- Pay Rate:
Up to £148.00 per day PAYE, depending on experience TBC
- Hours per Week:
35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
This opening assignment is for 1 month until further notice
Temporary Development & Flood Risk Officer
Job Ref: Essex 7625
Note: the pay rate is provisional only and the ad will be amended with the confirmed rate, once received.
Working style: Anywhere worker
The Development and Flood Risk Officer logs applications, assesses, decides and informs the Planning Authority whether proposals are supported or objected to, on the basis of flood risk and inclusion of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). This is part of the Lead Local Flood Authority’s statutory consultee role for major planning applications.
The role is required to work across and understand the policies/processes in highways, water companies and the Environment Agency, maintaining knowledge of recent developments in the field of SuDS including flood risk, water quality, biodiversity, viability, water supply, construction and building regulations. Knowledge and understanding of drainage design and analysis software systems is key to success in this role.
- Respond to major planning application consultations and chargeable pre-application enquiries within required timescales, updating the applications database/case management system.
- Work collaboratively with partners to address technical issues arising, to resolve quickly with no impact on response times.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of leading edge practice national legislation and guidance, determining effective practical application across the Council.
- Deliver follow-up process to planning consultations e.g. logging assets on the asset register
- Attend engagement events as required and update partners/interested groups of the team’s activities on a regular basis if appropriate.
“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:
Qualifications & Knowledge:
- Educated to degree level or equivalent by experience.
- Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area.
- Working knowledge of water and drainage asset management, including: general knowledge of SuDS guidance and legislation, principles of sustainable development and best practice in the application of SuDS, basics of water-related law, regulation and policy, statutory planning and SuDS Approval processes.
- Knowledge of applying a risk-based approach to asset management.
Experience & Skills:
- Experience of SuDS, from an approval perspective is desirable.
- Experience of drainage design and analysis software systems (e.g. Micro Drainage), together with knowledge of data management.
- Excellent customer service skills and ability to build networks of contacts and maintain effective relationships across the Council and partners in both the public and private sector.
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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:
- Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
- Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
- Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
- Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.
Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:
- Any local authority/public sector experience
- Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.
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Temporary Development & Flood Risk Officer (re-opened)
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