Process Technician/Commissioning Engineer – Water

Position: Process Technician/Commissioning Engineer

Location: Thames Water Region (Thames Valley)

Salary Guide: £40,000 – £55,000 (DOE) Plus Car Allowance and Excellent Benefits

Our client is a Tier 1 D&B Contractor operating predominately in the water industry, who are delivering a number of water and wastewater non-infrastructure projects for Thames Water and they are recruiting for Process Engineer to work on these exciting projects throughout Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

The process Technician/Engineers role is a key position within the Thames Water team where you will plan, co-ordinate and resource the off and on-site testing activities that will deliver exceptional take-over performance across the framework.

You will initially work with the Commissioning Manager and Production Team to formulate a detailed and timed Take-Over Delivery Plan incorporating the Company’s and Thames Water’s specific requirements. The plan will be regularly updated and will provide the basis for performance monitoring.

You will ensure that Process testing requirements are considered from the earliest stages of project delivery and providing reliable, efficient and successful Process testing outcomes for Thames Water Operations. You will work closely with our Project Teams and Commissioning Manager and with Thames Water’s Commissioning and Operational Teams to safely delivery successful Process/Testing outcomes.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Take-over compliance testing programmes: Work with Project Teams, Commissioning Manager and Thames Water to generate Take-Over compliance Testing Plan during Project Brief/Outline Design stage thus positively influencing direction. Add further detail and granularity to these plans as the project develops.
  • Process Systems and Records: Put in place robust processes and procedures that reflect the Company and Thames Water requirements and facilitate exceptional take-over performance. Ensure that take-over testing is undertaken comprehensively, and records and inspections are accurately and reliably produced and signed off. Ensure Quality Assurance Systems compliance.
  • Resources: Identify and recruit sufficient competent resources to deliver the framework take-over testing requirements including appointing and supporting the development of technical apprentices and graduates.
  • Project Management: Work closely with the Commissioning Manager to provide technical expertise and deliver all activities cost-efficiently and in accordance with the contract programme and applicable standards and specifications.
  • Process Safety Management: Put in place framework specific processes and procedures to ensure that wider process/energy related risks are identified and controlled.

  • Health and Safety: Through meticulous planning and supervision, ensure that testing and commissioning is undertaken safely.
  • Co-ordination: Coordinate internal and supplier resources and ensure close liaison with Thames Water operational and staff throughout project delivery.
  • Design: Strong collaborative approach to integrate our own and supply chain expertise with our designers (Arcadis) throughout project delivery to make sure that take-over testing requirements are incorporated into the design. Provide specialist technical expertise to the design staff.
  • Reporting: Provide monthly take-over testing reports to the Commissioning Manager & Senior leadership team.
  • Efficiency: Manage the planning and organisation of tasks, people and resources to maximise efficiency and improve wellbeing.
  • Capacity and Competence: Put in place the appropriate training, mentoring and coaching arrangements to ensure that take-over testing teams (including Arcadis and Strategic Suppliers) have the appropriate technical skills and competence and exhibit the right culture and behaviours to deliver exceptional performance.
  • Culture: Fully embrace the Company’s and Thames Water’s cultural vision, consistently demonstrating collaborative behaviours.

Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • You will be a technically strong and analytical leader who can co-ordinate multiple work streams and meet challenging deadlines.
  • You will have a detailed and competent technical knowledge of Clean/Wastewater system. This would ideally be in the water sector, but this is not essential.
  • You will have an appreciation of MMC, Lean Construction, Agile Programme Management, Production Thinking and other techniques that assure programme and quality performance.
  • Can work independently or as part of a diverse team.
  • Proficient in the use of computer packages and able to make up reports/Schedules to aid take over planning and delivery of projects.
  • Display a creative and forward-thinking approach to problem solving and continuous improvement.
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills – ability to bring the whole team on the MMC journey including Thames Water and our specialist supply chain.
  • Minimum HNC qualified in a chemical engineering subject.
  • Professional qualification is desirable.
  • SMSTS safety qualification is desirable.

