Project Engineer (Water)

£40,000 - £49,500 yearly
  • Wessex Water
  • Bristol
  • 21 Sep, 2022
Full time Construction Engineering Water Engineering Water and Wastewater Water Management

Job Description

Are you a competent multi-disciplined Technician/Engineer with the ability to successfully deliver capital maintenance projects? If so, we have a great opportunity for you in our Operational Services' Small Schemes Delivery team.

This role will see you cover Bristol, North Somerset, Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire. You will be provided with a company car or a car allowance to help you travel around the region.

If you’re looking for a role to further develop your engineering experience within the water industry, then this will be a great role for you!


The role

Reporting to the Capital Delivery Maintenance Manager, we are looking for an honest, confident and motivated individual, who can deliver small M&E/Civil/ICA schemes to time, cost and quality, with a key emphasis on safety. In this role, you will be responsible for delivering minor supply and waste capital maintenance projects, from the initial concept stage all the way through to the successful commission and handover to the end user.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • whole project lifecycle delivery
  • project risk management, including safety, environmental, process, programme, and budget
  • the management of technical design, specifications, standards and scope
  • contract and financial management
  • contractor supervision
  • communications with internal and external stakeholders, including the public
  • chairing key project delivery meetings
  • reporting (verbal and written) to management
  • supporting capital investment and operational and maintenance teams across the Wessex Water region.


What do I need?

The ideal candidate for this role will be educated to HNC level or above in electrical or mechanical engineering and will have experience in the design, construction, management, and commissioning of small capital maintenance projects.

You should have practical knowledge of water treatment, as well as knowledge of delivering water and wastewater projects within the UK water industry. This is not a necessity, as other experience in other utilities could be relevant.

Experience with sewage pumping station upgrades would be an advantage, but competency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Project is a requirement. Understanding UK health and safety legislation is also important, particularly the Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2015.

In addition to the above, you will be a conscientious and positive team player, who can work independently, flexibly and efficiently, while constantly monitoring progress.


Benefits for you

  • Pension - up to 20% combined contribution
  • 25 days’ holiday rising to 28 with length of service
  • Opportunity to buy and sell up to five days’ holiday
  • Health benefits package
  • Life assurance (up to four times your salary)
  • Electric vehicle salary exchange
  • Flexible working
  • Cashback and discounts from over 1,200 retailers
  • Paid volunteering day
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Interactive health and wellbeing platform
  • Support from mental health first aiders
  • £1000 referral fee if you recommend someone to work for us


What will you get from us?

Our people tell us Wessex Water is a great place to work, and they stay with us! We are proud of how we support development and career progression. We have a wealth of both financial and non-financial benefits to offer our people and are committed to ensuring we provide an environment that supports health and wellbeing and flexible working.

We continue to promote diversity and inclusion. With that in mind, we welcome all applicants.

We are delighted to have signed the Armed Forces covenant and are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare they have a disability or have previously served with the Armed Forces, and meet the minimum requirements for the job, will automatically be invited for an interview.

Please let us know if you require any additional support or adjustments to assist you in starting your journey with Wessex Water.

If you have what it takes to join this award-winning business and want to be part of our exciting journey and share in that success, then please get in contact with us to find out more.

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