Operations Field Team Leader

Environment Agency
£33,990 - £42,109 per annum
11 Nov 2016
06 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Operations Field Team Leader (maintenance, construction and incident response)

£33,990 - £42,109 per annum

Ely, Cambridgeshire

About us

The Environment Agency operates at the place where environmental change has its greatest impact on people's lives. We work closely with a wide range of partners to make sure there is enough water for people and wildlife; reduce the risk of flooding; protect and improve air, land and water quality and apply the environmental standards within which industry can operate. Join our Operations Team in Ely and you'll play an important role in incident response and ensuring our assets are up to standard.

The role

Managing our Operations Field Team for Ely, you'll see they are fully trained and ready to respond to any flooding incident or emergency. Your team will also deliver a fast paced programme of maintenance works for our rivers and flood risk management structures in the Lower Great Ouse Catchment (Cambridgeshire and Norfolk) which is essential for protecting people, property and wildlife.

You'll ensure the successful delivery of important engineering projects delivering through your team of skilled operatives and working closely with contractors. You'll also be working with external partners, landowners and internal teams to plan the future maintenance needs for the catchment. You'll will ensure your team is trained to the highest standards and fully up-to-date with all health and safety legislation and requirements.

About you

Confident and credible, it's essential that you have a proven track record managing a team of people to produce results. Ideally, you'll also have some operational flood risk management or construction / maintenance management experience and be up-to-date with the current health and safety legislation. Enthusiastic and ambitious, you'll use your excellent communication and negotiation skills to build solid working relationships with internal and external colleagues at all levels.

In return, we offer a competitive package with a range of benefits and the opportunity to make a real difference to the environment.


For further information and to apply, please click on the apply button below. Closing date: 5 December 2016.

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