Drainage and Flood Risk Engineer

Cheltenham Borough Council

£37,103 - £41,423 pa pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Permanent

Sectors: water & hydrology

Closing date: Thursday, 26th May 2022   6 days left

Drainage and Flood Risk Engineer

£37,103 - £41,423 per annum (pro rata)

Permanent contract

29.6 hours per week

Come and work for an award winning organisation!

We are committed to making Cheltenham a better place to live and work, enabling local residents and businesses to prosper whilst protecting what is good about our Borough. 

This is a specialist role fulfilling our responsibilities on managing flood risk across the town. You will work with stakeholders creatively to identify and deliver solutions that manage and mitigate flooding whilst also contributing to our place agenda and supporting the delivery of the Authority’s climate emergency ambitions, helping Cheltenham to thrive in the 21st century. 

About the role

We are looking for a flood engineer that will play a specialist role within the Council. 

This role requires a high level of customer service, partnership working and project management capabilities to lead on investigating flood enquiries, consenting and enforcement, maintenance of CBC watercourse assets and the delivery of flood risk mitigation and resilience building. Thinking outside traditional engineering solutions, you will look at how SuDs and landscaping can be maximised within an urban greening and biodiversity context.

To support the outcomes, you will line manage the Flood Resilience Support Officer and in doing so read into the wider agenda of the Climate Change Team, supporting the delivery objectives and professional development of the wider team.  

Engagement is key to this role, driving forward the priorities for Cheltenham with national and local partners. A primary partner is the Local Lead Flood Authority for who we hold delegated responsibilities ordinary watercourse consenting and enforcement.

To be successful you will need

  • To be educated to degree level in a relevant field
  • A detailed understanding of SuDs and FRM
  • Experience of commissioning and analysing flood modelling
  • Skills in leading and managing people and performance
  • Experience of managing complex budgets and projects
  • Strong collaboration skills, maintaining and growing partnerships whilst driving outcomes.

For more information about this role, please see the Job profile. We look forward to hearing from you!

What can we do for you

  • An excellent pension scheme. You will be eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • A generous holiday entitlement of 25 days rising to 30 days after five years. Part-time employees receive a pro rata entitlement of 25 days.
  • A flexible and agile working environment. We aim to provide opportunities to work from home or elsewhere and offer flexibility in working hours.
  • A comprehensive programme of learning and development.
  • Two days paid time off for volunteering.
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity schemes.
  • An employee counselling service.
  • Free eye tests (for some posts) and contribution towards the cost of glasses.
  • A cycle to work scheme.
  • Low cost town centre parking for some jobs, depending on work location.
  • A commitment to employee wellbeing.


To apply for this position please click on "apply now" within this page to complete an application form and supporting statement together with your CV. Please tell us about your skills, knowledge, qualifications, experience and how they meet the criteria listed above and in the job description/person specification. It’s important that we’re a good fit for each other, so let us know what’s important to you and why you want to work for Cheltenham Borough Council. Your CV will not be available to the hiring manager unless you are shortlisted for interview to assist with our non-biased screening process so please ensure you complete the application form in full.

It is important that our staff reflect the diversity of our community, and we therefore welcome and encourage applications from people of all genders and sexual orientation, those from Black, Asian, and other minority ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children. Safer recruitment practices are applied to all job vacancies. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire and provide references; proof of identity, nationality and immigration status; three years’ employment or education history (if applicable) and, in some cases, verification of criminal record.

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