Team Leader - Flood Coastal Erosion Risk Management

£38,813 - £41,675 yearly
  • Flintshire County Council
  • Flintshire, UK
  • 26 May, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Planning, Environment and Economy

Team Leader

FCERM (Flood Coastal Erosion Risk Management)

Salary Grade G08

SCP 28 – 31 (£38,813 - £41,675)

Permanent, 37 hours per week

Location: Ty Dewi Sant, Ewloe with remote home working


Surface water flooding is a serious problem with real impacts and consequences for our local communities and residents. Increasing demands placed on ageing and inadequate drainage systems through development and climate change is a growing concern. Following the recent commencement of Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act in Wales, Flintshire County Council are committed to ensuring that sustainable, effective multi-purpose drainage (SuDS) schemes are implemented on new development within the County.

This is a brand new role to lead our FCERM team.  This role will provide leadership, guidance and direction to the team and deputise for, and support, the Service Manager as necessary.  You will be a strong leader that will ensure that the team carry out effective casework and project management to ensure efficient and effective operation of the service in line with legislation and guidance. 

Applicants should have management experience and be educated to degree, diploma, HNC/HND or higher level qualification in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Science or similar discipline. Candidates should have sound technical and/or practical knowledge of drainage systems, flood risk management with a background in the technical approval of works also being desirable.  Good oral, written communication and ICT skills are essential.

As a relatively new duty for the Local Authority, with initiative and drive you will support the Service Manager in shaping and developing an effective and successful SAB service. Applying a can-do attitude and approach to overcoming obstacles you will work in conjunction with other Council teams such Legal, Planning and Highways to achieve this.  In return successful candidates can expect to be supported in developing their technical skills through formal training or self-directed learning where knowledge or skill set gaps important for the service role are identified.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable.

For an informal discussion please contact Andy Roberts, Service Manager, on 01352 703211 or via

Applications are welcome for part time, job share or flexible working basis.

Closing date: 20 June 2021.

The Council recognises that the ability to communicate in Welsh is an important and valuable skill in the workplace and is committed to increasing the numbers of bilingual employees. We welcome applications for any post from candidates who are able to work in both Welsh and English. We will also support new and existing employees who wish to learn Welsh or improve /develop their Welsh language skills.