River Lugg IDB Area Engineer – part-time role

Are you an experienced Civil Engineer?

Are you interested in joining an exciting and innovative environmental engineering company?

JBA Consulting have an opportunity for a part-time Area Engineer to join our team. The position is to provide all aspects of civil engineering matters and all engineering duties in relation to flood risk management for the River Lugg Internal Drainage Board (RLIDB), including Health & Safety, planning consultations, Land Drainage Consent applications, enforcement, setting and monitoring the annual maintenance programme.

The role will be responsible for:

  • Responding on behalf of the Board, to all relevant planning and Land Drainage Consents, including monitoring.
  • Coordinating, directing and monitoring routine works undertaken by the Board’s external contractors to ensure maximum cost efficiencies.
  • Undertaking duties of the Board in Sections 13 and 27 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and Flood Risk Regulations.
  • Using knowledge and expertise to investigate and respond to ratepayer queries on behalf of the Board.
  • Monitoring contractors for compliance with H&S regulations, including monthly reports and site audits, attendance at quarterly H&S meetings.
  • Attending Board Meetings and report on all civil engineering and other associated matters.
  • The role will report to the Clerk to the Board.

    This role is advertised as a part-time position; ideally 20 hours per week

    Please note : JBA run a comprehensive Graduate Programme and recent graduates interested in working for JBA should apply via that route.

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    Qualifications and experience

    Key competencies required for the role:

    The right candidate will have a comprehensive understanding in all facets of flood protection and water level management, land drainage, design analysis and contract preparation & supervision. They will have strong organisational, communication and time management skills. It is preferred that the candidate will live within or close to the River Lugg IDB district (Herefordshire).

    Drive and enthusiasm for the role is key, with the ability to work on own initiative and manage own workload.

    A full UK driving licence is required.

    Who we are looking for:

    It is essential that candidates understand drainage and SuDS design, as well as surface water drainage design, river restoration/design, contributing to environmental impact assessments and other civil engineering works within the water/environment industry.

    Applicants should have a degree (or equivalent) in a Water Management/Civil Engineering related discipline. A strong understanding of national planning policy and relevant legislation regarding flood risk and drainage (such as NPPF, Flood and Water Management Act and Water Framework Directive) in addition to best practice in association with drainage, flood risk and the water environment is needed.

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      25 days ago

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