Civil Engineer - Sewer Rehabilitation

Job Title: Civil Engineer - Sewer Rehabilitation
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Slough
Salary: £40800 - £48000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-06-24
Reference: 4248
Contact Name: Robyn Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 24, 2019 11:23

Job Description

What is the purpose of this role?

As the Sewer rehabilitation engineer you act as the technical gatekeeper for all capital follow on work solutions, responsible for suggesting sewer rehabilitation which considers delivery, affordability and risk. You will engage with a number of stakeholders across the business, acting as the bridge between the office and field to ensure that the best delivery solution is designed for both the business and our customers.

Working closely with the office technical specialist manager, you will ensure that best practice and key learnings are regularly fed back to the relevant field and office teams. This is a key role and a fantastic opportunity to be involved in innovation within the industry, actively seek out and embracing challenges and refining the role.

You will act as the technical sign off for capital activities raised above an agreed threshold following an assessment of technical and geospatial information to develop a cost effective solution. This may involve the preparation of presentations and business cases to justify spend.

What makes the role unique?

In this challenging and rewarding role, you will play a pivotal part in evolving how we manage our regional budgets going forwards. This is your opportunity to be part of a legacy and positively make your mark.

In this ever changing environment, every day will be different and so this is an ideal position for someone who enjoys variety and change. You will be in a position to proactively support and coach your team members, improving and developing skills and knowledge and making a real difference.

What does the role involve?

Propose a minimal viable scheme for sewer rehabilitation, managing residual risk based on the consequence of failure.

Engage with internal and external stakeholders to discuss and manage asset deterioration including highlighting alleviated or residual asset risks to the business and ensuring that future risk is effectively managed to mitigate against customer impact or loss of service.

Monitor contractor performance including capability and scope creep, as well as identifying trends or areas for improvement. Be able to engage with, challenge and effectively manage contractors so as to design and implement the most appropriate technical delivery solution.

Share best practice and knowledge of innovative techniques with the business, supporting continuous improvement in the Customer Solutions Centre and applying cutting edge technology for the purpose of sewer rehabilitation and asset remediation.

Proactively manage schedule and work flexibly where needed to fully utilise working time and manage internal and external relationships, both at Thames operational sites and field locations.

What skills are we looking for?

Are you looking for a challenging role where you can make a difference? If yes, we want to hear from you…
  • We are ideally looking for a degree educated or equivalent engineer.
  • Experience with sewer rehabilitation would be ideal.
  • We are looking for someone with effective communication skills - with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Someone who can build positive relationships quickly and with proven stakeholder engagement.
  • Ideally you will have previous experience in the utilities, water and/or wastewater industry.
  • Highly organised with attention to detail.
    Fully MS office competent and a quick learner on new company systems.
  • You will have broad knowledge and application of trenchless techniques and proven knowledge of industry standards i.e. SRM, MSCC.
  • An understanding of budgets and cost management would be beneficial.
  • You will be focussed, methodical and have an excellent understanding of key procedures.
  • Due to the nature of the role, a full driving licence is required.
  • You will be able to demonstrate the ability to deliver projects to meet both commercial and technical objectives.
What’s in it for you:

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension and holiday scheme and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.

About us:

Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times. We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer, welcoming applications from all walks of life to join our diverse team. We’re also leading the way with our award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.