Trustee with an engineering background

Trustee with an engineering background

At a glance


  • General management
  • Project management


Southwark, London (South), SE16 4LF
Mainly at home
Travel limit? 25 miles


Either in or out of office hours Monthly Board meetings typically start at 6.00 pm on weekdays, lasting two hours. Total time commitment up to eight hours per month.


14 Dec 2018

The Museum is looking for someone with an engineering project management background  to join our Trustee Board and help us to drive forward our exciting programme of development over the next few years. 

What will you be doing?

This new Trustee would become an essential member of the Trustees team, with two main areas of responsibility:

  • A link with the world of engineering, providing Trustees and the Museum Director with a source of advice and external contacts relating to trends, issues and possible further support within the sector.
  • Management oversight of the significant infrastructure developments that we are planning for the site over the next four years. A full-time project manager will also be employed to provide day to day supervision of these developments

What are we looking for?

Essential for this role:

  • Significant senior engineering project management experience drawn from a business or other not-for-profit organisation.
  • Strong commitment to the Museum’s purpose and ethos.

Desirable but not essential for this role

  • Previous Board Director or not-for-profit Trustee experience.

We have no paid administrative staff currently, so – in common with all our existing Board members – we are looking for a new Trustee who is prepared to be hands-on and administratively self-sufficient, as well as strategic and managerially astute when necessary.

What difference will you make?

This role is vital for ensuring the continuing engineering relevance of the museum and also to provide experienced project management oversight of our infrastructure developments over the next few years.

What's in it for the volunteer?

Make a major contribution to a small but dynamic organisation, helping to inspire the next generation of young engineers by showcasing the pioneering breakthroughs of the Brunel family dynasty in the 1800's and demonstrating their practical relevance to the twenty first century.

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  • The Museum is housed in two listed buildings in Rotherhithe, London, which were constructed in the early nineteenth century by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his father Marc. It was from this base...