Mechanical Project Engineer – Water

Position: Mechanical Project Engineer – Water

Location: Berkshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire Region

Salary Guide: £40,000 – £60,000 plus Car Allowance and Excellent Benefits

Our client is a Principal Contractor operating within the water industry and they are one of the framework partners to Thames Water working on their AMP7 schemes. They currently have a requirement for a Mechanical Project Engineer to project manage and engineer the mechanical equipment and associated plant for contracts to enable the project to be completed within the budget and time constraints to an overall quality standard.

They have committed to working collaboratively with Thames Water, their strategic suppliers and other stakeholders to embed MMC (Modern Methods of Construction), particularly off-site manufacturing.

Key Tasks:

  • Overall responsibility for working with consultant designer and suppliers to successfully deliver all mechanical requirements across a project portfolio.
  • Work with commercial team to procure all off and on site manufactured mechanical requirements particularly focusing on offsite assembly and modularisation.
  • Closely monitor the progress of off and onsite activities to ensure delivery against agreed programmes and budgets.
  • Contribute to a positive team culture and environment on your projects to support improved wellbeing and performance.
  • Responsible for undertaking factory inspections and quality audits and ensuring the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction for all mechanical installations.

Responsibilities:

  • Safety, Health and Wellbeing: Positively contribute to delivering Thames Water and our “Zero Incidents, Zero Harm, Zero Compromise” goals.
  • Productivity: Work with others to achieve a step change in productivity which will include implementing robust mechanical design, manufacture and installation quality management to achieve “right first time”.
  • Customer Focus: Establish and maintain trusting and effective relationships with Thames Water Operations and other stakeholders, delivering excellent customer service throughout project delivery.
  • Develop Sustainable Solutions: Display a sound knowledge of sustainable construction solutions and manage engineering activities that contribute to sustainable development.
  • Digital Engineering: Work with consultant designer and the supply chain to optimise the benefits of using digital tools and expertise to integrate our off and on site delivery approach.
  • Design Collaboration: Use the BIM model to ensure that mechanical designs and installations fully integrate with the civils and electrical designs.
  • Engineering Proposals and Design: Technical expertise in the placement and administration of sub-contracts and material orders relating to mechanical equipment. Preparation for, vetting and approval of supplier’s proposals and designs in accordance with specified requirements.
  • Supply Chain: Fully integrate and engage with the supply chain to assess and develop their capabilities so that they positively contribute to our delivery capability and capacity.
  • Supervision: Supervise mechanical installation works ensuring health and safety, technical and quality compliance.
  • Effective planning: Develop logical and accurate mechanical works programmes and integrate with overall project plan.
  • Reporting: Report on mechanical works programme and cost performance and attend project production meetings.
  • Quality assurance: Develop quality assurance plans and maintain quality assurance records.
  • Outage Management: Work with Thames Water Operations and other stakeholders to meticulously plan and successfully deliver outages.
  • Commissioning: Assisting Commissioning Engineers for pre-commissioning mechanical checks.
  • Handover Plans and Soft Landings: Contribute to the production of operating and maintenance manuals. Provide Thames Water personnel with operating and maintenance training.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • A high degree of technical knowledge and have relevant mechanical project engineering experience within a manufacturing or construction organisation.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organisational skills who can multi-task and consistently meet challenging deadlines.
  • Commercially astute.
  • Experience of both pre-production and production mechanical project engineering desirable.
  • Has an appreciation of MMC, Lean Construction, Agile Programme Management, Production Thinking and other techniques that assure programme, cost and quality performance.
  • Programme focused with an ability to plan and organise resources both off and on site to deliver on time and in full.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a range of people.
  • BIM/digital experience is essential.
  • Minimum HNC qualified in a mechanical engineering subject desirable.
  • IT literacy essential.
  • Professional qualification is desirable.
  • SMSTS safety qualification and relevant CSCS card is desirable.

E&I Commissioning Engineer – Water

Position: E&I Commissioning Engineer – Water

Location: Thames Water Region

Salary Guide: £50,000 – £60,000 Plus car Allowance and Excellent Benefits

Our client is a Tier 1 D&B Contractor operating predominately in the water industry, who are delivering a number of water and wastewater non-infrastructure projects for Thames Water.

They have a new vacancy for a Commissioning Engineer for their projects in the Thames Water region where you will carry out day to day on-site commissioning activities for various projects.

