UK Projects Engineer - Water / Wastewater

Lichfield, West Midlands
Jan 08, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Our client is an Irish company that has extensive operations across the UK - they provide a unique end-to-end service to the majority of UK regulated / municipal water companies. Services range from needs assessment & solution definition, through to the manufacture, installation & commissioning, aftercare and operation of water & wastewater treatment assets.

Purpose:As part of their growing UK-based resource pool and as a result of the award of significant new programmes of work, our client is seeking a flexible, versatile and enthusiastic Project Engineer with an inquisitive mind and a water industry background. Candidates will need to be self-motivated with strong communication skills and the capability and experience to assist with the project planning, development and delivery of range of water/ wastewater treatment projects

Location:This position will be ideally based from the Thetford (Norfolk) office, can also be based in Lichfield (Staffs) or Alton (Hampshire). Working from home will sometimes be an option. There will be local and some nationwide travel, with most projects likely to be in the Anglian Water, Severn Trent Water and Southern Water regions. There is the potential for occasional visits to our Group headquarters in Ireland.

Key Attributes Required:

Engineering or science degree, HND or equivalent.

Postgraduate experience in a project engineering, technical sales/support or applications/R&D role within the utilities sector and/or M&E engineering environment is preferred.

Experience of working within the UK water industry.

Able to demonstrate an ability to work on multiple projects or initiatives simultaneously.

Advanced MS Office skills with the ability to analyse and manipulate data sets.

Report writing skills.

Good communication skills, able to interact effectively with Clients and colleagues.

Organisational skills with a commitment to the role and a keen eye for detail.

Willingness to travel nationwide and to the group headquarters in Ireland as required.

Full driving license, any existing endorsements should be declared in the application.

Duties & Responsibilities:

General Duties:

Supporting Project Manager(s) in the delivery of water and wastewater treatment projects to help ensure they are completed on time and within budget.

Co-ordinating with site and office-based personnel working on each project.

Conducting site visits to plan, monitor and close out project delivery activites.

Liaising with all personnel working on the project regarding all aspects of the contract.

Project Planning & Communications:

Preparing health, safety, quality and environmental documents such as the Design Safety Plan, Construction Safety Plan, Quality Plan, Environmental Plan, Traffic Management Plan, Risk Assessments, Method Statements, Safety File, and O&M Manual, etc.

Timeline planning of all installations from awarding of contract to completion and handover of all documentation.

Organising, planning and attending technical meetings with clients and consulting engineers.

Ensuring all documentation for the project is current and saved within the project folder.

Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ):

Enforcing safe work practices onsite and ensuring that policies and procedures are adhered to at all times during the installation.

Reporting accidents, incidents, dangerous occurrences and / or near misses to the Project Manager and Safety Manager.

Liaising with internal safety officers and auditors during site inspections.

Accommodating site inspections from the HSE / EPA or other external bodies.

Liaising with the project manager and design personnel to ensure that health and safety is considered at every aspect of design and to ensure compliance with design specification.

Recording and closing out non-conformances and ensuring that the corrective action, root cause and preventative / improvement actions are successfully identified.


Coordinating the financial elements of the project with the project manager.

Purchasing and acquisition of project cost components including labour, parts, materials, plant etc.

Invoicing and debt retrieval as appropriate.

Coordinating the entry of relevant data on the internal Company IFS system.

Retrieval of relevant financial reports from the internal Company IFS system.

Other Duties:

Attend Contracts team meetings, in person or remotely.

Assist in managing the regional office when other workers are away or on leave.

Producing case studies of completed projects.

Other duties as may arise from time to time that are consistent with the job-holders knowledge and skills, and are needed to effectively perform the role.

Package:Competitive salary, negotiable according to skills and experience. Company pension scheme. Laptop and mobile phone.