Canal & River Trust

  • Asset Engineer

    Job Locations UK-Leeds | UK-Gloucester
    Job ID
    Closing Date
    Position Type
    Permanent FT
    Asset Improvement
    Advertised Salary
    Up to £33,680 inclusive of car cash allowance
  • Job Purpose

    We’re the charity who look after and bring to life 2000 miles of canals and rivers.  Our waterways contribute to the health and wellbeing of local communities and economies, creating attractive and connected places to live, work, volunteer and spend leisure time.  These historic, natural and cultural assets form part of the strategic and local green-blue infrastructure network, linking urban and rural communities as well as habitats.  Our waterways are on the doorstep of 8 million people and reach some of the most deprived communities within the UK.  By caring for our waterways and promoting their use we believe we can improve the wellbeing of our nation.  Come and be part of it.


    Working as part of the Asset Management directorate, you will be part of a small team of engineers and technicians who play an important role in maintaining, conserving, renewing and protecting engineering infrastructure and assets across our Yorkshire & Northeast Regions and Wales & South West Region.


    We have 2 vacancies for Asset Engineers one in the Yorkshire & Northeast Region working from Leeds and on in the Wales & South West Region working from Gloucester.


    You will be working within the Regional engineer’s and assisting the Regional Director’s teams to understand the engineering problems and advising on the risks which affect the waterways and their users.  In your role you will have a key contribution to ensure that our customers can enjoy the Trusts rivers and canals.


    You will also support the delivery of a wide range of canal engineering work, including inspections, investigations, prioritize defects and small works packages for delivery, alongside briefs for larger schemes.


    You will have the opportunity within this role to work closely with the Asset Strategy team, who are implementing innovative modelling of the assets to support the engineering decision making.

    Knowledge, Skills/Qualifications & Experience

    About you

    We are looking for an Engineer who has a degree in civil engineering discipline and is a member of a relevant professional body at an appropriate level (Graduate / Incorporated). You must also hold a full UK driving licence. 


    • Proven experience of delivering engineering activities.
    • Proven experience of engineering design and construction preferably in a water environment
    • Proven experience in assessing infrastructure risk.
    • Knowledge and understanding of historic infrastructure, preferably in a water environment
    • Experience in cross-functional working delivering performance across range of functions
    • Able to negotiate with internal and external contacts
    • Able to support other areas of the business in an appropriate manner, taking account of overall business priorities and negotiating resources as appropriate.
    • Able to provide a good standard of written communication and proven ability to present technical data to non-technical audiences.
    • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development.
    • Good understanding of the Trust‘s Health and Safety requirements
    • Awareness of the Trust‘s governance, financial controls and systems of compliance.


    Advertising for this vacancy will close at mid day on 6th September 2019.


    Please include your preferred location of either Leeds or Gloucester within the supporting statement of your application. 

    What We Offer

    In addition to your annual salary you will receive car cash allowance, 25 days holiday + public holidays, optional holiday purchase scheme, employee discounts and several salary sacrifice options, details of which can be found here


    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.


    You can find out more about Engineering at the Trsut by visiting our website


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