Senior Flood Risk Advisor G6

5 days left

Location
Various locations
Salary
Grade 6: £46,374
Posted
13 Jul 2021
Closes
04 Aug 2021
Function
Civil Engineer
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Flood & Coastal Risk Management

Change tomorrow: put our plans into action at a local level

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.

Our Partnership and Strategic Overview (PSO) teams support the whole lifecycle of our flood and coastal risk management assets, working with communities, professional partners and other organisations to protect us all from flood risk. Whether you’re analysing data to inform plans or developing strategic approaches to protect people and property, your skills are vital for our future.

The role

You will be part of a team that provides the strategic direction for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management. In this role, you’ll seek opportunities to deliver flood and coastal erosion risk management improvements, support growth and infrastructure development, and balance it all with the crucial challenge of adapting to a changing climate. You'll identify where savings can be made and work with other risk management authorities and infrastructure providers to build and maintain strong working relationships.

As a senior specialist, you'll be part of the local leadership team, supporting staff development and working with our National team on implementing policy and strategy at the local level. Specifically, we’re looking for someone who can translate our National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy and DEFRA 25-year plan into actions on the ground.

The person

We’re looking for a strategic leader with programme and project management experience. To succeed, you’ll need to demonstrate your partnership working, stakeholder engagement, influencing and persuasion skills. You’ll also have a relevant degree and be chartered, or working towards it, with a professional body such as CIWEM.

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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