U.K. nationals: Water Resources Planner
Do you have a passion for our most precious and challenging resource? Are you motivated by the chance to make a difference to the way we manage water resources? Do you want to help improve the environment through the way we regulate water resources?
If so, we’re looking for 2 Water Resources Officers with great enthusiasm and strong desire to learn new technical skills to join our teams in Operations Catchments Services.
You will be happy to work on a diverse range of tasks including: strategic water resources planning, WRMPs (Water Resource Management Plans), DMPs (Drought Management Plans) and drought planning, providing strategic advice and technical input, conducting annual reviews on Water Companies, contribute to portfolio work, and input into WR Regional Planning. You will be an active member of technical projects in the service and lead technical engagement with water companies and other external stakeholders. Your role will directly contribute to ensuring that plans are in place for a safe and secure supply of water now and into the future, whilst protecting the environment.
OCS Water Resources influence and ensure the right investments are made to protect and enhance the immediate and longer term needs of the environment. Our impact on the environment can be measured in £billions and you will play your part in this along with Water Quality, Evidence Delivery, Account Managers, and Environment Programme teams. Water Resources is an exciting place to be, don’t miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of this work.
We are seeking 2 individuals, ideally with a background in water resources planning, and an interest in applying their knowledge to impact on the safety and sustainability of our water supply.
You will be qualified to at least degree standard (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, and/or possess proven relevant/appropriate workplace experience. You will have proven ability/expert knowledge that incorporates some of the following:
- Water resources planning and issues.
- Effective working with external organisations, particularly water companies.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Interpreting/evaluating evidence to propose effective solutions for challenging problems
- Shaping and facilitating change/new ways of working to improve efficient and productivity.
- Good data analysis skills
- Additional skills in a related technical discipline would be an advantage, for example: WR modelling, hydrology, licensing, supply and demand forecasting.
Contact and additional information
Please note the role will require some travel to other Environment Agency sites, external meetings and occasional overnight stays.
Interviews will take place on the 11th or 12th March 2020 in Peterborough.
If you would like to know more about the role please contact Georgina Snelling on tel. 07769362826 or email , or Sam Bunce on tel. 07785458138 or email
More information can be found in the candidate pack. Our ultimate aim is for an inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity in the communities we work with and the environment we protect.
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