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Flood and Water Technician

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Salary Additional Information £22,571 - £27,514 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 13/09/2022
Company Name Suffolk County Council
Contact Name Matt Williams
Telephone (01473) 341490
Website Further Details / Applications
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Also Listing:
  • Suffolk County Council, Ipswich IP1 2BX
  • Flood and Water Technician
  • £22,571 - £27,514 per annum (pro rata if part time)
  • 37 hours per week (part time working will be considered for this role)
  • Permanent
  • Reference: 6626
We are committed to flexible working, so please read the Job and Person Profile to
find out about the types of flexible working available for this role.
Job Details
Suffolk County Council are looking for a Flood and Water Technician based at
Endeavour House, Ipswich with hybrid working options including some home
working. We can offer you the opportunity to join an enthusiastic, dedicated team
committed to reducing flood risk and supporting the council’s priority to protect and
enhance the environment. We will fully support your training needs and career
development if you don’t have all the relevant skills and experience but can evidence
the desire and ability to progress.
Do you have:
  • enthusiasm and desire to work constructively with communities, landowners and partner organisations to reduce the risk of homes flooding
  • recent experience of investigating and resolving minor drainage/flooding issues and dealing with Land Drainage Act consenting and enforcement matters
  • a passion to make a positive difference for the people of Suffolk and our environment?
Your role and responsibilities:
You will be working directly with the public, local authorities and other organisations
dealing with enquiries and finding solutions to reported issues relating to flooding, land
drainage and other water related issues countywide. You will be responsible for
managing your day-to-day schedule of site visits, meetings and tasks. Your key duties
will include:
  • investigation of reported flood and surface water incidents countywide
  • liaising with landowners, community representatives and councillors
  • assessing applications for Land Drainage Act consents
  • negotiation of deliverable solutions to resolve flood and surface water issues
  • monitoring improvements
  • collection and recording of asset data.
You will need:
  • excellent communication and IT skills
  • to be customer focused
  • be a problem solver and solutions focused
  • academic qualifications to GCSE or equivalent in English, Mathematics and a Science subject
  • support others in dealing with high workloads in order to meet team goals. 
The team

You will be based in the Flood and Water Management Team that acts as the Lead
Local Flood Authority. You will work alongside passionate and experienced staff from
across the councils’ services who are all working to deliver a better environment for
the people of Suffolk. You will be presented with excellent opportunities to build
professional networks and relationships across a broad spectrum of organisations and
disciplines. All team members are committed to the improvement of the service, and
you will be empowered to innovate and deliver your own ideas.
We will offer you:
  • support and funding to achieve academic and professional qualifications
  • the opportunity to make a positive difference for the people and environment of Suffolk
  • a supportive, friendly, and collaborative environment of fellow professionals
  • the opportunity to work flexibly between office, home and sites.
Workplace type for your role:
Hybrid working
This role supports hybrid working, a broadly even balance between working from
home and working from an office base. If you wish to discuss how that might impact
your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed below. #LI-
Travelling requirements for your role
Vocational Driving Essential (vehicle provided) - Due to the nature of this role, you
will require a driving licence. A vehicle will be provided.
For more information:
For an informal discussion, please contact Matt Williams by calling (01473) 341490.
To apply please ensure:
  • you read the Job and Person Profile (JPP) before you apply for this job
  • your statement indicates how you meet each of the criteria in the ‘Person Profile’ section of the JPP.
Closing date: 11.30pm, 13 September 2022.
Interview date: w/c 26 September 2022.
If you are selected for interview, but not available on this date please make contact to
arrange an alternative.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young
people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this
commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.
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