Hydrology & Operations Team Member - 12608

East of England
Halstead , Newmarket
Staff Grade 4
Full Time
Operational Delivery
We are looking for skilled mechanical engineers to work within the Ely Ouse to Essex Transfer Scheme Team. Based at either Wixoe in Suffolk, or Kennett in Cambridgeshire.
You will be part of a team of Mechanical and electrical staff serving to keep the scheme and its assets in high functioning operational order through planned preventative maintenance, fault diagnosis and repair. You will be required to take part in confined space working, lone & field team working, standby duties, occasional shift working and occasional overtime where necessary.

Applicants will require good written, ‘IT’ and verbal communication skills whilst also being able to work well within a team environment and at times alone and unsupervised.

Work will involve travelling to remote locations, working at depths & height and working near water.

A full UK driving licence is essential, as the role will require travel to various sites within the East Anglia Area. You will be provided with a badged van which you will be able to take home with you and use for all business (only) connected travel, a fuel card will be provided for business use only.
Hydrology & Operations, (Ely Ouse to Essex transfer scheme) team is a specialised group of mechanical and electrical engineers/team members based in the East Anglia Area of the Environment Agency. The team are tasked with maintaining a variety of unique pumping station and pipeline assets that help transfer millions of litres of water from the Wash area in England to reservoirs in the Essex County.
A mechanical operative qualified to a minimum of NVQ level 3 or equivalent
With experience in;
• Mechanical maintenance and methodical fault finding on asset control systems
• Carrying out mechanical inspection condition reports on different types of installations
• Maintaining and servicing a multitude of various mechanical assets throughout the scheme
• Communication and customer relations skills along with the ability to develop and maintain good relations with customers and adapt behaviour to different situations and people.
• Delivering low to medium risk multi-disciplinary projects and/or activities to time cost quality ensuring successful outcomes are achieved.
• Working independently and make decisions about priorities and appropriate action on a day to day basis, to achieve planned outcomes.
• Applying up to date, technically sound knowledge to make decisions and providing sound briefing and guidance clearly and concisely to other staff and customers.

A full UK driving licence is essential.
Everyone starting in a new role with the Environment Agency will be welcomed into the team and given all of the training and support needed to succeed. There are fully funded opportunities to develop further academic/professional qualifications.

The Environment 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 these posts please contact the hiring manager: Martyn Phillips – martyn.phillips1@environment-agency.gov.uk or on 07880 783135

29/09/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Communicates Effectively
Please give an example of where you have communicated with others effectively.
Cleary describe what message you were trying to deliver and consider how you conveyed your message clearly, accurately and persuasively. Also how you may have questioned the other party, listened and then responded to them.

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Works in Teams
Please provide an example of where you have worked co-operatively as part of a team to achieve common goals and what were the dynamics involved that contributed to a successful result.

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Health Safety & Wellbeing
The health, safety and wellbeing of our personnel is paramount, so too is the safety of the members of the public and the environment we protect.
Can you describe a time when you have had to manage your own health and safety in a pressurised environment and what steps you took to ensure your health and safety.

Please note, we do not accept CVs and that is your answer given below that will be used for interview selection.
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.