Graduate Project Engineering Manager

  • Job Reference: 15520
  • Date Posted: 21 November 2020
  • Employer: United Utilities
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Salary: £28,500
  • Sector: Project Management
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Graduate Project Engineering Manager (15520)

Job ID: 15520
Location: Warrington, UK
Salary: £28,500.00
Working Hours: 37.00 per week

Job Purpose

United Utilities provides water and sewage services to around seven million people in the North West.  Behind the scenes that means operating enough miles of pipework and sewers to wrap three times round the planet, investing billions of pounds to improve water and the environment across the North West, while taking care of some of the most scenic and environmentally sensitive countryside in the region. We're embracing new technology, thinking outside the box to improve services for our customers and even harnessing the renewable energy potential of the region's water, waste and weather.  

In short, it's our job to bring three million households and 200,000 businesses, clean, clear water and to take their waste water away so our customers can simply get on with their day.

The Project Engineering Manager leads a multi-disciplinary team to develop our capability for the future either through investigations or delivery of capital infrastructure. 


Job Accountabilities

  • Initially undertaking the role you will be responsible for supporting the Project Engineering Manager in managing and delivering projects safely and to time, cost and quality constraints.
  • During the training scheme you will also get to experience project delivery from other key roles including site construction management, rick management, contract and commercial management and project controls to understand time, cost and quality management.
  • The final 12-months of the scheme will be spent working as a Project Engineering Manager.
  • Liaise with the project team members and internal/ external stakeholders.
  • Work using your own initiative requiring limited supervision from a more experienced senior Project Engineering Manager.
  • Have a flexible style to suit different situations.
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral).
  • Able to develop strong lasting relationships to achieve targets / objectives
  • Ability to plan, monitor and prioritise tasks to deliver targets / objectives. 


Knowledge and Skills

  • 2:1 Project Management Degree or 2:1 Science or Engineering Degree with a qualification or experience in Project Management.
  • Great interpersonal, communication and influencing skills.
  • Contract management / commercial awareness.
  • Technical awareness / competence.
  • Good team working skills. 

Additional Information

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a virtual assessment centre in late January. Dates to be confirmed.

We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background.

If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service.