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Area Programmes - Project Manager

Environment Agency
Various locations
Grade 5: £36,389
Closing date
4 Aug 2021

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Flood & Coastal Risk Management

Strengthen tomorrow: hone your expertise as you enhance flood defences

The challenge

We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment.

The nation’s investment in flood and coastal defences has helped to protect properties and reduce the impacts of flooding on lives and livelihoods. Between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2027, the government is investing a further £5.2 billion in reducing the risks of flooding and coastal erosion. Alongside the construction of hard flood defences, our programme will seek to incorporate natural flood management and climate change allowances into the design of our schemes as well as create habitats for wildlife.

Each of our 14 regions has its own Programmes team, which works in partnership with local authorities and other organisations to balance the risk of floods and coastal erosion with supporting economic growth, the wellbeing of our communities and the environment. By adding local insights to the development and planning of work, you’ll be helping to protect people, property and the environment from the challenges of global climate change. Your skills have never mattered more.

The role

Develop your project, contract and risk management expertise by working on diverse projects. From initial strategic planning, through feasibility and detailed design, to implementation, construction and handover, we’ll look to you to facilitate our project delivery process. This will include working closely with our supply partners, and building strong relationships inside and outside the organisation. Stakeholders include statutory authorities, local councils, landowners and local communities, with whom you will negotiate agreements, gain approval and secure external funding. 

The person

With sound experience in a project or programme delivery environment, you know how to work collaboratively and get the best from people and teams. Ideally you will hold a professional qualification in portfolio, programme, project or contract management, but this can form part of your development plan. A background in an engineering, environmental or geography discipline would be helpful. Excellent communication and influencing skills are vital, and you’ll need to be ready to play a role in managing and developing other members of the team.

The benefits

Our benefits package includes generous annual leave, an excellent pension and flexible working arrangements. We’ll also look after your wellbeing through our employee assistance programme, shopping and leisure discounts, and interest-free loans for bikes and season ticket loans.

There are many opportunities to progress your career with us via professional training routes such as apprenticeships and degree programmes.

The Environment Agency is committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies.

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