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Project Engineer (Dorchester)

Salary details: £36922 - £42821

Dorset Council
Occupational group
Salary details
£36,922 - £42,821
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Brian Richards
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 225424
Closing Date
06 December 2021 11:30 PM
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Project Engineer 

37 hours per week - Permanent 

£36,922 - £42,821

County Hall, Dorchester 

Come and join us as a member of the Flood Risk Management team. We are a small team focussing on reducing flood risk from surface water, watercourse and groundwater sources of local flooding. Our priorities include supporting delivery of sustainable flood risk development, investigating flood events, consenting / enforcement activities within watercourses and development of local flood risk management schemes. We are very much community focussed and have achieved good working relationships with vulnerable flood risk communities. 

What you will be doing

This senior position involves a varied workload of activities, including acting as lead on responding to major planning consultations as Statutory Planning Consultee for the management of surface water. The work involves collaborative working with all interested parties to achieve reduction in flood risk. 

About you

We are looking for a self driven motivated person with a passion for supporting flood risk communities in a sustainable manner. Skills considered essential include:

- Leadership.
- Communication (written and oral).
- Time management.
- Negotiating / influencing.
- Team / partnership working.
- Problem solving.
- ICT.

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

Current driving licence required.

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