Technical Advisor – Asset Performance Team

Leigh, Tonbridge, Kent
12 Jun 2017
25 Jun 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Technical Advisor – Asset Performance Team

Asset Performance Team (APT)

Base location: Leigh, Tonbridge, Kent

Our assets are a diverse range of flood defences, earth banks, walls, pumping stations, flood storage reservoirs, sluices and control structures. They need constant management, maintenance and replacement. Asset Performance identifies, plans and commissions work to a range of teams to deliver, from contractors to our own workforce.

As a technical advisor you’ll manage areas of work to ensure that flood defences in KSLES are fit for purpose. As well as monitoring the progress of all work, identifying gaps in the delivery of priorities and taking the necessary remedial action, you’ll be on hand to respond to issues and emergencies. You'll be a point of technical expertise for colleagues, partners and stakeholders. 

The individual roles can be quite varied and will do one or more of the following:
• Delivery of capital projects, fulfilling our ‘Senior User’ role under PRINCE 2 
• Third party asset liaison, ensuring information relating to asset performance is utilised by others to maintain flood protection
• Management of GIS and MS Project information to deliver our maintenance programme via internal field teams and contractors
• Management of our survey programme to ensure accurate information is available
• Lead on areas of asset and data management to ensure that our GIS and related databases are up-to-date

You’ll understand and have significant experience in both flood risk and asset management and ideally have a relevant degree (engineering, geology or similar). First-class communication skills are a must, and you also understand the importance of teamwork and collaboration. It’s important that you’re skilled at managing multiple priorities and competing demands.

The team assesses our asset conditions, recording and managing that data to create programmes of work. Asset Performance talks directly with communities, landowners and partners informing and discussing the work we do with them. The team will plan the work so that it can be delivered safely, within budget and on time.

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.