Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £26,544 to £37,491 26544 - Scale 5 - PO1
Contract Type
Permanent
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
No
Department
Neighbourhoods & Housing
Service
Public Realm
Closing date
26/09/2021

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to become part of the Highways Team. The Highways Team within Streetscene requires a Drainage Engineer to join the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA). You will assist in the delivery of the LLFA statutory duties and functions under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and the Flood Risk Regulations 2009.

This post may suit a recent graduate with a degree in civil/environmental engineering/science. You will have relevant work experience in a similar role in a consultancy or a local authority environment, this is preferred but not essential.

Under the responsibility of the LLFA you will be required to undertake a statutory consultee role providing technical advice on surface water drainage to local planning authorities on developments in Hackney. You will prepare and maintain the strategy for local flood risk management, coordinating views and activity with other Risk Management Authorities (RMA) and communities through consultation and engagement. 

Day to day you will carry out works including funding applications to manage local flood risks, maintain the flood assets register, investigate significant local flooding incidents and preparation of Section 19 reports, whilst undertaking SuDS design and supervision of construction works.

The focus of the role is to create a safer, healthier and more sustainable environment. The holder of this role will also be instrumental in helping us deliver on our commitments as the Lead Local Flood Authority.

The role will be rewarding and challenging, coordinating with other departments, planners, developers etc. and providing advice and guidance to others, both inside and outside of the organisation. Support and guidance will be provided all the way, confident that the work you help to achieve will benefit the local environment and residents of Hackney.

The applicant must have confidence in dealing with the public and be capable of communicating complex technical matters clearly. Effective communication skills are essential to be able to provide careful and considered responses. You should be computer literate with experience of using spreadsheets and AutoCAD, however, training will be provided. 

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below. 

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. 

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 26 September 2021

Interviews: TBC

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: hackneyworksjobs@hackney.gov.uk