Engineer – Drainage and Flood Risk Management

£33,820 - £39,492 yearly
  • Solihull Council
  • Solihull, UK
  • 14 Mar, 2023
Full time Flood Risk Management Flood Management Environmental Management Environmental Health

Job Description

Engineer – Drainage and Flood Risk Management 

Job Ref: SOL5257

Salary: £33,820 – £39,493 per annum (incremental progression dependent on performance)

Full time - Permanent

We have an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Flood Risk and Drainage Engineer to join our growing Highway Infrastructure Service.  

This is an exciting time to join Solihull Council and this role will allow you to play a fundamental part in driving forward the emerging FWMA Schedule 3 response along with developing and delivering our flood risk management agenda.

The joint Highway Drainage and Lead Local Flood Authority team have a proven track record of making a real difference to our residents across the borough, particularly those who have experienced flooding, and we have been successful in securing significant funding to design and implement highway drainage and flood resilience schemes in recent years.

With an extensive local plan consisting of significant new housing and regeneration projects, as well as national schemes such as HS2, this role will see you working in partnership with other Risk Management Authorities and developers to ensure Solihull Council achieves its vision where everyone in the Borough has an equal chance to be healthier, happier, safer, and more prosperous. 

We are seeking someone experienced who will be able to maintain the momentum of the team for delivering high value flood risk and drainage programmes and projects.  You will be well versed in the planning and delivery for longer term projects, able to solve problems and use sound judgement to resolve a range of complex issues.  You will also be able to demonstrate good commercial acumen to seek out and maximise business opportunities.

You will consider your interpersonal skills to be one of your key strengths, enabling you to engage, influence and build relationships with a range of stakeholders, and communicate complex information to a variety of audiences.

In return we can offer you a unique opportunity to be involved in helping us to improve and shape the way we work and in the delivery of a wide range of diverse and interesting projects and schemes. Working for Solihull means that we can also offer employees a great working environment, together with a range of flexible working options, an extensive wellbeing offer, as well as attractive staff benefits including staff discounts and access to the Local Government pension scheme.

Please note – we are not able to offer sponsorship for this post.

If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Dean Ward, Principal Engineer OSD FRM on 0121 704 8559 or at .

Closing date: 16 April 2023.

Interviews will take place 20 April 2023. 

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