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Technical Assurance Mechanical Engineer

Pertemps Thames Water
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Full Time
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Who are we?
Thames Water is the UK's largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km of pipes, keeping taps flowing and toilets flushing.

At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to life, so our business is always open - and this matters even more through a pandemic.

We're proud of the positive ways of working we've adopted during the pandemic, creating a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles, we're moving to a hybrid approach with various options across working from home, office, and our sites. We'll cover this during the assessment process.

What you'll be doing
A challenging and exciting opportunity to join our Capital Delivery Major Projects team and be involved in the delivery of some of the most technically complex, high-profile projects in the UK's biggest potable water and wastewater treatment investment programmes. With project values ranging from £30m to over £120m and covering the full life cycle from feasibility to handover, you'll have an opportunity to make a real difference both to our customers and the environment.

As a Technical Assurance Mechanical Engineer, you'll utilise your skills and experience to positively shape solutions that holistically balance innovation, value for money, and resilience. Solutions that range across some of the UK's largest water and wastewater pumping systems, aeration systems alongside renewable energy production including the latest biogas to grid technology.

You'll also contribute to driving down our embedded and operational carbon footprint by maximising energy-efficient solutions developed within an environment that encourages collaboration across a range of technical and commercial disciplines, internal business functions, and with the supply community amongst a diverse range of external stakeholders.

Working closely with contractors and consultants supporting the delivery of capital projects, you'll ensure compliance with our requirements, standards, and expectations so that solutions are delivered safely, meet the technical and environmental requirements of the Project Brief, and end user's expectations.

You'll support Thames Water's 'triple zero' Health, Safety, and Wellbeing vision zero incidents, zero harm, zero compromises) by carrying out audits and reviewing Risk Assessments, Method Statements, and Safe Systems of Work.
What you should bring to the role

Be educated to a degree level in mechanical engineering or with equivalent role-specific experience
Have significant experience working in a design and construction-related role
Knowledge of delivering major complex projects across the whole project life cycle from inception to handover (up to £120m in value)
A desire to promote and sustain Thames Water's 'triple zero' Health & Safety and Wellbeing vision throughout the project lifecycle
Be experienced in applying Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015)
Have detailed technical knowledge and expertise within your discipline and the ability to work with a range of engineering disciplines
Be commercially aware with a good practical understanding of engineering contracts
Be a great team player with the ability to lead and work collaboratively with all stakeholders but also capable of working independently
Have a desire to adopt and demonstrate behaviors aligned with Thames Water's values
Be resilient, tenacious under pressure, and highly motivated to successfully deliver projects safely to time, cost, and quality
Have a passion for continuous professional development and an active approach to driving diversity within Engineering in Thames WaterWhat's in it for you?
An excellent opportunity for an experienced Technical Assurance Mechanical Engineer to work on some of the most significant and complex wastewater treatment, renewable energy, and potable water treatment projects in the UK water industry.

The role also offers opportunities for support for Chartership plus progression within Major Projects, Capital Delivery, and more widely across Thames Water.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service, and a wider benefits scheme.

Thames Water is a dynamic, rewarding, and diverse place to work, with opportunities around every corner. If you join our team, you'll enjoy a fulfilling career, flexible working arrangements, and great benefits. We're also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion, and Disability Confident Leader employer.

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

We deliver life's essential service so our customers, communities, and the environment can thrive. This means, that when a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of your role, you'll be asked to help out our Incident Support Team to help our customers in their hour of need. This is incredibly rewarding, and you'll be given full training - it's also a great opportunity to learn more about our business and meet colleagues.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is so we can manage all the applications correctly and give candidates a positive experience. Once closed, we can't consider any further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment
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