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Attention all Construction Engineers!

We have an exciting opportunity for you to contribute to modernizing and developing our Sewage Treatment Works in London and our Home Counties. As our successful candidate, you will play a central role in ensuring that we can continue to provide life's essential services and protect our environment through our Sewage Treatment Plants.

Join us on our Turn Around Plan and participate in something meaningful! Please apply now to be a construction and integration engineer and join us on this journey.

What you’ll be doing as a Construction Engineer

  • Supporting essential design and delivery reviews, identifying risks and issues, and working with stakeholders to resolve them.
  • Carry out health and safety audits to ensure relevant issues are corrected.
  • 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, ensure all non-conformance is identified and corrected.
  • Managing identification and resolution of snags and after Take Over liaising with Operators and contractors to handle the defects and aftercare process’ and performance testing.
  • Monitored, agreed on, and approved Takeover tests with the project team.
  • Ensure that the required project documentation meets our specifications and approve information for taking over.
  • Working as an active member of one or more project teams with one or more of our contractors.
  • Hybrid – Maple Lodge or Hampton Coal Wharf - Hybrid.
  • As part of this role, you will be required to be on site 3-4 days a week, 36 hours a week, Monday to Friday.

The successful candidate must drive; this role will come with a car allowance.

What you should bring to the role

  • Have an HNC or above in an appropriate engineering subject or background in a similar role.
  • Knowledge of health and safety on construction sites or holding of SMSTS qualification; this can be offered as part of the role if not as a current holder.
  • Understand design, construction, and operations within industries like the water sector.
  • Have a background in project delivery within the construction sector.
  • Be confident in communicating with various levels of stakeholders.
  • Foster a positive Health and safety culture within the team and contractors, ensuring we assert all environmental and Health and safety statutory obligations.

What’s in it for you?

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop construction and project management skills with Thames Water projects. This will enable you to build upon your career into other others of Project Delivery we have to be able to deliver life’s essential service.

  • Competitive salary from £40,000 to £60,000 per annum.
  • Car allowance of £4,500 a year.
  • 26 days holiday per year, increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • 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 must 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 enriching 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. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.