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Assistant Engineer SUDS
£32,909 - £34,723 a year | Permanent
- Job title:
- Assistant Engineer SUDS
- Highways, Engineering and YGC
- YGC - Gwynedd Consultancy
- Closing date:
- 06/04/2023 10:00
- Job type/Hours:
- Permanent | 37 Hour
- £32,909 - £34,723 a year
- Pay Scale:
Gwynedd Council offers an attractive employment package, for more information please click on this [Information Pack]
Surface water flooding is a serious problem with real impacts and consequences for our local communities and residents. Increasing demands placed on ageing and inadequate drainage systems through development and climate change is a growing concern. Following the recent commencement of Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act in Wales, Gwynedd Council as the SuDS Approval Body (SAB) are committed to ensuring that effective Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), are implemented on new development within the county.
You will support the Senior Engineer in shaping and developing an effective and successful SAB service, undertaking and reporting on technical plan assesments and site inspections. Applying a can-do attitude and approach to overcoming obstacles you will work in conjunction with other Council teams such Legal, Planning and Highways to achieve this. In return successful candidates can expect to be supported in developing their technical skills through formal training or self-directed learning where knowledge or skill set gaps important for the service role are identified.
Some further benefits of working for Gwynedd Council include:
- Local Government Pension Scheme with council contributions currently at 20.4%.
- 25 days leave per annum raising to 30 after 5 years service, a further 3.5 statutory days added to your annual leave card plus 8 bank holidays.
- Special leave for some situations.
- 37 hour week with Super flexi working hours system, which can create a further 14 flexi days off per annum.
- Flexible working to aide work life balance.
Gwynedd Council operates internally through the medium of Welsh, and offers all its services bilingually. The applicant will be required to reach the linguistic level noted as one of the essential skills in the Person Specification.
We encourage everyone who applies for a job with Gwynedd Council to submit job applications in Welsh or bilingually.
(Applications submitted in English only or Welsh only will always be treated equally, but we ask applicants to consider carefully what the linguistic requirements of the job in question is and if it would be more appropriate to submit an application in Welsh.)
For further information about this post please contact Owain Ellis Griffith on 01758 704 113
Interviews will be held, dates to be confirmed.
Application forms and further details available from, Support Service, Gwynedd Council, Council Offices, Caernarfon, LL55 1SH
Tel: 01286 679076
CLOSING DATE: 10.00 AM, THURSDAY, 06.04.2023
If you are successful to be short listed for an interview you will be contacted by E-MAIL using the address provided on your application form. You need to ensure that you check your email regularly.
- Ability to work under pressure and as part of a team.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact with staff. agents and the public.
- Proactive in keeping organized and busy at work.
- Proactive in own personal development.
QUALIFICATIONS AND RELEVANT TRAINING
- HNC in Built Environment subject or relevant industry experience in drainage maters.
- Degree in Built Environment Subject.
- I Eng, CIWEM or similar professional qualification.
- Knowledge of construction matters connected with surface water drainage systems and the built environment.
- Experience of working with surface water drainage schemes, hydrology, civil engineering.
- Experience of inspecting on site construction work to ensure compliance with approved plans.
- Experience of scrutinising technical applications against national and industry standards.
- Experience of understanding and vetting technical drawings and specifications.
- Experience on assisting with project delivery.
SKILLS AND SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE
- Knowledge of technical standards.
- IT skills.
- Experience of working as part of a team.
- Ability to work with customers and their representatives to achieve desired outcomes.
- Full Driving licence
- Experience of operating within Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management act 2010.
- Knowledge of the Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) legislation.
- Identify priorities within work programmes.
- Knowledge of CDM duties and responsibilities.
- Knowledge of drainage calculation software such as Microdrainage
Listening and Speaking – Higher Level
Reading and Understanding – Higher Level
Writing – Higher Level
PURPOSE OF THE POST
- Ensure that the people of Gwynedd are at the heart of everything we do.
- To assist in the management of projects, under the guidance of a Senior Project Engineer, Senior Technical Engineer, Principal Engineer or Unit Manager, to ensure successful delivery to the specified requirements of the brief provided by the Client in terms of cost, time and quality
- To develop a personal specialist expertise in technical and design related issues.
