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Senior Construction Assurance Engineer

Posted 27 days ago by Pertemps
Location Reading Job Type Permanent
Salary £40000 - £45000 per annum Sector Engineering, Building & Construction
About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a project team, delivering work within Developer Services. Working closely with the project manager, engineers and construction teams, you will be responsible for leading and performance managing construction activity .You will oversee construction and site work, ensuring health and safety is at the heart of everything we do. Responsible for ensuring construction work on-site is progressing in line with the project plan, you will be the on-site representative for Thames Water and will link back to the project manager and operational teams.

You will be responsible for inputting into the development of customer solutions as well as ensuring that project deliverables are achieved in a timely manner, within cost and quality. You will be delivering ground-breaking and efficient solutions whilst being the main point of contact for project team members, customers and internal senior stakeholders.

This role is an excellent opportunity to supervise projects whilst on site, ensuring that the agreed compliance and service levels are achieved. Key areas of accountability will include:
  • Act as the main point of contact for customers and internal stakeholders whilst on site.
  • Monitor and report on performance against key performance indicators.
  • Work with team to improve employee engagement and ensure there is a strong focus within the onsite team on health and safety.
  • Review of risk assessments and method statements for all projects and re-assess as the projects develop, to ensure works are completed safely.
  • Apply commercial acumen in managing contractors and suppliers to deliver best value solution through an agreed programme of work.
  • Deliver a programme of works against time, quality and cost requirements.
  • Proactively manage stakeholders to achieve excellence communication, handovers and effective interdependent relationships.
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

Good communication and co-ordination skills as well as the ability to work well independently.

The ability to manage conflicting priorities and remain calm under pressure.

Self-motivated, resilient and outgoing in order to succeed.

Customer service and customer management skills would also be highly advantageous for this position.

Possess the ability to challenge and be assertive where necessary, as well as the ability to multitask efficiently.

Previous experience of working in a logistics, construction or water industry is  highly advantageous, however not essential.

You will ideally hold some technical experience using systems such as Microsoft packages, SAP and CRM however this is not essential.

Due to the nature of the role, a full UK driving licence is required.

What’s in it for you?

This is a great opportunity to join a highly motivated and fast-paced team within Thames Water to provide a first class service to our customers, provide guidance and leadership to field members, promoting customer excellence as well as working alongside a variety of different internal stakeholders.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 

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.