The RNLI operates a fleet of over 300 fast, modern lifeboats from a network of 238 lifeboat stations around the coasts of the UK, the ROI, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man as well as providing a beach lifeguard service on over 200 beaches. The boathouses and maritime engineering structures upon which these essential services depend are usually located in challenging and exposed locations. The RNLI is proud of its tradition of building to a high standard; many existing boathouses and slipways have withstood harsh marine environments for over 100 years and still provide good service today.
It is the Institution's Estates Office that has the responsibility for the procurement and management of our growing capital works programme, ensuring that our high standards are maintained and that the needs of modern and expanding Lifeboat and Lifeguard service are met.
The Estates Engineer role is primarily client-side technical project management; encompassing the development of a project brief to comply with the RNLI design guide, assisting with the selection of the external design team and then to develop the project with this team as an ‘Expert Client’, ensuring the proposed building meets our standards for quality, longevity, and low maintenance. You will then lead the development of the project through to construction and completion, using your knowledge and skills to assist the team to a successful conclusion.
You will be a Chartered or Incorporated, Structural or Civil Engineer (or close to achieving), able to work both on your own and as part of a team, to ensure initial proposals from scoping activities are feasible, economic yet robust solutions which you will then oversee the development of by external consultants. . You will have experience in all common materials and construction techniques, and will have an appreciation of the extra measures needed in the marine environment.
The role encompasses significant internal and external stakeholder engagement requiring you to have excellent communication skills. You should have the ability to communicate well to build good relationships with a diverse range of organisations and individuals, including statutory bodies, design consultants, contractors and our volunteer crews.
The successful candidate will have proven project management skills, having led projects from scoping to handover, an excellent knowledge of the primary UK Construction forms of contract, and be proactive in your use and knowledge of the CDM Regulations. You will be able to demonstrate that you are competent in the use of AutoCAD.
The role is suitable for someone who enjoys working on different projects with a varying mix of technical project management, construction supervision, contract management and more general Estates management. There will also be opportunities to engage in detailed design work on smaller or specialist elements of projects. You will be adept and take satisfaction in the communication with people at all levels, have an enquiring and innovative mind and enjoy taking a methodical and practical Engineering approach to problems and tasks, all within a very busy team.
The role requires a good knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, AutoCAD and Internet applications.
For more information and to apply online, please visit the RNLI recruitment page.
Closing date: 15 April 2019.
Interview date: 29 April 2019.