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Principal Civil Engineer

Closing date
Feb 21, 2023

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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.

What you'll be doing
Leading one of the Water Infrastructure or non-Infrastructure Civil Engineering teams, the Principal Civil Engineer is a key member of the team that creates the intelligent client Thames Water needs to be able to achieve its AMP7 ambitions and beyond. You'll be responsible for leading, managing, coaching and developing a team of circa 10 engineers ranging from graduates to senior engineers. You will also provide expertise in your field of water engineering.

This role will involve:
• Drive excellence in the Water &/or Wastewater Civil Engineering discipline
• Provide technical input into Project Definition briefs
• Mentor a growing team of engaged engineers
• Lead the civil engineering input into feasibility studies, optioneering, whole-life costing and preliminary/outline designs
• Planning delivery of studies and design projects and reviewing deliverables produced by team members.
Supporting the head of the discipline in reviewing waivers/derogations from asset standards
Support the establishment of a cohesive, sustainable Engineering structure from Graduate to Industry experts that lead Thames's Engineering requirements into AMP8 and beyond
•Inputting to and continuously improving Technical Asset Standards
• Support the establishment of a Centre of Excellence for Engineering and recruitment.

What you should bring to the role
• Significant experience in UK water utility civil infrastructure design and construction. Experience in water mains and/or sewer design and rehabilitation.
• Experience in management, leadership, and development of people in a culture of accountability and achievement.
•Ability to collaborate and influence senior colleagues
• Line management experience
•Design Budget management experience
• Be educated to degree level or equivalent in Civil Engineering with professional chartership
• A passion for continuous professional development and an active approach to driving diversity within Engineering in Thames Water.

What's in it for you?
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 well-being.

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 and flexible working arrangements.
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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