Asset Performance Officer
*** We have two roles available. Please note one role is permanent, the other is a temporary fixed-term (18-month) post ***
We are looking for great people to join our Asset Performance Teams covering Staffordshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands based at our Fradley (Lichfield) office.
You will take an active role in managing our flood risk assets within a geographical area. Your enthusiasm and positive outlook will help you find solutions and ensure our assets are inspected, surveyed, maintained and operated safely, effectively and efficiently to reduce flood risk for people and property. You will engage in the delivery of maintenance and flood defence projects and liaise and support Field Team Leaders in the delivery of our annual work programme. You will also assist in the continual improvement of our ways of working under our Asset Management System and help maintain our ISO55000 accreditation
This role involves huge variety and so you may be planning an engineering project one day, undertaking data work the next day and liaising with contractors, local residents and partners on another. It will involve home, office and field working and 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.
We're seeking individuals with a passion for asset and/or flood risk management and a drive to better protect our communities at flood risk. The key things we’re looking for are transferable skills and capabilities. Ideally you’ll be able to demonstrate most or all of the following:
• Asset management experience, including identifying risk, contingency planning and whole life asset management.
• Confident communication and customer service skills, as you will be working with internal and external partners, as well as with members of the public.
• Good planning and organisational skills, you'll be able to demonstrate an ability to manage and interpret data and information.
• Project management skills, preferably with relevant work experience in the water environment.
Formal qualifications in civil engineering, project management, data and information management (e.g. GIS) and/or experience of undertaking works in accordance with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 are advantageous.
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.