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Senior Asset Performance Engineer

Natural Resources Wales
North Powys with offices located at Welshpool or Buckley
£35,994-£39,369 This post qualifies for a retention allowance of £6,120 per annum
Closing date
7 Aug 2022

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Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care, childcare vouchers and salary sacrifice schemes.

Role Purpose

Natural resources in Wales are fantastic - rugged mountains and woodlands, beautiful landscapes and coastlines, and amazing wildlife.

They are vital for our survival and provide us with the basic things we need to live: clean air, clean water, and food. They create jobs for thousands of people like farmers, foresters, and tourist operators, creating wealth and prosperity.

They give us all a better quality of life and opportunities to enjoy the outdoors against a backdrop of Wales’ natural beauty and heritage. People come from far and wide to experience them. They are intrinsically linked with Welsh culture and language.

It’s our job in Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to look after these natural resources and what they provide for us: to help reduce the risk to people and properties of flooding and pollution; to look after special places for well-being, wildlife and timber; and to work with others to help us all to manage them sustainably. The people who work here in NRW have the knowledge, expertise, and passion to help make the sustainable management of natural resources a reality.

Natural Resources Wales maintain over 4000 flood risk assets that include over 500km of flood defences. We have an exciting opportunity in our asset performance team where you will provide expert technical opinion and specialist technical engineering advice and guidance on asset management issues.

You will lead and manage the development of our area Capital improvements programme, taking into consideration strategic plans such as National Flood Risk management strategy, and presenting sound business cases to programme board as required.

You will manage asset improvement projects, and will undertake a Senior User role and supervise consultants and contractors on our engineering frameworks to ensure a positive culture of Wellbeing, Health & Safety.

When delivering solutions you will need to consider the principles of SMNR and Well-being of Future Generations Act are considered in all your decision making.

NRW is a Category 1 responder under the Civil Contingencies Act (2004), and this means we have a duty to work with partners to prepare for and respond to emergencies and incidents covered by the Act.  All staff may be required to undertake activities, at a level commensurate with the skills and experience required by their role, to assist in ensuring this duty is undertaken.

Qualifications and Skills

  1. Educated to degree level in Civil Engineering or equivalent in a scientific subject.
  2. Coaching and mentoring skills.
  3. Member or working towards membership of a relevant professional body such as Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE)/Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
  4. Significant Experience in flood risk management activities and broad understanding of wider approaches to river and coastal asset management.
  5. A sound, broad civils background and familiarisation of Wellbeing, Health and Safety including CDM Regulations, and Environmental issues.
  6. Knowledge of the requirements of the Reservoirs Act 1975.
  7. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, to present complex information in a professional manner.
  8. Excellent project management and delivery skills, adopting principles of PRINCE
  9. Full UK driving licence.
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