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Construction Assurance Engineer (Ref:31627)

Pertemps Thames Water
Reading, Berkshire
Closing date
Aug 29, 2022

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Construction Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
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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
You will be ensuring our contractors are delivering the required assets to the time, quality, and cost expected of them.

Involved during the design, construction, commissioning, and defects rectification period of the project: Ensuring buildability, efficient and effective delivery whilst safeguarding our site, compliance and process., regulatory and statutory requirements while maximizing benefits to Thames Water.

Key Accountabilities

Promote the Thames Water Three Zeros culture, monitoring contractor health and safety performance. Monitor and audit contractor Health and Safety performance against their Business Management System, and contractual and statutory obligations. Identify deficiencies; escalate and work with the contractor to improve.
Support the well-being of team members and colleagues.
Monitor contractor compliance with environmental requirements in asset design and delivery, monitor delivery performance, and work with contractors to address issues and improve.
Ensure compliance with current CDM regulations.
Engage with Asset Management and Operations; identifying synergies and using lessons learned from previous projects to agree on the most effective solutions.
Support the assessment and appointment of contractors.
Ensure project objectives are clear and agreed upon by all stakeholders.
Support contractor and Operations liaison during the design process, promoting innovation, best practice, and compliance with quality standards; planning for system integration, operability, and maintainability.
Support key design reviews (Solutions review / Challenge Workshop, HAZOP, HAZCOM, SWIFT.
Coach contractors/team members new to TW and/or the AMP7 delivery model
Support construction team to innovate on-site, assist with the resolution of constructability issues
Raise technical queries based on the constructed product
Up-to-date awareness of project risks and aim to minimized/target savings
Verify the Preconstruction checklist is adequately developed to ensure ‘start on site' milestones are met
Team up with Asset Integrators to monitor and review component (FAT / SAT) testing and commissioning, ensuring all commissioning activities defined in the commissioning plan are satisfactorily completed.We're looking for you to

HNC or above in an appropriate engineering subject or significant experience in a similar role
NEBOSH General or Construction Certificate or SMSTS
Knowledge and understanding of processes used in Water / Wastewater / Networks as appropriate.
Understanding of the development of design, construction, and operation of infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects.
Strong written and verbal communication and influencing
tactical planning
Technical Knowledge and ability to assimilate new information
Innovative problem solving
Team workingWhat's in it for you?
Self-Managed hybrid working out in the beautiful areas of the Thames Valley.
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 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 to 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 earn some 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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