Due to expansion of the business, we are seeking Site Managers and River Technicians to support the company’s busy programme of water environment and river projects. These projects involve earthworks, water engineering, wildlife habitat creation, management and restoration. The roles being advertised are full-time permanent posts.
Cain Bio-Engineering Ltd is based in the rural Avon valley near Fordingbridge and employs a team of consultants and skilled river technicians. We operate nationally, predominantly in Southern England, working with a range of public sector and private clients providing specialist design and construction services. We are an experienced Environment Agency Framework Contractor with new contracts to undertake a number of catchment-scale and nationally important river restoration schemes.
This is an ideal opportunity for the professional development of river restoration, aquatic engineering, environmental and project management skills within a committed and experienced team.
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Cain Bio-Engineering have been awarded the prestigious Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Award for Sustainability. Working on a project team in partnership with Balfour Beatty and Mott MacDonald, CBE’s work on the Southington Farm Project won the prize, sponsored by British Airways. The project helped prevent risk of the A36 being damaged by, or even falling into, the river Wylye. Read Full Article
Wild Trout Trust Conservation Awards 2011
CBE is awarded ‘runner up’ in the 2011 WTT professional category for the creation of a 200m naturalised bypass channel and other BAP habitats on the River Lodden at Aborfield.
‘Before’ showing proposed channel location
‘After’ opening the channel for the first time
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An article describing Cain Bio-Engineering’s ‘Snow shoe’ technique for planting Ranunculus species onto gravel riverbeds Read Full Article
Pioneering a new way of thinking about river management, Simon Cain on the River Wylye in 1989. Read Full Article
An article highlighting CBE restoration works on the River Kennet SSSI 2009-2010 Read Full Article
Cain Bio-Engineering: River Doctor TV Screenshot
In order to further raise awareness of river restoration techniques and showcase recent successful projects, Cain Bio-Engineering has launched the YouTube channel ‘River Doctor TV‘.
New video case-studies and short educational clips will populate the channel which can be found at the following address:
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In October 2009 Cain Bio-Engineering implemented the second phase of ‘design/build’ work on the upper Hampshire Avon at East Chisenbury.
650m of the Avon was restored for the ‘Wessex Chalk Streams Project’, a partnership between the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, Natural England, the Environment Agency and Wessex Water plc .
In June 2010 Cain Bio-Engineering along with the Wessex Chalk Stream Project partners hosted a Hog Roast Open Day to showcase the restoration and thank all parties involved. Read Full Article
Wild Trout Trust AGM – 10th April 2010
On 10th and 11th April, Hungerford, in the heart of the Kennet valley, is playing host to the Wild Trout Trust’s 2010 AGM and river restoration site visit. Cain Bio-engineering Ltd, as a founder member of the Trust, is delighted to announce its corporate sponsorship of the weekends events.
The function kicks off with tea and coffee at 09:30 at the Town Hall, High Street, Hungerford. RG17 ONF, by kind permission of ‘The Constables of Hungerford Town & Manor’ who have made the venue available for the day. Full details of the event can be found in the attached pdf. Read Full Article
“…a competition to find Britain’s best
river-habitat improvement projects. Schemes designed and executed by Cain came first and third.” Read Full Article