Drainage Engineer

Winchester City Council
£26,822 - £33,437
Winchester
20 May 2018

Darren Lewis, 01962 848 571

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We are seeking an experienced Drainage Engineer to work in our friendly Special Maintenance team. This post is primarily focused on land drainage so relevant experience of land drainage is essential, and ideally a HNC in Civil Engineering as a minimum, although candidates with extensive land drainage/flood management experience will be considered and training can be provided. What is essential is a positive attitude to your work, being a good communicator both written and verbal, and the ability to work well within a close knit highly responsive team.

You will mainly be carrying out drainage consultations for the Development Management team on planning applications advising on land drainage issues ( flood risk assessments, flood risks, surface drainage, techniques, SuDS, groundwater ) , as well as foul drainage ( connectivity, capacity, treatment types, drainage fields, ground water, discharge consents  ) to meet building regulations and the national planning policy framework guidelines. You will give policy and practical advice to other colleagues, members of the public, members on the planning committee, or occasionally speaking at public events. You will assist the council to discharge its riparian duties by helping the Special Maintenance team maintain a regime of inspection, recording and management of the River Itchen as it flows through the city. Liaison with adjacent riparian owners, or other drainage stakeholders such as Hampshire Highways to improve land drainage, will also be an element of this role. You will help design, specify and implement capital works related to rivers and drainage projects within the constraints of the approved budgets, and provide the necessary support for any capital funding requests. You will help monitor weather warnings, provide advice to emergency planning teams as appropriate, and will keep up to date with professional training and current land drainage legislation. Site visits will occasionally be undertaken which requires the applicant to have a driving licence and vehicle, this post qualifies for the essential car user allowance. Acting as a front line responder in severe weather events is also a requirement of the role, co-ordinating flood responses, snow/ice, storms, therefore there will occasionally be weekend/evening working for which overtime is payable.

Foul drainage is also a large component of this position, assisting the foul drainage engineer in the management, maintenance and improvements of the council’s sewage treatment works, pumping stations and boreholes, training can be provided.

Being a senior role within a small reactive team there will be work elements to assist the wider team such as assisting colleagues with site visits, surveys, site checks, supervision of contractors, samples, financials and general admin, therefore wider maintenance experience, especially experience of working in local government, could well be beneficial in your application.

37 hours a week - This role does qualify for flexible working.

Interview Date: 7th June 2018

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