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Engineer\/Technical Officer (Water Management)

Employer
North Lanarkshire Council
Location
Motherwell, Scotland, ML1 1AB
Salary
£40,000
Closing date
Jan 30, 2023
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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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Water Management team. You will work with a variety of partners, customers, and clients on the delivery of a professional service that maximises resources and delivers positive outcomes.

You will be responsible for assisting the team in the design, procurement and implementation of flood protection studies, surface water management plans and projects associated with the Local Flood Risk Management Plan. In addition, the team is responsible for the asset management and maintenance of watercourses, reservoirs, and associated infrastructure across the council's area. You will also work closely with other service departments and external organisations, such as Scottish Water and SEPA, ensuring that infrastructure and flood risk is well managed.

With and HNC or equivalent in Civil Engineering or equivalent, you will have appropriate legislative, technical knowledge, and experience in a relevant field. You must have demonstrable experience of; tendering and procurement of contracts, processing of financial documents and transactions, budget control and have knowledge of health and safety matters.

You will be business and customer focused with the ability to respond to service requests from customers and clients, assist in development and delivering asset management plans, programmes of work, and projects. You will be self-motivated with a flexible and collaborative approach to work and have the ability to cope with multiple and changing demands whilst meeting tight deadlines. You will also have a sound understanding and knowledge of relevant legislation, codes of practice and initiatives.

With excellent organisational and IT skills, you will be able to utilise various Microsoft Office packages, and be a clear written and verbal communicator, with the ability to analyse information and produce reports.

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 - 7 February 2023

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
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