Assistant Flood Risk Consultant
Name and role
Alice Dimaline, Assistant Flood Risk Consultant
When did you join Waterman Aspen?
What does a typical day look like in your secondment?
A typical day for me involves me working from home which I find really advantageous. I am currently seconded to Oxfordshire County Council within the Lead Local Flood Authority Team. This role involves me helping the team meet statutory duties as well as other flood risk and drainage duties. Despite working from home, I have lots of daily interaction with the team over video calls and working collaboratively is a huge part of my day-to-day role.
What training or education have you received at Waterman Aspen?
My training and professional development has always been a priority for WA. In one of my staff progression reviews, I mentioned I would like training on a specific software called Microdrainage, and a few months later, a training session was arranged. I also asked if I could attend the Floods and Sustainable Environment all-day conference which was very much welcomed, and WA even covered the cost. I am also receiving lots of support from WA with my application for membership within my chosen chartered institute.
What’s the best thing about working for Waterman Aspen?
The best thing about working for WA is feeling like a valued member of staff and having so much support with my professional development. WA is a very social and supportive company to work for with great company benefits.
What would you say to someone interested in a career in your role?
WA is a great place to work and develop as a professional within flood risk management. A wide range of opportunities are available through your secondments as well as help towards achieving chartership and attending any training courses that may interest you.