Officers - Flood Coastal Erosion Risk Management

£32,234 - £34,728 yearly
  • Flintshire County Council
  • Flintshire, UK
  • 26 May, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Planning, Environment and Economy

Officers x 2

FCERM (Flood Coastal Erosion Risk Management)

Salary Grade G06

SCP 28 – 31 (£32,234 - £34,728)

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.

We are seeking to appointment experienced and enthusiastic professional/s to join the Council’s Flood & Coastal Risk Management Team. The principle focus of the role will be undertaking the ‘SuDS Approving Body’ (SAB) duty which involves the Council approving and in specified circumstances, adopting surface water drainage systems. An ability to engage and communicate with developers and their consultants and contractors is key to the role.  Other interesting and challenging work in relation to the more established Lead Local Flood Authority duties is to be also expected. 

Applicants should 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 Team Leader and 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.