JBA’s New Regional FCRM Delivery Team
We are appointed to the Environment Agency’s Collaborative Delivery Framework (CDF) in the south-east since 2019. Working together with the Environment Agency and civil engineering contractor Volker Stevin, JBA is supporting delivery of flood risk management, environmental, and navigation projects and providing incident management response across Kent, Sussex and Hampshire.
We have a unique opportunity to be part of a new collaborative delivery team and work on the largest portfolio of FCRM projects in the south of England. As part of our new team you would support delivery of the Environment Agency’s long-term capital programme through the CDF and other FCRM schemes and projects in the region on behalf of local authorities and other risk management authorities. The new team will be the foundation for a new delivery hub in the region.
We are recruiting for multiple roles including hub lead, discipline leads (engineering design, scheme appraisal and environmental management) and team roles across the three disciplines ranging from Graduate to more experienced senior roles
- Unique opportunity to be part of a new team, to influence and lead its set up and to shape how it evolves
- 100% employee-owned business with staff wellbeing and development at its core
- Innovation driving us forward
- A friendly, rewarding and stimulating place to work
- An excellent salary and wider benefits package including new starter bonus
- Flexible working
- Rapid growth offers rapid opportunity for career development with no two days the same
You can find out more about JBA and the work we do by visiting the main website.
“JBA have been working as the lead delivery partner in the South-East on our Collaborative Delivery Framework since 2019. It has been a real pleasure getting to know and working with the JBA team. The ethos of the framework is to deliver projects in a truly collaborative way and this is reflected in the behaviours of all our partners involved to date. Working with JBA, Volker Stevin, local authorities, businesses and other agencies, together we are delivering a programme of critical projects, helping to protect communities from flooding and improve key infrastructure. The opening of a new JBA regional delivery office is exciting and they are to be congratulated on their commitment to the framework. When combined, the Environment Agency’s growing programme of works and JBA’s long-term commitment to local service, presents a great opportunity for growth of regional skills and capacity in Flood & Coastal Risk Management, and more sustainable project delivery. Our delivery partners will play a crucial role in helping the Environment Agency meet its ambition to “create a better place” and I welcome JBA stepping up to the challenge through this initiative. I would encourage anyone interested in a new personal challenge to take a look at the opportunities on offer and consider how they might become part of this great team, working together in response to the climate emergency to help create a nation resilient to climate change.”
SE Delivery Manager, Environment Agency
Meet the Team
Hi, I’m Amelia and I’m a civil engineer at JBA.
When I joined JBA for a graduate job in 2016, I didn’t realise it would turn into such a rewarding career. I’ve had the opportunity to try my hand at many things JBA do, and have settled into a coastal engineering role that I’m passionate about and plays to my interests and strengths. The work is varied which keeps the challenges coming and my brain engaged; I spend most of my time optioneering, appraising and designing new coastal defence schemes, with a few site inspections at the beach thrown in for good measure.
The JBA team is so supportive, especially with chartership and career progression. Everyone has so much knowledge to share, and their experiences can easily feed into your own. No challenge is too big, and no problem too small here. This environment is only enhanced by the varied social events we have throughout the year!
My name is Alec Dane, Principal Engineer at JBA Consulting. I am involved in a range of projects through the CDF, including RIFAS and Hurst Spit to Lymington. I love working on the CDF due to the access it provides to some of the most exciting projects across the UK. The collaborative approach to delivery of projects is really refreshing. ‘A problem shared is a problem halved’ is definitely applicable to the CDF and the ability to raise concerns and proactively manage them through the project lifecycle has reaped rewards through the projects I have been involved in so far.
Hi my name is Ines. As a civil engineer, I provided ECC supervision support for the Environment Agency Lydd emergency coastal works and the Hythe coastal works. Working and living in Kent in summertime, away from the big city, was amazing. As the construction site was located on the beach, I was able to see it and enjoy it every day (weekends included!). During my time there, I was able to learn so much in so little time as I was working with people with different background, skills and experience. I met many interesting and nice people that I enjoyed working with. Every day was different and sometimes quite challenging, but that’s what made this project even more exciting! It was also really nice to be able to see how a design comes to life. And knowing that I was taking part in construction works that would actually protect people against flood risk was very rewarding.
Since joining JBA as a graduate from University, I have had the opportunity to work on some fantastic projects spanning all stages of design and construction. Many of these projects have been local and particularly rewarding as I have been able to see the benefits first-hand. The real highlight for me though, has got to be the colleagues’ that I have worked with during these years. They have made it a joy to be part of the engineering industry and have provided me with the knowledge and support needed to attain my recent career milestone of Chartership with the Institution of Civil Engineers. I look forward to the years ahead, and opportunities it will bring.
I was attracted to JBA because it stood out from the other consultants. As a former client (having previously worked for the Environment Agency) I was impressed by the people I dealt with, particularly the collaboration, knowledge, communication, and high quality of work. I was initially concerned that a move to the private sector would affect the work life balance that I had previously enjoyed. However, this has not been the case at all, and I very much appreciate the support and flexibility I am provided. This has enabled me to look after my children, pursue my hobbies whilst having a really rewarding job and my career has gone from strength to strength.
My role is challenging and varied, and no two day are ever the same. I enjoy working with amazing people and leading multidisciplinary teams on a wide range of projects that cover the full project life cycle – from inception to construction. My work is mainly delivering projects for the Environment Agency, which gives me the opportunity to solve flood risk problems which have a positive and lasting impact on people and the environment.
I joined JBA Consulting as a Technical Director in 2019, having worked in the flood and coastal erosion risk management sector for over 20 years, and I am also now the JBA Delivery Manager for the Environment Agency CDF Framework. The two areas that attracted me to the role at JBA Consulting were the prospect of working alongside the Environment Agency with the delivery of an exciting and diverse range of projects over a number of years, and, perhaps more importantly, the work culture at JBA.
Reflecting on the past two years at JBA, I can say that my initial considerations were well founded; The Environment Agency CDF framework has provided many stimulating project opportunities for the teams at JBA, and I have also had the fortune of working in greater detail on several projects, including lock restorations, flood alleviation and coast protection schemes, as well as habitat enhancement projects. The JBA culture strives to ensure colleagues are happy, listened to, and supported, whether it is with work or personal issues. The teams here are enthusiastic, which creates a positive working environment and a proactive approach to tackling some of the more complex issues facing our industry, such as the need for innovation, and for carbon reduction working towards net zero.
I’m Davide and I work as a Civil Engineer at JBA Consulting. Before joining JBA in 2019, I worked in the coastal research environment in Italy, Norway and UK. Thanks to this experience, I discovered my strong passion for coastal engineering, and in JBA I have found a very professional and friendly environment where I am fulfilling my aspiration and dream by designing a wide variety of coastal structures.
I enjoy the challenge of creating and including new and innovative engineering solutions in the designs I work on, particularly the drive to reduce carbon and improve adaptability. I also find the day by day work activities in JBA very stimulating as my work is not only restricted to office activities, but it includes structural asset condition assessments and site supervision of national construction schemes around the UK.
“The JBA culture strives to ensure colleagues are happy, listened to, and supported, whether it is with work or personal issues.
The teams here are enthusiastic, which creates a positive working environment and a proactive approach to tackling some of the more complex issues facing our industry.”