Flooding Intern with Stirling Council


Location: Stirling
£8.00 per hour
Full-time (37 hours over 5 days) for 6-12 months
Immediate start


As one of the local authorities at the heart of Scotland, Stirling Council is looking to recruit a graduate as a Flooding Intern. Stirling Council’s two Bridges and Flood Maintenance Teams are part of the Road Maintenance Service which in turn is part of the House and Environment Service.

The successful applicant would work within a 4 person team which currently consists of the following: A Flood Coordinator primarily taking forward the management of the Forth Local Plan District of Stirling, Clackmannanshire, Perth & Kinross and Falkirk, and other associated works, an Assistant Flood Officer taking forward reviews of planning applications, watercourse surveys, flood mitigation solutions, a Drainage Officer - designing small local flood alleviation improvements, and one Flood Surveyor - responsible for web pages, river level gauges, surveying by topographical means and collating asset data via GIS software. Access to the support and experience of such professionals makes this post an excellent opportunity for a graduate looking to build on their existing academic and workplace experience.

2016 will see the Local Flood Risk Management Plan for the Forth District being published and will be the basis of the work for the next 6 years.  Stirling Council plans to work on the promotion of flood schemes in Aberfoyle, Callander, Bridge of Allan and Stirling while continuing to develop studies for surface water management and collaborating with Scottish water.

Within this role the Intern will assist with the GIS drainage project, flooding and topographic survey work. Specific tasks are likely to include:
• Preparing and maintaining flooding and drainage datasets from various sources, e.g. digitising
• Planning and participating in topographic surveys using various equipment such as GPS and Total Station
• Participating in water course inspections
• Assisting the Flood Team as and when required. This may include capital work projects and AutoCAD drawings.


The successful intern will be educated to degree level. You must be GIS competent, preferably with experience of ESRI or QGIS. You should also have experience in Land Surveying and AutoCAD, alongside an understanding of the Flood Risk Management Act (Scotland) 2009.

You must be a self-starting graduate who uses their own initiative, is highly-organised and able to work to deadlines. You will have excellent communication skills, both written and oral and strong IT and numeracy skills.
A full driving license is desirable.


Closing date for applications is 26 November 2015, 12noon. 

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. State a. your availability and b. How you meet the requirements of the job specification. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.