Principal Environmental Engineer

3 days left

Pertemps Thames Water
Reading, Berkshire
£25000 - £60000/annum
Jun 18, 2022
Jul 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 doing
Leading a team of Environmental Engineer, the Principal Environmental Engineer is a key member of the team that creates the culture where environment and sustainability best practices are embedded into the day-to-day running of the development and assurance of projects. You'll be responsible for managing, coaching, and developing a team of environmental engineers, ecologists, and archaeologists. As the Principal Environmental Engineer, you'll be responsible for providing the expertise to ensure that all legal and contractual environmental requirements are fully discharged, and that appropriate resources and processes are in place.

You'll engage with our regulators and stakeholders, including environmental pressure groups, local councillors, the Environment Agency, local authorities, Historic England, and Natural England and ensure Project compliance with all applicable environmental legislation and support the delivery of reporting against our metrics in carbon, biodiversity, and natural capital.

he key responsibilities of the role include:
Provide direction, support, and assistance to all project personnel to enable them to manage their project risks, and environmental duties and responsibilities
Work closely with related technical disciplines such as customer and stakeholder engagement advisors and town planners
Participate in the development, review, and update of the project Environmental Management System
Represent and promote the Environmental team in meetings, workshops, management reviews, and forums.
Be familiar with and communicate the requirements of current applicable environmental legislation, particularly with an understanding of infrastructure and related applicable environmental legislation
Be familiar with the ever-changing regulatory landscape and prepare changes to ensure future legal changes are built into our processes and guidance
Assist in the development and delivery of suitable environmental and sustainability training for all project staff and contracting partners
Raise environment/sustainability awareness and community relations awareness
Support external liaison with regulators such as the Environment Agency and Local Authorities etc.
Continuously promote and seek recognition for Thames Water (e.g. through articles, presentations, awards, etc) thereby demonstrating visible environmental excellenceWhat 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
Membership of a relevant professional body or demonstrable relevant experience in the environment and sustainability field is desirable
Previous work experience in the Utility industry is desirable but not essential
Understand the regulatory environment we work in to achieve compliance with our environmental engineering regulatory requirements
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
IT literate with an awareness of knowledge management
Have a desire to adopt and demonstrate behaviours aligned with Thames Water's values
Have a passion for continuous professional development and an active approach to driving diversity within Engineering in Thames WaterWhat's in it for you?
This is a unique opportunity, to work for the biggest water company in the UK. You'll guide and mentor a team of environmental engineers, ecologists, and archaeologists, to achieve their deliverables to ensure the successful delivery of a program of work in the Thames Valley. This is your chance to learn about the world around us and the environmental challenges and make a positive difference.

Our competitive salary and package include a bonus, car allowance, private healthcare, an excellent contributory pension, and 26 days of holiday per year increasing to 30 with a length of service.

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 required to participate in a rota to provide Customer Incident Support, as requested by the Company from time to time. This may be by supporting our customers on the frontline as an ambassador or being part of the team managing the incident as a Control Tower Lead. 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