Principal Sustainable Drainage Officer

£40,478 - £44,570 yearly
  • Peterborough CIty Council
  • Peterborough, UK
  • 24 Mar, 2022
Full time Water Management

Job Description

Principal Sustainable Drainage Officer


£40,578 - £44,570


Peterborough City Council’s Sustainable Drainage team are seeking an experienced individual to help grow our team and ensure we meet our duties as a Lead Local Flood authority. A rare opportunity within a unitary authority you will lead a small team that works to improve the water environment, investigate flooding, deliver innovative flood risk management projects and advise on surface water management for new developments in one of the fastest growing cities in the Country.


You will line manage the team that primarily acts as statutory consultee to major planning applications, working closely with local planning authorities, developers and consultants to ensure the delivery of high-quality SuDs schemes across Peterborough, so having an excellent working knowledge and experience of the planning process, flood risk legislation and SuDs design and construction is essential.


You will take a lead role within the Lead Local Flood Authority to ensure it meets its statutory duties detailed in the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, Highways Act 1980 and associated flood related regulations and local policies.


This role offers a varied workload which will give you the opportunity to make a real impact in terms of boosting local flood resilience and shaping the way we approach flood mitigation by working with our partners and securing third party funding for projects throughout the city. Furthermore, as part of the combined team you will have the opportunity to work closely with colleagues in the Highway Development section and further your knowledge of highway control from pre-application right through to the implementation on site, as well as influence the methods in which SuDs are applied to these projects.


The ideal candidate would have demonstrable extensive experience in flood risk management and working in a line management position, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written) including the ability to communicate complicated and contentious information with varied audiences including representing the LLFA at planning committees, appeals and inputting into plans on a local and national level. You will have demonstrable experience of coaching and mentoring staff and have a track record when it comes to mentoring junior members of a team.


In return for your commitment, Peterborough City Council offers hybrid working via our agile working policy, an excellent local government pension scheme, a generous annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays, and the opportunity to make a real difference.


To apply, please visit our website.


Closing date: 25 April 2022.