You will report directly to the Commissioning Manager and the responsibilities will include:

  • Carry out day to day management, coordination and delivery of on-site commissioning activities and off-site commissioning planning activities, including planning for process commissioning and testing, for nominated projects within appointed region.
  • Produce regular project reports and Commissioning Completion Reports on nominated projects.
  • Ensure all necessary Commissioning documentation is produced in a timely manner and co-operate with Technical Documentation teams to ensure timely delivery of O&M manuals.
  • Interface with ESD Engineering to ensure “design for commissioning”.
  • Ensure the effective integration of assets into the existing works without detriment and risk to service level agreements.
  • Manage and complete off-site testing and pre-commissioning activities by suppliers or others.
  • Drive efficiencies and operate tight change control procedures on nominated projects.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Relevant qualification (electrical or ICA) or extensive proven experience
  • Site experience in commissioning, preferably in water industry
  • Sound commissioning experience both site based and in planning activities
  • CSCS Card

Site Engineers & Section Engineers – Water (X6)

Position: Site Engineers & Section Engineers – Water (X6)

Location: Thames Water Region (Thames Valley)

Salary Guide: £30,000 – £45,000 (DOE) Plus Car Allowance and Excellent Benefits

Our client is a Tier 1 D&B Contractor operating predominately in the water industry, who are delivering a number of water and wastewater non-infrastructure projects for Thames Water and they are recruiting for Engineers of all levels for Site Engineers, Senior Engineers and Section Engineers to work on these exciting projects throughout Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

They are looking for experienced individuals to join a number of experienced, site-based teams to provide technical and innovative input and solutions in key strategic areas of the water framework projects. You will play an instrumental role in ensuring the delivery of the project/s working with leading subcontractors utilising modern construction processes and techniques.

You will have previously worked for a tier one main contractor in the UK and have a strong civil engineering background and/or with experience of working within the Water Treatment and/or Highway’s sector is highly desirable.

Senior Engineers:

Senior Engineers as part of a larger project team you will be responsible for delivering the engineering works through to successful completion in accordance with quality, safety and environmental procedures whilst maintaining and improving client relationships to achieve financial success.

  • Civil Engineering/Construction Management Qualification e.g. HNC/HND/Degree level.
  • Site managers CSCS card
  • Proven experience from engineering background demonstrating progress to Senior Engineer through career development with both theoretical and practical experience.
  • SMSTS (5 day) First Aid at Work (4 day) – Desirable
  • National Water Hygiene card – Desirable

Section Engineers

Responsible for developing and supporting the project team in the delivery of quality engineering and control. The main objectives of the role will be planning and providing engineering control and supervising production resources, ensuring compliance with projects and company systems for a defined section of the works.

  • Civil Engineering/Construction Management Qualification e.g. HNC/HND/Degree level.
  • Experience working with a civil engineering/utilities’ contractor

Site Engineers

Working closely with the Site Manager, this role will compromise of setting out reinforced concrete foundations, retaining walls, access roads, steel and pipework, drainage and other civils aspects associated with new pumping stations, rising mains and water treatment facilities.

  • Civil Engineering/Construction Management Qualification e.g. HNC/HND/Degree level.

Benefits Package:

  • 40 Hour working week
  • Competitive salary
  • Car allowance
  • 26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday)
  • Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)
  • Life Assurance
  • Defined contribution pension scheme matched up to 8%
  • 2 days volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible, agile or remote working
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional membership fees
  • Flexible Benefits scheme which includes the opportunity to purchase benefits such as:
    • Critical illness insurance (with option to purchase for your partner)
    • Dental Insurance
    • Travel insurance
    • Bike to work scheme
    • Retail vouchers/payroll giving/activity pass for top leisure attractions

Managing Quantity Surveyor

Position: Managing Quantity Surveyor

Location: Berkshire

Salary Guide: £70,000 – £80,000 (DOE) Plus Car Allowance and Excellent Benefits

Our client is a Tier 1 D&B Contractor operating predominately in the water industry, who are delivering a number of water and wastewater non-infrastructure projects for Thames Water and they are recruiting for Managing Quantity Surveyor for these exciting projects throughout Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

