Flood & Coastal Risk Management
FRCM Programme – Team Leader
Grade 5: £36,389
Protect tomorrow: manage the assets that provide vital defences
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 Projects and Programme Management team keeps us on track as we turn these ideas into reality. By ensuring we stay on schedule and on budget, and introducing innovative approaches, systems and technologies to increase our effectiveness, 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, we have a wide range of assets that need constant inspection, maintenance and renewal. You'll contribute to programmes for managing them throughout the whole of their lives, with a clear focus on health, safety and wellbeing. You will also provide strong and effective leadership to bring out the best in your team.
While you’ll need sound experience in programme and project management, this is also a people-focused role requiring the skills to inspire, motivate and develop a team. While some appreciation of civil engineering or asset management would be helpful, a technical background is not essential. You’ll have strong communication and engagement skills, and the organisational skills to manage multiple and competing demands.
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.