Strategic climate adaptation with a focus on stormwater
Umeå, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Environmental and climate strategist
Work model On location
Application due date 12 August 2024
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Umeå is one of Sweden's largest municipalities and is characterized by strong growth, a low average age and creative citizens. As the city of Umeå grows, the Technology and Property Administration has a large and important task. We create good conditions for a well-functioning everyday life for the municipality's residents, employees and businesses. The Streets and parks unit plans, builds, develops and manages the municipality's public outdoor environments. It includes streets, squares, parks and green areas. We work to ensure that the city is well managed, beautiful, safe and accessible - everything for a well-functioning and pleasant everyday life for all the municipality's residents. The work with climate adaptation is about reducing vulnerabilities and taking advantage of opportunities to develop a long-term sustainable and robust society. Many adaptations for climate change are carried out in the public space, i.e. streets, parks and nature. Now we are looking for a climate adaptation strategist with a focus on stormwater! We offer you We can offer you varied and important work with good collaboration and good opportunities for development! At our workplace, we protect a good working environment as well as professional treatment and good service to our citizens. Do you think it is important to create added value and benefit for the current and future citizens of Umeå Municipality? If you want to be part of improving and developing a sustainable and robust Umeå with good living environments, this could be a job for you! As an employee with us in Umeå municipality, you can also take advantage of a number of benefits. Read more about our benefits here. Your work assignments Your main tasks will be to coordinate the municipality's continued work with strategies for stormwater management and the risk of flooding as well as landslides. Some pieces of the puzzle are already in place such as a stormwater strategy, rainfall mapping, and landslide and landslide risk investigation. The work now needs to be taken further with modelling, prioritization of measures and practical investment projects. In your working group, there is the municipality's climate adaptation strategist with whom you will collaborate a lot. Today, his main focus is coordinating Umeå municipality's work with adaptations for a changed climate in the growing city. Together, you will be tasked with coordinating Gator and Parks' internal work with climate adaptation in investment projects and planning processes. You will also, if necessary, provide opinions when preparing opinions for internal and external referrals in the area of, for example, general plans and detailed plans. You convene the municipality's coordination group for stormwater management. Together with the municipality's activities, you set goals and drive the work forward with a joint activity and action plan and compile the joint work so that it becomes accessible and overviewable for politicians and citizens. Tasks may be distributed between the strategists based on need. About you We are looking for you who have a master's degree in water and environmental engineering, geoengineering, hydrology, environmental science or a related field. Alternatively, other training that is deemed equivalent with a focus on water resources or stormwater management. Furthermore, you have a few years of documented work experience in stormwater management, climate adaptation or risk assessment for natural disasters. We also see that you have experience in leading and implementing projects in relevant areas, including budgeting, time planning and coordination with various stakeholders. In this position, we consider it meritorious if you have: studied courses in hydrology and hydraulics experience in stormwater modeling simulated and used GIS tools, where you have an ability to use GIS tools to analyze and visualize geographic data that affects stormwater flows and landslide risks understanding of laws and regulations governing stormwater management, climate adaptation and risk assessment for landslides and landslides experience in developing innovative solutions to deal with climate-related challenges experience working in interdisciplinary teams and with various stakeholders, including government, business and the public experience of working with models that can predict and analyze slide and landslide risks knowledge of and experience in working according to standards and practices experience in the application procedure for external funds experience in procuring investigations You have an ability to clearly communicate technical and scientific concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders. To thrive in the role, you need to be outgoing and find it easy to make new contacts and maintain good relationships. You are organized, with an eye for both the whole and details. Your ability to work independently is good and you are down-to-earth, with a practical and concrete approach. Welcome with your application! You can either attach your CV and cover letter or fill in your details directly in the application form. Follow Umeå Municipality on Linkedin! About Umeå municipality Umeå municipality is the region's largest employer with over 13,000 employees. The municipality has approximately 440 managers and the operations are divided into eight administrations. Our jobs and our value base are based on citizen focus, openness, trust and continuous improvement. Umeå is a cultural city in constant development. In order to meet the goal of 200,000 inhabitants in 2050, we need more people working for growth and welfare. We know that differences enrich and welcome everyone to apply for a job with us. In the next ten years, we will hire around a thousand employees every year. Do you want to become one of us? Here you can find out what it's like to live and live in Umeå: Umeå municipality is part of three administrative areas for Finnish, Meänkieli and Sami  As an employee with us in Umeå municipality, you can take advantage of a number of benefits. Take advantage of our benefits Do you sell ads or offer recruitment support? Please do not contact us about it! We select and contact the companies we work with ourselves.