Assistant Project Manager - Tips Response

About You
Do you have the ambition to develop as an industry leading civil / geotechnical engineer?
We have an excellent opportunity for an aspiring engineer to work across a portfolio of mining related tip management projects. 

Our tips response team manage sites in England, Scotland and Wales, undertaking inspections, maintenance and management of sites within the ownership of the Coal Authority.
We also provide tip inspection services to third parties in the UK, and since 2020 have been a key partner with Welsh Government, Natural Resources Wales and Welsh Local Authorities, assisting with the implementation of a programme of safety inspections to all disused coal tips in Wales.
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals, who enjoy working outdoors in challenging environments and with a passion for public safety and an ambition to develop their geotechnical and civil engineering skills.

This role would suit somebody who enjoys working outdoors, in all weathers, working with a degree of autonomy.  

About The Role
You’ll be

  • carrying out a key ‘on the ground’ role in the inspection and management of disused colliery tip sites; assessing safety issues, stability, drainage and geotechnical aspects
  • compiling reports and specifying remedial and maintenance works
  • supervising contractors and consultants and liaising with statutory bodies and stakeholders to ensure the safety of disused colliery tips in Wales
  • supporting colleagues in delivering projects throughout the South Wales region whilst maintaining the flexibility to work across the UK coalfield
  • developing your knowledge and skills through work based training and development to become an expert in your field
Working with us:
We encourage applicants from anywhere in the UK – however the work is primarily based in South Wales and you will be required to be based locally.
We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours.

Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.
You’ll have:
  • A passion for geotechnical engineering and ensuring the safety of disused colliery tips to protect the safety of the general public and the environment
  • A minimum HND / HNC in Civil Engineering, a full degree qualification in civil engineering, engineering geology, geotechnical engineering or mining engineering is highly desirable
  • good knowledge of geotechnical engineering principles
  • good knowledge of ground investigation works
  • working knowledge of slope stability issues and calculations
  • a working knowledge of the management of disused tips and contaminated land
  • a working knowledge of AutoCad or similar software
  • good knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental issues, including CDM (2015)
  • contractor and stakeholder management skills
  • a commitment to continued professional development and learning
We don’t expect candidates to meet every single desired qualification.

If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!
To find out more about the role, take a look at the job description.

Application closing date: 12 May 2024

Sifting date: 13 May 2024
Interviews: W/C 27 May 2024
(If you are unavailable on these interview dates, please make us aware, and we will look at alternative dates)
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.

About The Coal Authority
Our benefits:
  • A cutting-edge pension scheme with an impressive employer contribution rate of 28.97%.
  • Experience our values-based recognition scheme that celebrates your contributions.
  • Flexibility in working patterns, whether it's full-time, part-time, or compressed hours.
  • Embrace flexible working arrangements tailored to your needs.
  • Enjoy a generous holiday allowance of 27.5 days annually, plus the flexibility to add 6 extra days to that, alongside 8 public holidays.
  • Benefit from a comprehensive parental leave policy with 26 weeks of full pay (subject to eligibility).
  • Get support to further your professional qualifications and payment for one annual professional subscription.
  • Access a free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme to support your well-being.
  • Unlock exclusive employee discounts
  • Ensure your well-being with an annual health check and receive £15 monthly towards well-being activities.
  • Enjoy the convenience of on-site free parking, along with complimentary tea, coffee, and soft drinks at our Mansfield office.

Working with us:
We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours.

Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.
With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important.
Who we are:
Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with.

We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.
We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping everyone and everything safe from mine water pollution.
We are excited about what our future holds.

Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK.

By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.
We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values.

We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
Here at TCA we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our customers and our communities.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer.

We are committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community.

We encourage applications from people from different backgrounds, identities, cultures and beliefs.

Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.
As part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our workforce, we provide a guaranteed interview to applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria who are disabled or from a minority ethnic community.
If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the team by email at or by phone on 01623 637000.

  • Start: 03/05/2024
  • Rate: £27,314 - £33,383
  • Location: Wales,Wales
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: The Coal Authority
  • Contact: Admin The Coal Authority
  • Tel: 01623 637149
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: 0280
  • Posted: 2024-05-03 10:10:03 -

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