Engineering Project Manager

  • Job Reference: 36828
  • Date Posted: 2 April 2024
  • Employer: idibu
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £57,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

This is a fantastic career opportunity for Project Engineers who want to join a highly collaborative and supportive team in our Capital Maintenance Projects and deliver modern and innovative solutions to our operational sites.
We are looking to recruit engineers with, mechanical, electrical, civil or chemical backgrounds.
Base locations can be flexible across London, Essex, Kent, Surrey, and surrounding areas. These are mainly site-based roles, with travel across our operational areas.
There is significant investment across our Operations sites, so you will be in a position to make a genuine difference by improving our process performance and efficiency, thereby making life easier for our operations colleagues and delivering value for money for our customers. 
What you’ll be doing as an Engineering Project Manager
You will manage the end-to-end delivery of either single high-value or multiple small to medium-sized engineering projects. These will be associated with upgrades & refurbishments of either Wastewater or Water Treatment Plants within the business.
Using your commercial skills, you will be ‘scoping the need’, tendering the work, and procuring contractors. You will be involved with site set-up and inductions, health and safety inspections, all the way through to commissioning, training and then handing back the completed project.
 Your main areas of focus will include:
  • Health and safety management for your portfolio of projects.
  • Writing specification documents.
  • Assessing tenders.
  • Financial management.
  • Programme management.
  • Technical assurance.
  • Communication with key stakeholders and customers.
  • Ensuring all asset data is captured and updated at the end of a project.
What you should bring to the role 
We welcome applications from a variety of engineering and project engineering backgrounds such as other utilities including water, railways, telecoms, petrochemical, and power industries. Also, relevant experience within the construction industry or if you are due to leave or have left the Military with project engineering experience.
We are looking for you to have:
  • Experience within a commercial and/or technical role.
  • Ideally hold at least BTEC/HND in mechanical, electrical, chemical or civil engineering.
  • An awareness of Health and Safety and CDM 2015.
  • Experience managing the delivery, design and estimating of engineering projects.
  • Hold a full UK driving licence and have your transport.
  • The ability to work unsupervised and use your initiative to deliver specified outputs.
  • Graduates will be considered that have some experience within an operations background.
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive salary up to £57,000 per annum.
  • Car Allowance of £4,500 per annum.
  • 26 days annual leave holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.
 Who are we?
At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part? 
Working at Thames Water
At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business. 
We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.
Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.
Find out more about working at Thames Water.
When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.
Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.