Who are we?

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes. We are an essential service and have operated throughout the Covid19 pandemic. 

At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open.

Capital Delivery: Engineering Our Future

The UK water industry is changing; tighter regulation, ambitious renewable energy targets and stretching leakage and efficiency targets make Thames Water a challenging, exciting and rewarding place to be as we deliver one of the UK’s biggest infrastructure programmes. 

We are passionate about our responsibility for successfully delivering innovative solutions from feasibility and design through to construction and therefore have opportunities right across the project lifecycle.

 Our people are the heartbeat of our business, and their wellbeing is our primary concern. We are looking for individuals who are passionate, innovative, energetic, and ready to rise to the challenge of working in the fastest growing and most densely populated part of the UK. 

 These projects build upon the Victorian’s infrastructure that has served us so well and you can be part of making sure our legacy will make a difference to our customers now and in the future. 

What you will be doing

Working under the direction of the Principal Engineers, the role will be part of the intelligent client Thames Water needs to be able to achieve its AMP7 goals and beyond.

  • Act as the Lead Design Engineer responsible for the design of Wastewater and Water Network Projects in accordance with project delivery procedures.
  • Act as the Lead Design Engineer in relation to urgent or emergency works. Being able to come up with robust and safe repairs and/or solutions is a key requirement for this position. 
  • Take a lead role in the planning and delivery of design activities.
  • Work with the team to achieve the time and cost targets.
  • Act as the key contact for the role of CDM Designer or Principal Designer particularly for urgent projects where the design is undertaken by the inhouse engineers.
  • Be competent in risk management, including risk identification, mitigation and control. Being able to de-risk and add value during the outline design stage is a key requirement for this position.
  • Provide Technical Assurance during the delivery, commissioning and hand over of Assets.
  • Capable of working on several projects and managing the works awarded to external consultants. 
  • We’re looking for you to:

  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent in an engineering discipline and with professional chartership.
  • Have excellent experience in field of water and/or wastewater network design and technical assurance.
  • Be focussed on supporting and implementing continuous improvement.
  • Possess good communication skills.
  • Be experienced in managing project teams and have accountability for project delivery.
  • Fully competent at using the appropriate company IT systems and Office software.
  • What’s in it for you!

    Our competitive salary and benefits package include :

  • An excellent contributory pension
  • 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service
  • Annual pay review
  • Season ticket loans
  • Voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets
  • Loyalty awards for continuous service
  • Our referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company 
  • Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader and we are a Times Top 50 Employer for Women.

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