Development and Flood Risk Engineer
Create a better environment through protecting and enhancing rivers and their floodplains, and reduce flood risk by encouraging sustainable development.
Work with local planners and developers to achieve the best environmental outcome from developments along rivers, within the floodplain and on all large sites.
Ensuring works affecting the physical characteristics of watercourses and floodplains comply with the Environment Agency's objectives and policy.
The job will include commenting on planning consultations, including strategic policy and documents, and influencing changes to applications. You will also be responsible for determining Flood Defence Consents for works in or near rivers.
Provide flooding information and advice to the public and other bodies.
Position Specific Information
You will be working as part of a team in Thames Region, West Area of the
Environment Agency covering a large area and dealing with the varied issues associated with managing flood risk in rural communities as well as the major conurbations of Oxford and Reading and growth area of Aylesbury.
Purpose of Job
Advise on the implications of development proposals and planning consultations to ensure appropriate development in areas at risk of flooding.
Assist in the setting of consent conditions to ensure that all legislative and
Environment Agency policies are met.
Contribute as part of the team to ensure that all legislation and Environment
Agency policies relating to development proposals and works in water courses, flood plains and flood risk areas are complied with and enforced.
Liaise with developers, local authorities, and others on flood risk issues, taking into account all technical and environmental matters to ensure no inappropriate development in flood plains.
Assist in the preparation of specialist technical reports and appeal statements for presentation at planning appeals and public enquiries to ensure that
Environment Agency flood risk interests are effectively represented.
Seek opportunities to proactively influence development proposals at their formative stages in order to achieve developer funded environmental enhancements.
Minimum educational requirements for this role at fully acceptable level.
Relevant vocational training in a related discipline.
Developing (Associate/Part Qualified)
The typical length of time required to do the job at entry level.
Several years experience
The typical length of total experience (both prior and in-job) required to do the job at the fully acceptable level.
Several years experience
Shape of Role
To provide specialised knowledge or information necessary to support operational services.
Contribution this Job Makes
To the development of others
No direct responsibility for others and no requirement to train/develop others
The Way the Job Holder Works
Carries out more complex work within an existing work routine, based on standard procedures although procedures allow flexibility and scope for some initiative. Nature of the work would be changed with the manager/team leaders approval.