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Assistant Engineer (Flood Risk Management)

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 8RJ 


Closing date:31 January 2021 at midnight 

Salary Range - £32,979 - £35,607 + £3,560 Market Premia per annum
An Assistant Engineer is required within the Flood Risk Management team to assist the Senior Engineer and Team Manager in delivering the Council's statutory functions as a Lead Local Flood Authority and to develop and promote best practice.

This includes assisting in delivering the actions of Leicestershire's Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and deputising and/or assisting the Senior Engineer when required in representing the Council at meetings as appropriate.

This is a varied role and will involve delivering the role of the Council as statutory consultee to the planning process, investigating locally significant flooding issues, updating the asset register and responding to applications for consent under the Land Drainage Act, as well as flood resilience project delivery.
  • A degree in an appropriate subject or equivalent qualification (e.g. BTEC Higher in Civil Engineering) plus demonstrable experience and evidence of continued learning and development.
  • Experience of civil engineering design, management, maintenance or project management processes.
  • Collaborative working with customers / clients / stakeholders / key stakeholders to deliver outputs and outcomes.
  • Knowledge of current legislation relevant to flooding, drainage planning and the environment.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to travel to locations across the County as required.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page

For informal enquires please contact Victoria Coombes Tel: 0116 3057409  Email: Victoria.Coombes@leics.gov.uk
Leicestershire County Council is committed to Smarter Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service.
We are supportive of flexible working and candidates who wish to discuss this should contact name Victoria Coombes to discuss what is possible for this role. Examples may include requests for flexible working patterns, term-time working, part-time hours, compressed hours, flexible start and finish times, home/ remote working etc.

Please apply using our online system sending us your CV as well a supporting statement, detailing how you meet the requirements of the post. The supporting statement should be no longer than 500 words and be incorporated into your CV, to form a single document.

Please see the link below to Environment and Transport’s web pages for further information about the department, working for Leicestershire County Council and the job opportunities available.  The web pages also contain CV Guidance documents for Applicants to read and use.


We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.     

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