Flood Risk and Data Team Manager

£43,875 - £46,485 yearly
  • Bristol City Council
  • Bristol, UK
  • 12 Oct, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Flood Risk and Data Team Manager


£43,875 - £46,485

Ref: VAC001929


As the Flood Risk and Data Management Team, we are currently leading high profile and exciting flood mitigation schemes such as the Bristol Avon Flood Strategy, Avonmouth and Severnside Ecology Mitigation and Flood Defences Project and Bedminster Green River Restoration. We are also proactively promoting and embedding new ways to manage, analyse and disseminate transport-related data, from traffic collisions to traffic surveys using online GIS platforms and Power-BI amongst others.


The role is an exciting and unique opportunity to lead the dynamic teams and drive the Council’s approach and strategy to flood risk and transport data management, meeting the aims and objectives of the One City Plan as well as the climate and ecological emergencies.


The role includes a blend of strategic policy making and project delivery. Specific activities include:

  • Oversee the Council’s role as Lead Local Flood Authority, including:
  • The maintenance and refresh of the Bristol Local Flood Risk Management Strategy;
  • Planning consultee on surface water drainage issues ensuring policy and best practice is followed;
  • Provide strategic planning advice including completion and maintenance of the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment;
  • Flood investigations and assisting with emergency response.
  • Take a lead role in flood risk management schemes such as Avonmouth Severnside Ecology Mitigation and Flood Defences project and Bedminster Green River Restoration.
  • Promote and direct partnership working with other Risk Management Authorities such as the Environment Agency and Wessex Water;
  • Oversee the identification, promotion and completion of flood risk and transport data improvement projects using a risk-based and prioritisation approach;
  • Oversee the maintenance and refresh of the Transport Data Vision, which sets the strategy for transport data management;
  • Explore ways to collect, analyse and disseminate data more effectively and efficiently
  • Supervise, motivate and mentor team members including dissemination of resources in the execution of projects across the Council.
  • Manage and monitor budgets, both revenue and capital.


Why Bristol City Council?

At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.


Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.


How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.


To apply, please visit our website.


Closing date: 31 October 2021.


At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented within this Service of Bristol City Council. Appointments will be made on merit.