U.K. nationals: Senior Engineer (Flood Risk)

Natural Resources Wales
Wales, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Job Context

The role requires an Engineer with a sound Civils background to manage and develop Flood Risk Asset Management plans to communities across North Wales to help reduce the risk of flooding from our Sea and Rivers, ensuring that our capital and revenue funding is prioritised to provide a sustainable, safe and value for money maintenance and improvement programme.

Manage and monitor in-house projects from initial assessment to delivery and represent NRW as our Senior client on our more complex capital schemes.

With emphasis on our coastal and tidal assets and future management challenges, represent Natural Resources Wales on various stakeholder groups, Professional partner groups and community engagement.

Applying for this post:

The following categories will be used to assess the quality of applications both at sift and interview. Please read the whole of the Role Description to ascertain at what level this information needs to be presented.

  • Managing Resources (non-financial and/or financial)
  • Forward Thinking
  • Analysing and Judgement
  • Collaborating with others
  • Advising and Influencing
  • Customer Focus
  • Qualifications and Skills

Role Description

Job Purpose:

To provide expert technical opinion and specialist technical engineering advice and guidance on asset management issues.

Consider the principles of SMNR and Well-being of Future Generations Act are considered in all decision making.

Key Job Accountabilities:

  • Provide accurate and timely specialist advice to the team(s) on issues involving the operation and maintenance of all flood risk assets
  • Lead and manage the development of the Medium-Term Plan, taking into consideration strategic plans such as SMP2, and presenting sound business cases to programme board as required
  • Project Manage Capital and Revenue projects, undertake a Senior User role and supervise consultants and contractors on frameworks to ensure a positive culture of Wellbeing, Health & Safety
  • Understand and apply statutory legislation knowledge to protect both NRW and the environment
  • Use expert advice and knowledge to challenge approaches to ensure that the best solutions are delivered
  • Lead on ensuring FCRM compliance with Reservoir Act 1975
  • Lead on the implementing actions from existing strategic reports, including FRMPs, CFMPs and SMPs, and identify any new strategy requirements
  • Provide strategic oversight role to Flood Risk Management Authorities and Local Resilience Forums
  • Support Health & Safety best practice by actively promoting awareness and ensuring the provision of safe working practices to comply with NRW’s policy and standards
  • Actively contribute to National FRM Sub Groups at advise, build consistency, develop policy & guidelines and provide technical expertise

Key Job Qualifications or Knowledge:

  • Educated to degree level in Civil Engineering or equivalent in a scientific subject
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Member or working towards membership of a relevant professional body such as Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE)/Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)
  • Significant Experience in flood risk management activities and broad understanding of wider approaches to river and coastal asset management
  • A sound, broad civils background and familiarisation of Wellbeing, Health and Safety including CDM Regulations, and Environmental issues
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the Reservoirs Act 1975
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, to present complex information in a professional manner
  • Excellent project management and delivery skills, adopting principles of PRINCE2
  • Full UK driving licence