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Coastal Defence Manager

Littlehampton, West Sussex

£50000 - £59000 per annum


Sector: Renewable Energy

Posted: 14/11/2023

Ref: BBBH23971_1699964240

Coastal Defence Manager - Environmental

West Sussex

£59,000 + benefits

About the role:

Astute's Environmental team is exclusively partnered with a combined district vision for an environmentally sustainable future to recruit a Coastal Defence Manager for the Western Sussex Coastal range.

The Coastal Defence Manager is an environmentally critical position that will lead to the continued mitigation of climate change impacts and create an environmentally safe region for local residents, wildlife and flora. The role comes with a salary upto £59,000 +extensive benefits package.

If you're a Coastal Engineer or Manager and are looking to work for an organisation that truly cares about the environmental sustainability and can really make a difference to the local communities then upload your CV to apply today.

Responsibilities and duties:
Reporting to the Group Head of Environment & Climate Change you will:

  • Act as a Lead Technical Advisor to drainage, coastal and flooding issues.
  • Lead community engagement.
  • Conduct daily management of Coastal Engineers and Flood Prevention Technicians and implement a framework for performance management.
  • Financial Management of budgets and liaise with the head of Finance for upcoming yearly budgets.
  • Management of contracts with local governing bodies.

Professional qualifications:

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Engineering Degree or related qualification (Time served apprentice, NVQ Level 3, HND etc) in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Structural Engineering, etc.

Personal skills:

The Coastal Defence Manager role would suit someone who is experienced in:

  • Managing services/people in an Engineering environment.
  • Budget Management
  • Report writing
  • Working outside of hours to attend meetings

Salary and benefits of the Coastal Defence Manager role:

  • A salary ranging from £50,000 - £59,000
  • Free Gym Memberships
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension Scheme
  • 24 days holiday increasing with service
  • Training and development
  • Flexi time
  • Hybrid working options
  • Eye care cash back
  • Cycle to work

How to apply?

To apply for this opportunity simply send a copy of your up-to-date CV and covering letter to or call 07441 391 976 to speak to Rob Chatfield who can tell you more.


Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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