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Flood Risk Engineer

London, Essex, United Kingdom, £17 , Permanent

Posted: 5 hours ago


A local authority based in Essex is looking for a Flood Risk Officer to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency role and the successful candidate will have a relevant Degree qualification in Engineering/Flood risk management or equivalent, working knowledge of water drainage and asset management, design & analysis experience and ideally experience in a similar local authority role.

The main purpose of the role is to log applications, assessing, deciding and informing the Planning Authority whether proposals are supported or objected to, on the basis of flood risk and inclusion of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). This is part of the Lead Local Flood Authority's statutory consultee role for major planning applications.

The role is required to work across and understand the policies/processes in highways, water companies and the Environment Agency, maintaining knowledge of recent developments in the field of SuDS including flood risk, water quality, biodiversity, viability, water supply, construction and building regulations. Knowledge and understanding of drainage design and analysis software systems is key to success in this role.

The main responsibilities of this position are as follows;

Responsible for responding to major planning application consultations and chargeable pre-application enquiries within required timescales, updating the applications database/case management system.
Work collaboratively with partners to address technical issues arising, to resolve quickly with no impact on response times.
Responsible for maintaining up-to-date knowledge of leading edge practice national legislation and guidance, determining effective practical application across the Council.
Deliver follow-up process to planning consultations e.g. logging assets on the asset register

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following;

Educated to degree level or equivalent by experience.
Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area.
Working knowledge of water and drainage asset management, including:-general knowledge of SuDS guidance and legislation, principles of sustainable development and best practice in the application of SuDS, basics of water-related law, regulation and policy, statutory planning and SuDS Approval processes.

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such is offering an hourly rate of £17 p/hour Umbrella Ltd (Approx. £450 p/week NET after deductions) dependant on experience and qualifications. If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to (url removed) or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on (phone number removed).

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London, Essex, United Kingdom