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Vacancies within the Flood & Coastal Team

We are a Centre of Excellence for Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management…

We provide expertise to address the challenges of flooding and coastal change. We work with partners and local communities to share understanding of the challenges faced, enabling development of innovative solutions to strengthen resilience while enhancing the environment. 

Current Vacancies


Flood & Coastal Engineer


Specialist Band J, H, I (£33,024 - £43,421)

Service / Team

Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management

Reports to

FCERM Capital Projects Manager

Closing Date

01 April, 2024


We are seeking a Graduate or early career professional Engineer. Previous work experience is not essential, but a desire to make a difference for the community is! This advert spans three experience bands (outlined in job descriptions, please see below) and the interview process will identify the appropriate level of offer to the successful candidate.

The FCERM service has just over 30 staff, including four early career professional engineers. The service has a range of backgrounds and specialisms covering all areas of FCERM, including policy and strategy, flood modelling, coastal processes, contract management, project management, asset inspections, coastal survey and research (including using drone technology/pilots and laser scanning), environmental specialists, and engagement and communications specialists. You will be given the opportunity to learn from colleagues to provide a well-balanced understanding of FCERM sector.

The capital programme for the BCP Council has a clear line of funded projects for the next 5 years, at circa £40M and growing. Our funded projects include the Hengistbury Head Long Groyne Upgrade, Timber Groyne Renewal Programme and Poole Town Flood Defence Scheme. Beyond these we have an exciting portfolio of future studies and business cases to see through to delivery. We also lead projects for other services within Council, and other Risk Management Authorities within the South West.

The FCERM Capital Projects team currently has six engineers ranging from developing through to subject matter experts. When you join our team, every individual makes an effort to support your growth, development and settling into a new role. You will spend one-on-one time with your manager regularly to develop training & professional goals, support delivery through clear objectives and monitor your workload and experiences gained.

The employee benefits include a great pension package (employer contribution is 19% of gross salary), various salary sacrifice and benefits schemes, and a generous leave offer. The role operates under smarter working guidance providing clear objectives and deadlines and giving you the control to find work/life balance that meets service needs and your personal commitments and interests.

Get in touch

If you have any questions:
Officer: Peter Christie, FCERM Capital Projects Manager
Phone: 01202 794286

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