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.
What you'll be doing
A key role in the Project Engineering team, as a Senior Civil Engineer, you'll be working alongside contractors and consultants delivering Capital Projects for Thames Water and ensuring they comply with our requirements, standards, and expectations for design, delivery, and Health & Safety.
The Project Engineering team is responsible for ensuring the effective definition and de-risking of project briefs which provide the foundation of capital projects, and you'll play an essential part in the supply of project briefs for contractors to deliver against whilst maintaining capital spend.
Focusing on the Civil Engineering discipline, the Senior Civil Engineer will provide the expertise needed to:
Oversee the development of Contractor Project Briefs to meet defined needs with best value solutions
Understand and mitigate project risks to reduce project delivery costs
Provide Design sign-off between Asset Management and Capital Delivery as the delivery stream dictates
Provide technical assurance of projects during the delivery, commissioning, and handover of assetsKey accountabilities include:
Co-ordinating the development of Project Briefs from the needs defined by Engineering & Asset
Understanding project risks and coordinating mitigation activities
Preparing and supporting technical reviews through the definition, de-risking, and detail design phases of projects
Carrying out Technical Assurance checks and audits of contractor activities and outputs through the detailed design and construction phases of projects
Coaching and mentoring others to facilitate personal development and continuous improvementWhat you should bring to the role:
Be educated to a degree level in Civil engineering or other appropriate technical qualification in an engineering discipline
Be knowledgeable and have relevant experience in Civil Engineering
Understanding of Health & Safety in the construction industry and in particular CDM
Experience in developing capital project solutions in the water/wastewater industry
Experience in developing technical project solutions and/or briefs
Understand the regulatory environment to achieve compliance with our engineering regulatory requirements
Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be naturally collaborative and confident to effectively communicate with colleagues, contractors, and consultants, and drive forward project delivery
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 fantastic opportunity to be involved with the design and delivery of capital projects within the UK's largest water and wastewater company. Working within an encouraging and collaborative team who lives our values every day, you'll be in a prime position to make a difference to our business and our customers.
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days of holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service, and a wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.
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 a wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.
We're also proud to embrace and promote diversity and believe that creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve will help us to thrive. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.
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 Team Thames, you'll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It's also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues, and a earn bit of extra money along the way.
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