Senior Engineer Drainage (94635)
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Department of Place

Planning, Transportation and Highways


Senior Engineer Drainage

PO2-PO4  £31,401 pa - £39,961 pa

37 hours per week


Based at Britannia House, Bradford City Centre



We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly driven team member who can help the Council fulfil its statutory role as Lead Local Flood Authority. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Land Drainage and Flood Risk Management Team in Bradford. The team leads the Council's role as Lead Local Flood Authority, working with risk management partners to manage flood risk across the District.


Bradford is an extraordinary, energetic and enterprising place. It is the UK’s youngest city, almost a quarter of the district’s 528,000 population is under 16 and this is one of the many reasons why Bradford has been acknowledged as a key growth location within the Leeds City Region. 


We have ambitious plans to promote and develop our £40 million capital flood alleviation programme in conjunction with other stakeholders. This includes the integration of new flooding schemes within significant growth areas whilst seeking continued business investment and developer interest.


The varied workload for this post involves flood investigations, advising on flood risk and drainage matters to the Planning Authority, drainage asset maintenance and management, reservoir management and maintenance, confined space surveying, drainage design and inspection, civil engineering contract management and preparation, land drainage consenting and the management of a £40 million capital flood alleviation programme.


You will be qualified to degree level in flood risk engineering, civil engineering or appropriate subject with post qualification experience of working in the flood risk management field. You will be an excellent negotiator and someone who finds solution finding second nature.


You will be the project leader facilitating a “Development Team” approach ensuring maximum contribution to the regeneration of Bradford and the achievement of a sustainable and prosperous District.


Benefits include:


  • An extremely varied workload dealing with large scale flood risk projects
  • continual professional development training and the opportunity for further training to secure appropriate qualifications, including management training
  • flexi-time working
  • working from home
  • car user allowance and car loan facilities


The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying  for customer  facing  posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

The criteria under Special Knowledge and Experience on the Job Profile, which is shown in this advert, outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

For further information about this post please contact Edward Norfolk, Principle Drainage Engineer (01274 433905)

Closing Date: 24th September 2018

Please find attached the Job Profile:  Senior Engineer Drainage - JP.doc