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Engineering Technician (Dorchester)

Salary details: £25481 - £29577

Dorset Council
Occupational group
Salary details
£25,481 - £29,577
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Geesje Steenkamp
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 252288
Closing Date
15 December 2021 11:30 PM
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Engineering Technician - Flood & Costal Erosion Risk Management 

Permanent - 37 hours per week

£25,481 - £29,577

County Hall, Dorchester 

The Engineering Technician post is located within the Coastal Risk Team. In turn, the Coastal Risk Team is located within the wider Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) team, within the Assets & Property Service at Dorset Council. The team is primarily responsible for the deliver and maintenance of flood & coastal protection assets and harbour infrastructure, but delivery of other infrastructure work, such as sewage services, may also be required.

The team supports key corporate objectives of promoting economic growth, protecting the environment and building strong, healthy communities through managing asset condition and safety, protecting local communities, improving access to our coast and deliver services in a way that protects and enhances our natural, historic and cultural environment.

What you will be doing

We are seeking to appoint an Engineering Technician to an agile Coastal Risk Management Team. This is an exciting opportunity to assist in the inspection, maintenance and minor works delivery of all flood, land drainage and coast protection infrastructure (either directly or using third parties).

You will need to ensure the safe, sustainable delivery of all asset inspection and maintenance for which the service is responsible, and may be expected to produce AutoCAD drawings. You will be expected to investigate and interrogate historical data and current legislation to resolve land drainage disputes and queries. You will also support the delivery of complex capital delivery schemes, including coastal protection and sewage services, where appropriate.

The service works collaboratively across the Council and with strategic partners, to promote innovation, to secure the best outcomes and value for Dorset's residents and customers. The post presents an excellent opportunity to develop and expand your existing knowledge, skills and experiences within a busy FCERM engineering environment, located in the beautiful rural setting of Dorset, and close tot he famous Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

About you

You will have a minimum of a civil, coastal, geo-technical or environmental engineering qualification at HNC or HND level, or equivalent. The ability to use AutoCAD or equivalent design packaged is an advantage.

You should have knowledge of the asset management cycle associated with FCERM structures and assets. You will have and awareness of health and safety issues in construction and an understanding of project management principles.

You will be a strong team player, able to contribute to joint targets, organised and able to work to their own initiative. You will have excellent communication skills in various forms to a high standard. You will also be computer literate, preferably experienced in using AutoCAD, MS Office packages and the use of databases. 

Working at Dorset Council

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity. 

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council were replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services.  

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together. 

For more information about our new council visit www.DorsetCouncil.gov.uk/about 

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Additional Information

The post has a significant travel requirement and you are contractually required to have a vehicle (or transport deemed to be suitable by the council) available for use as required.

The service operate an out-of-hours engineering duty rota and a successful candidate would be encouraged to become a duty engineer on the rota. This may involve a weekly commitment once every 6-8 weeks.

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