Published: 12th Feb 2020
  • Full Time
  • Solihull
  • Salary: £36,876 - £42,683
  • 1st Mar 2020

Website Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

37.0 Hours per Week

Due to team expansion, we have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Engineer (Drainage & Flood Risk Management) to join our Economy & Infrastructure directorate team.

An important time to join Solihull Council, this role allows you to play a fundamental part in developing and delivering our flood risk management agenda, which will make a real difference to our residents across the borough, particularly those who have experienced flooding 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 the Council achieves its vision where everyone in the Borough has an equal chance to be healthier, happier, safer, and more prosperous.

As Senior Engineer – Drainage & Flood Risk Management, you will be:

  • Leading on the development and submission of Flood Risk Management projects and schemes.
  • Responsible for securing funding and submitting bids for Flood Defence Grant in Aid and Local Levy.
  • Working in partnership with developers of strategic planning sites to enable the delivery of schemes.
  • Managing the on ground delivery of flood risk management schemes and maintain relationships with communities affected by flooding.

You will have:

  • A degree in Civil Engineering (or similar) or extended experience.
  • Experience of working in flood risk management
  • Experience of creating business cases and submitting bids for Flood Defence Grant in Aid funding / Local Levy funding.
  • Experience of reviewing major planning applications for suitability and compliance.

In return, this is a challenging yet incredibly rewarding role where you will be playing a crucial part in all stages of our flood risk management lifecycle, from concept to implementation.

We also offer:

  • Flexible working, including flexi leave up to 24 days per year and agile working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave entitlements with opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional leave per year
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
  • Family and carer friendly policies
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee benefits including a staff discount card

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question regarding this post, please contact Ed Bradford, Principal Engineer on 0121 704 6477.

Interview Date: Thursday 12 March 2020

Please note we do not accept CVs.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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