The Principal Engineer will lead a technical team focusing on London's Wastewater pumps and pumping stations. You will develop, build, and lead the multi-disciplined team necessary to ensure the success of your project(s) and programmes.

You will be responsible for developing and delivering all key project technical objectives against business case objectives. You will be key in ensuring projects deliver on time, cost, and quality and a robust health, safety, well-being, and delivery-focused culture.

What you’ll be doing as a Principal Engineer

  • Plan the design activities for a large portfolio of projects from concept design through feasibility and de-risking activities to contract award. Manage and monitor these activities to meet or outperform the project milestones and allocated budgets.
  • Responsible for the Technical Assurance of detailed designs by contractors, design change reviews and waiver applications during construction.
  • Responsible for providing the Project Teams with the support they need during the commissioning and handover of assets.
  • Act as the key contact for the Contract Design Management regulations designer or Principal Designer role as required.
  • Undertake Health and Safety inspections of construction sites and work with the construction engineers to always reach higher and be better in our Health & Safety performance.
  • Be competent in risk management, including risk identification, mitigation, and control. Being able to de-risk and add value is a key skill for this position.

Hybrid – Maple Lodge, London

36 hours a week

What you should bring to the role

  • Hold a civil engineering degree or equivalent and hold a professional charter
  • Understanding of the regulatory environment to achieve compliance as required.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • Ability to influence senior colleagues and collaborate with others to achieve buy-in from all those involved.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary from £52,000 pa to £78,000 pa.
  • This role will come with a car allowance of £5.8k.
  • 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Annual Bonus.
  • Private Medical Health Care.
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.

Who are we?

At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water

At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. 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.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around 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 earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.