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Flood & Coastal Engineer

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Job Introduction

Flood & Coastal Engineer

BCP Council’s values include respect, passion, integrity, innovation, and pride. The experienced and professional Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) team adopt these values fully. Our geographical area is renowned for its natural beauty, with long stretches of sandy beaches and stunning landscapes. The New Forest National Park and Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site are on our doorstep.

We are seeking a Graduate or early career professional Engineer. Previous work experience is not essential, but a desire to make a difference for the community is! This advert spans three experience bands (outlined in the attached job descriptions) and the interview process will identify appropriate level of offer to the successful candidate. 

The FCERM service has just over 30 staff, including four early career professional engineers. The service has a range of backgrounds and specialisms covering all areas of FCERM, including policy and strategy, flood modelling, coastal processes, contract management, project management, asset inspections, coastal survey and research (including using drone technology/pilots and laser scanning), environmental specialists, and engagement and communications specialists. You will be given the opportunity to learn from colleagues to provide a well-balanced understanding of FCERM sector.

The capital programme for the BCP Council has a clear line of funded projects for the next 5 years, at circa £40M and growing. Our funded projects include the Hengistbury Head Long Groyne Upgrade, Timber Groyne Renewal Programme and Poole Town Flood Defence Scheme. Beyond these we have an exciting portfolio of future studies and business cases to see through to delivery. We also lead projects for other services within Council, and other Risk Management Authorities within the South West. 

The FCERM Capital Projects team currently has six engineers ranging from developing through to subject matter experts. When you join our team, every individual makes an effort to support your growth, development and settling into a new role.  You will spend one-on-one time with your manager regularly to develop training & professional goals, support delivery through clear objectives and monitor your workload and experiences gained.

The employee benefits include a great pension package (employer contribution is 19% of gross salary), various salary sacrifice and benefits schemes, and a generous leave offer. The role operates under smarter working guidance providing clear objectives and deadlines and giving you the control to find work/life balance that meets service needs and your personal commitments and interests. 

See what the newest member of capital team says:

“I'm involved in a diverse range of projects and constantly learning on the job. It's the kind of work that is challenging yet feels incredibly rewarding because every project is a chance to contribute something meaningful to the community. The capital team have exceptional expertise and talent; I have learnt a lot from my colleagues and manager who have supported and welcomed me. The role has offered me opportunities for professional growth and experience and I am encouraged to develop and take on more complex projects as I gain more experience in FCERM engineering and project management. With the continuous support and guidance from my manager and colleagues, I'm excited to use these opportunities to grow professionally, contributing to our projects and to the FCERM service.” – Talal Aburumman, FCERM Engineer, Capital Projects.

If you have any questions, please email Peter Christie (FCERM Capital Projects Manager) at or call Peter on 01202 794286.

About BCP Council

BCP Council provides services to a diverse community of 400,000 residents and employs more than 5,000 people. Our area includes over 15 miles of beautiful world-renowned coastline. We can offer career defining roles to transform and improve services. By working with us, you can help deliver a vision of a thriving, word-class, prosperous and inclusive place for generations to come.

Our Benefits

We offer an excellent benefits package to colleagues. Find out more on our website: Colleague benefits and support | BCP ( .

As a result of the creation of BCP Council in 2019, we are working on simplifying our terms and conditions of service and will be creating a single pay structure which is to be applicable for all employees. It is important to us that we offer benefits that our colleagues value as part of their total employment package and we are reviewing these to make sure we have it right. We are in the process of establishing a timescale for implementation and colleagues joining us will be included in these changes. This is expected to be in place in 2024.

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