Construction Assurance Engineer

Thames Water
Reading, Berkshire
Jan 20, 2022
Feb 01, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
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.

About the role:
This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a project team where you will be working closely with the project manager, engineers and construction teams, you will be responsible for leading and performance managing construction activity.
You will oversee construction and site work, ensuring health and safety is at the heart of everything we do. Responsible for ensuring construction work on-site is progressing in line with the project plan, you will be the on-site representative for Thames Water and will link back to the project manager and operational teams.

You will be responsible for inputting into the development of customer solutions as well as ensuring that project deliverables are achieved in a timely manner, within cost and quality. You will be delivering ground-breaking and efficient solutions whilst being the main point of contact for project team members, customers and internal senior stakeholders.

What you'll be doing:
  • Act as the main point of contact for customers and internal stakeholders whilst on site.
  • Monitor and report on performance against key performance indicators
  • Work with the team to improve employee engagement and ensure there is a strong focus within the onsite team on health and safety
  • Review of risk assessments and method statements for all projects and re-assess as the projects develop, to ensure works are completed safely
  • Apply commercial acumen in managing contractors and suppliers to deliver the best value solution through an agreed programme of work
  • Deliver a programme of works against time, quality and cost requirements
  • Proactively manage stakeholders to achieve excellent communication, handovers and effective interdependent relationships

We're looking for you to:
  • Have good communication and coordination skills as well as the ability to work well independently.
  • The ability to manage conflicting priorities and remain calm under pressure
  • Self-motivated, resilient and outgoing in order to succeed
  • Customer service and customer management skills would also be highly advantageous for this position
  • Possess the ability to challenge and be assertive where necessary, as well as the ability to multitask efficiently
  • Previous experience of working in a logistics, construction or water industry is highly advantageous, however not essential
  • You will ideally hold some technical experience using systems such as Microsoft packages, SAP and CRM however this is not essential
  • Due to the nature of the role, a full UK driving licence is required

What's in it for you!
This role is an excellent opportunity to supervise projects whilst on site, ensuring that the agreed compliance and service levels are achieved.

You will join a highly motivated and fast-paced team within Thames Water to provide a first-class service to our customers, provide guidance and leadership to field members, promote customer excellence as well as work alongside a variety of different internal stakeholders.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing 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're moving to a hybrid approach where we'll 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're a Times Top 50 Employer for Women.
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