- To use project management techniques and systems (eg YGC’s Project Management Procedure, PRINCE2, the Council’s Project Management Handbook etc) that will ensure that YGC gives full commitment to satisfy client needs to deliver value for money whilst operating on a commercial basis and adapting itself to compete effectively
- To assist in the management of flexible project teams, within the Unit and the Service as a whole, be part of and provide support to team members
- To assist in the financial control of projects and give financial feedback to Senior Project Engineer/Senior Technical Engineer/Principal Engineer/Unit Manager on project issues as requested
- To perform Engineer’s Representative/Supervisor duties on construction projects under the guidance of a Senior Project Engineer, Senior Technical Engineer, Principal Engineer or Unit Manager
- To assist in the resolution of contractual matters with organisations such as contractors & consultants
- To be aware of and act upon new procedures introduced in accordance with Council policies and procedures as well as national developments
- To be aware of all Government/EU initiatives and their implications
- To fulfil requirements of health and safety and environmental legislation.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUNCTIONS
- To acquire and maintain an up to date knowledge of:-
- current best practice in design issues
- methods of procurement for infrastructure projects
- technical standards and developments (including current technology), and professional and statutory responsibilities (including e.g. those under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act, 1974, Wildlife & Countryside Act 1982, Habitat Regulations 1994 and appropriate Regulations e.g. CDM regulations) and of their application relevant to the work and functions being carried out.
- To supervise subordinate staff.
- To deputise for the immediate superior in his/her absence.
- Ensure that YGC meets the requirements of the Council.
- To assist in the financial control of projects
- To ensure that all staff timesheets and approvals are completed inaccordance with YGC procedures.
- The post holder is expected to be aware of the requirements of Health and Safety and to collaborate with YGC’s Helath and Safety representative.
- Responsibility for information management in accordance with the Council's information management standards and guidelines. Ensure that personal information is handled in compliance with Data Protection legislation.
- develop and maintain a practical and professional relationship with clients.
- to prepare cost estimates, carry out risk assessments, plan project staff requirements, produce programmes and expenditure forecasts. Monitor actual progress against forecasts and take necessary remedial action.
- to complete Highway/Coastal Infrastructure Inspection, Assessment and Maintenance work
- to be pro-active in the development and monitoring of the Business
- Plan to ensure optimum performance of the unit and that key targets are achieved
- to act as the Supervisor for works on construction sites when required and to undertake delegates responsibilities and duties accordingly
- assist to develop and maintain the model contract document
- to undertake the duties required by the CDM Regulations.
- to assist in the management of projects, under the guidance of a
- Senior Project Engineer, Senior Technical Engineer, Principal
- Engineer or Unit Manager and to be project manager on relatively
- small and straightforward schemes
- to carry out feasibility studies, data collection, preliminary investigations, technical assessment, design, administrative, quality and financial procedures for works to be carried out on behalf of the Client.
- Ensure that projects comply with health and safety and environmental legislation and regulations.
- the supervision of financial, administrative and technical control of works of construction, investigation, assessment or Maintenance executed on behalf of the Client. To assist in the resolution of contractual issues on behalf of clients.
- to develop an expertise in design related computer systems and software. Liaise with YGC Business Unit.
- to liaise with other services, other directorates, Council Members, statutory undertakers, other authorities, external organisations, and individuals concerning all aspects of the works
- to supervise and guide the work and development of subordinate staff
- to report to, and receive instructions from senior staff
- other relevant administrative and professional duties commensurate with the seniority of the post.
- Responsibility for self-development.
- Ensure compliance with Health and Safety rules in the workplace in accordance with the responsibilities noted in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Council’s Health and Safety Policy.
- Operate within the Council’s policies in relation to equal opportunities and equality.
- Responsible for managing information in accordance with the Council’s information management guidelines. Ensure that personal information is treated in accordance with Data Protection legislation.
- Commitment to reducing the Council’s carbon emissions in accordance with the Carbon Management Plan, and to encourage others to act positively towards reducing the Council’s Carbon Footprint.
- Undertake any other reasonable duty which corresponds to the salary level and responsibility level of the job.
- Responsibility to report any worry or suspicion that a child or vulnerable adult is being abused
- Control own expenditure on projects
- ability to work under pressure. Ability to motivate staff to ensure the success of YGC.
- the requirement to work outside office hours at Public Inquiries, consultations, exhibitions and Council meetings and when called out to emergency situations