Coastal Modelling and Forecasting Officer

£28,785 yearly
  • Environment Agency
  • England, UK
  • 02 Aug, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Environment Agency

Flood & Coastal Risk Management

Coastal Modelling and Forecasting Officer

Grade 4: £28,785

Various locations


Shape tomorrow: create the models that guide future flood resilience


The challenge


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 Evidence and Risk teams provide vital advice on how to manage flood risk, at both a local and national scale. By having input to flood defence schemes, advising on land use, building real-time models to use in our flood warning service and preparing for emergencies, you’ll be helping to protect people, property and the environment from the challenges of global climate change. Your skills have never mattered more.


The role


As a Coastal Modelling and Forecasting Officer, you’ll support the development of new coastal modelling and forecasting approaches to build a country more resilient to climate change. It’s an opportunity to deepen your understanding of complex environmental variables including storm surge, sea level rise, coastal erosion and coastal change, climate change and wave modelling. Working with a range of partner organisations, as well as internal project teams, you’ll provide vital technical input and share your knowledge with others.


The person


You’ll be ready to contribute technical knowhow in modelling and forecasting, and we’ll expect you to have a good grasp of flood coastal erosion risk management. Computer literate, you have a working knowledge of GIS software. Good problem-solving and decision-making skills are important, as is being a persuasive communicator, able to influence others.  Well-organised and collaborative in your approach, you’ll thrive in an environment that’s focused on continuous improvement.


The benefits


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.