Flood and Coastal Risk Management Advisors

London and Addington, Kent
07 Jun 2017
25 Jun 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Flood and Coastal Risk Management Advisors,

Partnership and Strategic Overview (P&SO),

Kent South London and East Sussex area

Base location: London, Addington, Kent

At the Environment Agency, our Flood and Coastal Risk Management (FCRM) department plays a huge part in the work we do, helping to reduce flood risk to people and property.  Within FCRM sit our Partnership & Strategic Overview teams, who are responsible for setting the strategic direction for all flood and coastal risk management activities. In this role, you’ll play a major part in helping to protect the homes and lives of residents from flooding.

We work with partners and communities to mitigate the risk of flooding, through raising awareness and using our regulatory powers. Initiating new civil engineering projects to protect households from flooding.

We have 5 vacancies across 4 teams a mix of permanent and fixed term contracts. If successful you’ll help develop relationships with a range of strategic partners including communities, businesses and Local Authorities. Providing advice and guidance, you’ll help identify flood risk and find the most appropriate solutions, advising on everything from funding, planning advice, permitting issues, GIS mapping and community engagement.

Ideally, you’ll have excellent knowledge of flood risk management from working in a flood risk management role. And whether your background’s in engineering or project management, you’ll definitely have strong communication skills and a great customer focus. Confident to build relationships with external partners and internal teams, you’ll be committed to working collaboratively to achieve our goals.

You’ll also have a can-do attitude and be dedicated to driving your own professional development. And if you’ve got experience of strategic planning and project or programme management, that’s even better.  Knowledge of using outputs from flood risk

In addition to your degree (or equivalent) in an environmental or engineering discipline, it is desirable that you are a member of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) or equivalent (or be committed to achieving this).

There are opportunities to get involved with incident management when flooding occurs. We have a flexible range of roles you can volunteer for and you’ll get all the training and support you need.

We offer fantastic benefits for our employees including for this role an annual leave allowance of 27 days plus bank holidays.

We also offer up to two days paid environmental outcome days each year. These give you the opportunity to take part in community activities with a clear environmental outcome for people and wildlife.

We also offer up to 12.5% pension contributions and an employer contribution of 18.5% which is an incredibly generous scheme.

The starting salary for this role is £33,990.

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We are fully committed to having an 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.

Diversity: it’s in our nature.