Geomorphology Technical Officer

Environment Agency
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, August 21, 2022

We are the Environment Agency. We work with government/councils/businesses/and communities to make our environment cleaner/safer/healthier for people and wildlife. We tackle the effects and causes of climate change, perhaps the most serious long-term threat to the environment that we face.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Fisheries, Biodiversity and Geomorphology Team in Kent, South London and East Sussex as a fluvial geomorphologist. Working closely with our Geomorphology Technical Specialist you will help to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment. We are looking for someone with a proactive/positive approach, along with a desire to work collaboratively.

As a Geomorphologist Technical Officer you will:
  • Provide advice/guidance/training/technical tools supporting colleagues deliver improvements to the ecological status of our rivers in line with the Water Environment Regulations (formerly Water Framework Directive).
  • Ensure that we prevent/minimise ecological impacts arising from our own activities/those of third parties that we regulate.
  • Proactively engage across the business to help identify/design/delivering a program of mitigation/restoration activities in surface waters.
  • Work collaboratively to find innovative solutions delivering environmental outcomes/reducing long term in-river maintenance whilst improving/keeping flood risk constant.
  • Improve understanding of geomorphological issues, and work to ensure that they are resolved.

You will be part of our passionate/dedicated/enthusiastic Fisheries, Biodiversity and Geomorphology Team covering Kent, South London & East Sussex. We are a dispersed team and work from locations across our area.

A major focus of the team is inputting into Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management capital schemes, maintenance of assets, water company environmental programmes, and partnership working to deliver priority habitat creation, Water Environment Regulations mitigation measures, river restoration projects and planning advice.

You will need:
  • Sound technical knowledge of geomorphology and a good understanding of the Water Environment Regulations. Ideally, you will be educated to degree level or have equivalent practical work experience.
  • An outgoing nature: keen to work with a range of internal and external partners and able to bring people together and overcome difficulties with practical and pragmatic solutions.
  • Enthusiasm: you will be passionate about biodiversity and able to communicate and influence effectively.
  • A drive to learn and develop: You will have evidence of on-going learning and development/CPD on relevant policy and practice

We are committed to being an inclusive employer/valuing a diverse workforce. Appliations encouraged from all sections of the community/welcoming flexible working patterns for our roles, including job share, please include information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

You will be welcomed/supported by the team/given all the training/guidance needed to succeed.

We offer an extensive range of employee benefits details of which can be found in the candidate pack.

Although the role will be based at one of our area offices (Addington, West Malling,/Canterbury, Kent), we are amenable to working from home/other offices and welcome discussions with candidates about preferred ways of working/locations.

Interviews in early September 2022.

For further details please contact Alice Pinfold – on 02084746653 or Jo Heisse –