Environmental Engineer

£52,000 yearly
  • Thames Water
  • Reading, UK
  • 27 Apr, 2022
Full time Engineering

Job Description

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’s of pipes, to keep taps flowing and toilets flushing. We are an essential service and have operated throughout the Covid19 pandemic. 

At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open.

What you’ll be doing

As the Environmental Engineer, you will be accountable for developing, briefing, and providing technical input to ensure we have the correct environmental requirements within the Project Definition Briefs and providing environmental support during the promotion stage, delivery, commissioning, and handover of assets.

Keeping up to date with relevant changes in environmental legislation and initiatives, you’ll act as a subject matter expert, working with consultants, contractors, and teams across Thames Water to identify risks and constraints and implement solutions.

To better protect the environment in which we operate, as part of our goal to become a more sustainable business, working with our capital delivery partners and supply chain contractors, we are committed to reducing our embodied carbon emissions by 25% compared to AMP6 levels.

You’ll also be key in promoting the establishment of a cohesive, sustainable engineering structure from graduate to industry experts that leads Thames Water’s engineering requirements into AMP8 and beyond.

This instrumental opportunity is in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and the day-to-day duties include:

  • Lead on excellence in environmental engineering across the Thames Water business
  • Define, develop, and maintain environmental engineering competencies across the business
  • Provide environmental and technical input into projects
  • Ensure we are compliant with engineering-based regulatory requirements
  • Devising the best tools and systems to monitor performance and implement strategies
  • Defining, analysing, and collating environmental performance data and reporting information to stakeholders
  • Support the coaching and mentoring of the team

We’re looking for you to

  • Take ownership of risks, being curious to fully understand the constrain and identify the best solution to resolve them the first time
  • Be a recognised engineer in environmental engineering with experience in the water industry
  • Have expertise in one or more of these areas: embodied carbon and natural-based solutions, natural capital management, and biodiversity
  • Understand the regulatory environment to achieve compliance with our engineering regulatory requirement
  • Be a chartered environmental engineer or working towards chartership
  • Have excellent communication and influencing skills, to clearly engage with our stakeholders
  • Deliver an exceptional service through a passionate and positive approach, taking accountability for your role while working accurately and flexibly within a busy team

What’s in it for you?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the newly established Engineering team, which is accountable for providing technical expertise to the business. You will be able to help shape the new engineering function and to design solutions for implementation as part of a wide portfolio of projects. This is your chance to learn about the world around us and the environmental challenges and make a positive difference.

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.  We are pleased to accept applications from people who are looking for part-time/job share and flexible working opportunities as the role is fully adaptable.

We’re proud of the positive ways of working we have adopted during the pandemic. We want to create a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles, we’re moving to a hybrid approach where we’ll provide options around working from our offices, our operational sites, and home dependent on role/team/individual. This will be discussed during the assessment process.

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding, and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements, and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion, and Disability Confident Leader and we’re a Times Top 50 Employer for Women. 

Click here to find out more about working at Thames Water.