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Construction Engineer

Thames Water Utilities
South East
Closing date
Jun 8, 2023

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Construction Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
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.

This role will be offering full-time and part-time hours

What youll be doing

As an engineer within our construction teams, youll ensure contractors are safely delivering the Thames Water assets on time, in quality, and at cost. Youll be involved during the design, construction, commissioning, and post-takeover of the project: Ensuring buildability, and efficient and effective delivery whilst safeguarding our site compliance. As part of the delivery team, youll have regulatory and statutory expectations and maximize benefits to Thames Water.

Youll 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.

This role will be playing an integral part in theMajor Projects directorate of Capital Delivery. The role is based on two sites. Our new Guildford Sewage Treatment Site, where we are building new works, and our existing Mogden Sewage Treatment Site where we are doing significant upgrades around our key site in Southwest London.

Key role responsibilities include:
  • Supporting key design reviews and identifying risks and issues and working with stakeholders to resolve
  • Focussed on the construction phase of projects; assessing and reporting project progress, acting to rectify issues, and taking the lead on the escalation process if necessary. Also ensuring all non-conformance is identified and rectified.
  • Monitoring and reviewing component FAT: Factory Acceptance Test and SAT: Site acceptance test, testing, and commissioning, ensuring all commissioning activities defined in the commissioning plan are satisfactorily completed
  • Managing identification and resolution of snags and after Take Over liaising with Operators and contractors to manage the defects process and performance testing
  • Monitoring, agreeing, and approving Take Over tests

Were looking for you to:
  • Have an HNC or above in an appropriate engineering subject or background in a similar role. For this role we are keen to recruit a candidate with Mechanical, Electrical or ICA (Instrumentation, Control and Automation) skills.
  • Have a significant Health and safety qualification. These could be with bodies such as the Construction Industry Training Board or National Examination Board in Occupational Safety or the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
  • Understand the development of design, construction, and operations within the running site.
  • Be driven, resilient, and tenacious under pressure, with a desire to successfully deliver projects on time, cost, and quality. Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, to interact with our stakeholders and contractors
  • Foster a positive Health & Safety culture within the team and contractors, ensuring we assert all environmental and Health & Safety statutory obligations

Whats in it for you?

Thames Water has some of the largest and most complex challenges in the water industry. A key part of our delivering solution is within Capital Delivery Programme. The major project takes on the largest and most complex projects. The new works at Guildford are the largest significant new site for a generation. The works at Modgen serve 2.5 million people and are a historically pioneering site in the field of power generation from wastewater.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with a 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, 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, 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 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 cant consider any further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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