Flood & Coastal Risk Management
Asset Performance Officer
Grade 4: £28,785
Protect tomorrow: join a local team that’s part of a national mission
We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment.
The nation’s investment in flood and coastal defences has helped to protect properties and reduce the impacts of flooding on lives and livelihoods. Between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2027, the government is investing a further £5.2 billion in reducing the risks of flooding and coastal erosion. Alongside the construction of hard flood defences, our programme will seek to incorporate natural flood management and climate change allowances into the design of our schemes as well as create habitats for wildlife.
Our Asset Performance teams commission work to enhance, maintain and repair some 78,000 flood and coastal risk assets across England. By contributing to the management of these investments, you’ll be helping to protect people, property and the environment from the challenges of global climate change. Your skills have never mattered more.
From earth embankments and floodwalls to pumping stations and flood storage reservoirs, our assets need continuous maintenance and improvement. By managing data about the siting and condition of these assets, you'll help to plan and deliver projects within your geographic patch. There may be opportunities for site visits to help you understand the assets and gather data. You’ll use your excellent communication skills to respond to customer enquiries and work with a range of internal colleagues and external organisations. Incident management is a crucial part of the role and you’ll participate in an out-of-hours roster.
This is an ideal development role for someone who has the ability to work with data and information, communicate well, solve problems and make decisions at pace. We’ll build on your existing knowledge and experience by giving you all the training and support you need. You’re likely to have a background in science or engineering, including some exposure to managing projects or assets. A relevant qualification would be helpful, but is not essential. Practical experience in the water environment would also be valuable.
Our benefits package includes generous annual leave, an excellent pension and flexible working arrangements. We’ll also look after your wellbeing through our employee assistance programme, shopping and leisure discounts, and interest-free loans for bikes and season ticket loans.
There are many opportunities to progress your career with us via professional training routes such as apprenticeships and degree programmes.
The Environment Agency is committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies.