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Field Operations Asset Maintenance and Incident Response Team Member reference: r22797enGB

Job at Environment Agency in Bedford, Bedford

As a Field Team Member you'll be working on the areas watercourses and flood defence assets, preventing flooding and environmental issues.You'll be working as part of a diverse team maintaining rivers and repairing our flood defences to provide a high standard of flood protection. You will be required to work efficiently, effectively and safely to a high standard.This is an outdoor role working in all weather conditions carrying out tasks such as grass cutting, tree works, removing blockages from watercourses and trash screens, plus various small construction projects.You'll provide response to flood and environmental incidents inside and outside of normal working hours by participating, training and exercising. This will include deploying temporary barriers, sandbags, mobile pumps and pollution equipment.You'll carry out regular checks and inspections on equipment, tools, personal protective equipment, vehicle and plant.You'll communicate with customers, land owners, partners and members of the public.All new starters will be enrolled onto the Water Environment Worker apprenticeship, which will take around 18 months to complete. On successful completion, you'll be able to register as a Technician member of Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)For more info on working with us see https://environmentagencycareers.co.uk/ You must:• Have a positive ‘can do’ attitude working and enjoy working as part of a team.• Be well organised keeping your PPE, tools and equipment in top condition.• Have effective communication skills to work with customers and partners.• Have an understanding of site health and safety requirements• Hold a driving licence• Have the necessary practical ability and an understanding in environmental awareness• Literacy and numeracy skills.• Have the ability to carry out tasks and answer queries effectively.• Be competent in using IT devices, such as iPads and willing to learn new IT skills and inhouse systems.• Undertake specialist training when required.Desirable:• Some experience in asset operation or maintenance/incident response/use of equipment/tools (however full training will be given).• You'll be trained and supported to contribute to our response to incidents inside and outside working hours;

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