Integrated Engineering Officer

Closing date: 14 August 2022 | Location: Flexible within North West Wales Salary: £27,003 - £30,688 (Grade 4)

Contract type: Permanent

Work pattern: 37 hours, Monday to Friday

Post number: 203267

As an organisation we support flexible working. This role allows hybrid working (a mix of home and office working) and a working pattern suitable for you can be discussed on appointment if you are successful.

You will be contracted to the nearest NRW office to your home, of which you will be required to attend for regular meetings, training and for one-to-one meetings with your manager. These will be planned in advance.

Job Description

The post holder carries out the Flood and Coastal Risk Asset Inspection programme, making judgements on the condition against recognised standards.

Responsibilities

You will:

  • Plan and deliver risk-based inspections of flood risk assets in accordance with current standards.
  • Make accurate assessments of asset condition against standards and decide on the condition rating, recording your decision in the AMX database.
  • Undertake various inspections (including Asset, Public Safety Risk Assessments and Bridge Inspections) and input quality data from inspections into appropriate databases and systems to ensure that assets are maintained to the required performance standards.
  • Identify issues and problems in a timely way and propose efficient and programmed solutions.
  • Assist in the development and management of a programme of work in Asset System Management that contributes to the delivery of Directorate targets.
  • Work in collaboration with other FRM teams and Risk Management Authorities to achieve targets and continuity of asset performance.
  • Assist in maintaining the National Flood Risk Asset Management System, AMX and associated flood risk data.
  • Incident Response requirements: Required to take part in incident response activities

Qualifications, experience and knowledge

Knowledge and experience of the following: 

  1. Qualifications; 5 GCSE’s or equivalent with Maths and English essential and qualifications in a scientific or engineering subject. Hold or be willing to work towards T98 Visual Asset Inspector Certificate.
  2. Knowledge of flood risk management activities and broad understanding of wider approaches to river and coastal asset management.
  3. Good knowledge of ICT including Microsoft Office, databases and web- based data systems.
  4. Excellent knowledge of Health and Safety best practice in a field-based environment and ability to work safely and effectively on own initiative and in line with NRW policy and standards.
  5. Full UK driving licence.
  6. Participation in the NRW’s incident response duty roster.

Welsh language requirements:

Essential: Level 1 – Able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases

Please note if you do not meet the level 1 requirement i.e., ability to understand basic phrases and ability to pronounce Welsh names correctly, then NRW offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Competencies

Applications to this role will be assessed based on the following competencies, both at shortlisting and interview. Please give examples of how you demonstrate these competencies when completing your application form.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to demonstrate a good level of previous practical experience in a defined technical skill that enables the post holder to provide guidance and supervision to others, as well as undertake surveys and inspections and manage small discrete projects.  
  • Roles may be graduate entry level roles.
  • Technical, operational and project management skills are important.
  • Able to demonstrate a good level of literacy, numeracy and communication skills, with a good knowledge and understanding of health, safety and wellbeing, as well as public safety and public liability.
  • Able to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Technical skills in CAD, GIS and project appraisal may be required.
  • Ability to supervise contractors and have knowledge of safe working practices, together with the ability to undertake health and safety surveys and inspections. 

Evaluation of Information

  • Ability to understand and interpret requirements, procedure manuals and statutory codes.
  • Ability to understand the obligations within contractual documentation, which may need to be measured and monitored.
  • Work undertaken by the post holder may also involve the use of CAD/GIS and some project assessment and evaluation.

Decision Making and Autonomy Requirements

  • Work will be guided by defined policies, procedures and expected outcomes and will be managed, rather than directly supervised.
  • Ability to interpret methods, allowing the post holder some discretion to vary or tailor the approach, within broad procedures.
  • May manage small projects requiring decisions to be taken around how best to achieve results, with a degree of problem solving.
  • Decisions may have a degree of complexity and require the need to apply different techniques or methods.
  • The post holder may be involved in contract design, tendering and project appraisal, although the post holder will generally make recommendations to others, rather than be the final decision maker.
  • The post holder may supervise contracts, supported by making operational decisions on a day to day basis, escalating issues as required.

Impact

  • The work primarily affects the direct environment, which may have the potential, if carried out incorrectly, to impact on the team, people and property.
  • The impact would be known fairly immediately and could be rectified and addressed quickly without any longer-term issues arising.

Communication and Relationships with Others

  • The post holder will have a high level of customer interaction requiring good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • The work may involve dealing with complaints and stakeholder liaison so that tact, diplomacy and the ability to deal sensitively with people or issues is important.
  • The work may involve the supervision of contractors requiring the post holder to brief and advise others.

Responsibility for People

  • No formal line management responsibility although must be able to manage small projects, requiring an element of supervision.

Responsibility for Resources

  • Post holder will be responsible for tools and equipment used to carry out their role and ensure the correct operation of plant and equipment on site.
  • Equipment out in the field will generally be of a high value and individuals will be expected take responsibility for the safe and legal use of such equipment.

Benefits of working for us

This role will offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Agile and flexible working (role dependent) 
  • Civil Service Pension Scheme offering employer contributions of 26.6% to 30.3%
  • 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days
  • Generous leave entitlements for all your life needs
  • Health and wellbeing benefits and support
  • Weekly well-being hour to use as you choose

See full details for all the employee benefits you will receive. 

How to apply

Please send a completed application form to Applications@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk

Please read our Guidance on completing a job application form before submitting your application.

Application closing date: 14 August 2022

Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams

If you have any queries about the role, please contact James West at James.West@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk           

 

Natural Resources Wales embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

We welcome and encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented, including women, black and ethnic minority groups and people with a disability. We have a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

We put the principles of human rights, equality, fairness, dignity and respect at the heart of our values.

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