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Flood Risk Engineer - Cheshire

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Reporting to the Flood Risk Manager. The purpose of the role is working within an existing small team, the Flood Risk Engineer will support the Flood Risk Manager in implementing and communicating the requirements and new duties associated with the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. You will be responsible for the development and maintenance of various flood risk databases and manage the investigation of flood risk issues and incidents and provide engineering support and advice for a range of regulatory flood risk and drainage matters across a number of service areas including third party enforcement, emergency planning, highway infrastructure and planning and development control and coordination of the Cheshire East Flood Risk Management improvements programme.



To assist the Flood Risk Manager in the delivery of the flood risk functions, new duties and responsibilities.

Develop a Strategic Flood Risk Management Body and Flood Risk Management Strategy.

To develop, maintain and review relevant assessments and plans, in particular the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy by 2015, in order to deliver the duties of the Lead Local Flood Risk Authority.

Provide technical advice on the implementation of the Surface Water Management Plan/Local Flood Risk Strategy, including advising on the requirements for flood risk management, revenue and capital improvements and mitigation that can be implemented through the statutory planning process and activity, working alongside strategic partners such as Environment Agency and United Utilities and other professional partners as required.

Ensure regulation of all activity on ordinary watercourses as required by Land Drainage Act 1991 and associated Cheshire East Byelaws including enforcement where required.

To manage the investigation and to report and publish details of relevant flooding.

To identify, register and maintain a record of critical structures or features considered to be a local flood risk.


Skills and Experience

Degree / HNC in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification.

Experience of corresponding with members of the public, Council Members, MP’s and stakeholders using all forms of communication.

Experience of working in a technical flood risk function associated with the delivery of flood risk, planning and development flood risk, river and drainage related improvements and projects.

Experience of working with computerised systems associated with management of technical data and information; use of AutoCAD and drainage design software such as Microdrainage and FEH.

Knowledge of legislation and procedures / guidance relevant to Flood Risk Management.

Ability to research emerging legislation and technical requirements relevant to Flood Risk Management and other related disciplines.

Ability to write and present technical reports and correspondence to a range of audience types.


Other Information

  • Salary: TBC - depending on experience
  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Career Level: n/a
  • Terms: n/a
  • Keywords: Flood Risk Engineer
  • Closing Date Details: This role will close when we receive enough suitable applicants.