U.K. nationals: Water Quality Principal Officer G5

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


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Job description  

We are the Environment Agency. We look after the water environment, land quality, promote sustainable land management and help protect and enhance wildlife habitats working closely with businesses to help them comply with environmental regulations.
You will be working with internal and external customers delivering key national processes and working directly with partners to achieve significant environmental improvement
Integrated Environment Planning (IEP) works with a range of internal and external customers to deliver key national processes such as the water company price review and river basin management planning. It works directly with partners to achieve significant environmental improvement. IEP is a team of technical experts and it frequently coordinates work of externally facing teams. It provides timely and effective evidence for the whole business to connect the needs of both national and local customers, to do things “Once” through standard tools and products and to provide efficient and effective solutions to our customers

We are looking for an experienced Water Quality Planner to enable us and water companies to deliver significant environmental improvements in the fresh water environment. It would also be desirable to us if you have a good understanding of water company performance/regulation and/or water quality modelling

The team  

IEP sits within the Environment Planning and Engagement department of Hertfordshire and North London Area and has three core areas of work; Water Resources, Water Quality, Catchment planning. We work with area operational teams and national colleagues to produce the evidence that informs and drives Area priorities. These include water company price review and catchment measure modelling, diffuse water pollution plans and technical support on a wide range of urban and rural water quality issues

Experience/skills required  

You will have good knowledge/experience of water quality planning, with a large proportion of that gained through working with water companies. The ability and experience to lead very technical conversations with internal and external partners.

Essential: A degree in a relevant environmental discipline.
Desirable: Membership of, or working towards a membership of, a relevant professional institute (e.g. CIWEM)

Through your experience to date you will be able to demonstrate some of the following:
• Political awareness/sensitivity to deliver the right service when dealing with customers/stakeholders
• The ability to work collaboratively with other Team Leaders/Managers
• The ability to articulate solutions to problems in a simple, engaging way
• An aptitude for shaping, developing the future capability of this arena including developing a national network.
• Good judgment, problem solving and decision making skills.
• Good planning skills, with the ability to handle multiple priorities, delivering to tight timescales

Contact and additional information  

To reflecting the diverse communities we serve we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. Everyone starting with the Environment Agency will be welcomed into the team and given all of the training and support you need to succeed. The Environment Agency support flexible working which can be discussed as part of your interview.
The Environment Agency offers a range of employee benefits and opportunities to progress your career via professional training routes including apprenticeships and degree programmes.
For further information, on employee benefits and/or the Environment Agency, please download the candidate pack or contact .
Interviews will be held in Welwyn Garden City week commencing 01/07/2019.