Technical Assurance Civil Engineer

Jan 06, 2022
Jan 30, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Who are we?
Thames Water is the UK's largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres per day of world-class water to around 10 million homes and we turn more than 4.2 billion litres per day of wastewater into effluent that is safe to discharge to the environment while extracting renewable energy and producing fertiliser every day, putting everything to the best possible use. We are an essential service and have operated throughout the Covid19 pandemic.

At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open.

What you will be doing
This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to join Thames Water's Major Projects team and be part of the delivery of some of the most technically complex, high profile projects in the UK's biggest potable water and wastewater treatment investment programmes. With project values ranging from £30m to over £120m and covering the full life cycle from feasibility to handover, you have an opportunity to make a real difference both to our customers and the environment.

As a Technical Assurance Civil Engineer, you will be a key part of a team of engineers responsible for ensuring projects are delivered to time, cost and quality objectives as well as ensuring and supporting a strong health, safety, and wellbeing culture throughout.

Working closely with contractors and consultants supporting the delivery of capital projects for Thames Water, you will ensure compliance with our requirements, standards, and expectations.

You will ensure the solution developed and delivered meets the technical and environmental requirements of the Project Brief, addresses the identified needs and meets the end user's expectations, whilst providing the best Whole Life Cost for Thames Water and its customers.

We're looking for you to:
  • Be educated to degree level in civil engineering or with equivalent role-specific experience
  • Have significant experience working in a design or related role
  • Have experience of the whole project life cycle from inception to handover
  • Have detailed technical knowledge and expertise within your discipline plus experience of working across engineering disciplines
  • Be commercially aware with a good practical understanding of engineering contracts
  • Be a great team player with the ability lead and work collaboratively with all stakeholders but also capable of working independently
  • Have a desire to adopt and demonstrate behaviours aligned with Thames Water's Values
  • Be resilient, and tenacious under pressure and highly motivated to successfully deliver projects safely to time, cost and quality
What's in it for you!
This role provides an excellent challenge for an experienced Technical Assurance Civil Engineer to join Thames Water's Major Projects team, working on some of the most significant and complex wastewater treatment, renewable energy and potable water treatment projects in the UK water industry. The role also offers opportunities for support for Chartership plus progression within Major Projects, Capital Delivery and more widely across Thames Water.

Our competitive salary package includes:
  • An excellent contributory pension
  • 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service
  • Two days paid volunteer leave a year
  • Annual pay review
  • Season ticket loans
  • Voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets
  • Loyalty awards for continuous service
  • Our referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company
We're proud of the positive ways of working we have adopted during the pandemic. We want to create a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles we are moving to a hybrid approach where we will provide options around working from our offices, our operational sites and home dependent on role/team/individual. This will be discussed during the assessment process.

You can find out more in our working for us section of our website.