Senior Project Engineer - Flood Risk

£45,441 - £48,474 yearly
  • Brighton and Hove City Council
  • Brighton, Brighton and Hove, UK
  • 29 May, 2024
Full time Engineering Flood Risk Management Flood Management Project Management

Job Description

Senior Project Engineer - Flood Risk 

Job reference: orbis/TP/174966/40483

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full Time, 37 per week

Salary: M9 - £45,441 - £48,474

Closing date: 30 June 2024.

Interview date: W/C 15 July 2024.

Are you passionate about delivering change that has a long-lasting, positive impact on people’s lives and where they live? Can you collaborate with a diverse range of stakeholders in an inclusive and accessible manner? Can you lead a team which can make a difference to people’s lives? Do you enjoy delivering projects, ensuring that the customer's needs are at the forefront?

This is an exciting opportunity to join a service that has a direct influence on the way people live and work around Brighton & Hove. We are one of the busiest unitary Authorities outside London and this role will be central to dealing with flood risk management within the city. 

We are looking to recruit a Project Engineer focusing on flood risk management to ensure that Brighton and Hove City Council can meet their statutory responsibilities as a Lead Local Flood Authority.

Job introduction

Are you passionate about delivering change that has a long-lasting, positive impact on people’s lives and where they live? Can you collaborate with a diverse range of stakeholders in an inclusive and accessible manner? Can you lead a team which can make a difference to people’s lives? Do you enjoy delivering projects, ensuring that the customer's needs are at the forefront?

This is an exciting opportunity to join a service that has a direct influence on the way people live and work around Brighton & Hove. We are one of the busiest unitary Authorities outside London and this role will be central to dealing with flood risk management within the city. 

We are looking to recruit a Project Engineer focusing on flood risk management to ensure that Brighton and Hove City Council can meet their statutory responsibilities as a Lead Local Flood Authority.

About the role

We would love you to bring your skills, knowledge, and experience to:

To support the flood risk manager in delivering our flood management plan for the next five years. 

Provide support to the community in respect of flood and water related matters, responding to councillor and customer queries on such matters.

To support the flood manager in order to reduce and where possible prevent flooding events, to provide technical advice in respect of other council work as far as drainage and flooding is concerned. 

Work with contractors and designers to create a safer place for the residents and visitors to Brighton and Hove, whilst achieving the City’s aspiration of achieving Carbon Net Zero by 2030.

Join us in Brighton and Hove – a unique, energetic, diverse centre for culture in the South East and an exciting place to develop your career.

It’s for good reason that the City of Brighton & Hove has been named as one of the happiest places in the UK. With its stunning location between the sea and the South Downs National Park, excellent connections to the capital, vibrant culture, rich heritage, and diverse communities, there is something for everyone. Working for Brighton & Hove City Council means that you are able to play your part in making the city a fantastic place to live, work and visit. 

The city places emphasis on high-quality, forward-thinking, sustainable development and environmentally aware solutions. As a council we are committed to creating a more liveable city in which residents and visitors feel healthier, safer, more socially connected and included. 

You will be based in our modern, open plan offices in Hove Town Hall and benefit from flexible working, including homeworking. Joining an enthusiastic and supportive team, you will collaborate with colleagues from a range of fields and experiences. 

This role is part of a newly expanded team that will respond flexibly and efficiently to the growing development demands of the city. 

We offer great terms and conditions including the Local Government Pension Scheme, excellent training and development, generous annual leave and staff discounts.

For an informal discussion, please email nick.bean@brighton-hove.gov.uk

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process. 

Why work for Brighton & Hove City Council?

It’s for good reason that the City of Brighton & Hove has been named as one of the happiest places in the UK. With its stunning location between the sea and the South Downs National Park, excellent connections to the capital, vibrant culture, rich heritage, and diverse communities, there’s something for everyone. Working for Brighton & Hove City Council means that you’re able to play your part in making the city a fantastic place to live, work and visit.

Additional information

This role is politically restricted. For further information on what this means for employees in post, please click on the document attachment.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post, but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

 For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk) 

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce. 

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only. 

Part office/part home – hybrid - We offer the opportunity for the suitable candidate to choose to work in a hybrid way. Your specific working arrangements will be subject to team and service working arrangements already in place alongside Government guidance. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans. 

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).

Closing date for applications: midnight 30 June 2024.

Interviews: Week commencing 15 July 2024