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Technical Lead - SUDs drainage engineer - OCC614854

Oxfordshire County Council
£47,420 - £50,512 per annum
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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Please note we are actively looking at our ways of working using everything we have learnt and heard from our employees about the organisational and personal benefits of agile working.  What you can absolutely expect from working at OCC is that you will have the support to do your job and deliver great results, wherever you are based.  Each role at OCC is different and we know the needs of individuals are also varied, and so our approach to where and how often we would like to see you in person will be taken depending on the requirements of the role and in collaboration with you as part of the recruitment process.
Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working  
Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Wednesday 13th March 2024 - applications will be reviewed ahead of the closing date and we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
Interview date: TBC 

Are you looking for a rewarding role in flood risk management and to support the understanding of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and best practice in surface water management?  This is a great opportunity to join and help develop a team to deliver our important role in the management of flood risk.

About us

The flood risk management team in Oxfordshire County council delivers the responsibilities of the Lead Local Flood Authority.  We work in a collaborative way with other Risk Management authorities and communities to fulfil those roles and to develop opportunities to manage flood risk.  We support the Council in its work around climate change adaptation and making infrastructure resilient to flooding now and in the future.  

About the role

The purpose of this role, and working with the SuDS Team Lead, will be to develop the team technically and provide the LLFAs response to new development as part of our statutory consultee role: 

•    Delivering the LLFA statutory duty to respond to major and high risk planning applications. 
•    Providing significant technical advice to colleagues in relation to sustainable drainage policies and strategies. Including the development of technical standards. 
•    Maximise income by promoting pre-application advice.
•    Managing the operational effectiveness of the service, ensuring timely delivery.
•    Working with colleagues identify and evaluate the opportunities for savings, efficiencies and income generation aimed at improving services and delivering new revenue streams.

The role will look to support all elements of the teams work in managing flood risk including strategies, plans, investigations and practical measures.  This role will lead and be integral to developing the key technical expertise on surface water and Sustainable Drainage Systems and will look to develop the role of the team within and outside the County Council.

About you

We are looking for a pro-active person who can lead the team effectively by applying their practical knowledge to develop the team.  You should enjoy delivering high quality responses and engaging with other teams such as planning and highways.  You should be interested in assuring others work and improving technical capabilities of a team.   

Rewards and benefits

•    Culture of flexible working 
•    Technology to support agile working where role permits
•    29 day’s holiday p.a. plus bank holidays
•    Option to ‘buy’ additional holiday
•    Employee Assistance Programme including access to health and wellbeing support
•    Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, with an employer’s contribution of up to 19.9%
•    Enhanced family friendly policies
•    Local and national discounts for shopping and travel
•    Great learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.

Would you like to know more?

Please click here to view the full Job Description & Selection Criteria

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Clare Mills, Flood Risk Management Team Lead at  

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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