Environmental Assurance Engineer

Thames Water
On application
May 28, 2022
Jun 02, 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 of pipes,keeping taps flowing and toilets flushing. At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to life, so our business is always open - and this matters even more through a pandemic.We're proud of the positive ways of working we've adopted during the pandemic, creating a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles, we're moving to a hybrid approach with various options across working from the home, office, and our sites. We'll cover this during the assessment process.What you'll be doingAn exciting opportunity has arisen for an Environmental Assurance Engineer to work within the Environmental Engineering team in Capital Delivery. This role is part of the team that Thames Water requires to achieve its AMP7 ambitions and beyond and provides the expertise needed to:
  • Identify environmental risks and constraints throughout the project lifecycle and mitigate them as appropriate
  • Ensure environmental compliance and obtain the required consent promptly
  • Review contractors' submissions including the construction management plans
The day-to-day accountabilities include:
  • Ensure engineering projects meet compliance with the Thames Water environmental standards
  • Carry out environmental construction site audits to improve performance
  • Ensure environmental compliances during project delivery from the initial stages of design through construction and commissioning
  • Review environmental assessments and environmental management plans
  • Assist project teams to deliver the environmental objectives in line with the time targets
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with contractor's environmental leads
  • Improve contractors' environmental performance by undertaking site audits and through lessons learned
  • Supervise project engineers and the work carried out by consultants
  • Take an active role in improving performance across the engineering team
What you should bring to the role
  • Be educated to a degree level in an appropriate environmental/ecological or sustainability discipline or possess equivalent role-specific experience
  • Understand the regulatory environment we work in to achieve compliance with our environmental engineering regulatory requirements
  • Have excellent communication and collaboration skills, to interact with colleagues and stakeholders
  • Be a great team player with the ability to lead and work collaboratively with all stakeholders but also capable of working independently
  • Have a desire to adopt and demonstrate behaviors aligned with Thames Water's values
  • Have a passion for continuous professional development and an active approach to driving diversity within Engineering in Thames Water
What's in it for you?This is a unique opportunity to work within a team and provide environmental support for a large portfolio of projects from the initial study stage through design to completion of construction. You'll have the opportunity to grow and develop your skills within a collaborative and supportive team.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.Thames Water is a dynamic, rewarding, and diverse place to work, with opportunities around every corner. If you join our team, you'll enjoy a fulfilling career, flexible working arrangements, and great benefits. We're also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion, and Disability Confident Leader employer.Find out more about working at Thames Water.We deliver life's essential service so our customers, communities, and the environment can thrive. This means, that when a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of your role, you'll be asked to help out our Instant Support Team to help our customers in their hour of need. This is incredibly rewarding, and you'll be given full training - it's also a great opportunity to learn more about our business and meet colleagues.Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is so we can manage all the applications properly and give candidates a positive experience. Once closed, we can't consider any further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.