Senior Flood Risk and Drainage Officer

£40,578 - £44,624 yearly
  • Southampton City Council
  • Southampton, UK
  • 15 Mar, 2022
Full time Flood Risk Management

Job Description

As a Lead Local Flood Authority, Southampton City Council has a responsibility towards the management of flood risk from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses. With a number of projects underway to reduce flood risk, we are looking to recruit an experienced and dedicated individual to join the team as Senior Flood Risk and Drainage Officer.

The successful candidate will act as the Council’s lead professional and technical advisor on matters relating to surface water flood risk and sustainable drainage. This varied role will see you supporting the Flood Risk Management service with the development and delivery of various plans, strategies and policies to improve the understanding of surface water flood risk and to achieve multiple environmental benefits. 

You will be working with a variety of both internal and external stakeholders each with differing levels of technical understanding therefore good written and verbal communication skills are essential. You must have a good understanding of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework and be able to confidently lead discussions and negotiations to secure the best possible outcome.

You must be qualified to a postgraduate level (or equivalent) within an appropriate discipline including civil engineering and have experience of sustainable drainage design and assessment. Skills in Project Management and GIS are desirable.

Southampton City Council operates a flexible working policy to support work life balance, with a hybrid of office and remote working adopted by the Flood Risk Management Team. Please note that whilst remote working is possible, there will be times when you will be required to attend Southampton to carry out duties relating to the role.

For further information about this role please view the job description.

If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams, with the date to be confirmed.

Contact details for informal discussion:

If you would like to discuss this position, please contact Sam Foulds, Flood Risk Management Team Leader via email

Additional information:

  • Please note the salary quoted is based on full time hours (37 hours). 
  • Working hours 37 per week
  • Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams, with the date to be confirmed.

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed, unless there are specific criteria questions for you to evidence against. Applications are shortlisted against the essential and desirable criteria found within the job description for the post. Please refer to the job description when completing your application form and evidence how you meet the required criteria/questions. A CV on its own will not be considered.

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