Officer 2 Operations Environmental Assessment

£30,120 - £33,383 yearly
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Remote
  • 09 Jul, 2020
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Officer 2 Operations Environmental Assessment

  • Location: Flexible within any NRW Office
  • Grade & Salary: G5, £30,120 rising to £33,383 over four years
  • Post number: 201074
  • Type of contract: Fixed term until 24 May 2021
  • Work pattern: 37 Hours per week, Monday to Friday

Closing date: 26 July 2020

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

The Integrated Engineering team is responsible for the planning and delivery of maintenance of our flood risk management portfolio as part of our annual asset maintenance programme.  This involves different activities that range from regular grass cutting to medium sized civil engineering projects.

In many cases, this work is needed to be delivered in environmentally sensitive locations, and this role plays an important part in ensuring that the impact of our work on the environment is identified.  This role will be responsible for providing advice to the Integrated Engineering team on how these impacts can be managed.

The role will also be responsible for liaising with other parts of NRW to ensure that any permissions to undertake our work are obtained. 

Qualifications and Skills

  • A conservation or ecology-based degree or equivalent with relevant experience in the work environment.
  • Good knowledge of conservation legislation, designations and organisations; planning law and policy; habitat management for conservation; catchment policy and practices; river management issues and techniques; good knowledge of river and wetland ecology; good general species ID skills.
  • Relevant experience of applying scientific principles, policy and practice to environment management.
  • Knowledge and practical experience of the objectives of the Water Framework Directive.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of project management and delivery, investigations and good report writing.
  • The ability to influence, negotiate and gain cooperation of others. Experience of dealing successfully with difficult people / situations is important.
  • Full UK driving licence

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