Engineer - Capital Delivery

Hampton Coal Wharf - TW12 2ES, Maple Lodge - Rickmansworth - WD3 9SQ, Reading - Clearwater Court - RG1 8DB

About the role:

Working under the direction of the Principal and Senior Engineers the role will be part of the intelligent client Thames Water needs to be able to achieve its AMP7 ambitions and beyond. Focusing on the engineering discipline the role will:

  • Get the right technical requirements from the Project Definition Briefs and maximise value by understanding risks and providing mitigation.
  • Input and continuously improve Technical Asset Standards
  • Provide design sign-off between Asset Management and Capital Delivery as the Delivery Stream dictates
  • Provide technical assurance during the delivery, commissioning, and hand over of assets

Key Accountabilities:

  • Assessment of Project Briefs and associated technical information and solutions, to support risk mitigation to maximise value before pricing by a delivery contractor.
  • Work within multi-disciplinary project teams in accordance with project delivery procedures.
  • Work towards the delivery of project outputs to time, cost and quality through planning and forecasting resource requirements.
  • Checking and review of team outputs.
  • Developing capability and working to ensure continuous improvement.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Apprenticeship with HNC in the relevant discipline with at least one year’s experience.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Experience of working on water/wastewater operational sites
  • Fully competent at using the appropriate Company IT systems and Office software

What’s in it for you?

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. 

The supply of wholesome drinking water and safe treatment of wastewater is critical to protecting our environment.  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. 

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities. 

Click here to find out more about working at Thames Water

About us:

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.  

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, 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. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We’re also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.

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, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with award-winning mental health and well-being strategy.


Armed Forces Covenant - Equality Commitment badges