Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your drainage and flood risk experience while making a difference to the environment we live in? Come and help us make Bracknell Forest Council a sustainable place to live.
An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for a Flood Risk and Drainage Engineer to join our team at Bracknell Forest Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA); as the LLFA we have the responsibility in accordance with the Flood Water Management Act (FWMA) 2010 of managing flooding from ordinary watercourses, surface water and groundwater. We do this in partnership with other Risk Management Authorities and the Local Planning Authority.
We act as statutory planning consultees for surface water drainage on all major and minor planning applications (over 200 per year) and provide pre-application service to support the Local Planning Authority and advice to other decision makers.
The role also offers opportunity to develop your experience and capability in other duties under the FWMA 2010 including flood management asset maintenance, updates to flood management plans and identifying and developing flood alleviation schemes.
We offer flexible home working and good travel links to our modern office and our regenerated town centre.
What it's like working in our team
You’ll find the Highways & Transport division a supportive and inclusive environment where colleagues enjoy teamwork and problem-solving while being challenged to develop their career.
Whilst working with colleagues across the organisation you will experience our shared values and goals that underpin our ‘One Council’ approach.
You will be a key team member, supported along the way, whilst making an impact in sustainable drainage and reducing flood risk in the Borough.
You will be supported to carry out the following LLFA duties & responsibilities:
- Support the Local Planning Authority in ensuring the delivery of high-quality SuDS schemes that meet the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework through providing specialist advice, working closely with, and supporting developers, consultants, engineers.
- Provide a pre-application advice service for developers to influence the development of effective drainage strategies within new developments.
- Enforcement of the Land Drainage Act and granting Ordinary Watercourse Land Drainage Act 1991.
- Provide technical support as required for the Council's capital work programme.
- Opportunity to develop experience and capability in other LLFA duties if desired.
The benefits you will experience are
Comprehensive list of benefits you will enjoy is available at Staff benefits | Bracknell Forest Council (bracknell-forest.gov.uk) and includes:
- Flexible home working arrangements.
- An inclusive and social working environment.
- Working in a supportive team.
- Great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
- Internal sports and social club opportunities.
What we're looking for
Great at prioritising and self-motivated individual, who is creative, innovative, and comfortable working to deadlines. Good communication skills are vital, as are the interpersonal skills it takes to work as part of a team and liaise with a wide range of professionals.
To succeed, you’ll need a degree in an appropriate discipline, knowledge of the Floods and Water Management Act, the Land Drainage Act and sustainable drainage design. Confident in your ability to apply current government policies and design standards. You’re also adept at analysing information and producing coherent reports and recommendations on flood risk assessments and drainage strategies.
Interviews will be held week commencing 30 October 2023.
Want to ask us a question?
For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role. Please contact:
Name: Gary Cleaver or Efua Fynn
Job Title: Reactive Maintenance Manager / Senior Engineer (Flood Risk & Drainage)
Phone Number: 01344 351391 / 01344 351170.
We accept CVs.
As part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.
We can only accept applications from candidates currently residing in the UK.
Any candidates that are currently residing in the UK and wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the role by assessing their circumstances against the relevant criteria.
No agencies please.