Engineering Services Technician

£23,619 - £26,415
15 Feb 2017
01 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Upper Witham, Witham First District,
Witham Third District and
North East Lindsey
Internal Drainage Boards

The 4 Drainage Boards provide flood risk,
water level management and land drainage services.
The Boards share management and
technical support.

Engineering Services Technician

The 4 Drainage Boards are independent statutory authorities providing flood risk management, water level management and land drainage services within their respective districts. The 4 IDBs provide a front line drainage and flood protection service within the greater Lincolnshire community. They protect land, critical infrastructure, commercial and residential property from flooding, working with partner bodies like local Councils, the Environment Agency and occupiers of land.

The 4 Boards, Witham First District, Witham Third District, Upper Witham and North East Lindsey Internal Drainage Boards, maintain over 1000km of watercourses and 56 pumping stations as well as many smaller water level management structures within their drainage districts. The Boards share managerial and technical support, also providing a consents and enforcements service to Lincolnshire County Council, the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) since April 2012, in their extended rainfall catchments.

You will become a valuable member of a small team where flexibility is essential for all team members. Our established team of staff work collaboratively supporting the 4 Boards. Using various computer based systems, your varied duties will include assisting with the assessment of planning applications, consent applications and the implementation of small scale maintenance and improvement projects. This role is expected to develop and evolve over time.

The 4 Boards provide varied opportunities for individuals to develop their professional skills set. Opportunities for further training will be assessed, supported and regularly reviewed in order to maintain excellent customer service and employee job satisfaction.

The Operations and Engineering Services Team is based in Lincoln. You will be employed by Witham Third District Internal Drainage Board but provide a service to all 4 Boards. This role requires you to work closely with all staff within central office, at the 4 Boards’ depots in North Hykeham, Woodhall Spa, Timberland, North East Lindsey and with partner Flood Risk Management Authorities, funding Councils and drainage rates payers. This will require undertaking duties at a variety of locations in and around the 4 Boards’ drainage districts, therefore a full, clean driving licence is essential.

The successful applicant will hold a BTEC Higher National Certificate or Diploma in a relevant subject (e.g. Civil or Structural Engineering) with proven relevant experience. 

Starting salary will be on ADA Lincolnshire Branch’s White Book Grade 4, Pay Scale £23,619 to £26,415 plus an excellent contributory to Lincolnshire Local Government Pension Scheme. Currently the Boards are operating a trial 74 hour, 9 days working fortnight working pattern at Witham House (alternative non-working Fridays).

Interested applicants are invited to submit a Curriculum Vitae, outlining skills and relevant experience, together with a supporting application letter. Applications should be received at Witham House by 12 noon on Monday 6th March 2017. Interviews are to be held on Tuesday 28th March 2017. Please note only applicants invited to interview will be notified. Further information is available via Witham Third District IDB’s website:

Please submit applications marked ‘Private – for the attention of Sarah Walden, HR Consultant: by email by clicking apply.

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