Principal Engineer (Flood and Coastal Risk Management)

£46,845 per annum + market supplement allowance of £3,930 pro rata
Beverley and surrounding area
Employment type
Part Time
Closing date
Job closes on 2 November
Job reference
Job reference: INFR000924
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The job itself

Job Term: Permanent

Appointment Type: Part time

Days of work: 3 days per week (days to be agreed)

Hours per week: 21 hours per week

Place of Work: Civil Engineering Services, County Hall, Beverley

East Riding of Yorkshire Council are looking for a part time Principal Engineer to assist the existing Principal Engineer to lead, motivate and develop the Council’s Flood & Coastal Risk Management team. The team acts as Lead Local Flood Authority managing the Council’s flood risk assets, along with all the duties this role entails, including statutory consultee duties in order to assess surface water drainage and flood risk on all major planning application.

The team also designs and manages various drainage and flood risk engineering schemes for various internal and external clients throughout the East Riding. Additionally, the team carries out investigations into areas known to flood and prepares business cases for submission to the Environment Agency to obtain grant funding. Should these bids be successful, the team subsequently project manage the delivery of the schemes. It is primarily the leading of the team developing these business cases that this role is aimed at and therefore experience in this field would be an advantage.

You will have a broad civil engineering background covering drainage, flood risk and general civil engineering. Excellent interpersonal skills with a high standard of written and verbal communication are considered fundamental to ensure you can clearly communicate in order to explain complex engineering and construction issues to colleagues, contractors, Council Members and members of the public on a regular basis. Experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team delivering similar services is essential.

What can we offer you?

We value all of our staff and enable those with ambition to reach their full potential through a range of training tailored to the individual’s needs. You’ll be able to work on interesting and ambitious projects that have a direct positive impact on the area. We offer a range of family-friendly policies including flexible working and a generous annual leave entitlement. These roles are based in the beautiful market town of Beverley, within the Infrastructure & Facilities service area which manages, maintains and improves the East Riding’s built environment.

For an informal discussion please contact Richard Lewis, Civil Engineering Services Manager, 01482 395685

Closing date: Monday 2 November 2020

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 9 November 2020


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