Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes
Location: Apple Tree Court, Lyndhurst (New Forest District Council)
Salary: £31,665 to £40,446
Hours: 37 per week
Closing Date: 31st December 2019
The Building and Coastal Service are seeking a coastal engineer to join their coastal management team. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team and to help in delivering the Council's coastal flood and erosion risk function across an interesting and challenging coastline. We are looking for someone who is pro-active and enthusiastic, with the desire to help in the delivery and provision of this very important function across the district.
This is principally to assist in the delivery of the annual coastal maintenance programme, capital programme and coastal management services. The post holder will have the opportunity to work in a small friendly team, in a varied role delivering coastal services across the Council on various projects and to provide support to other coastal management services provided by the team.
Across the 60km New Forest coastline, we manage numerous coastal defences, from rock and timber structures, through to seawalls and the guardian of the Solent - Hurst Spit. This role will play an important part in the delivery of our daily operational services and long-term coastal defence projects.
You will need to have good experience of working in a coastal environment along with suitable experience of flood and coastal erosion risk management activities and procedures. Experience of Environment Agency business case development along with developing partnership investment strategies would be desirable.
You will be qualified with a suitable degree in an environmental or engineering discipline, with a good knowledge of contract management and with an ability to find solutions to problems. Good IT skills, including the use of AutoCAD and GIS systems, accurate record keeping, and effective communication skills are essential requirements to this role.
What we can offer in return is a great place to work and a great team to work with. We believe that all our employees make a valuable contribution to the work of the council and that's why we encourage a trusting and open culture where each employee is supported and respected equally, where ideas are actively sought, and self-development promoted. We also recognise the value of a highly motivated and engaged workforce and we actively promote a good work/life balance. You will be working in a flexible office environment, with the chance to work from home, as the Council develops its smarter working technology.
This is a career graded post with the salary dependent on experience and qualifications.
Benefits include: -
• 26 days leave plus an additional 5 days for 5 years local authority continuous service.
• Essential car user allowance
• Payment of professional subscription
• Pension scheme
• Employee Assistance Programme (free 24 hour legal, financial and personal advice for employees).
If you are interested in this role we would love to hear from you. For further information or an informal discussion regarding the position, please contact Steve Cook on 023 8028 5588.