Flood and Water Technician

£21,748 - £23,080 yearly
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Suffolk, UK
  • 02 Sep, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description


Flood and Water Technician

£21,748 - £23,080 pa

37 hours per week

Full Time


Closing date: 11.30pm, 14 September 2021.

Reference: 765

We are committed to flexible working. To view the types of flexible or part time working available for this role, please see the Job and Person Profile.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Suffolk County Council (SCC) Flood and Water Management Team as a Flood and Water Technician working from Endeavour House, Ipswich or hybrid working with a mix of office, home and site.

  • Do you have recent experience in investigating and resolving minor drainage/flooding issues and dealing with Land Drainage Act consenting and enforcement matters?
  • Would you like to work in an incredibly varied, challenging and rewarding role?
  • Are you passionate about making a positive difference for the people of Suffolk?

Your role

You will be required to provide a responsive service for the public and local authorities in dealing with enquiries, reported issues relating to flooding, land drainage and other water related issues countywide.

Your responsibilities

  • managing your day-to-day schedule of site visits, meetings and tasks
  • investigation of reported flood and surface water incidents countywide
  • liaison with landowners, community representatives and councillors
  • assessing applications for Land Drainage Act consents
  • negotiation of deliverable solutions to resolve flood and surface water issues
  • monitoring improvements
  • collection and recording of asset data.

You will need:

  • excellent communication and IT skills
  • to be customer orientated
  • to be a problem solver and solutions focused
  • to support others in dealing with high workloads in order to meet team goals.

The team

You will be based in the Flood and Water Management Team that works as the Lead Local Flood Authority with local planning authorities, developers, the Environment Agency, water companies, other partners, the public and elected representatives to reduce flood risk across Suffolk.

We will offer you

  • the opportunity to make a real difference for the people of Suffolk
  • a wide range of interesting and rewarding challenges
  • a supportive, friendly and collaborative environment of fellow professionals.

Travelling requirements for your role

Frequent Travel - This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Simon Curl on (01473) 263938 or 07713 093351.

To apply and for more information, please follow this link and take note of the application instructions.


Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

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