Flood and Coastal Risk Management Officer - 12186

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London, South East
London , West Malling
Orchard House, Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF
Staff Grade 4
Fixed Term
Full Time
Operational Delivery
£27,572 (pro-rata)
As a Flood and Coastal Risk Management (FCRM) Officer you’ll work as part of a team developing an understanding of flood risk in your patch. You’ll work with internal and external partners reducing the risk of flooding to people and property and influence sustainable development as part of our regulatory role.

Your role will include the development and delivery of FCRM projects, with a focus on working with professional partners and communities to secure partnership funding. Influencing the work of key professional partners, such as Lead Local Flood Authorities.

You'll lead the identification of communities at greatest flood risk and work with those communities to deliver flood risk and environmental outcomes.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with ambition to be involved in a full range of complex FCRM and incident management activities. (We have a flexible range of roles you can volunteer for and you’ll get all the training and support you need). Working with senior colleagues, you'll help support and deliver outcomes that benefit communities at flood risk and the environment.

The role involves regular travel within Kent and South London meeting with partners and undertaking site visits.
Partnership & Strategic Overview teams, take the lead on a range of activities to develop flood risk management strategies into deliverable engineering projects. From assessing development plans, raising any potential issues, progressing projects through to completion on the ground, overseeing and managing a range of flood and coastal risk management projects. Working with a range of key stakeholders to identify beneficiaries and potential external contributors to projects.
Ideally, you’ll have gained excellent knowledge of flood risk management from working in a flood risk management authority, or consultancy. And whether your background’s in engineering or water management, you’ll definitely have strong communication skills and a great customer focus. Confidence building relationships with external partners and internal teams, you’ll be committed to working collaboratively to achieve our goals. You’ll also have a can-do attitude and be dedicated to driving your own professional development. Knowledge of using outputs from flood risk models would also be advantageous.

A full UK driving licence is essential.

In addition to your degree (or equivalent) in an environmental or engineering discipline, it is desirable that you are a member of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) or equivalent (or be committed to achieving this).
The roles are based at our West Malling office, Kent and our Westminster office, London. If based at Westminster office you will receive London weighting.

As well as these 3 fixed term roles there are 2 permanent FCRM Officer roles under vacancy 12182 interviews w/c 07th October 2019.

For further details please contact one of our Team Leaders via email or telephone: Samantha Howe (samantha.howe@environment-agency.gov.uk or 02084746797), Andrew Irvine (andrew.irvine@environment-agency.gov.uk or 0203 0255485) and Frank Heeley (frank.heeley@environment-agency.gov.uk or 0208 4746691).

We are fully committed to having an 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.

22/09/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
12 Months
Achieves Results
Please provide an example of a time you have demonstrated the competency set out below (the answer you provide will be assessed as part of your application):

Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results.
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Please provide an example of a time you have demonstrated the competency set out below (the answer you provide will be assessed as part of your application):

Addresses the needs of internal and external customers, provides rapid and effective responses.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Please provide an example of a time you have demonstrated the competency set out below (the answer you provide will be assessed as part of your application):

Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions.
Full UK 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.

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.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.