Geomorphology Technical Officer - 24925

Geomorphology Technical Officer - 24925
London, South East
Welwyn Garden City
Alchemy, Bessemer Road, AL7 1HE
Staff Grade 4
Operational Delivery
Full Time

11/12/2022, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
The Biodiversity and Geomorphology team are looking for an enthusiastic fluvial geomorphologist to provide advice, guidance, and technical support across the Hertfordshire and North London area. In this job you’ll be an advisor on fluvial geomorphology.

Your work will help to promote nature based solutions and the delivery of healthier and sustainable systems that are resilient to climate change and achieve objectives set by legislation (e.g. WFD) and policy (e.g. 25 Year Environment Plan).
You will provide input into a range of projects. You will help identify, design and deliver a programme of mitigation and restoration activities in surface waters to deliver measurable environmental outcomes. Your work with operational staff will ensure we prevent or minimise ecological impacts from our own activities and those we regulate.
You will proactively engage staff across the business, communicating with colleagues internally and externally, to successfully build trusted networks and strong partnerships, to maximise delivery.

You will keep up to date on changing legislation and best practice in order to inform internal priorities and direction. We’d aim to shape the job in a way that builds on your strengths and interests and reflects the developing needs of the business.
The HNL Biodiversity & Geomorphology team is a friendly, supportive and experienced team. Mentoring and development will be offered by those on the team and there is a lot of collaborative working. You will be part of a team who: regulate compliance in planning and development, work with external partners to deliver restoration, liaise with colleagues in other parts of the business including flood and coastal risk management, asset performance engineers, and water resources.
You will need:

- Enthusiasm and credibility: You’ll be a passionate and confident geomorphology champion.
- Sound technical knowledge: you’ll know what geomorphology is and why it matters. You’ll understand climate change. You will have a relevant degree and a deeper understanding of the subject (e.g. some applied experience or preferably a postgraduate degree).
- You’ll be able build trusted working relationships and communicate clearly, in order to guide and to influence what people do.
- To be open to innovative ways of working, especially new opportunities to work with nature.

You may also have some of the following: technical geomorphology skills in fieldwork, GIS or environmental modelling; experience or knowledge about current environmental challenges and topics such as Environmental Land Management; experience of managing coastal or fluvial flood risk; experience of river and floodplain restoration.
We’d love to inspire you to apply – please do get in touch by email, or phone on 07833 057594.
We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), disabled, female and LGBT+ candidates who are under-represented across our workforce.
Achieves Results
Please tell us about a time where you have completed a piece or work and achieved a positive outcome preferably in the context of the environment or geomorphology. Please tell us what it was, what challenges there were, what was the outcome and what you learned from it.
Influences and Persuades Others
Please tell us about a situation in which you have had to influence and persuade a group or individual in order to bring them around to your way of thinking and achieve a successful outcome. What was your approach and how did you win them around?
Communicates Effectively
Please provide an example of where you have had to demonstrate good communication skills in order to effectively convey potentially complex data, information or instructions and ensure understanding. What was the situation, what communication methods did you use, why were these suitable and what was the outcome?
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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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