Who are we?
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km’s of pipes, to keep taps flowing and toilets flushing. We are an essential service and have operated throughout the Covid19 pandemic.
At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open.
What you will be doing
The Senior Mechanical Engineer is part of a team of engineers who support the creation of the ‘Intelligent Client’ we require to achieve our AMP7 ambitions and beyond. Focusing on the Mechanical Engineering discipline, you will provide the expertise needed to:
Provide the technical input into project definition briefs
Provide mechanical input into asset surveys and plant condition assessments, feasibility studies, optioneering, whole life costing and preliminary designs
Provide the technical sign-off and assurance during technical delivery including handover
Ensure we are compliant with engineering based regulatory requirements in their area
Support the establishment of a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for engineering
Support the establishment of a cohesive, sustainable engineering structure from graduate to industry experts that leads Thames Water’s engineering requirements into AMP8 and beyond
Assist in the monitoring and development of Graduates and Apprentices in the team
We’re looking for you to:
Have highly developed communication, influencing and interpersonal skills to clearly interact with stakeholders, and team members
Be a recognised senior engineer in Mechanical Engineering with considerable experience in the water industry
Have Lead Design experience
Have a passion for continuous professional development and collaborative approach to driving diversity within engineering in Thames Water
Be knowledgeable in any of the following: pumps/pipe systems, sludge, gas/CHP systems, water/wastewater treatment process equipment
Understand the regulatory environment to achieve compliance with our engineering regulatory requirements
Be degree qualified or equivalent in mechanical engineering with chartership through a relevant awarding body/working towards chartership
What’s in it for you?
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the newly established Engineering Team, which are responsible for providing technical expertise to the business. You will be able to help shape the new engineering function and to design solutions for implementation as part of a wide portfolio of projects.
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service and a wider benefits scheme.
We’re proud of the positive ways of working we have adopted during the pandemic. We want to create a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles we are moving to a hybrid approach where we will provide options around working from our offices, our operational sites and home dependent on role/team/individual. This will be discussed during the assessment process.
Thames Water is a unique, rewarding, and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader and we are a Times Top 50 Employer for Women.
You can find out more in our working for us section of our website.