Job Opportunity; River Technichian
Following our expansion to new premises in the rural Avon valley near Fordingbridge, we are
seeking a River Technician to support the Company’s busy programme of aquatic management
and river enhancement projects. These projects involve water engineering, erosion control,
river restoration and aquatic habitat creation. This is a full-time permanent post. The Company
operates nationally, with a higher proportion of projects in Southern and Eastern England.
When working on large-scale projects, you may be required to stay away 4 nights a week with
Cain Bio-Engineering provides specialist design and construction services working with a wide
range of public sector and private clients. We are an experienced Environment Agency
Framework Contractor with new contracts to undertake a number of catchment-scale and
nationally important river restoration schemes.
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Job Opportunity; Assistant Consultant
We are seeking an assistant Consultant for the assessment, design and delivery of river related
works including erosion control and river restoration. This is a full time, permanent post. The
Company operates nationally and therefore requires occasional overnight stays away from
home to service contracts.
This is an ideal opportunity for the professional development of river restoration, aquatic
engineering, environmental and project management skills as part of a committed and
Cain Bio-Engineering Ltd is based in the rural Avon valley near Fordingbridge. We provide
specialist design and construction services working with a wide range of public sector and
private clients. We are an experienced Environment Agency Framework Contractor with new
contracts to undertake catchment-scale and nationally important river restoration schemes.
The successful applicant will play a key role in the company’s development plan. On-going
training will be given.
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