Hydrometric Assistant

Warwick, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Job Purpose

We're the charity who look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of waterways across England and Wales, because we believe that life is better by water. Every role across the Trust plays its part in transforming our canals and rivers into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better, bringing wellbeing benefits to millions.


We are currently looking for a Hydrometric Assistant to join our national Water Management Team.  


As a Hydrometric Assistant you’ll be applying your technical knowledge and expertise, focusing on data management and production. You’ll be supporting our hydrologists and internal customers operationally, helping them to meet navigational and other water demands, whatever the weather! You’ll build great relationships, supporting our internal and external customers on a variety of projects. You’ll also help to ensure the Trust is compliant with legal, environmental and operational constraints.


You’ll be exposed to diverse hydrological problems on our canals, navigable rivers, network of over 1,500 locks and 72 reservoirs, among other infrastructure. You’ll be able to visit our network first-hand through site investigations and surveys when required. You’ll need to enjoy working with data and a degree in a relevant subject, however we’ll train you in canal hydrology.

Knowledge, Skills/Qualifications & Experience

Main responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for the quality assurance of flow and canal water level data.
  • You’ll assist Hydrologists in managing water resources e.g. water resources budgets, data reporting.
  • Use various data sources to support the provision of advice on water management issues to our regional and central teams.
  • Be prepared to work outside undertaking site visits and field trials in all weather conditions.
  • Support flow gauging operationally as and when required.
  • Effectively manage small scale water management projects, ensuring delivery to agreed time and budget.
  • Recruit and manage volunteers to assist in meeting key deliverables.
  • Take responsibility for the storage and management of the team’s field equipment.
  • Work within the Trust’s policies and procedures including health & safety and environment & heritage issues.                          

About you:

  • Degree or equivalent in relevant subject e.g. Geography, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science/Management.
  • Numerate, with confidence in processing and analysing data.
  • Able to demonstrate some relevant knowledge (e.g. hydrometric principles, hydrological processes and models, relevant training, academic modules).
  • Some experience of handling hydrometric and/or spatial data and information.
  • Some experience of site work and field data collection.
  • Customer focussed - aware of basic customer service standards and expectations.
  • Able to manage own time effectively, prioritising tasks and seeking guidance where appropriate.
  • Focussed on the importance of Health & Safety in the workplace.
  • Computer literate in MS Office.
  • Good level of written and spoken communication skills.
  • Some basic presentation skills.
  • Valid driving licence appropriate for vehicle to be driven (expected).
  • Aspiration to work towards Associate or Chartered Membership of a professional body e.g. CIWEM.

What We Offer

This vacancy is based from our Hatton Office (near Warwick). 


In addition to your basic annual salary, you’ll benefit from a competitive contributory DC Pension scheme arrangement, excellent holidays and numerous other employee benefits further details can be found here


We aim to represent the diverse communities we are part of and welcome applicants from across all sectors of the community. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do.


Find out more about the work we do and opportunities we have on our website: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us.


If you’d like to find out more about the role, please get in touch with water.information@canalrivertrust.org.uk