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Land Assets - Maintenance and Inspection Lead

East Suffolk
£45000.0 - £55000.0 per annum + Salary up to £55,000
Closing date
16 Apr 2024

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Job position
Senior Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Planning & Development

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Land Assets - Maintenance and Inspection LeadSalary up to £55,965 pa
Flexible working, Hybrid

Are you a skilled civil engineer seeking a challenging leadership role where you can make a significant impact? East Suffolk Council are currently recruiting for a Land Assets Lead to oversee the management of land and civil engineering projects related to the council's assets. This includes ensuring the safety of coastal paths, managing flood risk, maintaining drainage systems, and ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations in these areas. Your expertise in civil engineering will be instrumental in safeguarding the council's assets and enhancing the well-being of the local community.

About the organisation and area
East Suffolk is an exciting place to work and live, with excellent transport links, combining beautiful countryside, rugged coastline, award-winning beaches and delightful market towns.

The East Suffolk Council team play a critical role in ensuring that managing the Council's extensive property portfolio to deliver the Council's objectives. The team are working on a diverse range of exciting and innovative projects including bringing disused town centre sites back into life by reconfiguring them for long term and sustainable use. They are also delivering new seafront leisure schemes to support a growing tourism economy, and collaborating with Coastal Partnership teams as an enabler of vital flood defence works.

About the Role:
In the role of Land Assets - Maintenance and Inspection Lead at East Suffolk council, you will have the opportunity to work across various land, water, and infrastructure asset types, which may include but are not limited to parks and gardens, public open spaces, play areas, beaches and foreshores, promenades, sports pitches, car parks, harbours, bridges, retaining structures, watercourses, roads, footpaths, cemeteries, and churchyards.
Your primary responsibility will be to manage the land and civils aspects of East Suffolk Council's assets. This will involve ensuring the safety of coastal paths, managing flood risk assessments, maintaining and designing drainage systems, and ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations. Your technical expertise in land and civil engineering will be crucial in assessing the condition of assets, developing maintenance plans, and implementing proactive measures to prevent issues and enhance the longevity of the assets.
In this lead role, you will be responsible for overseeing a team of engineers and technicians. Your guidance, support, and mentorship will be essential in ensuring the effective delivery of projects. You will also use your knowledge in GIS and Microdrainage software to analyse data, model drainage systems, and inform decision-making processes.
Collaboration will be a key aspect of your role as you work closely with internal stakeholders, external agencies, and contractors. This coordination will be vital in successfully executing civils projects, ensuring that they are completed on time, within budget, and to the required standards.
In all your civil engineering activities, you will be expected to ensure compliance with relevant regulations, codes, and standards. This will help maintain the integrity of the assets and uphold the highest levels of safety and quality.

About You:
As the successful candidate you will have:
* Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field.
* Proven experience in leading teams or taking a lead role in civils projects.
* Strong knowledge of coastal path safety, flood risk management, drainage systems, and health and safety regulations.
* Proficiency in GIS and Microdrainage software.
* Excellent communication and leadership skills.
As the Land Assets - Maintenance and Inspection Lead, you will work in line with ESC's values of being Proud, Dynamic, Truthful, Good Value, United and will contribute to the ESC vision of promoting a bright, green, open, free, and fair future for all East Suffolk.

What's in it for you:
This is a full-time, permanent position with a salary range of £51,515 - £55,595 per annum. You will also enjoy a range of benefits, including flexible working and entry to the excellent local government pension scheme where ESC contributes 25%. Work life balance and wellbeing are high on the agenda. You'll receive 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising with length of service as well as a flexi-time scheme. We support hybrid working between home and our two headquarters in Lowestoft and Melton.

Working in a local government property team gives you an unparalleled breadth of experience across a range of asset types and capital projects.

If you are ready to take on this exciting opportunity and play a vital role in managing East Suffolk Council's land and civil engineering assets, we would love to hear from you. Apply now to join our dynamic team!

Interviews are likely to be held on the 20th of May. The interviews will be conducted in person at the ESC offices in Melton. If you are shortlisted, we will coordinate a suitable interview arrangement with you.

For more information or for a confidential conversation about this position, please contact Jack Hastings at Hays, the retained consultant managing this vacancy, on 01223 464 677 or

The closing date for all applications will be the 24th of April at 5pm.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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