Watercourse Inspector, Flooding, Perth - PKC11681

Job Description Watercourse Inspector, Flooding, Perth PKC11681 £30,727 - £33,843 Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD Your main duties will involve being part of a team implementing the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act ...

Job Description

Watercourse Inspector, Flooding, Perth PKC11681
£30,727 - £33,843
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD
Your main duties will involve being part of a team implementing the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 for Perth & Kinross Council. This will include the inspection of bodies of water (e.g. rivers and burns) and Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) throughout the Perth & Kinross area to monitor their condition and to identify any defects. It would be advantageous if you had existing experience of watercourse or SuDS inspections. This post will predominately involve lone working outdoors during all weather conditions. You will be supported by others in the team while out and about. The watercourse inspections are currently carried out manually as we work towards an electronic recording system so familiarity with record keeping and digital systems would be advantageous.
You will assist others in managing the Council’s GIS Watercourse and SuDS Inspection system, before ultimately taking over these duties when sufficiently experienced. You will prepare a schedule of Clearance & Repair Works (based on your inspections), and assist others in budget monitoring, scope development, procurement, and management of contractors to carry out these works before ultimately taking over these duties when sufficiently experienced. Subject to dynamic risk assessment outcomes, you will attend flood events to observe, record, survey, assist, and prepare a summary report of your findings. You will also provide advice to residents and businesses. It would be advantageous if you had experience of using survey equipment. You will be trained in Development Control to assist in reviewing flood risk assessments & drainage impact assessments where required. You may be required to perform duties other than those stated in this job advert.



We are looking for someone that has a keen interest in Flood Risk Management, enjoys predominately working outdoors, is responsible and can work independently, has good communication skills, and can demonstrate a sound base of relevant knowledge, skills and experience. It would be advantageous, but not essential, if you have experience of watercourse inspections, have knowledge of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009, and be aware of Flood Risk Assessments, the Controlled Activities Regulations and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems. You will have an HNC in Environmental Science/Geography/Civil Engineering or equivalent. A full current UK driving licence is essential as this post requires you to travel to a variety of locations across Perth and Kinross. A vehicle will be provided for official use during working hours as part of this post.

The Individual

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Dr Rick Haynes, Flooding Manager, RHaynes@pkc.gov.uk
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

At PKC our values and behaviours  influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC  and you could soon be joining our team!

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Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.
A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.
Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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