Civil Engineers

Leeds, Burnley, Northwich, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Newark, London Docklands, Wigan
£28,000 - £35,000 (depending on experience) plus benefits
04 Sep 2018
01 Oct 2018
Job Type

Civil Engineers

£28,000 - £35,000 (depending on experience) plus benefits 

Job Locations: Leeds, Burnley, Northwich, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Newark, London Docklands, Wigan

The Canal and River Trust are looking for new talent. We are offering civil engineering opportunities for newly qualified as well as more established professionals. These positions will play a key role in supporting our vision and in delivering our Waterways and Wellbeing strategy across the country.

There are opportunities for Civil Engineers, Technicians and Geo-technical Engineers with varying levels of experience who, subject to qualifications, will also be offered the opportunity to join the Institution of Civil Engineers approved training scheme that leads to professional qualifications.

We are open and committed to develop, train and support people in their personal and professional development, at all stages of their careers.

For those newly qualified, we will endeavour to support you in developing your expertise, knowledge and experience to give you opportunities to enhance your career and work toward accreditation / incorporation and/or chartership.

You will benefit from the well-recognised ICE training programme, as well as peer and mentor support. Wherever possible, we will also aim to involve you with other engineering departments in order for you to learn about the various aspect of work we deliver at the Trust.

Knowledge, Skills/Qualifications & Experience

Our Civil Engineers, Technicians and Geotechnical engineers are important to the success of the Canal & River Trust, the role will largely involve managing a diverse range of national historical assets. As one of them you will use your knowledge and experience to understand their performance and condition, identify potential improvements and prioritise work. You will also be responsible for preparing specifications, some design, briefing documents and for providing colleagues with expert guidance and advice. It is an extremely varied and interesting role and whether you are delivering innovative solutions, managing the supply chain, or helping to define standards and procedures, you will be working to conserve and enhance our precious waterways for future generations.

Salaries vary according to experience:

Civil and Geotechnical Engineers

c£35,000 (depending on experience) including car allowance, contributory pension + other benefits


c£28,000 including car allowance, contributory pension + other benefits

We currently have a number of roles available across all of our Regions.  For all roles, we are open to flexible working arrangements and can offer a range of options for where you will be based.   These locations include Leeds, Burnley, Wigan, Northwich, Newark, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, London and Gloucester.

About you

Civil Engineer and Technician roles

Our teams will be relying on you for expert engineering advice. So, it is essential that you have a recognised qualification in a civil engineering discipline, at least a degree or equivalent at least graduate or associate membership of a professional institution such as the ICE or CIWEM.

You will have some proven experience of applying engineering concepts, including some experience of inspecting structures, assessing asset conditions, or, design work, preferably including using GIS or mapping systems.

Geotechnical engineer

Many of the assets that make up the Trust’s network are embankments and cuttings which support and protect the waterway. We require a geotechnical engineer interested in applying your skills to help us manage these 200-year-old structures. You could help us secure those assets by managing teams in a supply chain that includes site investigation, professional services and construction contractors.

Above all, we want someone who share our values and visions, and have the right behaviours to make the Trust and even better place to work.

About us

One of the UK’s biggest 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. We believe living waterways transform places and enrich lives. Helping us to achieving this vision will be a fascinating challenge and offer you a role where you really make a difference. Why not come and be part of it?


What We Offer

At the Trust we care passionately for our waterways, and as importantly, for those who look after and use them. In addition to your annual salary, we also offer a competitive contributory DC Pension scheme arrangement, and numerous other employee benefits, including several salary sacrifice benefits.

We are striving to represent the diverse communities that we are a part of. All candidates will be treated on the basis of their merits, skills and abilities and solely by being assessed against the requirements for the job. Many of our vacancies can be considered for people who wish to work flexibly, job share or part time.

To apply

To find out more and apply, visit

Please quote reference number 2018-5418 when applying.

Closing date for applications: 1st October 2018.

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