Senior Civil Engineer

Thames Water
Reading, Berkshire
Jan 14, 2022
Jan 19, 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 our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km's of pipes, to keep taps flowing and toilets flushing. 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
An exciting opportunity to be part of an industry-leading civil engineering team that can create the intelligent client Thames Water needs to be able to achieve its AMP7 ambitions and beyond.

Focusing on the Civil Engineering discipline, the role will provide the expertise needed to:
  • Get the right technical requirements with the project definition briefs
  • Input and continuously improve technical asset standards
  • Provide design sign-off to Capital Delivery as the delivery stream dictates
  • Provide technical assurance during the delivery, commissioning, and hand over of assets
  • Drive the digital advancement of our engineering within the corporate digital strategy
  • Ensure and deliver the engineering regulatory compliance on relevant assets in the civil engineering area
Key areas of accountability include:
  • Provide the technical input into project definition briefs
  • Provide civil input into asset surveys and plant condition assessments, feasibility studies, optioneering, whole life costing, and preliminary designs
  • Provide the technical sign-off and assurance during technical delivery including handover
  • Ensure we are compliant with engineering-based regulatory requirements in their area
  • Support the establishment of a ‘Centre of Excellence for engineering
  • Support the establishment of a cohesive, sustainable engineering structure from graduate to industry experts that leads Thames Water's engineering requirements into AMP8 and beyond
We're looking for you to:
  • Be a recognised senior engineer in civil engineering with extensive experience in the water industry
  • Have highly developed communication, influencing, andinterpersonal skills to collaborate with colleagues
  • Understanding the regulatory environment required to achieve compliance with our Engineering regulatory requirements
  • Be knowledgeable in one or more of the following: water utilities, civil infrastructure design, and construction, water/wastewater treatment works, and hydraulics design and construction
  • Deliver continuous professional development and take an active approach to drive diversity within Engineering in Thames Water
What's in it for you?
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the newly established Engineering team who are responsible for providing technical expertise to the business. You are able to help shape the new engineering function and to design solutions for implementation as part of a wide portfolio of projects.

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.

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.

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding, and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you'll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements, and unparalleled benefits. We're also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion, and Disability Confident Leader and we are a Times Top 50 Employer for Women.

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

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