We have a new opening for an Adoptions Engineer, to manage the adoption processes of new sewerage systems, sewer diversions and pre-planning enquiries, being accountable for technically assessing at each stage.

What your being doing as the Adoptions Engineer?

Working as part of a dynamic team of engineers, you will take ownership and be the first point of contact for developers following their applications, as well as ensuring our assets are protected throughout the adoption process.

Within this role you the Adoption Engineer will be taking ownership of your geographical portfolio, engaging with many stakeholders both internal and external. Stakeholders will include internal departments such as Asset Planners, Operations, Major Projects and others, whilst externally you will work with Local Planning Authorities, Environment Agencies, product manufacturers, major developers, global consultancies, small developers, contractors and customers.

What you should bring to the role:

It’s envisaged the appointed Adoptions Engineer will hold a Civil Engineering degree and or equivalent and will have previous working experience in a similar position.

You’ll be a strong communicator at all levels both written and verbal with competent IT skills, able to liaise and negotiate where applicable.

With both Code for Adoptions and DMeX as our team's key performance indicators, you will deliver the customer promise by exceeding expectations for the statutory timescales, by being an efficient and professional communicator, keeping the developer well-informed throughout the process and building strong relationships for improved customer satisfaction overall.

You’ll build expertise in sewerage policy and legislation and will be fully up to date and knowledgeable on the most recent code of practice ‘Code for Adoptions’ including the Design and Construction Guidance and associated service level agreements and WaterUK metrics and will be responsible for meeting the sewer vesting targets each year.

What’s in it for you?

  • This is a permanent (hybrid) position reporting to our head office in Reading. This opportunity is offering a starting salary of between £40,000 - £60,000 per annum depending on knowledge, experience suitability.
  • This package includes an excellent contributory pension and 26 days of holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service.
  • You can also benefit from a Personal Medical Assessment per year and 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 complimentary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, background, 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.