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Volunteer Engineers to help with the restoration of the Wilts & Berks Canal

Wilts & Berks Canal Trust


Posted over 30 days ago...

The Engineering Team requires members in all sectors and is keen to hear from any engineers wishing to support its restoration activities, in developing desk studies, undertaking technical analysis, coordination or to supporting site activities.


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Dauntsey Lock, SN15 4HD

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We would like engineers, who have different skills, to join our team restoring all 70 miles of the Wilts & Berks canal.  We would like to share these opportunities with people who are interested in canals and passionate about making the canal corridor accessible to everyone.

What are we looking for?

Some of these skills would be very useful:

Good knowledge of general office software and reliable internet access Team working with engineers and other volunteers Passion for making the canal corridor accessible to the everyone CAD or drawing skills and software would be useful Experience of design and preparing specifications Local knowledge of canal route Understanding of how a canal operates Knowledge of design and/or construction techniques Working as a member of a multidisciplined team Appreciation of costs and risks Previous experience of same Commercial awareness and contracts background Ability to negotiate agreements

Previous experience of working with:

Environment Agency Councils, planners and environmental groups Landowners Ability to present a case and defend proposals Preparation & interpretation of drawings and specifications Ability to visit working sites Basis survey skills Awareness of temporary works

What difference will you make?

Your input will shape how we present ourselves to our service users, stakeholders, funders and general public. With your help we will be able to continue to go forward with greater speed to restore the Wilts & Berks canal for benefit of the environment and the public.


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