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Land Drainage Technician


Balfour Beatty
Location: Hereford
Job type: Permanent
Category: General Engineering Jobs
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Land Drainage Technician


Job number: UK18683

Company/Division: Balfour Beatty Living Places

Career area: Design Engineering

Country: UK


Location:

UK, West Midlands, Hereford


Contract type:

Permanent

Apply Now

About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Land Drainage Technician to join our Living Places business unit to work in Hereford.

Role Purpose:

* Working across the county of Herefordshire, responsible for investigating reports of flooding from ditches and watercourses. Negotiating with Riparian Owners (often land owners and tenant farmers) to facilitate improvements in accordance with Land Drainage Law;
* To engage and develop relationships with key stakeholders (land owners, ward members, parishes, community groups, National Rail, Lugg Internal Drainage Board) for the benefit of the locality;
* Deliver results that provide effective value for money and outstanding outcomes improving the Public Realm for the communities of Herefordshire.

What you'll be doing

As a Land Drainage Technician you will:

* As a key member of the Asset Management Team, you will be responsible for delivering best practice, meeting statutory requirements under Land Drainage Law and developing key relationships to facilitate and improve delivery;
* Carry out all statutory inspections inspections in line with the Herefordshire Council Riparian Drainage Process ensuring sites are correctly logged with appropriate level of detail to ensure timely resolution. This will involve exercising proportional use of the Councils powers under the Land Drainage Act 1991;
* Facilitate action by Landowners to discharge their riparian duties under the Land Drainage Act 1991. This will involve working along with other team members;
* Respond to Land Drainage enquires already initiated by the Locality Stewards, inspecting where needed, then communicating and issuing correspondence to landowners within required timescales;
* First point contact engagement with landowners where sites are located away from the public realm or highway network, liaison with neighbours to facilitate riparian issues;
* Build relationships through proactive communications with key stakeholders to include Ward members, Parishes, Lengths man and key community groups;
* Recognise, reporting and escalating any Land Drainage enforcement or legal issues encountered in a professional manner to ensure Herefordshire Councils legal duties are protected;
* Close liaison with internal departments, external stakeholders and landowners to resolve issues;
* Act as a point of contact within the Asset Management Team to engage with other specialists within the business as required;
* Engage with the Highway Drainage Technicians to help facilitate the Forward Plan where highway drainage ditches that are on council owned land are ineffective;
* Log all inspections and enquiries on Confirm / AMX systems and keeping clear auditable records;
* Provide Land Drainage advice to other colleagues, members of the public and Parish Councils;
* Meet requirements of contract wide performance indicators;
* Act as one team, providing short term cover to Asset Management technician staff as necessary. Occasionally providing assistance to Engineers and Technicians in carrying out drainage surveys, etc;
* Embrace and support a culture of continuous improvement, through effective communication to all levels of staff involving open discussions, feedback and exchange of ideas and best practice;
* Ensure you and your colleagues comply with the legal and Balfour Beatty requirements concerning Safety, Health, Environment and Sustainability.

Who we're looking for

Personal Qualities and Experience:

Essential:

* You will be confident, will enjoy working at many levels and with numerous partners/stakeholders;
* You will have a can do attitude and a passion to make a difference across Herefordshire;
* You will be able to represent the Service in an authoritative, diplomatic, helpful and confident manner, sometimes in difficult situations;
* You will enjoy variety in your work and will learn quickly. The post can carry a high-volume workload which will be subject to seasonal demand;
* You will be able to display excellent organisation and communication skills, be able to prioritise and manage your time effectively. Also you will need to be able to plan and schedule your workload with the minimum of supervision;
* You will understand the relevant legislation or be prepared to learn and apply it;
* You will have excellent I.T. skills;
* You will be required to work outside in all weathers and undertake minor practical work. Personal Protective Equipment and appropriate vehicle will be provided;
* You will often be working on the Highway and on your own;
* Full driving licence.

Desirable:

* Experience of working in a political environment, well defined negotiating skills;
* Methodolic mind set;
* Valid CSCS card.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us

The way we live our lives is changing fast: where and how we live, work, travel, shop, relax and socialise. The evolving nature of our society means we all need to shape our environment to meet a complex array of individual and collective needs.

Living Places works in partnership with Local Authorities to consult, finance, design, build and manage the essential place infrastructure that local communities and national economies need to prosper and grow.

We are right at the heart of a dynamic place shaping agenda that brings Local Authorities, local communities, Central Government, and the Private Sector together to create safe, sustainable, flexible and dynamic public spaces geared to community social need, economic growth and personal well-being as well as being environmentally sustainable.

The provision of maintenance services for highways is only a small part of what is really needed. Our focus has moved beyond the road to deliver the potential of the street: a dynamic public place that connects and combines local community and business needs, encourages social interaction and helps pedestrians, motorists, bus riders, and cyclists to coexist safely. Building great public spaces with resource efficient assets enables functional, flexible and inspirational places to be at the heart of the community.

