventory of local assets, continually maintaining and updating this dataset to comply with our data standards.
In addition, you will need to ensure that operational manuals, asset maintenance and investment plans reflect our business priorities. You may also be expected to support the Senior User for asset repairs/ refurbishments and new assets to ensure WLB outcomes are safeguarded.
A key outcome of this role will be the delivery of local asset management plans, contingency plans and the implementation of minimal technical requirements for our strategically important assets.
Working in Thames area you will report to the Water Resources Assets Team Leader and your workload will be guided by the Programme Team you will at times be required to support other areas and national teams.
We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working for all our vacancies, please include any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.
You may have worked for an asset management organisation or contractor and been directly involved in projects or the delivery of asset maintenance work. From your work and/or qualifications you will have experience of asset maintenance and repair projects. In addition to be able to manage a varied workload. Exposure to engineering projects is desirable.
You should ideally have:
• Practical experience of whole life asset management
• Health, Safety & Environmental experience and awareness
• Allocation and investment knowledge
• The ability to deliver through others
• Engineering qualification and/or practical experience (environmental, civil, mechanical/electrical)
• Project / programme Management experience
• Understanding of Construction Design Management (CDM)
• Comfortable using information technology and associated software, ideally GIS tools

First-class communication skills are a must and it’s important that you’re skilled at managing multiple priorities. You’ll be an intelligent problem solver too, with a methodical work approach.
Closing Date: 19th January 2019 at 23:55 hours Everyone starting in a new role with the Environment Agency will be welcomed into the team and given all of the training and support you need to succeed. As part of your comprehensive induction you will also be provided with all the equipment required for your role. The Environment Agency offer an extensive range of employee benefits For further information about the role please contact Amanda Trevithick on 02084746411 or amanda.trevithick@environment-agency.gov.uk or Lindsay Ward on 2030250780 or lindsay.ward@environment-agency.gov.uk. Or the recruiting Team leader Marie Martin 02030259705 marie.martin@environment-agency.gov.uk The roles we are offering are 18 month fixed term contracts. A full UK driving license is required for this role.
Basic Check
18 months
Influences and Persuades Others
Presenting a case in a convincing and attractive way that will win people over, encouraging them to follow plans willingly; often succeeding where logic and reason alone would fail.

Please note your answer will be used for interview selection
Please can you give example(s) of how you have influenced and persuaded others in convincing way so that they follow or accept your proposals? Please explain the techniques used?
Asset Systems Management
Identifies standards of performance for asset systems and solutions to required improvements in levels of performance
Please note your answer will be used for interview selection
Please can you give example(s) of how you have managed and maintained assets and asset systems to achieve and improve the level of performance
Programme and Project Management
Selects, plans and manages contractors, programmes or events to achieve a set of Environment Agency objectives cost-effectively.
Please note your answer will be used for interview selection
Please can you give example(s) of how you have managed programmes or projects to achieve a desired objective which demonstrates your ability to plan, assess and deliver the outcome?
Data and Information Management
Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes.
Please note your answer will be used for interview selection
Please can you give example(s) of how you have collected, analysed, managed and reported data for asset management purposes
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.