Environment Agency | Exeter, Devon, EX4, GB
Job Type: Full Time

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Salary: £37,462
Location: Within 90 minutes of Met Office, Exeter
Post Type/ Working Pattern: Full-time and part-time working arrangements available. This role requires commitment to an incident roster including out-of-hours shift working patterns.
*About us*
If you’re part of the Environment Agency, you’re part of the solution for protecting and improving the environment for people and wildlife. We work nationally with multiple partners and organisations using science and evidence to regulate industry, to prepare for and respond to environmental incidents (including flooding) and to monitor and improve air, land and water. Our work needs diverse, multi-disciplinary and multi-skilled teams. Incident Management and Resilience is one of the national teams within the Environment Agency. Together, we’ll tackle climate change, promote sustainable growth and contribute to a better & more resilient future for everyone
*Your role with us*
You will join our Flood Forecasting Centre’s team, which combines hydrology and meteorology to deliver a seamless service from forecasts to making an impact on the ground.
Depending on your skillset, you’ll take on training in meteorology or hydrology followed by further training in hydrometeorology with the Met Office College and our Hydrometeorology Technical Development Programme.
In terms of the role itself, you’ll work at the forefront of flood forecasting science, delivering a wide range of hydrometeorological products and services that shape our customers’ decision making and associated warning services.
You’ll also be able to enhance your skills and experience in project management, customer engagement and service delivery, and work on projects that develop and improve our technical capabilities.
While the role is challenging, you can be sure your efforts are making a positive impact on the environment.
You will commit to working as part of the Flood Forecasting Centre’sshift working roster which includes 12 hour day and night shift patter, on-call arrangements and so will need to be located within 90 minutes maximum of the Met Office’s Operations Centre, in Exeter.
*What do I need?*
We’re looking for skills in maths and physics, ideally reflected in your A-level results (or equivalent). You should also have expertise in hydrology, in particular hydrological modelling, flood risk management and flood forecasting.
You’ll need a degree in meteorology, a physical science or mathematics; alternatively, you can have the equivalent technical experience. If you’re not experienced in hydrology or meteorology, we’ll provide you with all the training you need. If you are not already an experienced meteorologist, you will need to undertake a 3-month training course at the Met Office followed by 3 months on the job training which includes shift work.
Full security clearance will need to be obtained for this role.
*What’s in it for you?*
Working at the Environment Agency, you will benefit from an inclusive culture that embraces difference and values everyone, where you’ll feel supported and trusted to do the right thing. We’ll invest in you and allow you to grow and shape your career. What’s more, you’ll have access to our great benefits package including:
· Flexible working with a competitive salary
· An award winning pension fund
· Starting leave allowance of 27 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
· Great career opportunities and professional development
· Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave schemes
· A wide range of health, wellbeing, travel and transport benefits
As an organisation we strive to reflect the diverse communities we serve. To achieve this we welcome applications from all backgrounds, gender, race, neuro-diversity, disability, sexual orientation, and religion. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups that make up our nation. The more diverse our perspectives, the more our ability to solve complex problems. We also welcome applicants who require flexible-working or less than full time working arrangements.
At present, we are ‘hybrid working’ with flexibility to work from home or the Flood Forecasting Centre. We also require occasional travel for face-to-face meetings to work well with your team and others internally or externally.
If you want to work a make a positive difference, we’d love to hear from you. Click apply and start your application today.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Salary: £37,462.00 per year
* 12 hour shift
* Day shift
* Night shift