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Project Engineer (Waterbodies) (Engineering & Surveying)

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Project Engineer (Waterbodies) (Engineering & Surveying)

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    Water & Environmental

  • Job type:

    Contract - Full Time

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    Market related

  • Contact:

    Kevin Elder

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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Role: Project Engineer (Waterbodies) (Engineering and Surveying)
Location: Matlock
Duration: 3 months +
Rate: Negotiable - via Umbrella or PAYE
IR35 Status: Inside
Start date: ASAP
Lead and deliver the Council's duties in relation to statutory inspections on its reservoir assets, and other waterbodies where necessary.   
Provide strategic technical expertise, advice and support on reservoir and waterbody management
Plan, co-ordinate and implement of a programme of capital design and delivery projects on the Council's reservoir, canal and other waterbody assets.
Responsibilities include:
·Act as the Council's lead expert on the management of waterbodies, providing technical expertise, advice and support to internal and external stakeholders on reservoir and waterbody maintenance activities and policies.
·Plan and manage the delivery of a programme of capital works and statutory inspections of reservoirs and waterbodies to ensure compliance with statutory duties under the Reservoir Act 1975 and Water Transfer Regulations and manage all commissioning, design, procurement, tendering and contracting processes.
·Develop policies, procedures, management work and project plans associated with waterbody projects aligned to relevant Council strategies and priorities.
·Co-ordinate the Council's waterbody development activities keeping officers and members informed of progress including attendance at Cabinet and Partnership meetings as necessary and representing the Service at any relevant meetings.
·Liaise with other agencies involved with developments associated with the project to ensure integration of their work with approved schemes.
·Negotiate with landowners and tenants through the Council's Corporate Property function and secure appropriate agreements or land purchase to allow delivery of projects.
·Represent the Council at Public Inquiries or give evidence in Court if necessary to further the development of waterbody projects.
·Monitor, manage and report on budgets and expenditure ensuring the maintenance of accurate financial records to enable claims to be successfully made in liaison with Finance and Audit functions.
·Project manage external contractors and/or the Council's Consulting Engineers on the development of projects and monitor the performance and quality of internal and external contracts providing expert guidance, training and development, as appropriate. Be responsible for staff of partner organisations employed to implement monitoring and operational requirements, including their training and development.
·Lead on the development and implementation of effective systems and procedures to manage risk and ensure projects comply with legislative and regulatory requirements.
·Maintain senior management team and Elected Member awareness of reservoir and other waterbody management and identify and access appropriate funding streams to secure funding for a 5 year maintenance programme, beyond year one.
Skills and experience:
·Design and construction of reservoirs and other waterbodies
·Understanding of Reservoir related legislation (eg Reservoir Act 1975), Water Transfer Regulations and associated statutory duties/ responsibilities
·Principles of asset management and particularly life cycle planning
·Project management systems and techniques
·Ability to identify risks and provide solutions to complex technical/engineering problems
·Industry related organisations
·Strong interpersonal skills to gain the agreement and acceptance of others including colleagues, senior managers and customers.
·Knowledge of specifications, and conditions of contract, methods of measurement and contract management procedures.  
·Knowledge of Health & Safety procedures and Construction (Design & Management) legislation and regulations
·Able to be a team player and to work across organisational boundaries.
·Reading and interpreting plans and maps
If you are interested you can apply on online or send your CV to and I will call you to discuss
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