At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at -******

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

Further information on Disability Confident can be found at: -******

Apply Now
Land Drainage Technician


Job number: UK18683

Company/Division: Balfour Beatty Living Places

Career area: Design Engineering

Country: UK


Location:

UK, West Midlands, Hereford


Contract type:

Permanent

Apply Now

About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Land Drainage Technician to join our Living Places business unit to work in Hereford.

Role Purpose:

* Working across the county of Herefordshire, responsible for investigating reports of flooding from ditches and watercourses. Negotiating with Riparian Owners (often land owners and tenant farmers) to facilitate improvements in accordance with Land Drainage Law;
* To engage and develop relationships with key stakeholders (land owners, ward members, parishes, community groups, National Rail, Lugg Internal Drainage Board) for the benefit of the locality;
* Deliver results that provide effective value for money and outstanding outcomes improving the Public Realm for the communities of Herefordshire.

What you'll be doing

As a Land Drainage Technician you will:

* As a key member of the Asset Management Team, you will be responsible for delivering best practice, meeting statutory requirements under Land Drainage Law and developing key relationships to facilitate and improve delivery;
* Carry out all statutory inspections inspections in line with the Herefordshire Council Riparian Drainage Process ensuring sites are correctly logged with appropriate level of detail to ensure timely resolution. This will involve exercising proportional use of the Councils powers under the Land Drainage Act 1991;
* Facilitate action by Landowners to discharge their riparian duties under the Land Drainage Act 1991. This will involve working along with other team members;
* Respond to Land Drainage enquires already initiated by the Locality Stewards, inspecting where needed, then communicating and issuing correspondence to landowners within required timescales;
* First point contact engagement with landowners where sites are located away from the public realm or highway network, liaison with neighbours to facilitate riparian issues;
* Build relationships through proactive communications with key stakeholders to include Ward members, Parishes, Lengths man and key community groups;
* Recognise, reporting and escalating any Land Drainage enforcement or legal issues encountered in a professional manner to ensure Herefordshire Councils legal duties are protected;
* Close liaison with internal departments, external stakeholders and landowners to resolve issues;
* Act as a point of contact within the Asset Management Team to engage with other specialists within the business as required;
* Engage with the Highway Drainage Technicians to help facilitate the Forward Plan where highway drainage ditches that are on council owned land are ineffective;
* Log all inspections and enquiries on Confirm / AMX systems and keeping clear auditable records;
* Provide Land Drainage advice to other colleagues, members of the public and Parish Councils;
* Meet requirements of contract wide performance indicators;
* Act as one team, providing short term cover to Asset Management technician staff as necessary. Occasionally providing assistance to Engineers and Technicians in carrying out drainage surveys, etc;
* Embrace and support a culture of continuous improvement, through effective communication to all levels of staff involving open discussions, feedback and exchange of ideas and best practice;
* Ensure you and your colleagues comply with the legal and Balfour Beatty requirements concerning Safety, Health, Environment and Sustainability.

Who we're looking for

Personal Qualities and Experience:

Essential:

* You will be confident, will enjoy working at many levels and with numerous partners/stakeholders;
* You will have a can do attitude and a passion to make a difference across Herefordshire;
* You will be able to represent the Service in an authoritative, diplomatic, helpful and confident manner, sometimes in difficult situations;
* You will enjoy variety in your work and will learn quickly. The post can carry a high-volume workload which will be subject to seasonal demand;
* You will be able to display excellent organisation and communication skills, be able to prioritise and manage your time effectively. Also you will need to be able to plan and schedule your workload with the minimum of supervision;
* You will understand the relevant legislation or be prepared to learn and apply it;
* You will have excellent I.T. skills;
* You will be required to work outside in all weathers and undertake minor practical work. Personal Protective Equipment and appropriate vehicle will be provided;
* You will often be working on the Highway and on your own;
* Full driving licence.

Desirable:

* Experience of working in a political environment, well defined negotiating skills;
* Methodolic mind set;
* Valid CSCS card.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us

The way we live our lives is changing fast: where and how we live, work, travel, shop, relax and socialise. The evolving nature of our society means we all need to shape our environment to meet a complex array of individual and collective needs.

Living Places works in partnership with Local Authorities to consult, finance, design, build and manage the essential place infrastructure that local communities and national economies need to prosper and grow.

We are right at the heart of a dynamic place shaping agenda that brings Local Authorities, local communities, Central Government, and the Private Sector together to create safe, sustainable, flexible and dynamic public spaces geared to community social need, economic growth and personal well-being as well as being environmentally sustainable.

The provision of maintenance services for highways is only a small part of what is really needed. Our focus has moved beyond the road to deliver the potential of the street: a dynamic public place that connects and combines local community and business needs, encourages social interaction and helps pedestrians, motorists, bus riders, and cyclists to coexist safely. Building great public spaces with resource efficient assets enables functional, flexible and inspirational places to be at the heart of the community.

At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at -******

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

Further information on Disability Confident can be found at: -******

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