Officer 2, Operations Environmental Assessment

Officer 2, Operations Environmental Assessment

• Location: Flexible within NW Wales

• Grade & Salary: Grade 5, £30,120 rising to £33,383 over 4 years

• Post number: 200134

• Type of contract: Fixed term to end June 2021

• Work pattern: Full time, 37 hrs/week, Mon-Fri

Closing date: 12 July 2020

Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care, childcare vouchers and salary sacrifice schemes.

Role Purpose

This role is in the Integrated Engineering (North West) Team. You will ensure all relevant consents, assents and licences are in place to facilitate maintenance of NRW managed flood risk management assets and drainage networks. This includes arranging Marine Licences and species licences, including production of supporting documentation, e.g. HRA, as per relevant guidance. 

For both routine work programmes and projects you will provide expert advice on matters relating to biodiversity, protected sites, species/habitat protection, Water Framework Directive, including the control of invasive non-native species. You will champion effective adoption of biosecurity measures within our Land Management functions. In addition, you will provide support to the Environmental Assessment Team to ensure flood and coastal risk management (FCRM) and Land Management capital and revenue projects are well designed and delivered. You will be required to monitor implementation of works as appropriate to ensure they deliver and comply with relevant environmental and habitat protection conditions.

Qualifications and Skills

• Conservation or ecology-based degree or equivalent with relevant experience in the work environment

• Good knowledge of conservation legislation, designations and organisations; planning law and policy; habitat management for conservation; catchment policy and practices; river and coastal management issues and techniques; 

• Good knowledge of river and wetland ecology; good general species ID skills

• Relevant experience of applying scientific principles, policy and practice to environment management.

• Proven knowledge and experience of project management and delivery, investigations and good report writing. 

• The ability to influence, negotiate and gain cooperation of others. 

• Experience of dealing successfully with difficult people / situations is important. 

• Full UK driving licence.

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Closing Date:
12/07/2020

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