Engineer Technical Officer (Water Management)

North Lanarkshire Council
Glasgow, Scotland, G67 1JW
Jan 13, 2022
Jan 16, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Job Advertisement
Are you looking for a career with an employer who offers a generous package of terms and conditions and promotes work-life balance and wellbeing amongst its employees? With a generous annual leave entitlement and access to a variety of flexible working options and initiatives, North Lanarkshire Council could be the place for you.

Why join us? North Lanarkshire is Scotland's fourth largest authority by population and is perfectly situated in the heart of Scotland's central belt with great transport links making this the perfect place to live and work! We have a detailed plan setting the direction to deliver an ambitious growth and development programme for growth and prosperity for all, making North Lanarkshire the place to live, learn, work and invest.

We currently have an opportunity to join our Water Management Team which is responsible for the management and maintenance of all watercourses, numerous bodies of water and associated infrastructure across the council's area. As a key member of the team you will be involved in the design, maintenance and inspection of watercourses and the management of reservoirs such as Strathclyde Loch, Broadwood Loch and Forrestburn Reservoir, as well as many rivers, burns, streams and tributaries. You will also work closely with other service departments and external organisations such as Scottish Water and SEPA ensuring that our infrastructure is managed and maintained to current standards and codes of practice. In addition, you will be involved in the design, procurement and implementation of flood protection studies, surface water management plans and projects associated with the Local Flood Risk Management Plan.

To be a success in this role you will require appropriate legislative and technical knowledge, you will respond to service requests from customers and clients, assist in development and delivering asset management plans, programmes of work and projects. You will also be required to deliver day to day tender, procurement and contract administration and check and certify transactions.

With significant relevant experience, you will be educated to SVQ Level 3, HNC Level or equivalent, in Civil Engineering or a relevant subject. Equally important, you will be a confident communicator, be customer focused, be IT literate and have good problem solving and analytical skills.

You must have experience of tendering, procurement and contracts, processing financial documents and transactions, budget control and also have knowledge of health and safety matters. A good communicator, you should have knowledge of compliance with financial procedures, legislative and technical knowledge of an appropriate area of work and be able to assist in policy development. A self-motivated individual, you should be able to work under pressure to specific deadlines and directions, whilst working as part of a team.

You must hold a current driver's licence as you will be expected to travel throughout the area of North Lanarkshire Council, out with public transport routes.

You will be joining a dynamic and flexible team within Infrastructure and Transportation, who currently operate an agile model of home-working and office-based work at locations within North Lanarkshire. You will be required to travel throughout North Lanarkshire to undertake the duties of this post.

Proposed interview date: 24/01/2022

Working here at North Lanarkshire Council

If you're considering a career with us, you'll be keen to know what's in it for you. We have a great package of benefits available, from health and wellbeing to finances and family. This includes 26 days annual leave and 6 public holidays*, and a wide range of offers available to you through our NLLife reward site. We also have a full package of learning and development through our learning academy LearnNL to help you reach your full potential and further your career.

For more information on local authority careers visit the myjobscotland career hub

North Lanarkshire Council are Happy to Talk Flexible Working, we operate a
Smarter Working Policy.

Click here to see our Recruitment Charter.

*For all casual/sessional roles, you will receive 12.1% of your hourly rate for every hour worked in total recompense for annual leave, including public holidays. These rates will be indicated separately on your payslip. You will only be paid for the hours that you work.

We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a guaranteed interview to applicants who consider themselves to be disabled and who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

We have also adopted the Armed Forces Community Covenant to show our support for service personnel, veterans and their families. We offer a guaranteed interview for service leavers, spouses, reservists and veterans, as long as they meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description.

Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, and Audio. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 01698 403151.

The following link contains our Easy Read documents which will help explain the process and what happens during the selection process.

Easy Read - My NL