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Coastal Estates Engineer

Royal National Lifeboats Institution
North & East England Region
£35,993 - £42,345 (dependent on experience
Closing date
9 Aug 2021
Ref: 12328
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Coastal Estates Engineer - North and East

£35,993 - £42,345 (dependent on experience) + Vehicle

North & East England Region

About us

Our purpose is simple, to save lives at sea. Since the 19th century, our crews have been risking their lives to save those who are in danger of drowning. We’re looking for a Coastal Estates Engineer based in the North or East of England to join our Engineering and Supply Team.

Some of the benefits

• Flexible working

• 26 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays

• Outstanding pension scheme (contributions of up to 16% of basic salary)

• Life assurance

• Health and dental cash plan

Your Role

As a Coastal Estates Engineer, you will be tasked with focus on the following areas:

• To undertake condition inspections, prepare reports and recommend maintenance / modification works as necessary to ensure they are compliant with current legislation, RNLI policies/performance requirements and remain safe and operational at all times.

• Ensure our buildings are maintained to the highest level and complaint with relevant RNLI and legal compliance standards.

• To identify requirements for specialist inspections and assessments, evaluate technical reports and recommend maintenance and modification works as necessary.

• To prepare specifications, schedules and other tender documentation arising out of condition inspections, specialist assessment or in line with the Regional Estates Strategy.

• To manage repair and construction projects ensuring the RNLI discharges all duties under the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 and/or the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013.

• Contract manage projects, including gaining statutory permissions and engagement with internal or external stakeholders such as Local Authorities, Building Control, the Marine Management Organisation and the Environment Agency as required.

• Create and manage a program of pre-planned building maintenance.

• To manage the annual programme of Lifeguard unit movements including delivery of new assets within CEE Area as tasked by the Regional Estates Manager, to include contract preparation and supervision, obtaining planning and/or landowner permission, building regulation consent and engagement with internal or external stakeholders.

About You

To be considered as the Coastal Estates Engineer, you will need extensive practical experience of managing buildings and construction/ maintenance works at a professional level, ideally in a maritime environment. You will be educated to degree level and/or with a proven building construction/civil engineering background.

You will thrive in an environment where you are managing and delivering multiple concurrent projects over diverse geographical and technical areas, using skill and sound judgement to provide practical solutions to engineering problems safely and efficiently.

This vacancy covers Staithes and Runswick to Berwick-upon-Tweed. The successful candidate will need to be located in this area or a reasonable commutable distance.

If you want to support our organisation’s aim to reduce drowning as our new Coastal Estates Engineer, this could be the role for you. 

Closing date: 1 August 2021.   


The RNLI was actually founded as the Royal National Institution for the Preservation of Lives and Property from Shipwreck in 1824. Thirty years later in 1854, we changed our name to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution - the RNLI - as we are known today.

Having Royal patronage gives gravitas to our cause and is something we’re incredibly proud of and thankful for.

It was our founder, Sir William Hillary’s, aim to provide a 24/7 search and rescue lifeboat service run, where possible, by volunteers and funded by voluntary donations.

Although the service was to be a national service to protect the coasts of the UK and Ireland, Hillary’s vision was to ‘extend its beneficial effects to the most distant shores, and to generations yet unborn.’

We are a charity founded upon and driven by our values of selflessness, courage, dependability and trustworthiness, with volunteers at our heart. Values shared by generations of supporters like you who have powered our lifesaving work through your kindness and generosity for almost 200 years.

Volunteers make up 95% of our organisation - ordinary people doing extraordinary things - supported by expert staff, all working together to help communities at home and abroad save lives.

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