Senior Flood Risk & Sustainable Drainage Officer

Carrington West Limited
£45 p hour
28 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Sustainable Drainage Officer to join a local authority on a long-term contract basis in the South East of England. Role Profile: Reporting to the Flood Risk Planning & Programming Team Leader, our client is looking for someone with knowledge of the legislative framework covering sustainable drainage and ordinary watercourses, knowledge of best practice regarding sustainable drainage systems design (SuDS), calculation & policy, and experience reviewing and influencing complex plans relating to sustainable drainage and improving flood risk by negotiating with developers. Role Purpose: To assess surface water drainage strategies for new developments and providing technical advice to developers and the relevant local planning authorities. To provide specialist advice relating to the management of flood risk and sustainable drainage to enable the organisation to fulfil its role as Lead Local Flood Authority. Principal Accountabilities: 1. To provide a range of specialist and technical services advising and assisting colleagues, members, customers and stakeholders in an area of expertise including reviewing complex plans relating to sustainable drainage and providing comments and advice to allow planning decisions to be made. Coordinate and chase responses to correspondence and enquiries. 2. To contribute to all works, projects and programmes identified as the post holders responsibility in the Flood Risk Asset Management, Strategy & Partnerships or Sustainable Drainage & Consents Teams to support the aims and objectives of the Strategic Network Resilience service and the Council as Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) ensuring all aspects of delivery are customer-focused, accessible and cost-effective. 3. To establish good working relationships with colleagues across the Service and to directly liaise with external partners such as Boroughs & Districts, Water Companies and the Environment Agency ensuring that projects and programmes are efficiently and successfully progressed. 4. To develop flood risk management activities, pursue innovative methods of working and undertake special projects as appropriate to ensure quality standards are maintained, value for money is achieved and the public enjoy a safe highway environment. 5. Familiarise, uphold and promote the aims of the council's Equality and Diversity policies in the course of day-to-day work. Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Please select 'Apply Now' to submit an application.
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