Catchment Engineer - 9619

South East
Welwyn Garden City
Alchemy, Bessemer Road, AL7 1HE
Staff Grade 6
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share, Compressed Hours
This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work in the Hertfordshire & North London Operations Leadership Team. This specialist role involve providing engineering expertise and quality technical leadership across Hertfordshire & North London Flood & Coastal Risk Management teams and support them in their delivery of the flood risk management revenue and capital asset maintenance programmes. The role will also provide technical leadership to support operational decision making during incident response as part of our role as a Category One responder.
Hertfordshire and North London Operations consists of teams involved in design, build, maintenance and operation of flood risk management assets. The work includes grounds maintenance, civils, mechanical/ electrical work including a requirement to be on an out of hours standby roster for incident response. The operational area encompasses the 4 North London airports (Heathrow, Luton, Stanstead & London City) covering the Rivers Colne, Lee, Brent and Roding among others and covers varied rural/urban landscapes/communities.
You’ll be a Chartered Civil Engineer with sound understanding of Health, Safety and CDM regulations, & preferably delivered complex programmes of work in a water environment. You should also have experience in providing expert input and assurance in connection with assets and asset systems.
You will be able to show us you can;
• Use professional leadership and experience to implement best practice solutions based on up-to-date engineering knowledge
• Create and maintain close links with others to deliver results
• Prioritise and deliver work within a project management framework to time, cost and quality
• Improve efficiency & productivity through your technical advice and guidance
• Coach others to fill knowledge gaps
• Review evidence to propose effective solutions for problems
• Demonstrate strong communication skills and a great customer focus
A relevant degree or equivalent in civil engineering and Chartered Engineer status with a recognised body is essential.
Closing date: 1st February 2019 at 23:55 hours

For further details please contact Paul Wyatt on Tel: 0203 025 9129 or by email:

01/02/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Assets Management
As a Catchment Engineer you will be expected to understand and apply the principles of whole life asset management and support team members in doing this.

Please provide an example of where you have or could see a good opportunity to apply this principle
- how did you identify the need, what opportunities does / did this provide
- what do you think would prevent you delivering this, how could you overcome these issues
Delivers Results Through Others
With no direct line management role, it will be essential for you to have excellent influencing skills to deliver through others. Tell us how you have influenced others to implement best practice solutions based upon up-to-date engineering knowledge and expertise.
Coaches Others
Tell us how you have provided technical leadership and professional guidance to others, to support them in the delivery of a complex project or task.
Focuses on Customers and Partners
The successful candidate will work with our Operations Leadership team, national capital project management service, external contractors and our partnerships and strategic overview teams to ensure that we provide an effective and efficient asset management service across the Area. Tell us how you create and maintain positive, professional and trusting working relationships with a wide range of people to achieve the best results for people and the environment.
Full Driving Licence, as Catchment Engineers are required to regularly travel to field based locations
Chartered Engineer with relevant body such as CIWEM or ICE.
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.

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This Vacancy is closed to applications.