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Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes

Current Vacancies

Coastal Process Technician (Full Time - Fixed Term until March 2018 with potentioal for extension, subject to funding, Canterbury)

With funding granted by central government, Canterbury City Council is in a partnership with other maritime district councils, the county council and the Environment Agency to manage and organize a multi-million pound project for coastal monitoring. The work extends from the Isle of Grain round to Eastbourne and includes the monitoring, recording, analysis and long-term prediction of all coastal parameters. The outputs from the project will be the basis for the design of all future coastal defences in the region and are of considerable importance to everyone in the south east in view of rising sea levels as a result of climate change.


Main duties:

  • To collect and process topographic data in order to aid management of the beaches along the Medway, Kent and East Sussex coastline to fulfil the aims of the Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme.
  • GPS beach survey work will form a large component of the role which will require a willingness to work outside of normal office hours in all weather conditions from time to time.
  • Analyse raw topographic, hydrodynamic, bathymetric and Lidar data from in-house and external contractors in order to produce quality assured data in a format suitable for local authorities, Environment Agency and consultants.
  • Maintain scientific records by documenting new data sets, updating databases and assist in the production of scientific reports, ensuring all data is available to local authorities, government agencies, consultants and the public through a website portal.
  • Provide survey data and technical assistance to aid the design, funding application, implementation and monitoring of coastal works as required by coastal operating authorities throughout the Southeast of England.
  • Collate data from multiple authorities and agencies in order to assist with the production of Beach Management Plans, which detail the proposed future management of the coastline, to be used by all coastal engineers.

Essential requirements:
  • Knowledge of coastal processes and data analysis is essential.
  • Knowledge of GPS survey techniques is desirable although training will be provided.
  • High degree of IT literacy
  • Experienced with technical computing software
  • Experience of report writing
  • Two years relative experience or the appropriate qualifications (refer to the Job Description).
  • As the role involves topographic beach surveys the postholder will need to be able to fulfil the physical demands of this and related duties.
  • The successful candidate will have experience in coastal processes as well as the capability to research problems and come up with innovative solutions, along with the willingness to progress to the requirements of the CCC-10 grade post (£21,850 - £24,324).
  • As the role will require working outside of times when public transport is readily available, a full UK driving license and access to a car is essential.

For more information and to apply click here.

Closing Date: 24/09/2017
Interviews for this role are expected to take place in the week commencing 16th October 2017.

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