Senior Flood Risk Officer

£35,697 - £39,780 yearly
  • Norfolk County Council
  • Norfolk, UK
  • 06 Feb, 2020
Full time Engineering

Job Description

County Hall, Norwich

£35,697 - £39,780 per annum

37 hours per week, Permanent contract 

Are you a flood risk, water management professional looking for your next challenge? 

If so then Norfolk County Council as Local Lead Flood Authority (LLFA) could have the perfect opportunity for you. 

We’re looking for an experienced individual with excellent people and professional technical skills to support the Flood and Water Team Manager in delivering our responsibilities to reduce existing surface water flood risk, promote sustainable development and implement sustainable drainage systems.

Norfolk is ranked as the 10th area most at risk of local flooding in England with over 10,000 existing properties at risk from a 1:30 storm event and over 25,000 from a 1:100 storm event. Since 2011, the LLFA have received and verified over 630 reports of flooding to property and infrastructure. This has led to the publication of 39 Flood Investigation Reports and a programme of SUDs retrofitting schemes, drainage improvement works, natural flood management and property resilience measures.

The County is also undergoing considerable growth in housing, business development and related major infrastructure projects. Norfolk County Council is heavily involved in this growth agenda; leading bids for the design and construction of transport links and improvements, co-ordinating development teams for Strategic Urban Extensions and responding to consultations during the planning process. 

You will be responsible for providing technical advice and guidance for complex statutory consultee cases, appeals, investigations and projects. Primarily this will be for the LLFA team, but also for other County Council teams, political members, Local Planning Authorities, developers and their consultants and other stakeholders.

Your work will also influence planning policies, Local plans, SFRAs, development masterplans and drainage designs.

With a degree in hydrology, engineering or water management-related subject or experience of managing and delivering flood risk projects, consultee or regulatory cases over the past 5 years, you’ll be confident in assessing complex technical information against national and local polices. You’ll have experience of working on drainage and surface water management schemes and cases along with up to date knowledge of statutory, policy, SuDS theory and best practice. 

In return we can offer a varied caseload, training and support to increase your technical competence and achieve your professional goals. We also offer an array of benefits such as flexible working arrangements, childcare vouchers, Norfolk Rewards – a scheme offering discounts on everyday purchases, great holiday entitlement and the opportunity to buy more; and a generous local government pension scheme. 

Norfolk is a beautiful county with a fantastic coastline and an array of different landscapes with charming and picturesque towns, villages and coastal resorts. The man-made Norfolk Broads stretch over 125 miles and the city of Norwich provides excellent shopping, eateries and activities, all weaved around a historic backdrop.

Sounds interesting? To discuss the role in more detail please call 0344 800 8020 and ask for Mark Ogden, Flood and Water Manager.

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Please quote job reference: 51998 CERE 

Applicant closing date: 01 March 2020