24th Sep 2019 - NewStart
This is an exciting time for the London Borough of Redbridge; we are at the heart of regeneration and change in East London, with unprecedented investment in the area expected in the next few years and Cross Rail will open up new opportunities for new homes and jobs. We benefit from excellent transport links across London and Essex and our offices, based in Ilford, are only 9 minutes from Stratford and 18 minutes from Liverpool Street, in the heart of the city.
Working tirelessly to deliver the best possible services, we are a Council where ambition and creativity are celebrated – and now you could join us. Our new neighbourhood delivery model is an essential part of keeping our local people safe and comfortable. Working within the parameters of the Public Protection & Licensing team, we are therefore seeking a likeminded individual to embed the model, develop our approach to both internal and external communications, and lead on ensuring resources are allocated in line with demand and priorities.
Environmental Services Housing Grounds Maintenance Operative
Redbridge is committed to providing excellent service; this is an opportunity to join our Environmental Services Team in a Grounds Maintenance role, providing high quality services to residents across the borough.
You will be responsible for maintaining the grounds and external communal areas of the council’s housing stock.
This opportunity is to be offered on a fixed term basis covering maternity leave.Essex is committed to enabling inclusive economic growth, helping people get the best start and age well, helping create great places to grow up, live and work and transforming the Council to achieve more with less.
The Surface Water Engineer contributes to the development and implementation of strategic plans, policy and best practice to improve the Council’s knowledge and understanding of surface water flood risk and methods of management. Ensuring information regarding surface water flood risk is captured, utilised and disseminated to other flood Risk Management Authorities, enabling strategic decision making.
This role will seek to promote excellence in developing new approaches and initiatives to surface water management through multi-agency partnerships and incorporating new technology. Requiring an in depth knowledge of data and asset management, local planning system, legislation and hydraulic modelling techniques/outputs.
* Responsible for providing advice to Local Planning Authorities and the Development and Flood Risk team, ensuring surface water flood risk information is embedded in strategic Local Plans and used effectively to inform planning decisions.
* Responsible for managing the commissioning and procurement of Surface Water Management Plans to improve flood risk knowledge in Essex. Ensuring data is shared with the Commercial Development Team.
* Responsible for advising and liaising with emergency planners, emergency responders, Essex Highways and other flood risk management authorities to ensure surface water flood risk is understood and used to inform responses to flooding incidents.
* Contribute to the development and implementation of the Essex County Council Flood Asset Register (AIMS), including managing the designation of significant assets for the Council.
* Work collaboratively with the Lead Local Flood Authority Team and Surface Water Steering Groups to co-ordinate applications for funding in liaison with the Commercial and Project Development Officers.
* Support provision of advice to elected Members on surface water management issues, Cabinet Member Actions and Key Decision papers for information or scrutiny.
* Work collaboratively with partners to initiate and support public engagement, consultation events, press releases and information campaigns.
* Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience* Educated to degree level in a related subject or equivalent proven experience in the field of surface water management with a proven track record of success.
* Evidence of continuing professional development with expert knowledge in the relevant professional area.
* Deep knowledge of Flood Risk Management, Land Drainage, Asset Management and understanding of the responsibilities of the Lead Local Flood Authority.
* Excellent communication skills, with evidence of success in preparing and presenting clear reports and consultations.
* Proven ability to build, create and manage effective multi-agency partnerships from the public and private sector which are collaborative in nature. Experience of delivering advice at senior level and to stakeholders which influences decision making.
* Significant experience of commissioning, managing multiple consultants and contractors and successful project management and delivery. Experience of procurement, mandates and legal process.
* In depth knowledge of data and asset management, local planning system and legislation and hydraulic modelling techniques/outputs.
* Builds strong working partnerships formulating plans and strategies, identifying synergies across organisations and developing and implementing programmes of work.
(Qualification certificates should be brought to interview)
Please note this position is offered on a Fixed Term Contract with an expected duration of 12 months.
Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda – one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We’re immensely proud of our flexible working options.
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