Principal Engineer – Floodwater Management


Haringey Council - River Park House

Closing Date:

02 Oct 2022

Job description

Contract Terms

Job Title: Principal Engineer – Floodwater Management
Salary: PO6 £46,638 – £49,674 + 30 days annual leave + bank holidays
Contract: Permanent
Location: Haringey, North London
Hours: 36 hours per week
Advert closing date: Sunday 2nd October 2022

About Haringey

Haringey Council is one of 32 in London. Haringey is an extremely diverse borough, and the Council has set clear ambitious objectives through its borough plan to make Haringey a better place to live, encourage investment and create opportunities that all can share. Haringey’s vision for the future is one of sustainable growth, in housing and jobs and on helping our residents and businesses take advantage of that growth.

We have got huge ambitions for Haringey. As the shape of local government continues to change, we are determined to rise to the challenge and find new ways to ensure that our residents enjoy the best opportunities in life. Working at Haringey gives you the opportunity to play a part in meeting those ambitions on behalf of everyone who calls the borough their home.

About the role

The Principal Engineer, Floodwater Management will be responsible for the Council’s regulatory drainage functions as a flood management authority. This includes the development and review of the Council’s Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and the resulting action plans. Other responsibilities include reviewing planning applications to ensure sustainable drainage requirements are met, expert clienting of designs and modelling, designing and implementing highway drainage improvement schemes, the development of sustainable drainage systems and reactive maintenance programmes for highway drainage infrastructure including street gullies. The role will include identifying and securing external funding aimed at reducing water and risk of flooding throughout the borough.

About you

The postholder will need to demonstrate experience of successfully and consistent delivery of drainage projects, managing drainage infrastructure, development of sustainable drainage systems, planned reactive drainage programmes and demonstrable experience of supervising the build of designed schemes. You will, therefore, need a working knowledge of legislation relating to flood risk management and the procurement and management of specialist consultancy service contracts.

Why work for us?

We are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce.

Our benefits package includes generous leave entitlement, health and wellbeing support, local government pension scheme and a range of generous discount schemes across leisure and culture together with financial and money-saving discounts. Additionally, these posts will allow grade improvement opportunities for staff.


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