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  • UK, West Midlands, Birmingham
  • from £70,000 to £80,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Years Exp: 15
  • Industry: Water & Utilities
  • Discipline: Technical Manager, Project Management
  • Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree

My client has an exciting opportunity for a Water Framework Lead to join our team to work across the West Midlands Region.

Role Purpose:

Helps develop robust and comprehensive WFD and any Water Flood Risk design deliverables to deal with environmental risks, CRTs, U&As, Technical Standards, UK best practices working collaboratively with the whole project team in order to achieve EMR Compliance and L3 Certification.

Accountable for fit for purpose Water Framework Directive methodologies and assumptions that can withstand external scrutiny.

Review of design deliverables related to WFD & Water (WFD Compliance Reports, water monitoring requirement, water reports)

What you'll be doing

Co-ordinate with DJV discipline leads the development of the Basis of Design (Stage 2 DD) in Water Framework Directives

Organise and attend with DJV WFD leads key-meetings, workshops with HS2 technical leads, Environmental Agency, Water companies, Local Authorities to facilitate consent pre-engagement and get the approval of BBV design;

Review and assure all deliverables related to the Water Framework Directives disciplines in liaison with Sub-lots Environmental Design Engineers;

Provide technical expertise/ support for Environmental & Design team in Water Framework Directive matters

Provide technical leadership on Water Framework Directive matters.

Design and deliver specific workstreams in the WFD aspects of the N1&N2 programme to ensure statutory and other requirements are met fully and within agreed timeframes.

Contribute strongly to ensuring BBV complies with relevant legislation and accords to best practice.

Develop good working relationships and negotiate with the Environment Agency, Lead local Flood Authorities and other relevant stakeholders to cost balance mitigation measures for the impacts of N1&N2 scheme.

Prepare and review DJV deliverables to ensure the N1&N2 programme designs in and mitigates its impact on receptors specifically with regard to the WFD.

Interface and liaise with the Environment Agency to provide rapid feedback, information exchange, discussion of ongoing results, efficiency of techniques and lessons learnt.

Undertaking external liaison with local authority stakeholders (notably Lead Local Flood Authorities), Environment Agency and other organisations on compliance with the WFD and aquatic ecology matters throughout the life of the project.

Who we're looking for

BSc in a relevant subject (e.g. aquatic science or other science discipline). MSc in water science or related subject.

Chartered Membership of relevant professional body (if not Chartered, we would expect the candidate, with our support, to become chartered after joining).

Experienced with dealing with Environmental Agency, water companies and LLFA on such issues;

Experienced with Water consent applications and pre-engagement with Statutory bodies;

Knowledge of related legislation, policy and best practice guidance.

Knowledge of surrounding and interacting disciplines, such as surface water/ flood risk, groundwater, drainage, contaminated land and ecology.

A high level of expertise and understanding of the Water Framework Directive.

Have a good practical knowledge of biodiversity and habitat issues.

Technical review of interrelated reports.

Technical review of complex catchment scale WFD assessments (ideally with experience in exemptions to the WFD objectives) relating to surface water, groundwater, contamination, transport and civil engineering challenges.

Working on a variety of projects and particularly large scale construction projects at optioneering, EIA, design and construction stages.

  • Contact: Julian Taylor
    020 7531 5757 (Offline)
  • Date: 13.01.2022
  • Deadline: 27.01.2022
  • Quote ref: 100137/23840

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