Senior Project Engineer

Senior Project Engineer


£35,000 - £60,000 Per Annum

Full Time


Reading, Berkshire

Engineering And Technical

Posted 3 days ago

Expires in 9 days

Job Description
Who are we?
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km of pipes, keeping taps flowing and toilets flushing. 

At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to life, so our business is always open – and this matters even more through a pandemic.

We’re proud of the positive ways of working we’ve adopted during the pandemic, creating a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles, we’re moving to a hybrid approach with various options across working from home, office, and our sites. We’ll cover this during the assessment process.

What you’ll be doing
Working under the direction of the Principal Engineers, the role will be part of the intelligent client Thames Water needs to be able to achieve its AMP7 goals and beyond.
  • Act as the Lead Design Engineer responsible for the design of Water Network Projects in accordance with project delivery procedures
  • Take a lead role in the planning and delivery of design activities
  • Work with the team to achieve the time and cost targets
  • Act as the key contact for the role of CDM Designer or Principal Designer
  • Be competent in risk management, including risk identification, mitigation, and control. Being able to de-risk and add value during the outline design stage is a key requirement for this position.
  • Provide Technical Assurance during the delivery, commissioning, and handover of Assets
  • Capable of working on several projects and managing the works awarded to external consultants
What you should bring to the role
  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent in an engineering discipline and with professional chartership
  • Have excellent experience in the field of water network design and technical assurance
  • Be focussed on supporting and implementing continuous improvement
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to interact with our stakeholders
  • Possess good communication skills
  • Be experienced in managing project teams and have accountability for project delivery
  • Fully competent at using the appropriate company IT systems and Office software
What’s in it for you?
This is a fantastic opportunity to join our engineering team within Thames Water’s Capital Delivery business area and help to shape a portfolio of challenging projects. Working within an encouraging and collaborative team that lives our values every day, you’ll be in a prime position to make a difference to the business and our customers.
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service, and a wider benefits scheme.

Thames Water is a dynamic, rewarding, and diverse place to work, with opportunities around every corner.  If you join our team, you’ll enjoy a fulfilling career, flexible working arrangements, and great benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion, and Disability Confident Leader employer.

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

We deliver life's essential service so our customers, communities, and the environment can thrive.  This means, that when a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of your role, you’ll be asked to help out our Instant Support Team to help our customers in their hour of need. This is incredibly rewarding, and you’ll be given full training – it’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business and meet colleagues.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is so we can manage all the applications properly and give candidates a positive experience. Once closed, we can’t consider any further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Thames Water

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