You will play a key role in ensuring projects are delivered to time, cost and quality objectives as well as ensuring strong health, safety, and wellbeing culture are adopted throughout.
Ensuring that the contractors and consultants delivering capital projects for Thames Water comply with our requirements, standards, and expectations.
Ensuring the solution developed and delivered meets the technical requirements of the Project Brief, addresses the Need(s) and provides the best Whole Life Cost for Thames Water.
These will generally be discipline-specific roles in support of the Technical Assurance Manager, including, Civil, Mechanical, electrical and ICA as well as commissioning engineer capability.
Close liaison with Major Projects Delivery Teams through the Project Lifecycle to assure and provide discipline expertise in the development of project solutions from concept through detailed design development and continues to meet the requirements of the project brief and address the need.
Post-contract design and construction contract technical assurance in support of the Technical Assurance Manager and site Project Manager.
Responsible for all technical aspects during the Capital Delivery phases of the projects being delivered.
Responsible for the identification and escalation of any change and/or risks that emerge through design, construction, commissioning and handover phases of the project which may affect, performance and/or compliance.
You will play a key role in ensuring Operations requirements are considered and are fully bought into the solution being implemented. Ensure Operations understand what will (and will not) be delivered as part of the solution, enabling a smooth transition of delivered assets into BAU.
Representing Thames Water in technical reviews during the project development and implementation, liaising closely with the Project Manager and technical leadership at all times.
Responsible for ensuring the contractors/ consultants are:
always compliant with Thames Water’s Asset Standards and requirements,
follow Capital Delivery’s processes and procedures.
fulfill their regulatory roles including CDM Principal Designer, Designer, and Principal Contractor duties.
Lead on all project technical queries (particularly discipline-specific) and liaise with the relevant authorities to ensure the smooth running of the project.
Assure contractors and consultants to provide the necessary evidence to demonstrate compliance with technical and construction requirements.
Carry out technical audits/assessments (pre, during and post-construction) to ensure Environmental, Health and Safety and Quality issues are appropriately addressed.
Ensure that corrective actions arising from audits are completed in a timely fashion.
Ensure high levels of satisfaction within Operations and Asset Management through the quality and completeness of the documentation handed over at Contract Take-Over.
Follow processes and procedures and actively develop when required.
Ensure the contractors and consultants are following their own and our processes, procedures, and standards throughout the design, construction and commissioning periods.
Ensure that change is managed effectively to minimise cost and programme impacts and mitigate the risks to compliance, performance, health, safety, wellbeing or the environment.
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
Educated to degree level with further professional/management qualifications or outstanding role-specific experience.
Significant experience working in a design or related role.
Commercially aware with a good practical understanding of engineering contracts.
A great team player with the ability to work collaboratively in a challenging project.
Self-starting, resilient and tenacious under pressure, with a desire to successfully deliver projects to time, cost and quality.
Early escalation of issues in a supportive manner where necessary.
What’s in it for you?
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, a minimum of 26 days holiday per year increasing to a maximum of 30 days depending on grade and 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.
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.
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.
As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, 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. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.
We’re also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.
Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.
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, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with award-winning mental health and well-being strategy.