The Canal & River Trust is one of the UK’s largest charities. We 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. Our waterways are exciting, vibrant places to work. As an M&E Technician on our waterway you will play an important role using your technical expertise to assist with the implementation of improving M&E Assets within a defined area and will safely and efficiently support the delivery of improvements to the inland waterways network.
Experience and technical knowledge in the maintenance and repair of mechanical and rotational equipment including pumps, gear boxes and various mechanical applications. Knowledge in hydraulics is advantageous. The ability to work on your own initiative, good communication and problem-solving skills are essential. Effectively and efficiently utilise available resources to maintain the integrity and safety of the core waterway through the application of rigorous asset management procedures and risk evaluation. Delivering innovative solutions which conserve and enhance the heritage and environment of the waterway network for visitors to enjoy supporting Canal & River Trust’s aims to improve safety and increase the number of people using the inland waterways network.
Skills & Qualifications:
HNC (or similar level) in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.
Mechanical, Hydraulic or Electrical experience. Ideally the successfully candidate will have strong mechanical skills but also be able to carry out electrical works including safe isolations.
Fabrication and welding
Experience and knowledge of fault diagnosis and repair
This role offers candidates with an interest in boats and canals a perfect opportunity to join a charitable Trust committed to developing the skills of their staff. You will have the chance to enjoy an extremely varied job, working outdoors and making a contribution to maintaining structures which are part of the UK’s industrial heritage and London today.
In addition to your annual salary, we can offer Inner London Allowance, a competitive contributory DC Pension scheme arrangement and numerous other employee benefits, including several salary sacrifice 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 on our website: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us