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Mechanical Project Engineer - Thames Water - Dom

ProCivils Recruitment Solutions
Reading, Berkshire
£40000 - £55000/annum
Closing date
Feb 1, 2023

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Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Infrastructure
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
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Mechanical Project Engineer (12153)
Operating Unit
Water - South
Position Type
Full Time
Security Clearance
BPSS - Pre-employment
Salary / Day Rate (Interims Only) To
Role Summary
These are exciting times for the Company which has embarked upon a Creating Sustainable Value change programme building on already strong foundations to create a modern and successful business. The programme includes adding environmental and social value, being more effective and creative by being more inclusive and diverse and streamlining our businesses to cut waste.
A key enabler to achieving the above is becoming a manufacturing organisation, using production line techniques, and defaulting to offsite manufacture.
This is fundamentally changing for the better our work environments and will make us the employer of choice for a dynamic, creative, and diverse workforce.
We will deliver differently and better (safer, quicker, cheaper, and right first time) and have set ourselves up as a manufacturing entity adopting a modern approach to construction.
In the above context we are delighted to work in partnership with Thames Water to deliver fantastic infrastructure, brilliantly and to make things better for current and future generations.
We have committed to working collaboratively with Thames Water, our valued strategic suppliers and other stakeholders to embed MMC (Modern Methods of Construction) to realise leading safety, health and wellbeing, quality, customer service, sustainability and efficiency performance improvements.
To achieve the above, we will warmly welcome into our team people from all walks of life including those who have no previous infrastructure experience providing they thrive in a high energy, dynamic, close knit and creative production team environment.
What you will be doing

Overall responsibility for working with our designer (Arcadis) and suppliers to successfully deliver all mechanical requirements across a project portfolio.
Work with commercial team to procure all off and on site manufactured mechanical requirements particularly focusing on offsite assembly and modularisation.
Closely monitor the progress of off and onsite activities to ensure delivery against agreed programmes and budgets.
Contribute to a positive team culture and environment on your projects to support improved wellbeing and performance.
Responsible for undertaking factory inspections and quality audits and ensuring the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction for all mechanical installations. Your Responsibilities

Safety, Health and Wellbeing: Positively contribute to delivering Thames Water and our "Zero Incidents, Zero Harm, Zero Compromise" goals.
Productivity: Work with others to achieve a step change in productivity which will include implementing robust mechanical design, manufacture and installation quality management to achieve "right first time".
Customer Focus: Establish and maintain trusting and effective relationships with Thames Water Operations and other stakeholders, delivering excellent customer service throughout project delivery.
Culture: Fully embrace the Company's and Thames Water's cultural vision and consistently champion collaborative behaviours and our other core values.
Develop Sustainable Solutions: Display a sound knowledge of sustainable construction solutions and manage engineering activities that contribute to sustainable development.
Digital Engineering: Work with our designer (Arcadis) and the supply chain to optimise the benefits of using digital tools and expertise to integrate our off- and on-site delivery approach.
Design Collaboration: Use the BIM model to ensure that mechanical designs and installations fully integrate with the civils and electrical designs.
Engineering Proposals and Design: Technical expertise in the placement and administration of sub-contracts and material orders relating to mechanical equipment. Preparation for, vetting and approval of supplier's proposals and designs in accordance with specified requirements.
Supply Chain: Fully integrate and engage with the supply chain to assess and develop their capabilities so that they positively contribute to our delivery capability and capacity.
Supervision: Supervise mechanical installation works ensuring health and safety, technical and quality compliance.
Effective planning: Develop logical and accurate mechanical works programmes and integrate with overall project plan.
Reporting: Report on mechanical works programme and cost performance and attend project production meetings.
Quality assurance: Develop quality assurance plans and maintain quality assurance records in accordance with the Company's and Thames Water's documented requirement.
Outage Management: Work with Thames Water Operations and other stakeholders to meticulously plan and successfully deliver outages.
Commissioning: Assisting Commissioning Engineers for pre-commissioning mechanical checks.
Handover Plans and Soft Landings: Contribute to the production of operating and maintenance manuals. Provide Thames Water personnel with operating and maintenance training. Supporting our Production Line Approach

Work closely with our teams and supply chain partners to enhance their production line maturity.
Embrace and implement production line approach on site including programme and logistics.
Ensure the project/package teams challenge production line operations, achieving progress against plans and escalating and promptly resolving issues.
Developing and managing production controls, driving continuous improvement.
Ensure that management reporting is accurate and prompt.
Driving continuous improvement of data analysis and reporting Line Management Responsibilities

Works as part of the Production Delivery Team.
Line manager is Project Engineering Manager.
Operationally accountable to Project Managers.
Directly supervises mechanical suppliers throughout delivery What we will need from you

Display a high degree of technical knowledge and have relevant mechanical project engineering experience within a manufacturing or construction organisation.
Strong analytical, problem-solving and organisational skills who can multi-task and consistently meet challenging deadlines.
Commercially astute.
Experience of both pre-production and production mechanical project engineering desirable.
Has an appreciation of MMC, Lean Construction, Agile Programme Management, Production Thinking and other techniques that assure programme, cost and quality performance.
Programme focused with an ability to plan and organise resources both off and on site to deliver on time and in full.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a range of people.
BIM/digital experience is essential.
Minimum HNC qualified in a mechanical engineering subject desirable.
IT literacy essential.
Professional qualification is desirable.
SMSTS safety qualification and relevant CSCS card is desirable. What we can offer you

Competitive salary (to be discussed on application)
Car allowance
26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday)
Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)
Life Assurance
Defined contribution pension scheme matched up to 8%
2 days volunteering opportunities
Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)
Employee Assistance Programme
Professional membership fees
Flexible Benefits scheme which includes the opportunity to purchase benefits such as:
Critical illness insurance (with option to purchase for your partner)
Dental Insurance
Travel insurance
Bike to work scheme
Retail vouchers/payroll giving/activity pass for top leisure attractions
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