Flood Risk Management Engineer

£37,261 - £41,496 yearly
  • Manchester City Council
  • Hybrid (Manchester, UK)
  • 23 Nov, 2022
Full time Engineering Management Flood Modelling Flood Risk Management Flood Management

Job Description

 Flood Risk Management Engineer

  • Position Title: Flood Risk Management Engineer
  • Location: Town Hall Extension, Albert Square, Manchester M2 5DB - Blended/Hybrid Working
  • Salary Range: Grade 8 £37,261 to £41,496 (Bar at £40,478) per annum
  • Working Hours: Include flexible options or working patterns
  • Contract Type: 35 hours per week
  • Qualification: Must hold HNC / HND in Engineering OR have relevant Flood Risk / LLFA experience
  • Application Deadline: 06 December 2022 at 23:59
  • Interview Type: Virtual
  • Job Reference: MCC488360/NS 


Your Role 

This role sits within the Highway Services and as the Lead Local Flood Authority, this role will focus on guiding the city on sustainable drainage and flood risk management as it grows and develops. The role holder will operate at a senior level within the team, as a consultee for the flood risk and drainage element of planning application assessment, also supporting developers and influencing applications at an early stage to shape the city in line with national and local policy.

The role holder will support the Council’s full range of statutory duties under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and Land Drainage Act 1991 including asset management and advising on flood risk incidents. 

About You

As a consultee to the Local Planning Authority, the role holder must be able to manage their own caseload of planning applications across a range of planning applications from minor developments through to major regeneration schemes.

As a subject matter expert, the role holder must be able to apply appropriate conditions to planning applications to ensure developments achieve compliance with national and local policy for flood risk and drainage.

The candidate must demonstrate working knowledge of implementing the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and Land Drainage Act 1991. This includes a need to identify and perform risk management authority duties for the Council.

The candidate must show excellent data management and analysis skills to take responsibility for maintaining and improving the statutory asset register and associated LLFA databases. Experience in GIS software would be beneficial.

The candidate should demonstrate excellent communication skills, able to effectively work as part of a team to deliver the LLFA services, but also confident to manage some tasks independently where required.

The candidate must be able to engage and collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders to identify and deliver flood risk and drainage projects. Prior experience in project management, budgeting or bidding for external funding would be beneficial.

The candidate should demonstrate a personal commitment to continuous self-development and service improvement.

About Us

The Lead Local Flood Authority are looking for an experienced professional to play a key role in supporting the team at a senior level. We are looking for individuals ideally with a Flood Risk Management background at LLFA level or a private sector based Flood Risk Consultancy background with experience of planning application submissions. The applicant must hold HNC / HND in Engineering or equivalent OR have relevant Flood Risk / LLFA experience.

The team supports the Planning Department in assessing applications for new developments, ranging from small local applications to large multi-million-pound developments reshaping this great City. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic Service within the Council delivering a variety of projects and programmes on behalf of the City to contribute to the ongoing growth, delivery, and development of the City Strategy.

This role involves blended/hybrid working. You may be able to work from home or remotely some of the time, or for certain tasks or limited days or hours. For the remainder of the time, you will be required to work at council sites or offices. This will depend on your role’s responsibilities and your personal circumstances.

Creating an inclusive team at Manchester City Council

At Manchester City Council, we strive to create a fair and inclusive workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve. If you want to find out more about the role, our culture, flexible arrangements or any adjustments, please let us know by emailing neil.bayliss-rowe@manchester.gov.uk or calling 07971 384537. 

If you would like to access the job details in another format, such as large print, audio or printed on a coloured paper, please contact jobs@manchester.gov.uk - 0161 227 3373.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition


As a Disability Confident Employer, we provide support for employees with physical or mental-health conditions, a disability or neurodiversity. Our workplaces are accessible by design, and we make workplace adjustments including providing aids, adaptations and equipment. These, combined with our flexible working policies such as disability-related leave, enable our employees to perform their role, thrive and be their authentic selves in work.

We can offer flexibility to your needs, if you require any adjustments at all, please let us know by emailing neil.bayliss-rowe@manchester.gov.uk

If you are successful 

Once we have confirmed if you are successful in the role, we will need you to provide the documents below:

  • Work permit - Passport / ID
  • Two satisfactory employer references – one must be from your current/ most recent employer
  • Must hold HNC / HND in Engineering OR have relevant Flood Risk / LLFA experience

When you join us

We want everyone to be able to be themselves at work and give their best. If you need additional support to undertake the duties of the role, we’ll make every effort to source any necessary aids, adaptations or equipment. If, however, any task proves to be unachievable, we will look at redesigning parts of the role.

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