Flood and Water Technician

Suffolk County Council havean exciting opportunity for a Flood and Water Technician to join the Flood and Water Management Team, working from Endeavour House, Ipswich or hybrid working with a mix of office, home, and site. You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £21,748 - £23,080 per annum. Do you have recent experience in investigating and resolving minor drainage/flooding issues and dealing with Land Drainage Act consenting and enforcement matters? Would you like to work in an incredibly varied, challenging and rewarding role? Are you passionate about making a positive difference for the people of Suffolk? About the Flood and Water Technician role: You will be required to provide a responsive service for the public and local authorities in dealing with enquiries, reported issues relating to flooding, land drainage and other water related issues countywide. Your responsibilities as our Flood and Water Technician: Managing your day-to-day schedule of site visits, meetings, and tasks Investigating reported floods and surface water incidents countywide Liaising with landowners, community representatives and councillors Assessing applications for Land Drainage Act consents Negotiating deliverable solutions to resolve flood and surface water issues Monitoring improvements Collecting and recording asset data. As our Senior Flood and Water Technician, you will need: Excellent communication and IT skills To be customer orientated To be a problem solver and solutions focused To support others in dealing with high workloads to meet team goals. The team You will be based in the Flood and Water Management Team that works as the Lead Local Flood Authority with local planning authorities, developers, the Environment Agency, water companies, other partners, the public and elected representatives to reduce flood risk across Suffolk. We will offer you The opportunity to make a real difference for the people of Suffolk A wide range of interesting and rewarding challenges A supportive, friendly, and collaborative environment of fellow professionals. This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role, you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means. Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home. Why not click ' apply ' today to find out more about the role and be considered as our Flood and Water Technician - we would love to hear from you Closing date: 11.30pm, 14th September 2021 Reference: 765 The authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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