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Macmerry Industrial Estate, Macmerry, EH33 1RD
£34,947 - £39,126 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

Vacancy Information

Hourly rate of pay:  £19.15 - £21.44

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday - times to be agreed  (flexible working  will apply)
To start ASAP

East Lothian is one of the fastest growing areas in Scotland and offers an enviable environment in which to live and work. We have an ambitious plan setting out what we aim to achieve over the next five years to improve the quality of life for people that work, visit and live in East Lothian.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who has knowledge and experience in the inspection and maintenance of flooding and drainage systems.  
Your main duties will involve assisting the Senior Flooding Engineer in developing and working towards the successful implementation of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 for East Lothian Council. This will include liaising with The Scottish Government, SEPA, Scottish Water, Local Authorities and other relevant bodies in order to prepare and implement Local Flood Risk Management Plans, map relevant bodies of water and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems, etc.

You will take a lead role in assessing planning applications and development proposals against their impact on the transport and drainage infrastructure on the public road network. In particular Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) for new developments for compliance with National and Council policy and guidance assessing suitability for road adoption.

You will  assist the Senior Flooding Engineer in the project management of  ;Flood protection and drainage schemes within Roads, directing in-house teams and external consultants/contractors in the investigation/ feasibility, option preparation, contract administration and site supervision (includes monitoring of progress, contract expenditure measurement and payment certification).

You will be required to use Computer aided design (CAD ) to produce drawings/works packages to allow the maintenance and  construction of the road network. 

You will need to be confident with good verbal and written communication skills who can quickly establish good working relationships.  You will also need to be IT proficient as digital technology is used daily as part of the role. You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team of Technical staff and will engage with a wide and diverse audience (Technical and non-Technical) as well as members of the public.

You will be working within an office environment and will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within beautiful East Lothian. You will need to have an ability to work flexibly to meet the needs and demands of the service.  

Opportunities for development and advancement will be made available to those that want to develop skills and knowledge within the organisation. If this sounds like you and you want join a team with excellent terms and conditions and opportunities to develop skills then please apply.

Home Working Consideration  

Applications for homeworking or hybrid working will be considered for this post, subject to a trial period and in accordance with East Lothian Council’s Home Working and Worksmart Policies which can be found here. Home or Hybrid working options can be discussed with candidates invited for interview. All applicants must live in the UK and will be expected to attend Council offices from time to time as required.

Job Details

To assist the Team Manager - Structures and Flooding and Senior Flooding Engineer in delivering and developing the full range of services provided by the Department; maximising efficiency of service delivery within specified standards and approved budgets and complying with the Council’s policies and plans with a commitment to best value.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The East Lothian Way
The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Educated to HNC/SVQ Level 3 in Civil Engineering or related discipline and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience

Driving Licence 
As the duties of this role require you to effectively travel to successfully undertake the full remit of the role, you must hold a current driving licence and have access to a vehicle.*
(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability.)

Additional Information

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If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on

Please note: We do not accept CV's (either electronically or by mail).  All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form.  Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form.