Field Operations Specialist Team Member G4 (Field Operations works programmer and advisor) - 27863

South West, West Midlands
Gloucester Depot
Staff Grade 4
Fixed Term
Full Time
Engineering, Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery, Health and Safety
£29,706 Pro-rata
The Environment Agency works to create better places for people, wildlife, and supports sustainable development.

As a Specialist Team Member you’ll help plan, coordinate and manage the delivery of our flood asset management programme and emergency response work. This is a vital role that is key to maintaining the West Midlands’ flood resilience.

Responsibilities include:

Ensuring that programmed works are delivered within budget and published timelines, managing contractors as needed.

Active monitoring to ensure works are being completed safely as planned, motivating staff when needed.

Provide leadership on Health & Safety and Wellbeing, ensuring that delivery work is being conducted safely and sites comply with our policies.

You will be a Category 1 Responder during instances of flooding and other environmental incidents. You will help lead our operational response to flood and environment incidents by participating, and training in an incident role. You’ll identify, organise, and coordinate training to test our incident response plans. This will include communicating with customers, landowners, partners and members of the public. As part of our incident response, you will be on a standby rota that will attract additional standby payments.
Operational Field teams protect people and the environment by maintaining and operating our flood and coastal risk management assets. They have a range of technical skills and deliver watercourse maintenance, along with asset maintenance and construction projects, often using specialist equipment.

They play a key role in the prevention and mitigation of environmental incidents day and night.

You will be based at Gloucester with some opportunity to work from home.
We’re looking for someone who is passionate about the environment and has a desire to protect people and build a climate resilient nation.

You will be able to demonstrate the following:

Excellent leadership and a passion for motivating teams.

Experience of managing contractors and working with external partners.

Experience of delivering work by planning, tracking and maintaining data/information.

Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and demands

Excellent communication skills

Confidence in using IT is essential as well as a willingness to learn the use of our inhouse systems

An understanding of Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 would be beneficial.

An enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Interest/study in engineering or a scientific discipline would also be beneficial.

All the necessary training to undertake the role will be provided including externally recognised qualifications.
There is an expectation that you will live within 45 minutes’ drive of the depot and have a full driving licence. A vehicle will be made available for you to travel to site and when on call. Full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be available.

This role will involve mixture of desk-based work and being out on sites. Therefore, you will need to be comfortable with working outdoors.

The Environment Agency are committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

We offer an extensive range of employee benefits and opportunities to progress your career with us via professional training routes such as apprenticeships and degree programmes.

For any questions relating to this role, please contact: Ben Jenkins

15/10/2023, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Up to 18 months
Health Safety & Wellbeing
Please note we do not assess CVs. It is your answers given to the questions that will be used for interview and will be assessed using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action, Result).

Situation: Set the scene and give the necessary details of your example.

Task: Describe what your responsibility was in that situation.

Action: Explain exactly what steps you took to address it.

Result: Share what outcomes your actions achieved.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing - Making sure your own behaviour reduces risks to the health and safety of yourself and others.

As a Specialist Team Member your role is key to ensuring that the risks to the team are controlled safely and effectively.

Please tell us about a time when you’ve led a team to carry out maintenance or construction activities. How did you approach health and safety, what environmental impacts of the work did you consider?
Programme and Project Management
Please note we do not assess CVs. It is your answers given to the questions that will be used for interview and will be assessed using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action, Result).

Programme and Project Management - Selects, plans and manages contractors, programmes or events to achieve a set of Environment Agency objectives cost-effectively

The Specialist Team Member needs to work with the Team Leader, schedule the team’s work, and produce accurate and appropriate documentation (including site packs) within our bespoke IT packages, to enable work to be carried out on site.

Please tell us about your experience of producing documentation for site work. What factors did you consider? What approach did you take to best utilise available resources?
Communicates Effectively
Please note we do not assess CVs. It is your answers given to the questions that will be used for interview and will be assessed using the STAR technique (Situation, Task, Action, Result).

Communicates Effectively - Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.

The Specialist Team Member regularly interacts with landowners and members of the public, as well as team members and other colleagues, and you need to be able to communicate confidently and professionally.

Please give us an example of how you have dealt with a difficult situation. What approach(es) did you use to ensure that you communicated effectively to reach a positive outcome?
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 for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.