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Coastal Estates Engineer - South East

Royal National Lifeboats Institution
Southend-on-Sea to Hastings, including the Thames
£35,993 - £42,345 (dependent on experience) + Vehicle
Closing date
15 Aug 2021
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Coastal Estates Engineer - South East

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

Southend-on-Sea to Hastings, including the Thames

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 to join our Engineering and Supply Team.

The RNLI provides a 24-hour lifeboat service from 238 stations and a seasonal lifeguard service on 240 beaches around the coast of the UK, ROI and the Isle of Man. The built facilities and structures upon which these essential services depend are often in challenging and exposed locations, requiring a continuous programme of inspection, maintenance, installation and development.

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

The role of Coastal Estates Engineer plays an integral part in supporting our lifesaving service through the safe, efficient and effective management of this unique and diverse infrastructure. You will have significant responsibility for an operational portfolio including the requirement to accurately assess condition, specify and procure planned and emergency works, and monitor contractor performance against safety, quality and cost criteria.

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.

Educated to Degree level and/or proven building construction/civil engineering background, you will possess commercial and financial acumen, excellent IT and communication skills and the ability to work effectively at both strategic and operational levels. This will be matched with a highly motivated, organised approach, a thorough understanding of current maintenance procedures and an embedded attitude towards Health and Safety practices and regulations.

This vacancy covers Southend-on-Sea to Hastings, including the Thames.

So, as a Coastal Estates Engineer 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.

If you want to help support our organisation’s aim to reduce drowning, this could be the role for you. Please apply via the button shown.

Closing date: 15 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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