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Civil Engineer

Thames Water Utilities
Reading, South East
Closing date
Apr 2, 2023

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Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Who are we?

Thames Water is the UKs 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.

Were proud of the positive ways of working weve adopted during the pandemic, creating a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles, were moving to a hybrid approach with various options across working from the home, office, and our sites. Well cover this during the assessment process.

What youll be doing

Working in an industry-leading Civil Engineering team, as a Civil Engineer, you will be instrumental in analysing engineering problems, identifying engineering solutions, producing designs, calculations, drawings, specifications, and reports, and helping to ensure we comply with the engineering-based regulatory requirements. Supporting the Senior Civil Engineers, you will conceptualize and outline the design of a variety of treatment works and infrastructure for both water and wastewater projects.

Youll be supporting the development, briefing, and providing technical input to ensure we have the correct engineering solutions, outline designs, and technical requirements within the projects.

Youll also be part of a cohesive, sustainable engineering structure that leads Thames Waters engineering requirements into AMP8 and beyond.

This exciting opportunity is in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and the day-to-day duties include:
  • Evaluating root causes of problems in our wastewater network
  • Undertaking site visits
  • Ensuring that safe sustainable design is developed
  • Preparing calculations, designs, study reports, specifications, drawings, and H&S documentation
  • Liaising with other engineering disciplines to ensure that the civil engineering design caters to their needs
  • Provide civil engineering input into asset surveys and plant condition assessments, feasibility studies, optioneering, whole life costing, and preliminary designs

Were looking for you to
  • Be educated to degree level or other appropriate technical qualification in Civil Engineering
  • Be knowledgeable and have some experience in one or more of the following: water utility civil infrastructure design and construction, water/wastewater treatment works, and hydraulic design. Preference will be given to those with wastewater infrastructure experience.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment to achieve compliance with our Engineering regulatory requirements
  • Possess the ability to use your initiative and undertake tasks efficiently and objectively
  • Be able to work and co-ordinate with multi-disciplinary teams, such as Hydraulic Modelling and MEICA engineers
  • Have excellent communication and influencing skills, to engage with our colleagues and stakeholders
  • Deliver an exceptional service through a passionate and positive approach, taking accountability for your role while working accurately and flexibly within a busy team

Whats in it for you?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a recently established and growing engineering team responsible for providing technical expertise to the business. Working for the engineering team in the biggest water company in the UK, you will have the chance to help shape the engineering function and support a variety of water engineering challenges.

We will provide you with relevant training, development, and support so that you can further your engineering career in the water industry.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, a minimum of 26 days holiday per year increasing to a maximum of 30 days depending on grade and length of service, and a wider benefits scheme.

Thames Water is a dynamic,?rewarding, and diverse place to work, with opportunities around every corner. If you join our team, youll enjoy a fulfilling career and flexible working?arrangements.

Were 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, youll 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. Its 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 cant consider any further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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