Local recruitment: Integrated Environment Planning Specialist (Water Resources) FTC (Solent and South Downs)

Environment Agency

Chichester, UK 🇬🇧

Romsey, UK 🇬🇧

Worthing, UK 🇬🇧

Number of jobs available: 1
Region: South East
City/Town: Chichester , Romsey , Worthing
Building/Site: Various
Grade: Staff Grade 5
Post Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
Role Type: Operational Delivery
Salary Minimum: £37,462 pro-rata

Job description

We’re looking for enthusiastic and motivated team members with excellent planning, communication and data handling skills who are passionate about managing WR. Working with both National and Area colleagues, you’ll help provide direction, lead on technical water resources issues, support the delivery and management of projects including Water Resource Management Plans, Drought Plans and investment programmes. You will also support the management of risks, maximise outcomes.

Work will include but not be limited to the following:

• Supporting other teams and team members on complex WR technical issues;

• Working with Water Companies, Consultants and abstractor sector;

• Leading on technical water resources tasks including permitting, dry weather incident management and strategic planning activities;

• Using data and innovative ways of presenting it to help steer delivery;

• Building and maintaining relationships with others to help achieve the best outcomes.

Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents, or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role.

The team

The Integrated Environmental Planning (IEP) team is predominantly a water planning team with specialists in water quality and water resources, that use data and evidence to plan and prioritise the delivery of environmental outcomes. We achieve our outcomes by working with others, bringing people together to ensure we are focusing on the right activities to drive major investment from others. You’ll participate in a wider national community of diverse professionals working in water resources management.

Experience/skills required

You will have proven ability / expert knowledge that incorporates at least some of the following:

• An environmental degree and/or experience in water resources work;

• Strong communication, influencing and networking skills;

• Good organisational skills and ability to plan, track, deliver and evaluate work.

• Experience of translating guidance and instructions into local delivery;

• Experience of using evidence to explore problems/propose effective and innovative solutions;

• Ability to bring people together and inspire collaboration/information sharing;

• Ability to demonstrate how you take decisions/solve problems;

• Ability to coach/mentor others to improve resilience within the environment planning community.

It will be advantageous to have an understanding of the concept and context of Drought Plan Management and Water Resources and a Local and Regional scale.

It will be advantageous to have additional skills in a related technical discipline such as WR modelling, hydrology, licencing, supply and demand forecasting.

Contact and additional information

We are a very flexible organisation however to meet operational/resilience needs we are ideally looking for a full-time candidate.

We are committed to diversity/inclusion. We aspire to be the best employer in the country for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and want our staff to feel valued/respected and to see this as a great place to work. From our EDI executive champions to our EDI employee networks, everyone has a part to play to embed EDI in our organisation.

We offer an extensive range of employee benefits and the opportunity to progress your career with us via professional training routes such as apprenticeships and degree programmes.

For questions relating to this role, please contact sian.ratcliffe@environment-agency.gov.uk

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Closing Date:  27/02/2023, 23:55 hours

Level of security checks required: Basic Check

Length of contract:  Up to 24 months

Competence 1: Data and Information Management
Description: Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes.

Please give an example (ideally water resources) of when you have had to analyse, interpret and present data in a usable format to help drive the delivery of an outcome or outcomes

Competence 2: Achieves Results
Description: Presenting a case in a convincing and attractive way that will win people over, encouraging them to follow plans willingly; often succeeding where logic and reason alone would fail.

Can you describe a time when you have successfully influenced key players to deliver to agreed deadlines and in the face of challenge?

Competence 3: Influences and Persuades Others
Description: Presenting a case in a convincing and attractive way that will win people over, encouraging them to follow plans willingly; often succeeding where logic and reason alone would fail.

Can you describe a time when you have successfully influenced key players to deliver to agreed deadlines and in the face of challenge?

If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and 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.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know for more information.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development