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Construction Assurance Engineer - Major Projects (ref:29632)

Pertemps Thames Water
St. Margarets and North Twickenham, Greater London
Closing date
Aug 29, 2022

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Construction Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
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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
As a Construction Assurance Engineer, you'll ensure contractors are safely delivering the required assets to time, quality, and cost. You'll be involved during the design, construction, commissioning, and defects rectification period of the project: Ensuring buildability, and efficient and effective delivery whilst safeguarding our site compliance and process. Meeting regulatory and statutory requirements and maximizing benefits to Thames Water.

You'll be accountable for overseeing all construction activities on your projects from conception to completion monitoring compliance with our asset standards, safety, environmental, and quality standards, and wider regulations.

You'll actively promote the Thames Water ‘Three Zeros' culture, monitoring contractor health and safety performance. The base location for the role is flexible within the Thames Water catchment area.

Key role responsibilities include:

Engaging with Asset Management and Operations to agree on the most effective solutions
Assisting with the assessment and appointment of contractors
Using learnings from previous projects to optimize the construction and handover phase of projects and innovate where practicable
Supporting key design reviews (Solutions review/Challenge Workshop, HAZOP, HAZCOM, SWIFT)
Verifying and approving project plans
Identifying risks and issues and working with stakeholders to resolve
Liaising with Operations and contractors to approve passing through key milestones
Assessing and reporting project progress, acting to rectify issues, and escalating as necessary
Assuring the project as it moves through the construction phase ensuring all non-conformance is identified and rectified
Monitoring and reviewing component (FAT/SAT) testing and commissioning, ensuring all commissioning activities defined in the commissioning plan are satisfactorily completed
Auditing contractor compliance with site procedures, following up, and ensuring corrective actions are closed out
Managing identification and resolution of snags before the commencement of taking Over procedures
Monitoring, agreeing and approving Take Over tests
Liaising with Operations and contractors to manage the defects process and performance testingWe're looking for you to:
For the position at Mogden, we are looking for skills in Mechanical Engineering or Instrumentation, Control, and Integration (ICA)
For the position at Guildford, we are looking for a background in Civil Engineering

Have an HNC or above in an appropriate engineering subject or significant experience in a similar role
Be qualified in NEBOSH or IOSH General or Construction Certificate or SMSTS or willing to gain
Be knowledgeable in the processes used in water and/or wastewater as appropriate
Understand the development of design, construction, and operation of infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects
Be self-starting, resilient, and tenacious under pressure, with a desire to successfully deliver projects to time, cost, and quality
Have excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, to interact with our stakeholders and contractors
Possess excellent organization and workload management skills
Deliver an exceptional service through a passionate and positive approach, taking accountability for your role while working accurately and flexibly within a busy team
Foster a positive Health & Safety culture within the team and contractors, ensuring we fulfill environmental and Health & Safety statutory obligations
Have a full driving license as travel will be required to construction and operational sites across the Thames Water catchment areaWhat's in it for you?
This is a challenging role, and key to the successful delivery of our Major Projects portfolio. You'll be working on some of the largest projects in the water/wastewater sector with an impressive variety of work. Working with some of the leading contractors and consultants in the sector this role is vital for successful delivery within the Thames Water intelligent client model. We are flexible on the level of the role and both L7 and L6 opportunities are available.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with 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, when a crisis happens, we all rally round 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
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