Senior Project Officer (Flood and Water Management Team) | HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL


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Job Title: Senior Project Officer (Flood and Water Management Team)
Location: Hampshire, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent
Reference Number: 3573_8740152


Job Details:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced project manager to work within the Development Monitoring and Flood and Water Management (FWM ) team at Hampshire County Council. The team sits within Universal Services directorate and, with support from our Highways, Planning, Ecology and Engineering colleagues, we undertake Hampshire’s Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) statutory planning roles; determine applications for land drainage consent; investigate flooding incidents across the county and liaise with other Risk Management Authorities (RMAs) to create Hampshire wide Flood Management Plans.

This Flood and Water Management Senior Project Officer role is initially a two-year contract. You will be working mainly on creating recommendations for reducing flood risk in the form of Action Plans for our 66 prioritised areas of flood risk within Hampshire. These areas have been identified through the production of an updated Flood and Water Management Strategy and a suite of 18 Catchment Management Plans. The Senior FWM project officer role may also provide project management support across the whole team where needed.

The role may also include management within the team’s flood investigation area of work, including dealing with members of the public, pursuing solutions to surface water issues and briefing senior officers and elected members.

You should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the flood and water management sector; provide evidence of past project management experience; show an interest in learning new skills and gaining new knowledge and possess excellent communication skills. A background in drainage engineering would be desirable.

This is a busy, varied and interesting role within a small hard-working team of amiable professionals who are passionate about mitigating the effects of climate change and reducing the risk of flooding across Hampshire.

What we can offer you:

We offer a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace, where talent is truly recognised and developed. We have created an environment that you can look forward to being a part of and where you are empowered to be your best and believe in creating a workplace built on teamwork where people can grow and develop in their roles.

If you think you have what it takes to make a real difference in Hampshire, get in touch!

To find out more about what we can offer you in return, please see our Benefits Package.

We are deeply committed to inclusion, diversity and wellbeing, staff are encouraged to get involved in a variety of internal Networks (BME, staff disability, Carers and working parents, and LGBT+) – see our Inclusion Strategy for further information.

Hampshire is a beautiful place to live, with vibrant cities, miles of coastline and two National Parks. If you enjoy outdoor activities, you’ll find world class walking, cycling, sailing and much more. For more information, please go to:- Living and Working in Hampshire.



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