Flood Risk Advisor - Asset Maintenance & Management - 8361

East of England
Dragonfly House
Staff Grade 5
Full Time
Engineering, Programme and Project Management
We are looking an enthusiastic and forward thinking individual to provide technical leadership and drive performance in the Environment Agency’s Asset Performance Team in Norfolk.

The role is about ensuring that flood risk assets perform as they should to help manage flood risk to people and property. It’s a varied role involving supervision, identifying priorities and complying with processes and legal requirements. You'll be able to keep track of a number of complex projects and look for opportunities to maximise efficiency, moving projects forward and linking pieces of work together where appropriate. Health and Safety is really important as is keeping us ready to respond to flood and environmental incidents.

This role will support the Team Leader with managing the team’s workload and priorities which include:
•Asset inspection and condition reporting
•Identifying appropriate, cost effective solutions for asset repair, refurbishment, improvement and replacement
•Managing, reviewing and improving data
•Financial monitoring and reporting
•Preparing risk management paperwork for construction and maintenance activities on the ground
•Managing Public safety through inspection and implementing improvements
•Working with others to reduce the risk to people and property from flooding
•Statutory requirements and following procedures
•Engaging with customers, professional partners and stakeholders
•Incident response capabilities
Our Asset Performance team makes sure that all assets are inspected, surveyed, assessed, maintained and operated in a safe and effective manner to reduce flood risk for people and property. Inspection of all of our assets is key to identifying our needs and securing funding.

You will work in a busy and friendly team based in Norwich and deliver flood risk management across Norfolk’s rivers and coast.
You will understand and have experience in project/programme management and GIS. Experience in engineering or asset management would be advantageous but not essential.

You should also have -

• Great communication skills
• Good understanding of Health & Safety legislation and practices including CDM2015
• Experience of coaching or developing others’ skills/knowledge
• Working experience of risk management procedures
• Effective planning skills with the ability to multi task, prioritise and deliver results to tight deadlines
• You must be able to take initiative, be flexible, solve problems and make decisions
• Excellent IT skills and experience of managing and interpreting data

A full UK driving licence is essential.

You will be given training and coaching to help you fulfil the role and do your best, we support personal development and are keen to help you succeed.
The salary is £34,330 Hours: 37 per week. We as an Agency take part in incident response. If successful your line manager will discuss arrangements with you depending on your role and circumstances. The information in the candidate pack is taken from a generic role profile so, whilst relevant, it is not specifically tailored to this position. The advert provides you with details of key accountabilities and skills needed to succeed in this role. If you have any questions on this post please contact Rachael Storr at rachael.storr@environment-agency.gov.uk or Chris Smith at chris.smith3@environment-agency.gov.uk The closing date for applications is 1st July 2018 at 23:55 hours.
Basic Check
Programme and Project Management
Delivering our asset maintenance programme and specific project work is the main part of our work in asset performance.

Please describe a time when you had to take responsibility for delivery of a programme of work or large project.

Please note, your answer will be used for interview selection.
Achieves Results
Part of this role is to drive performance in the team to get things done on time and to a high standard.

Please can you give examples of how you have worked to achieve deadlines, and helped others to do so, and how you have assessed the quality and accuracy of information involved.

Please note, your answer will be used for interview selection.
Focuses on Customers and Partners
We have a great range of customers and stakeholders and increasingly we have a need to involve them in our proposals and outcomes.

Please describe how you have worked with customers and what you have been able to achieve.

Please note, your answer will be used for interview selection.
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.