UK nationals: Flood and Coastal Risk Management Advisor (Projects)

Environment Agency
Brampton, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Job description  

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Partnerships and Strategic Overview Team in East Anglia, based in Brampton. This role will focus on the delivery of the flood risk management programme for the Area. You will be part of a team working towards reducing flood risk for people living in the catchment of the River Great Ouse. Using your skills and experience you will develop a pipeline of flood reduction projects, working closely with partners to ensure delivery.

We're looking for someone who is proactive and innovative with experience in planning/delivering water management projects. As an Advisor you'll:
• Build a strong pipeline of flood risk management projects.
• Identify flood risk priorities and incorporate these into a programme of work.
• Estimate funding requirements and affordability of flood risk management projects.
• Engage with local politicians and members of local communities.
• Identify and influence a strategic approach to partnership funding for projects.
• Be able to consider the long term flood risk landscape for the area when working towards delivering future flood risk programmes.
• Review business cases.
• Be able to manage and monitor budgets, and be aware of the importance of careful financial forecasting.

The team  

Partnership & Strategic Overview teams develop the technical knowledge needed to deliver a strategic overview of flooding. We work closely with others to understand and manage flood and coastal erosion risk in order to benefit communities with the greatest need. We work with all authorities and deliverers to specify, plan, fund and create assets to achieve outcomes, including supporting the delivery of the flood risk management programme.

Experience/skills required  

You will have leadership skills and be able to provide expertise and guidance to others in ensuring the team is providing an effective and efficient service. We expect candidates to have exceptional communication skills and great customer focus. A real desire and commitment to build relationships, influence and work with others is essential.

You will have an appreciation of the causes, management, responsibilities and legislative framework of flood risk. Strong Project management and appraisal experience with evidence of successful delivery. Familiarity with the government funding approach (5 case business model) would be advantageous. An understanding of how to assess the benefits of flood risk management projects and who will benefit. Experience estimating funding requirements and identifying and securing funding settlements and contributions. Ability to analyse data and designs to implement innovative approaches to remove barriers.

If required include - A full UK driving licence is essential.

Contact and additional information  

Location: Brampton (Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire) Fixed term assignment until 31 March 2020 - INTERNAL CANDIDATES PLEASE NOTE you must ensure you seek agreement from your line manager to apply for this role. Attendance at events / meetings out of normal office hours required. Full UK driving license essential. The Environment Agency take part in incident response. If successful your line manager will discuss arrangements with you depending on your role and circumstances. If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Harper at or on 02030253499 or Claire Bell at or on 07768 907637. Closing Date: 8th April 2019 at 23:55 hours Hours: 37 per week. We welcome applications regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity or marital status.

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