We are seeking an experienced Engineering Project Manager to join our team as part of the Thames Water Asset Integrity Team. The Engineering Project Manager will play a vital role in reacting to the Thames Valley and Home Counties operational assets, which have failed and are not providing complete service to our communities and customers. These assets are vital to our Sewage Waste Networks in ensuring we can always control waste disposal.

This role will play an essential part in the Thames Water Turnaround Plan to ensure we can proactively repair and maintain our assets while minimising cost and disruption to service and ensuring we can fix them as soon as possible.

What you’ll be doing as an Engineering Project Manager

  • Managing and delivering 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 fit purpose and value for money.
  • Ability to think quickly, decisively, challenge and develop interim reactive RTO solutions while working collaboratively with Operations, Process Improvement Engineers, and supply chain to minimise the impact on the business.
  • Actively promote our zero-compromise attitudes to health and safety, always striving for continuous improvement.
  • Comply with Health and Safety requirements, ensuring that all projects built and designed comply with the Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM).
  • Work collaboratively with delivery partners/contractors to ensure that schemes deliver on time, minimising the risk to the business.
  • Drafting, vetting, and approving RAMS, pre-construction information, project plans, construction phase H&S plans (CPP) and commissioning plans.
  • Overseeing the commissioning and handover of the project to the operational client.
  • Ensuring appropriate training has been completed, and completion documents are available and handed over, including test certificates and constructed drawings.
  • Base locations can be flexible in Thames Valley and Home Counties areas. These are mainly site-based roles, with travel across our operational areas.
  • 36 hours a week, Monday to Friday.
  • The successful candidate must have access to a car and hold a driver’s licence.

What you should bring to the role

  • Hold an HNC/HND or a degree in Engineering.
  • Be technically and commercially astute, with a proven engineering background.
  • Ability to investigate, scope and specify engineering solutions for plant modernisation and refurbishment works.
  • Demonstrate an uncompromising approach to H&S backed by industry-recognised and appropriate training and competence. Comply with all relevant H&S legislation and regulations.

What’s in it for you?

This is an excellent opportunity for practical engineers looking for variety in the role, as no day is the same. You will join a highly collaborative and supportive team passionate about ensuring that the management and delivery of projects are executed safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively whilst maintaining the process integrity of the operational sites, be it waste treatment, water production or pumping station technology.

  • Competitive salary up 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, 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.