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Geomorphology Technical Specialist

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East Midlands, East of England, London, South East
Hatfield , Kettering , Lincoln , Worthing
Apollo Court, Nene House, Waterside House, Guildbourne House
Staff Grade 5
Permanent
Environment & Sustainability
We are recruiting to three Geomorphology Technical Specialist posts within the Fisheries, Biodiversity & Geomorphology Teams in Lincoln, Hatfield and Worthing. We are looking for experienced fluvial and coastal geomorphologists to help us protect, restore and enhance the natural environment.

As complex case work is a large part of this role, you will need to have good influencing skills, as well as strong technical geomorphology knowledge. You'll provide expert fluvial and coastal geomorphological advice, guidance and training to support colleagues in delivering improvements to the ecological status of our rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal waters. The role has a strong technical and practical focus, with regular site visits with colleagues.
You'll join a vibrant team of ecologists and fisheries experts within our Area offices. You'll also be required to work with geomorphologists from our national team and other Areas, to ensure we benefit from each-others’ technical expertise and experience.

Major challenges include contributing to sustainable development and influencing our own capital schemes and operations, especially river restoration, improving fish passage, influencing renewable energy schemes, and building climate change resilience.
Qualified to at least degree level in a relevant technical discipline. You must have significant levels of relevant practical experience, and be able to apply your technical knowledge to influence water management in ways that work with nature and natural processes.

• You'll have strong influencing and excellent communication skills and be a problem solver with a good track record of delivering results through others;
• You'll be well-organised and have the confidence to work independently, on your own initiative, and to coach / mentor others to improve their capabilities in geomorphology;
• A good understanding of the requirements of WFD, particularly the hydromorphology element, is essential

A full driving licence is required for this role.
For more information, please contact fiona.wren@environment-agency.gov.uk

Grade Rate: £33,990

Locations: Lincoln (Waterside House), Kettering (Nene House), Hatfield (Apollo Court) and Worthing (Guildbourne House).

Permanent Positions

The post will be based in our main Area offices (not depots), and will necessitate working across the Area, including site visits and fieldwork. There will be some travel to other Environment Agency office locations, and there will be occasional long days and overnight stays.

You can also download the candidate pack for more information.

Closing date for applications 05 December 2016
Basic Check
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions. Please provide a geomorphological example, where possible.
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Addresses the needs of internal and external customers, provides rapid and effective responses . Please provide a geomorphological example, where possible.
Achieves Results
Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets.
Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results. Please provide a geomorphological example, where possible.
A full driving licence is required
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.