U.K. nationals: Hydrometry and Telemetry Officer

Environment Agency
Various, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified


Please note: this job post has expired! To the best of our knowledge, this job is no longer available and this page remains here for archival purposes only.

Job description  

Hydrometry and Telemetry officers provide accurate and timely hydrometric data to the Environment agency and the wider public to support operational decisions, flood risk, water resources and environment management. Core fieldwork includes the collection of high quality data from sites across the hydrometric network and is principally, but not exclusively, the following; rainfall, river flow, river level and groundwater level data. The collection and delivery of high quality hydrometric data is essential for the effective management of water resources and flood risk both locally and nationally.

A key part of the role will involve developing effective relationships with partners and team members. In particular training, mentoring and coaching colleagues. You will monitor the progress of H&T projects and provide solutions to hydrometric and telemetry problems and identify gaps in our service which could be improved.

You will be an organised technical leader, committed to your own and others’ professional development and driving performance. You will display exemplar behaviours and lead by example.

The team  

The Hydrometry and Telemetry team provide core telemetry, hydrometric and hydrological data to the Environment Agency in particular river level and flow, rainfall and groundwater levels. The team collects data across East Midlands Area and delivers a business critical service that underpins the Environment Agency’s responsibilities relating to flood and coastal risk management and water resource management.

Experience/skills required  

You will have relevant or directly transferable experience and ideally have a scientific or engineering background and be experienced in installing, maintaining and analysing hydrometric instrumentation, systems and databases, including operation of telemetry systems.

You will also be either an experienced project manager or experienced in managing large quantities of data. You will display excellent communication and IT skills and possess an innovative outlook with strong practical problem solving skills. You will be happy to work in the field often in demanding poor weather conditions all year round.

The nature of the role dictates that you will have a full UK driving Licence and a request that you hold an out of hours incident role.

Contact and additional information  

Due to the broad geographical nature of East Midlands area, the role can be based at our hub office in Nottingham or northern depot at Owston Ferry, South Yorkshire.

For further details please contact Martin Swift, H&T Team Leader on 07827 896878 or by email:

We are fully committed to having an 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.

Job description attachment 1  

Candidate Pack - 16038.docx – 663KB
Converted File Candidate Pack - 16038.docx.pdf – 507KB

Job description attachment 2  

Job Profile - 16038.docx – 55KB
Converted File Job Profile - 16038.docx.pdf – 93KB

Closing Date:  

21/12/2020, 23:55 hours