FCRM Officer - Reservoir Safety Enforcement - 8292 in United Kingdom

at Environment Agency
Location United Kingdom
Date Posted June 7, 2018
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


We are looking for a capable and enthusiastic individual to cover a 12 month temporary assignment within the National Reservoir Safety Team. The post-holder will be assigned a rolling caseload of up to twenty non-compliant reservoirs to manage in accordance with the Environment Agency’s enforcement and prosecution policy. The role will involve applying a risk-based approach to regulation, taking appropriate enforcement action in accordance with the principles of better regulation, including serving notices, investigating offences, conducting PACE interviews, preparing prosecution case files and cost recovery.

The role involves regular engagement with reservoir owners, their appointed panel engineers and with Environment Agency local area based teams. Attending and reporting to the monthly reservoir enforcement panel, where you will play a key role, will be required.

The post-holder will be expected to work with team members to deliver continuous improvement and refine ways of working to drive down non-compliance.

The team
We are the national enforcement authority for the Reservoirs Act 1975 in England.

The Act applies to all large raised reservoirs, which are those capable of holding 25,000m3 or more of water above natural ground level. There are currently 2,043 large raised reservoirs registered in England.

We monitor compliance with the Act, assisting and reminding reservoir owners of their responsibilities, and ultimately taking enforcement action against those owners who fail to comply.

Experience/skills required
Educated to degree level or equivalent, from an environmental, legal, scientific or engineering background, you should have a good all round appreciation of Environment Agency core business.

Ideally you'll be enforcement trained with a level 2 warrant, although appropriate training can and will be provided as required.

With excellent IT and communications skills, you should be well organised and a team player.

You'll need excellent communication skills to build rapport, influence and work with others from across England to achieve your aims.

Contact and additional information
Closing Date: 22nd June 2018 at 23:55 hours

The job is predominantly office based, but occasionally involves national travel and overnight stays. Regular attendance at monthly team meetings and enforcement panel meeting in Exeter will be required.

The team is mainly based in Exeter, which would be our preferred location for this post, but other locations will be considered. The assignment will run for 12 months.

Please refer to https://www.gov.uk/reservoirs-owner-and-operator-requirements and http://intranet.ea.gov/policies/52373.aspx for further information.

If you would like to know more about the post please contact Brian Patten, Flood and Coastal Risk Management Team Leader on 07748 930846 or by email: brian.patten@environment-agency.gov.uk.

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