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We're hiring a Project Engineer for Thames Water Sewage Treatment Works in the Aylesbury area! This is your perfect role if you love working on hands-on mechanical and electrical projects.

This role will ensure that our sewage networks run smoothly and efficiently, protect our communities and the environment, and deliver essential life services. Join our team and make a difference!

What you’ll be doing as a Project Engineer

  • Manage and deliver a portfolio of mechanical, electrical, civil, control and instrumentation projects valued at up to £5 million annually.
  • Working closely with Thames Water operations, including Process Improvement Engineers and our contractor supply chain, to scope, specify, and cost-quality solutions that are fit for purpose and value for money.
  • Ability to think quickly, decisively, challenge, and develop interim reactive solutions for maintenance issues that must be resolved promptly.
  • Comply with Health and Safety requirements, ensuring that all projects built and designed comply with the Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM).
  • Overseeing the commissioning and handover of the project to the operational client.
  • Ensure appropriate training has been completed and completion documents, including test certificates and constructed drawings, are available and handed over.
  • Aylesbury Sewage Treatment Works and surrounding area.
  • 36 hours a week, Monday to Friday, based on site 5 days a week.

Must be a driver and have access to a car to travel to sites.

What you should bring to the role

  • Hold an HNC/HND or a degree in Engineering. Alternatively, have a strong knowledge of being hands-on in the Mechanical and Electrical industry.
  • Enjoy being hands-on and proactive on-site to ensure it runs at always required capacity levels.
  • Be technically and commercially astute, with a proven engineering background.
  • Ability to investigate, scope and specify engineering solutions for plant modernisation and refurbishment.

What’s in it for you?

Are you looking for a role that offers variety and a collaborative team environment? We have an excellent opportunity for practical engineers to join our team! No two days are the same in this role, and you'll be working alongside a passionate and supportive team. We focus on ensuring safe, efficient, and cost-effective delivery of projects while maintaining process integrity in operational sites. We're committed to excellence in waste treatment, water production, and pumping station technology. Join us and take your engineering career to the next level!

  • Competitive salary between £41,000 to £57,000 per annum.
  • Car Allowance of £4,500 per annum.
  • 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, is packed with offers and information to save you money and support your well-being.

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.