Flood and Water Project Manager

£34,343 - £40,455 yearly
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Suffolk, UK
  • 10 Mar, 2022
Full time Flood Management

Job Description

Flood and Water Project Manager

£34,373 - £40,455 per annum (pro rata if part time)

37 hours per week (part time working may be considered for this role)


Ref: 3615


We are committed to flexible working.


Suffolk County Council is looking for a Flood and Water Project Manager.


We can offer you the opportunity to join an enthusiastic, dedicated team committed to reducing flood risk and supporting the Council’s priority to protect and enhance the environment.


If you don’t currently have all the relevant skills and experience but can evidence the desire and ability to progress, we will fully support your training needs and career development.


Do you have:

  • the ability to apply well developed project management skills to a number of concurrent workstreams?
  • the enthusiasm and drive to lead a team that works successfully with communities, technical consultants and many other partner organisations to deliver projects that reduce flood risk?
  • a passion to innovate and find solutions to make a positive difference for the people of Suffolk and our environment?


Your role and responsibilities

As Flood and Water Project Manager you will play a key role in reducing flood risk for the people of Suffolk by:

  • managing a small team responsible for developing and delivering a programme of flood risk reduction projects
  • producing business cases and partnership funding proposals
  • commissioning and managing consultants and contractors
  • negotiating solutions with landowners, communities, elected representatives and other stakeholders
  • completing projects that can exemplify multiple benefits and the holistic management of water.


You will need:

  • to be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience in a relevant subject
  • experience of project management, design, construction or maintenance of infrastructure, preferably surface water drainage systems
  • excellent communication and time management skills.


You can view a full list of requirements in the Job and Person Profile (link below).  If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.


The team 

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


You will work alongside passionate and experienced staff from across the Councils services who are all working to deliver a better environment for the people of Suffolk. You will be presented with excellent opportunities to build professional networks and relationships across a broad spectrum of organisations and disciplines.  All team members are committed to the improvement of the service and empowered to innovate and deliver their own ideas.


We will offer you:

  • the support and funding to achieve academic and professional qualifications
  • the opportunity to make a positive difference for the people and environment of Suffolk
  • a comprehensive staff benefits package, including salary sacrifice lease cars, holiday/retailer discounts and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • a supportive, friendly and collaborative environment of fellow professionals.


Travelling requirements for your role 


Frequent Travel Essential - We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to travel, 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. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.


To find out more

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Matt Hullis on (01473) 264446.


How to apply

For further details and to apply, please go to:



Closing date: 11.30pm, 27 March 2022.


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.