U.K. nationals: Flood Risk Modelling and Hydrology Industrial Placement

Environment Agency

Various, , GB

Wanting to further develop your skills? The Environment Agency has exciting opportunities for you to do just that!

Our Industrial Placements run for 54 weeks starting in July-August 2021. Giving you plenty of time to gain valuable experience whilst complementing your studies and personal/professional growth.

During your placement working with the Evidence & Risk team, who provide expertise from flood risk modelling along our rivers and coast to developing new flood forecasting approaches and forecasting fluvial, coastal and surface water modelling/data, you will gain experience and develop your technical skills in areas such as:

– River/coastal modelling and flood forecasting
– Hydrology
– Building, running and analysing detailed mathematical models
– Producing evidence for determining potential impacts on communities
– Informing flood risk management/incident management decisions

We recognise the challenges that people with (multiple) protected characteristics may experience on the job market. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, people with a disability, and people with gender diverse identities.

Be part of creating a climate-resilient nation.

The Evidence and Risk team within the Environment Agency work nationally and comprise specialists who work with the wider Environment Agency providing expertise in hydrology, forecasting, fluvial, coastal and surface water modelling and data.
You will work with and learn from experienced members of your appointed team who will coach and mentor you throughout the year to support you to reach your potential.

Please read the candidate pack for more details

We are looking for applicants who are studying or have recently studied any of the following subjects Geography, Environmental Science, Hydrology, Natural Science, Maths, Coastal processes/management, Geometics/mapping as part of their degree and have a keen interest in flood risk management.

You will have completed a minimum of two years of your degree course but will not have graduated before summer 2020.

We are looking for applicants with some of the following skills and interests:

– High level computer literacy
– Understanding of GIS and data management
– Analytical and problem solving skills
– Excellent communication
– An Inquiring mind
– Team working skills
– Able to take initiative
– Self-starter and can manage own workload
– Interest in the environment and particularly flood risk

For any questions relating to this role, please contact: [email protected]

All assessments and interviews will be carried out using an online platform such as MS Teams.

Interviews are scheduled to take place from: mid-May 2021

As an organisation we strive to reflect the communities we serve, to achieve this we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, sexual orientation and religion. We also welcome applications for part-time hours.

03/05/2021, 23:55 hours

Basic Check

Up to 54 weeks

Communicates Effectively

Description: Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.

Please describe why you would like the opportunity to work for the Environment Agency. What will you personally bring to the organisation?

Manages Self

Description: Has full awareness of own strengths, weaknesses, impact and approach. Effectively organises self and takes personal responsibility for own role in the Environment Agency.

How do you think your experience and/or skills to date will support you during this placement / internship. How will it benefit you in achieving your future career aspirations?

Uses Initiative

Description: Takes action before and/or beyond what is required, owning the outcome.

Please describe a situation where you have gone above and beyond a task showing how you used your own initiative and what extra benefits this brought to the situation. This can be related to any aspect of your life, eg university, volunteering, any work place experience you have had.

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.




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