Flood Operations Engineer

£31,490 - £34,902 yearly
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Remote (Rhuddlan, Rhyl, UK)
  • 22 Jun, 2022
Full time Water Engineering Flood Risk Management Drainage Engineering Flood Management

Job Description

Location: Rhuddlan/Homeworking

Grade & Salary: G5, £31,490 rising to £34,902 over three years

Post number: 200348

Type of contract: FTA until 20 June 2023

Work pattern: Full Time

Closing date: 3 July 2022

Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care, childcare vouchers and salary sacrifice schemes.

Role Purpose

This is an exciting opportunity to join a multi-functional engineering team with a commitment to Sustainable Management of Natural Resources within North East Wales.

 The North East Wales Integrated Engineering team is a professional, multi-disciplinary team with responsibility for delivering Civil Engineering maintenance for Forestry and Flood Risk critical assets, in addition to Natural Flood Risk Management, SMNR schemes and Environmental enhancement and coastal projects.

 The Engineering team works closely with NRW’s Internal Workforce teams and framework contractors to ensure the annual asset maintenance programmes are produced, coordinated, and delivered to the specified time, quality and cost allocation and constraints.

 This fixed term appointment is a great way to gain valuable experience whilst learning more about flood risk management and the importance of sustainable maintenance in order to reduce community flood risk. 

 The successful candidate will provide a Technical and Health and Safety planning service, supporting the delivery of flood risk asset maintenance, capital improvement schemes in addition to contract and contractor management requirements.

 NRW is a Category One Responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, which requires it to be able to deliver a resilient, competent, and effective response to incidents on a 24/7, 365-day basis. Its duties include contributing to and maintaining emergency plans and emergency arrangements in relation to incidents.

 It is a requirement of your role to participate in NRW’s incident response activities. This may require you to participate on an incident rota (or cascade), in order to be available to respond to an incident if one occurs.

 You will assist with the development, testing and review requirements for NRW’s ‘on the ground’ response plans for dealing with flood incident, emergencies and contingency planning. 

 If you are a professional, target focused individual with a desire to ensure NRW’s corporate goals are achieved, SMNR principles and well-being objectives delivered, we would encourage you to apply for this post and become part of #TeamNRW. 

 Qualifications and Skill

  1. Qualifications; Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent is desirable together with a NEBOSH construction certificate.  A HND/HNC in civils or equivalent is the minimum requirement, together with related experience. The candidate should also be working towards Incorporated Engineer status or other appropriate professional designation 
  2. A broad knowledge of civil engineering design and construction practices, with the ability to develop and apply innovative solutions to problems. 

  3. In this role you will be expected to support H&S best practice by actively promoting awareness and ensuring the provision of safe working practices to comply with NRW policy and standards.  

  4. Project Management; Prince2 practitioner qualification would be desirable. 

  5. Competent surveying skills. AutoCAD skills and GIS experience would also be desirable.

  6. Participation in cross-team working and stakeholder engagement to establish partnerships in the delivery of NRW flood risk objectives is an essential component of the role. 

  7. Participation in the NRW’s incident response duty roster.

  8. The ability to undertake the ‘Client and Designer Role’, to comply with CDM 2015. 

  9.  Good ICT and organisation skills.

  10. Full UK driving licence 

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