Flood Risk and Drainage Officer

£39,850 - £43,857 yearly
  • Southampton City Council
  • Southampton, UK
  • 04 Jan, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and dedicated individual to join Southampton City Council as a Flood Risk and Drainage Officer.

Based within the Flood Risk Management Team you will support the delivery of the Council’s statutory duties and responsibilities as a Lead Local Flood Authority assigned under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, and will act as the Council’s professional and technical advisor on matters relating to surface water flood risk and sustainable drainage. You will  work on a variety of activities including assessing and providing comments on sustainable drainage strategies as part of the planning and development process, and developing flood risk management strategies and policy surrounding surface water management, as well as developing and delivering flood risk management schemes.

You must be qualified to a postgraduate level (or equivalent) within an appropriate discipline, including civil engineering, and have experience of sustainable drainage design. You must have a good understanding of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework and possess good communication skills as you will be working with a range of stakeholders with varying levels of technical knowledge.

Further details of the role are included within the Job Description.

Interviews are to be held on 25 and 28 January 2021. Interviews will be conducted over video link on Microsoft Teams, or similar programme.

If you would like to discuss this position, please contact Sam Foulds, Flood Risk Management Team Leader on 023 8083 2076 

Contact details for informal discussion:

If you would like to discuss this position, please contact Sam Foulds, Flood Risk Management Team Leader on 023 8083 2076 

Additional Information:

Please note the salary quoted is based on full time hours. 

This role is for 37 working hours per week.

To be considered for this post please submit an online application through our website: https://www.southampton.gov.uk/jobs/ or click on the 'Apply for this job' button below.

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed.  Unless there are specific criteria questions for you to evidence against, you will need to detail how you meet the essential, and if applicable the desirable criteria for the role. A CV on its own will not be considered.

Recruitment contact details: 023 8083 4033 

To apply for the position please select the 'Apply for this job' button at the bottom of the page.

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