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Engineering Team Leader - Assets & Policy

Derby City Council
Derby, Derbyshire
Grade K, £43,421 - £46,464
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

Job Details

Derby City Council’s Engineering Team is on the up and you could be part of our story.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented, self-driven Civil Engineering professional to work for a forward thinking, award winning and dynamic authority based in the industrial heart of England.

If you are motivated, energized, and focused, have excellent communication skills, you are loyal, a great team worker, happy to take the initiative, always meet deadlines, and can focus on the big picture we’d be excited to hear from you.

Who We Are

Here at Derby City Council, we’re dedicated to delivering nearly 250 first-class services to citizens and businesses in the heart of the Midlands. People are at the centre of all that we do, and we have an outstanding track record of recruiting and developing talented individuals by providing them with varied and fulfilling career opportunities. Find out more about what it’s like to work for us.

What We Offer

You too could be part of something brilliant by becoming a colleague at Derby City Council; in addition to making a difference to the lives of people across the city, you’ll also receive:

• Flexible work/life balance scheme (depending on your role)

• Hybrid working (depending on your role)

• Modern office environment (depending on your job location)

• Continued professional development opportunities & career conversations

• 27 days annual leave (rising to 32 days after 5 years' service), plus bank holidays (depending on contract)

• Local Government Pension Scheme (depending on contract)

• Team Derby Rewards – retail and leisure discounts

• Tusker Car Benefit Scheme

• Cycle2Work Scheme & free cycle training

• Employee Assistance Programmes & Support

• Access to our Equality Employee Networks – LGBTQ+, Disabled Employee Network & Carers and our Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Employee Support Network

• Support for colleagues who are carers.

The Opportunity

In the role of Team Leader Structures, Drainage & Flood Risk Management (Assets & Policy), here’s an example of what you’ll be doing to make an impact:

We're looking for a Structures, Drainage & Flood Risk Management Team Leader to join our Assets and Policy team based at the Council House in Derby. This is a broad role in which you will take a lead in looking after the city’s crucial flood defence, drainage, and structural assets. To do this you'll be experienced in highway drainage and/or structures and bridges asset management with a well-developed working knowledge of the Code of Practice for Well Managed Highway Infrastructure. Prior working knowledge of highway drainage asset management, drainage design and site inspections would be advantageous. Similarly, experience of bridge asset management, design, evaluation, and inspections will also be highly desirable. As part of this role, you will also oversee the Council’s Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) duties and take a lead in the Council’s programme of flood defence funding through the Grant in Aid and Local Levy funding streams.

We acknowledge that candidates will be unlikely to have skills in all these areas and so we will look for strong expertise in one or more areas with a willingness and aptitude to develop into the other areas as required.

You will:

• Have the skills and knowledge necessary to lead a team with a range of skills and provide clear direction, instruction, and guidance through effective performance management

• The ability to recognise strengths, vulnerabilities, and motivations within a team. Inspiring skills development and embedding organisational change

• Have a strong track record of asset management, with an understanding of engineering and construction principles

• Experience of implementing maintenance and renewal strategies for all structure/drainage categories i.e., bridges and large culverts, small retaining walls, pumping stations, and highway drains

• Have an awareness of specialist software for asset management

• Attend callouts for the management of emergency incidents involving structures assets

• Experience or understanding of responding to major flood events

• Undertake scheme identification/option studies and other lifecycle advisory activities in relation to structures/drainage renewals

• Carry out whole life cost analysis including lifecycle planning, optimisation, and prioritisation of renewal schemes

• Have a working knowledge of some or all the legislation covering flood risk, drainage, and structures asset management

• Assist in collating information for effective performance measurement and controls

• Experience or aptitude in working within a political and public facing organisation.

Important Information

All employees will normally be appointed to the minimum of the grade for the job.

Remember to align your personal statement to the essential criteria in the Person Specification.

Please be aware that where there are colleagues within the organisation who are 'at risk' of redundancy, requirements to redeploy to another suitable role will apply and take priority.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. We recruit for diversity and value difference. As many of our roles can now be home-based, we are able to offer more opportunities for people who need this facility.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader. If you are a disabled person, you have the choice to apply under our Guaranteed Interview Scheme so long as you demonstrate that you meet the essential requirements for the job.

We feel it is essential that we recruit a talented workforce that is as diverse as the community we work for.

Please let us know of any individual requirements or reasonable adjustments you may have during the application, interview, or onboarding process and we’ll do all we can to help. We strongly believe in social understanding of disability and for us it’s all about removing barriers to equality.

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy or are having difficulty applying, please contact our Recruitment Team on 01332 640844 (Relay UK - 18001 01332 640 844) or at

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


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01332 293111
The Council House
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