Principal Engineer - Water Non-Infrastructure

Thames Water
On application
Jul 07, 2022
Jul 21, 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 home, office, and our sites. We'll cover this during the assessment process.What you'll be doingAs the Principal Engineer - Water Non-Infrastructure, you'll direct a team of circa. 10 Engineers, for projects relating to our water treatment and related assets to ensure that they are delivered to Thames Water's high standards with regard to health and safety, time, quality, and cost.The Principal Engineer - Water Non-Infrastructure provides the expertise needed to:
  • Provide design sign-off between Asset Management and Capital Delivery as the delivery stream dictates
  • Provide Technical assurance during the delivery, commissioning, and hand over of assets
  • Drive the advancement of their engineering discipline
  • Input to and continuously improve Technical Asset Standards
  • Ensure and deliver the Engineering Regulatory compliance on relevant assets
The key accountabilities include:
  • Providing the technical input into de-risking Project Briefs to maximise value
  • Providing the technical sign-off and assurance during technical delivery including handover
  • Ensuring we are compliant with Engineering based regulatory requirements
  • Supporting the establishment of a cohesive, sustainable Engineering structure from graduate to industry experts that takes Thames Water's Engineering into AMP8 and beyond
What you should bring to the role:
  • Be a recognised leader in Engineering with considerable experience in the water industry
  • Have a strong understanding of the regulatory environment to achieve compliance with our Engineering requirements
  • Possess excellent leadership and communication skills both internally and externally
  • Possess the ability to collaborate, influence, and negotiate
  • Budget management experience
  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent in an Engineering discipline and with professional chartership
  • A passion for continuous professional development and a dynamic approach to driving diversity within Engineering at Thames Water
What's in it for you?As the largest UK water company, we inevitably have some of the largest and most exciting projects in the sector. This is a challenging, exciting, and high-profile role allowing you an opportunity to make an impact on our long-term ambitions whilst establishing a successful career within Thames Water.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 the 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 really 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. 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.