U.K. nationals: Asset Management Assistant (Water, Land and Biodiversity)

Environment Agency
United Kingdom
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Job description  

World class asset management. That’s our aspiration. That’s the journey we’re on in Water Land and Biodiversity (WLB) within the Environment Agency. Join us on the journey as a WLB Asset Management Assistant. We have a wide variety of WLB assets across East Anglian Area, including pumping stations, weirs, rain gauges and boreholes, all of which help us monitor and manage water for the benefit of people and wildlife. Knowing the condition of our assets is hugely important and underpins our risk based approached to asset management.

Your role will involve field and desk based activities. Outside, you'll visit WLB assets, collating information and carrying out visual inspections to determine their condition. Inside, you'll process information on WLB assets ensuring assets are accurately and fully represented on the new asset management database.
Reporting to the Hydrometry & Telemetry (H&T) Team Leaders, you'll be working closely with the Area WLB Asset Management Technical Lead.

You'll also assist:
- to ensure WLB assets are safe, efficient and resilient
- to develop/establish an organisational culture where all Area staff understand their role in asset management.
- Area H&T Activities as required by team leaders in delivering the service across East Anglia area.

The team  

Reporting to the Hydrometry & Telemetry Team Leaders, your workload will be guided by the Area WLB Asset Management Technical Lead. You will be required to support National and Area asset management teams. Occasional travel is required to attend meetings.
We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working for all our vacancies.

Experience/skills required  

Experience in asset management, direct involvement in projects or in the delivery of asset maintenance work is an advantage but not essential. The ability to manage a varied workload is essential. Previous exposure to engineering projects is desirable.

The following experiences are beneficial:
• An Engineering or Environmental qualification and/or practical experience
• Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with internal and external customers
• Experience of delivering work by planning, tracking, gathering and maintaining data/information
• Experience of working under own initiative and as part of a team to make decisions and achieve planned outcomes
• Good organisational skills
• Good IT skills (e.g. Excel)

A full UK Driving licence

Everyone starting a new role with the Environment Agency will be given all of the training and support needed.

We offer an extensive range of employee benefits and there are fully funded opportunities to develop further academic/professional qualifications.

Contact and additional information  

Your base location will be Ipswich, Norwich, Chelmsford, Ely or Brampton. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions for the safety of our staff the role will be initially home working.

Internal candidates - as this is a fixed term assignment, you must ensure you seek agreement from your line manager to apply.

The Environment Agency take part in incident response. There are opportunities to get involved and support depending on your role and circumstances. If successful this will be discussed.

CVs / documents attached to your application will not be assessed for selection.

If you have any questions please contact the hiring manager

Please note in our current coronavirus working environment, interviews will be held remotely by video conference/telephone. These will be in January 2021.

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Closing Date:  

20/12/2020, 23:55 hours