Canal & River Trust

Civil Engineer

Job ID
Closing Date
Position Type
Permanent FT
Asset Management
Advertised Salary
£38,096.00 Including Allowances

Job Purpose

The Canal & River Trust is one of the UK’s largest charities.  Our England & Wales based team of around 1700 employees maintain 2,000 miles of historic canals, rivers, docks and reservoirs, along with museums, archives and the country’s third largest collection of protected historic buildings – preserving them for future generations.


We are currently looking for a Works Engineer to cover the London area and working as part of a team of Works Engineers and Volunteers reporting to the Regional manager, (South), who work with Promoters to ensure that any work undertaken that could affect the Canal & River Trust is done so in a way that does not have an adverse effect on property, structures, heritage, environment, employees and customers. The post holder will also recover fees for the projects they are responsible for in accordance with the Trust’s Business Plan requirements.

Knowledge, Skills/Qualifications & Experience

  • Ensure Trust's assets and operations are protected from Third Party engineering works and activities, ensuring full compliance with the Code of Practice for Works Affecting Trust.
  • Record and recover Trust staff costs in accordance with agreed rates and corporate systems.
  • Maximise value of the Third Party Works to the Trust.
  • Provide support to Trust's internal teams to maximise opportunity where appropriate.
  • To deliver excellent customer service.
  • Engage with Trust's customers to promote a positive image of the Trust and the work it does.
  • Feedback comments and complaints to the relevant Trust teams and take responsibility for ensuring appropriate responses are provided.
  • To ensure they fully understand the Trust safety policies and procedures as they apply to the role.
  • Displaying the Trusts values and behaviours at all times
  • Ensuring that diversity and inclusion are integrated into all aspects of Trust life and promoting inclusion by challenging behaviour, practices, actions, or decisions that are counter to the objectives of the Trust's policies and values.
  • Comply with Canal & River Trust Health & Safety policy and defined standards, report incidents, accidents and near misses. Assess the risks and make adjustments to work methods where appropriate.
  • Ensure all equipment (PPE, plant, materials etc), is appropriate for the task.

Knowledge, Experience & Skills

  • Civil Engineering Degree or equivalent in relevant technical discipline.
  • Membership of relevant professional body at an appropriate level eg AMICE, IEng, CEng, etc.
  • Continuing Professional Development, including proven experience in applying engineering concepts.
  • Good standard of written and verbal communication including some experience in making formal presentations in engineering subjects.
  • Proficient in the use of a personal computer and business applications software eg MS Office. Experience of GIS or mapping systems.
  • Able to use appropriate functions within SAP proficiently.
  • Valid driving licence appropriate for vehicle to be driven. 

What We Offer

In addition to your base annual salary (£30,000.00), you will benefit from Inner London Allowance and a car cash allowance as this role will require you to move about our network of offices to provide support as required. We can also offer a competitive contributory DC Pension scheme arrangement, excellent holidays and numerous other employee benefits.


We aim to represent the diverse communities we are part of and welcome applicants from across all sectors of the community. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do.


Find out more about the work we do and opportunities we have on our website:


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