Service Care Solutions Ltd

Water Engineer

A local authority based in Derbyshire is looking for a Water Engineer to join their Environmental team.

This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency role and the successful candidate will have a full Degree level qualification, extensive experience with Inspections of Water Bodies, ideally experience of reservoir management and ideally experience in a similar local authority role.

The main purpose of the role is 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.

The main responsibilities of this position are as follows;

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.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following;

BSc in Civil Engineering or similar qualification with relevant post qualification experience.
Current full UK Driving licence 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
Substantial post qualification experience in the management of waterbodies
Experience in design and specification of reservoir and other waterbody management schemes

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this position and as such is offering an hourly rate of £22 p/hour Umbrella Ltd (Approx.

£560 p/week NET after deductions).

If this position sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to jamal.cantwell@servicecare.org.uk or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.

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