Drainage and Flood Risk Management Project Support Internship
Provide project support and general assistance to the Highways Engineering Department; Drainage, Flood Risk Management and SuDS Approval Team in the production, maintenance and implementation of the requirements of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and assist with the day to day management of the Councils Gully Cleansing Term Contract. Also assist with the vetting and approval of major SuDS drainage applications within the planning approval process, as part of the Lead Local Flood Authorities new role as a statutory consultee within the planning process.
Key duties include:
- Maintenance of flood risk asset register.
- Maintain and develop a Project Tracker database to monitor projects at all stages.
- Prepare estimates for minor drainage and SuDS works to be carried out as required as part of the Councils Gully Cleansing Term Contract.
- Undertake site inspections where required.
- Assist with the Preparation of reports and information required for grant bid submissions.
- Produce high quality and timely briefings, reports and presentations that are pitched suitably for the relevant audience.
- Organise meetings and produce relevant meeting material (agenda, minutes etc).
- Assist with investigation and reply to enquires and complaints relating to drainage issues reported by the public.
- Liaise as required with internal and external stakeholders including, the Environment Agency, planners, urban designers, developers, architects, transport consultant’s, other Local Authorities etc .
- Attend events and meetings outside of core hours, these can be evening meetings and weekend events as required.
- Build rapport and networking skills as part of team working and collaboration.
- Proactively contribute ideas and provide feedback in all aspects of the role.
- Produce CAD drawings where required.
- Attend relevant training events.
- Identify own training/developmental needs that are relevant to the role.
- Undertake any other duties in relation to the Highways department.
- Provide advance notice and seek authorisation for leave requirements.
- Operate from Low Hall Depot office and other Council offices across the borough as required.
The ideal candidate will have the following;
- Degree in Civil Engineering, (with a BEng or MEng), Geography, Geoscience, Environmental Science, or other related degree
- Interest in public sector and local government
- Interest in Drainage, Flood Risk Management and Sustainable Drainage System
- Someone keen to learn and develop their skills
- Good attention to detail
- Working knowledge of CAD
- A well organised, systematic and clear approach to work
- Excellent teamwork skills including the ability to adapt flexibly to any given situation
- Excellent Computer IT and Numeracy skills
- Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
- Plenty of initiative and the ability to adapt to the constant change
£308 per week