Asset Performance Team Member
*** We have three Team Member roles available. Please note one role is permanent, the other two are temporary fixed-term (18-month) posts ***
Are you passionate about helping to protect people and communities against natural threats and hazards associated with flooding? We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our Asset Performance Teams covering Staffordshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands based at our Fradley (Lichfield) office.
You will assist in delivering our Asset Management Strategy ensuring our flood risk assets meet legal requirements and exceptional standards of safety and performance. This important role will involve working with our Asset Inspectors, collecting data and assisting in planning the future management of these assets. You will engage with a wide variety of people through handling enquiries that come into the team from our internal and external customers, liaising with and supporting our field operations teams and working with framework contractors in the planning and delivery of our annual maintenance programme. You will also play a key role in the continual improvement of our asset data and information which underpins all our decision making.
The role will involve home, office and field working. You will be expected to have an incident role and participate in our standby rota.
Our team of asset managers are responsible for thousands of flood risk assets ranging from large flood defence schemes and reservoirs through to small outfalls and flap valves. We perform an essential role in ensuring that people and property are protected from flooding by taking the right investment decision at the right time, based upon robust data. During a flood, we operate our assets to deliver the EA’s strategic/tactical/operational response in partnership with other responders.
Through experience to date you will ideally be able to demonstrate some of the following:
• An understanding of the impact of flooding.
• Excellent communication skills. An ability to develop and maintain good relationships with internal and external customers.
• Delivery of work by planning, tracking, gathering and maintaining data/information.
• An appreciation of flood risk assets or asset management.
• Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team to make decisions and achieve planned outcomes.
• Good organisational skills and an ability to use MS Office.
The key things we’re looking for are transferable skills and capabilities. Don’t be put off applying if you don’t have a degree and/or you don’t have experience in this sector. We will support your professional development with training and formal qualifications.
Contact and additional information
Please see the candidate pack for more information on the benefits offered. This includes generous pension provision and leave entitlement, flexible working practices, and excellent training and learning opportunities.
Only your answers to the capability questions will be used to determine interview selection. CVs or other documents will not be taken into account.
Everyone starting in a new role with the Environment Agency will be welcomed into the team and given all of the training and support needed to succeed.