River Technician (Operations)

Cain Bio-Engineering

Fordingbridge, Hampshire
Dependent upon skills and experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.cainbioengineering.co.uk sally.obrien@cainbioengineering.co.uk

Sectors: water & hydrology

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!


Cain Bio-Engineering is an established specialist in the delivery of river restoration and environmentally friendly erosion control projects working with a wide range of private and public sector clients including the Environment Agency, regional councils and NGO’s.

JOB PROFILE

Based in the picturesque rural Avon valley on the edge of the New Forest National Park we are seeking a River Technician to assist with our busy programme of aquatic habitat restoration projects in rivers, tidal channels, estuaries, canals and lakes. The work is varied, ranging from in-river habitat creation to improving chalk stream trout fisheries, weir bypass channels, Dam repairs and erosion control in inter-tidal channels. Ongoing training will be provided for professional development in a supervised and safe working environment, including for operation of heavy plant and machinery.

This is a full-time permanent post. The Company operates nationally, with a higher proportion of projects in Southern and Eastern England. When working on large-scale projects, you may be required to stay away 4 nights a week with benefits (likely to be 50% of the year).

POSITION IN ORGANISATION

Reports directly to Team Leader / Site Manager.

SCOPE OF JOB

Involves outdoor working throughout the year including:

  • Working in waders / life jackets;
  • Bank protection installations using hydraulic post drivers;
  • Tree surgery, chainsaws & power tools.
  • Operation of heavy plant and machinery
  • Undertaking construction site roles.
  • Working around protected species and within sensitive wildlife sites.

EXPERIENCE / REQUIREMENTS

  • CSCS Card beneficial
  • Physically fit and energetic
  • Previous labouring experience required
  • Experience of physical work
  • Interest and experience in environmental or fishery work
  • Swimming ability essential
  • Full driving licence essential
  • Good positive attitude
  • Ability to work either in a team or unsupervised; self-motivated
  • Good interpersonal skills

Preference may be given to applicants with any of the following:

  • CITB, SMSTS or SSSTS
  • CPCS or CSCS/NPORS for tracked 360 excavator and wheeled / tracked dumpers
  • Chainsaw NPTC CS30/31
  • First Aid

REMUNERATION

Salary: dependent upon skills and experience, on an individual basis.

Benefits: Pension & Health Scheme upon completion of probationary period.

TO APPLY

Please email a CV and covering letter to: sally.obrien@cainbioengineering.co.uk, or by post to Cain Bio-Engineering Ltd, The Old Dairy, Woodgreen Road, Breamore, Fordingbridge, Hampshire. SP6 2AB.

APPOINTMENT TO POST: Immediate.


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