Engineer – Flood Risk Management (ID:2812)
Working Hours: 35 Hours per week
Contract Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Salary: £39,186 - £43,421 (Bar at £42,403) per annum pro rata
Additional Payments: Casual Car User Allowance
Closing Date: 07 February 2024
This role is subject to -
Qualification - Must hold ONC / OND in Civil Engineering or other relevant discipline or hold an equivalent level of education in a relevant discipline and be able to demonstrate relevant experience of working in Flood Risk Management with a good understanding of the technical assessment process for planning applications.
Casual Car Documentation - The successful candidate will be a designated Casual Car User which means that car journeys may be necessary on an occasional basis but are not essential to the role. If you do drive, you must always hold a full valid driving licence and provide your own car for use at work, as well as provide all the appropriate documentation. You will receive an allowance per mile of business use.
Manchester is a world class city with ambitious plans for sustainable growth. Do you have the qualities to play a key role managing flood risk in this dynamic modern city?
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Flood Risk Management Team.
This role will make a significant contribution to flood risk resilience and sustainable drainage in Manchester. It provides an exciting opportunity for exposure to a diverse range of challenges as an engineer of the Lead Local Flood Authority.
The role will be crucial in ensuring the highest standard development is brought forward for the city, by providing specialist advice to the Local Planning Authority on a range of planning applications.
The role will also investigate flood risk and deliver betterment for our existing communities, in collaboration with our partner authorities and stakeholders.
The responsibilities of this G8 Engineer will include:
· Undertake the role of Engineer / Planning Application Assessor within the Flood Risk Management team.
· Carry out a senior role in the assessment of flood risk and drainage matters in planning applications and the production of technical responses to planning submissions.
· Manage their own caseload of diverse planning applications including strategic major developments, providing high quality technical responses and maintaining communication with the Planning Authority.
· Deliver our GIS Data Screening application service including engaging with the customer and working to delivery within the formal timeframe.
· Engage developers with pre-application discussions, offering technical guidance and influencing outcomes.
· Carry out a senior role with the wider team to review and resolve flood risk and drainage enquiries.
· Manage applications for consent under the Land Drainage Act 1991 including issuing consents and refusals.
· Undertake stakeholder support and influence / negotiation with partners in other risk management authorities (such as Environment Agency, United Utilities, GMCA) leading with the management of relationships, providing advice and feedback.
· Carry out a senior role in the winning and delivery of funded projects.
· Carry out a senior role in revising and implementing planning policies and procedures for Technical Guidance.
· Maintain a close working relationship with the Planning Team and wider Highways Service.
· Be a senior support to the team and point of reference for colleague across Highways and the wider Council.
· Support fellow officers at Planning Committee and support the Service in stakeholder relationships with Ward Members.About the Candidate
We are seeking applications from those who are passionate and committed to making an important contribution towards flood risk management in Manchester.
This post is full time and will play a key role in supporting the team at a senior level.
You will need a strong working knowledge of legislation and national standards, including best practice in flood risk management and SuDS, together with excellent organisation skills and a high level of initiative.
This post requires an ONC / OND in Civil Engineering or other relevant discipline, or an equivalent level of education in a relevant discipline, together with relevant experience of working in flood risk management in the public or private sector including the application of flood risk management and SuDS in planning application context.