Field Operations Asset Maintenance and Incident Response Team Member - South Suffolk

Reference
22479
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Environment
Location
Ipswich
Salary
£20,064
Expiry Date
06/06/2022
Do you want to help make East Anglia a better place to live and work? Field Operations protect people and the environment by maintaining/operating our flood and coastal risk management assets and responding to incidents.

Job Description

Job description  
Do you want to help make East Anglia a better place to live and work?

Field Operations protect people and the environment by maintaining/operating our flood and coastal risk management assets and responding to incidents.

All new starters will be enrolled onto the Level 3 Water Environment Worker apprenticeship, which will take around 18 months to complete. On successful completion, you will be able to register as a Technician member of Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)

This hands–on role involves:

• Working together as a team and being outside in all weathers;
• Using a variety of tools and equipment to carry out asset maintenance tasks such as grass cutting, channel clearance and small construction projects such as flood defence repairs or installation of fencing
• Deploying sandbags temporary barriers, mobile pumps and pollution equipment;
• Carrying out regular checks and inspections of equipment, including tools, protective personal equipment, vehicles and plant;
• Communicating with customers, land owners, partners, members of the public and colleagues;
• Participating in our incident response on-call 24 hour emergency rota to respond to emergencies, during the working day and out-of-hours.

For more info on working with us see https://environmentagencycareers.co.uk/

The team  
We deliver an annual maintenance programme on rivers, watercourses and coastal defences across the area. This includes grass cutting, tree works, removing blockages from watercourses and trash screens plus various minor construction type activities.

We respond to flooding and environmental incidents both day and night in our area as well as across the country when called upon. Therefore, you'll be expected to join our standby team and live within a reasonable commute to our depot.

Experience/skills required  
Essential:

• Have a positive and enthusiastic approach with a ‘can do’ attitude working as part of a team.
• Be well organised keeping your tools, equipment and PPE in top condition.
• Have good communication skills to work with customers and partners.
• Have the necessary practical ability, an understanding in environmental awareness and as a hands-on approach.
• Literacy and numeracy skills.
• Have the ability to carry out tasks and answer queries effectively.
• Be competent in using IT devices, such as iPads and willing to learn in house systems.
• Undertake specialist training when required.
• Hold a driving licence

Desirable:
• Some experience in asset operation or maintenance/incident response/use of equipment/tools (however full training will be given).
• An understanding of site health and safety requirements
• You'll be trained and supported to contribute to our response to incidents inside and outside working hours;

Contact and additional information  
In East Anglia we want to create a diverse workplace where people’s views are respected, valued and listened to. We’re all different, and by embracing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) we can become an equal opportunity employer where we grow and learn together.

It is our ambition to champion diversity through building a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.

The generic role profile should be read along with the advert. See also the candidate pack for more details on applying and our extensive range of employee benefits, including a multi-award winning pension scheme.

If you have any questions please contact Rob Phillips, South Suffolk Field Team Leader via: rob.phillips@environment-agency.gov.uk or on 07769366076