Senior Drainage Engineer

£30,141 - £31,587 per annum, pro rata
21 Aug 2018
14 Sep 2018
Job Type

Senior Drainage Engineer
Salary: £30,141 - £31,587 per annum, pro rata
Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Priory House, Shefford
Ref: 7749

More about the role:

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Drainage Engineer to join Central Bedfordshire Council's Flood Risk Management Team.

The post holder will assist the Flood Risk Management Team in delivering the Council’s role as the Lead Local Flood Authority for Central Bedfordshire. The varied workload for this post involves undertaking flood investigations and enforcement, appraisal of drainage design and inspection, procurement and contract management, and providing formal and informal advice on sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) and general flood risk management to the Local Planning Authority, developers, strategic partners, councillors and members of the public.

We are looking for someone who has the technical skills to deliver this high-profile role, with the tact, diplomacy and communication skills essential for effective partnership working.

Benefits include:

  • An extremely varied workload dealing with large scale flood risk projects
  • Continual professional development training and the opportunity for further training to secure appropriate qualifications
  • Flexi-time working
  • Ability to work from home
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to discounts and benefits available to Central Bedfordshire Council Staff

You will be qualified to degree level in flood risk engineering, civil engineering, environmental sciences or other appropriate subject, ideally with post-degree experience of working in the flood risk management field.

A full driving licence or alternative means of accessing locations off site is required.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

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To view the job description/person specification for this role, click here: Senior Drainage Engineer

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Alys Bishop at or call 0300 300 4215.

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at

Closing Date: 14th September 2018

Interview Date: Week Commencing 17th September 2018

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role: