Flooding

Flooding is one of this century’s biggest environmental challenges, and tackling it is a top priority service which SEPA delivers for Scotland.

Doing this effectively demands expert science and a real understanding of how society must adapt and work within our changing environment. Our Hydrological and Flooding Services team is at the heart of how SEPA will achieve that.

We are committed to ensuring that the impact of flooding in Scotland is reducing and we are now looking for dedicated, innovative people to join us to help us deliver that aim.

We currently have unique career opportunities for flood risk management professionals looking to build their career in flood modelling, flooding policy and strategic assessment and appraisal.

If you think you have the skills and dedication we are looking for, please apply using the link below.

You can find out more about what we do on our website.

Our Flooding Team

The Flooding team set the strategic direction for flood risk management in Scotland through the production of the National Flood Risk Assessment, flood maps and Scotland’s Flood Risk Management Strategies. We provide the evidence base that supports this and a number of essential flood risk management services such as flood forecasting and warning, Floodline, flood risk advice for development planning and community engagement.

We aim to ensure that the impact of flooding is reducing and that we support the people of Scotland, businesses and our flood risk management partners in achieving that aim too.

What will the successful candidates deliver?

These exciting opportunities will see you play a key role in delivering sustainable flood management across Scotland. This is an opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to make a real difference to the people of Scotland by helping reduce the impacts of flooding. Successful flood risk scientists will be at the heart of producing flood models and improving Scotland’s flood maps. Successful policy officers will be helping to set out how we will manage flood risk in future ensuring that the approaches we take maximise the benefits for the people of Scotland.

What type of candidates are we looking for?

Our modelling teams have an ambitious and challenging programme of work to help support and inform flood management investment and decision making across Scotland. We are seeking enthusiastic and ambitious individuals with a proven track record in either fluvial, pluvial, coastal or reservoirs modelling to further develop their skills and experience and help us take the next steps in developing an improved understanding of flood risk across Scotland.

As well as core technical skills and experience, we are seeking individuals who can drive projects to a conclusion, are adaptable to changing circumstances and who can work as part of a team. Given the fast pace of work and evolving technologies, innovation and creative thinking are key attributes we are seeking.

What are the terms, conditions and benefits that SEPA offers?

Our terms and conditions are exceptional and you will be expected to work 35 hours per week. We also have a flexi-time scheme in place to support a healthy work-life balance. You will be given 28 days annual leave pro rata, we also offer seven additional public holidays. Further information on all our benefits can be found on our website.

Will I receive training?

SEPA is committed to providing training in different ways including: classroom-style; on the job training; e-learning; technical training and attendance at conferences. You will also receive a personal development training plan, which is aimed to complement the experience and knowledge that you will have gained.

How do I apply?

The roles are currently being advertised on the SEPA website where recruitment takes place on the basis of anonymous application forms.

This is an opportunity for you to tell us about the skills and experience that you can bring to SEPA, and why you would be the right person for the job. We want to see real life examples of how you’ve applied your experience and skills in practice, show us what you’re capable of, and don’t just tell us!

The closing date for applications is 6 October 2017 at midnight.