Principal Engineer – Floodwater Management


Haringey Council - Alexandra House

Closing Date:

08 Oct 2023

Job description

Contract Terms

Salary: PO6 £48,867 – £51,903
Location: Haringey, North London (Hybrid)
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 36 Hours per week
Closing date: Sunday 8th October 2023

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 the lead technical officer responsible for the Council’s functions related to highways drainage and as a Lead Local flood 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, implementation of highways drainage improvement schemes, the development of sustainable drainage systems, maintaining records of flood risk, supervision of sit works, management of flood assets, investigation of flood incidents, advising on highways reactive drainage maintenance programmes. The role will identify, and secure external funding aimed at reducing risk of flooding throughout the borough.


You will be a member of the Highway Improvements Team reporting to the Group Engineer and work with outside bodies, external consultants and staff employed directly or through Agencies.

About you

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual with a working knowledge of legislation relating to flood risk management, sustainable drainage systems along with a good understanding of development and maintenance of sustainable drainage systems and planned and reactive drainage programmes. You will have at least five years’ experience in a highway’s maintenance and project management environment that includes drainage infrastructure.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council 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 so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community. 

Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement of 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.


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