U.K. nationals: River Wye and Lugg Priority Catchment Project Manager

Environment Agency
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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Job description  

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individual to lead an exciting new project, working with external and internal stakeholders at a local level. 
The Wye and Lugg Priority Catchment (PC) Project, is currently one of only six ‘pilot’ catchments, that will be used to test and develop innovative solutions to abstraction issues. The purpose of these catchments is outlined in the recently published Abstraction Plan, which also sets out how we will reform abstraction to protect the environment and improve access to water. 
Your role in leading this project will be to bring together the key stakeholders and abstractors to fully understand their needs, and to define the environmental challenges in the river Wye and Lugg PC. You will encourage partners to work together to co-develop a list of potential solutions to address water demand and unsustainable abstraction issues. 
Supported by our national colleagues, you will decide what actions and solutions can be tested within the catchment and, where appropriate, support their implementation.
This is a rare opportunity to lead a project that, through the successes or failures of various approaches, will influence the reform and modernisation of our Water Resources regulation.

The team  

You’ll join the Integrated Environment Planning (IEP) team, containing specialists in water quality, water resources and river basin planning. Our friendly and supportive team facilitate integrated actions to benefit people and wildlife. We work with internal and external partners to collate, analyse and share data, providing the environmental evidence to inform our area’s priorities. 
You’ll also work closely with the Environment Programme team who work with stakeholders to deliver projects on a catchment wide scale.

Experience/skills required  

Ability to communicate with a wide range of customers and stakeholders though a range of methods, including presenting to an audience. 

Ability to work under own initiative, and as part of a larger, cross-functional team. 

Good organisational skills/discipline and the ability to plan, track, deliver and evaluate work.

Sensitive to the needs of the internal and external customers and able to deliver outcomes through these.

Ability to prioritise and deliver work to relevant standards and tight deadlines.

Experience of translating internal guidance and instructions into local delivery.

Knowledge of Water Resources would be an advantage, but is not essential.

Contact and additional information  

Closing Date: 19th May 2019 at 23:55 hours More information about the role and application process can be found in the candidate pack. If you have any questions about this role please contact Lisa Shepherd. Telephone 02030252779 or email