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Technical Lead - SUDs Drainage Engineer OCC617378

Job details


Salary range: £47,420 - £50,512 per annum 

Work location: County Hall, Oxford 

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working  

Contract type: Permanent


Closing date: Wednesday 31st July 2024

Interview date: To be confirmed




We’re revolutionising Oxfordshire’s role in surface water management.


Are you passionate about the role the Council play in delivering and assessing drainage systems that are sustainable, practical and multi-functional?


Join us and play a crucial role in developing a team to deliver sustainable drainage across Oxfordshire. As an experienced designer, you’ll lead the way in promoting sustainable development in relation to surface water drainage.


Our team support the overall strategy for flood risk management and to support communities to become more resilient as well as developing opportunities to reduce flood risk in the County.  This is a great opportunity to join and help develop a team to deliver our important role.



About us


The flood risk management team in Oxfordshire County Council delivers the responsibilities of the Lead Local Flood Authority.  We work in a collaborative way with other Risk Management authorities and communities to fulfil those roles and to develop opportunities to manage flood risk.  We support the Council in its work around climate change adaptation and making infrastructure resilient to flooding now and in the future. 



About the role


The purpose of the role is to lead the team to provide for the LLFAs response to new development as part of our statutory consultee role:


  • Delivering the LLFA statutory duty to respond to major and high risk planning applications. 
  • Providing significant technical advice to colleagues in relation to sustainable drainage policies and strategies. Including the development of technical standards.
  • Maximise income by promoting pre-application advice.
  • Managing the operational effectiveness of the service, ensuring timely delivery.
  • Working with colleagues identify and evaluate the opportunities for savings, efficiencies and income generation aimed at improving services and delivering new revenue streams.


The role will look to support all elements of the teams work in managing flood risk including strategies, plans, investigations and practical measures.  This role will lead and be integral to developing the key technical expertise on surface water and Sustainable Drainage Systems and will look to develop the role of the team within and outside the County Council.



About you


We are looking for a pro-active person who can lead the team effectively by applying their practical knowledge to develop the team.  You should enjoy delivering high quality responses and engaging with other teams such as planning and highways.  You should be interested in assuring others work and improving technical capabilities of a team.   



Rewards and benefits


  • Culture of flexible working
  • Technology to support agile working where role permits
  • Up to 33 day’s holiday p.a. plus bank holidays  
  • Option to ‘buy’ additional holiday
  • Employee Assistance Programme including access to health and wellbeing support
  • Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, with an employer’s contribution of up to 19.9%
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Local and national discounts for shopping and travel
  • Great learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development



Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria 


For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Clare Mills, Flood Risk Management Team at



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Flexible Working

We are open to discussions about flexible working, which can include flexi-time, part time working, job sharing, nine-day fortnights and annualised hours, depending on the requirements of the role and the service.

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