Senior Development Management Engineer

One Friargate
£31,371 - £37,849 per annum
20 Aug 2019
11 Sep 2019
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
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Do you hold a BTEC Higher in Civil Engineering or equivalent in the same field OR proven experience of working in a flood risk and drainage environment?

We are looking for an experienced Sustainable Drainage and Infrastructure Drainage Engineer to join the City Council’s Development Management team. You will provide expert advice on the management of surface water flood risk and water quality management in response to consultation referrals from the Councils Planning team. You will also assist the with the Council meeting its responsibilities as the Lead Local Flood Authority.

Good working knowledge, understanding and experience of surface water flood risk management, sustainable drainage techniques, flood risk assessments and drainage construction is essential. A good understanding and knowledge of flood risk mapping and GIS based systems is also essential.

The post holder will have:

BTEC Higher in Civil Engineering or equivalent in the same field OR proven experience of working in a flood risk and drainage environment. Knowledge of drainage engineering and the management and maintenance of drainage networks Knowledge of design, detailing, and preparation of drainage schemes, including inspection of drainage construction schemes. Good verbal and written communication skills and a structured approach to record keeping.     

Coventry is a city that is changing fast – and we’re looking for skilled people to join our team and help take us into a bright new future. 

We are the UK City of Culture 2021; home to award-winning universities, top level sport and concerts. We are a part of the ‘Midlands-Engine’, the home of the UK motor industry and a proud multicultural city. 

Coventry is a great place to live and work and it’s getting even better - and having the right infrastructure is vital. 

That’s why we are looking for people who can help provide the very best and this is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast paced Highways Maintenance team, with opportunities for training and further career development.

Working Hours:  37.0 Hours per Week

Interview Date:  19/09/2019


In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

Key Requirements

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

When recruiting, we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here.

Need help with your application?

If you would like support in completing your application, then help is available at the Job Shop. 

Coventry City Council’s Job Shop is a free service for all Coventry residents. Come in and see one of our dedicated advisers and receive 1 to 1 support.

We are open Monday-Friday 9.15-4.30pm (Thursday 10.30)

Address: 1 Bull Yard, Coventry, CV1 1LH

Phone: 024 7678 5740



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