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SuDS and Flood Risk Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
24/10/2021 23:59
Grade I/K. £32,234 - £40,876
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Job Category:
Planning / Building Control
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Job details 

Closing date:
24 Oct

Further information

Gateshead Council is an ambitious Local Authority with a track record of working effectively to deliver, sustainable, high quality development.

The Council is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced person, specialising in SuDS, to join its multi-disciplinary Built and Natural Environment Team.

In the role you will provide expert advice and technical support to a wide range of Council services. Fundamentally you will be the lead officer in terms of providing comments and advice on proposed new developments.

You will act as a strong advocate for Sustainable Urban Drainage both within the Council and when dealing with external partners, applicants and the public.

You must be educated to degree level in Environmental Management, Geography, Engineering, Hydrology or other relevant discipline and technically competent in your knowledge of SuDS, hydrology, hydraulics and geomorphology relevant to drainage and flood risk.

An understanding of statutory duties, SuDS in new developments, responsibilities and powers in relation to SuDS flood risk management, surface water management and adoption procedures is essential. As is a full UK Driving license.

You will also be required to have relevant experience using or interpreting outputs from drainage software packages and Computer Aided Design drawings as well as providing technical advice in relation to surface water and sustainable drainage on development proposals.

Knowledge of statutory duties, responsibilities and powers in relation to SuDS flood risk management, surface water management and adoption procedures, as well as working in a flood risk management, landscape, highway or civil engineering environment is also essential.

Online applications only at www.gateshead.gov.uk

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