Water Design Engineer

UK Power Solutions Ltd UKPS
London, England
Apr 16, 2022
May 15, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Job Title: Water Design Engineer

Reporting to: Water Design Manager

Location: Westworld, London

About Us:

We are UKPS; a fast-growing, multi-utility Independent Connection Provider (ICP) with a national footprint. We are fully accredited under the NERS, GIRS and WIRS schemes to carry out the turnkey provision of multi-utility infrastructure and subsequent connections to residential, commercial and industrial projects.

We are part of the Last Mile Infrastructure Group, one of UK's largest Independent Network Owners, owning and operating in excess of 300,000 gas and electricity connections serving residential and commercial customers. In total the Group employs over 700 people across the UK.

It is our mission to be the UK's leading independent multi-utility provider and to be the BEST PLACE where the BEST PEOPLE work.

About the Opportunity:

The main purpose of the Water Design Engineer role is to undertake water design and planning associated with the construction and installation of new contestable water connections for residential and industrial/commercial developments.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • To design contestable connection schemes in accordance with Engineering directives
  • Produce effective design drawings for all aspects of the project
  • Escalate any major or commercial issues experienced in the team to the Water Design Manager
  • Design water mains and service connections to engineering standards including the Water Company's Design and Construction Specification and the Water Supply Water Fittings Regulations
  • Make site visits to ascertain detailed information related to the design and planning of a project
  • Manage own portfolio of design work, on time and within budget
  • Ensure design compliance with CDM
  • Liaise with and support the UKPS team on technical and planning matters to ensure smooth project delivery
  • To be fully aware of the market that UK Power Solutions are operating within

What we are looking for:

Experience / Knowledge:

  • Previous experience of designing new water networks
  • Understanding of the Self-Lay/NAV market
  • Water Network Modelling Software (WaterGEMS or similar)
  • Knowledge of engineering codes, regulations, standards and specifications


  • IEng with a recognised professional institute such as CIWEM, ICE, IoW

  • L3 Diploma in Designing Water networks (CABWI)


  • Ability to manage own work load by effectively prioritising and multi-tasking
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written), must be confident and courteous on the telephones and be able to communicate at all levels
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Customer service oriented with focus on the success of the business
  • People person yet resilient and assertive with proactive and positive attitude
  • Effective problem solving & organisational skills
  • An excellent attention to detail

In return of your hard work and dedication, we can offer you:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, rising by 1 day a year after two complete years' service, up to a maximum of 30 days
  • Death in Service Insurance (3x salary)
  • 5% Employer Pension Contribution
  • Private Medical Insurance (following successful probation)
  • 24/7, 365 days a year confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Cycle to work scheme