The key purpose of this role is to ensure the successful financial delivery of multiple challenging civil engineering projects on a 5-year water focused Framework, from pre. contract award through to post completion, as a key member of a successful management team, protecting the exposure of the Company to financial risks.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Management of commercial project delivery by a team comprising varying levels of Quantity Surveyors ensuring adherence to the commercial procedures and governance of the Business
  • Management and collation of data for input into various internal and external framework level reporting requirements
  • Ensure projects deliver to minimum margin expectations through cost control and value management
  • Review and management of monthly cost value reconciliation (CVR) reports
  • Review of monthly cost and value to complete forecasts for projects
  • Review and negotiation of final accounts (Main and subcontract)
  • Advising on procurement issues
  • Management of cost and risk
  • Provision of commercial and contractual support and advice to the framework senior leadership team
  • Input to customer care of all the stakeholders involved in the projects
  • Motivation of team members to gain their commitment and support ensuring their optimum input into the projects
  • Leading team development for the benefit of the individuals and the company including the undertaking of annual and interim PDR’s
  • Development of supply chain relationships with suppliers and sub-contractors for the benefit of projects and the Framework
  • Be a single point of contact for strategic suppliers
  • Input to business continuity processes

Key Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Qualification at degree level (or equivalent qualification)
  • Comprehensive experience in a similar position with a medium to major size Civil Engineering Contractor
  • Relevant experience on challenging and diverse projects with major clients e.g. Water Companies, Highways England and Local Authorities
  • Strong commercial/contractual knowledge
  • Experience working on a Framework or in a collaborative environment;
  • Valid CSCS card
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint and COINS (or equivalent)

Desirable:

  • Further professional qualification or membership
  • Experience using the IChemE form of Main Contract
  • Experience in the water sector

Quantity Surveyors & Senior Quantity Surveyors

Position: Quantity Surveyors & Senior Quantity Surveyors

Location: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire

Salary Guide: £40,000 – £60,000 (DOE) Plus Car Allowance and Excellent Benefits

Our client is a Tier 1 D&B Contractor operating predominately in the water industry, who are delivering a number of water and wastewater non-infrastructure projects for Thames Water and they are recruiting for Quantity Surveyors and Senior Quantity Surveyors for these exciting projects throughout Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

Responsibilities will include:

  • To ensure the timely submission of all relevant data required to monitor and analyse individual contract performance on a monthly and quarterly basis thereafter.
  • To liaise with contracts management in the day to day commercial administration of contracts to ensure the financial success of construction operations and to keep the Commercial Manager appraised of all material events.
  • To ensure the full and proper implementation of the Group’s Commercial Procedures where delegated authority so requires.
  • To prepare accurate draft sub-contracts and/or to approve such drafts as prepared by subordinates within the Region to the level of responsibility dictated by the Group’s Commercial Procedures.
  • To ensure that a high personal standard of professionalism is evident to all external clients, peers and subordinates in the day to day management of the Regions activities.
  • To ensure in consultation with contracts management that all necessary notices and submissions required by the various forms of contract are given in an expedient manner so as to protect the Group’s position in its trading activities.
  • To ensure in consultation with contracts management that main contract payment applications contain all necessary admeasure/additional cost claims and that the timely submission of detailed claims and final accounts is achieved.
  • To assist contracts management in the administration of sub-contractor performance so as to ensure the economic and timely completion of all sub-contractor liabilities written into the sub-contract.
  • To ensure the prompt and regular submission of main contract payment applications and subsequent cash collection together with the preparation of sub-contractor payments (strictly in accordance with specified payment terms).
  • Involvement in dispute avoidance/resolution.

Key Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Proficient knowledge of measurement and valuation.
  • Good knowledge of NEC and JCT forms of contract.
  • Proficient in reading drawings, specifications and knowledge of construction process.
  • Ability to negotiate with clients/sub contractors.
  • Ability to draft sub contracts and design appointments.
  • Knowledge of CIS.
  • Experience of undertaking risk assessments and valuation of them in conjunction with other project team members.
  • Ability to produce accurate monthly cost and value reports and outturn financial forecasts.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Awareness of dispute procedures.
  • Experience of value engineering.
  • Extensive experience of working on live projects and final accounts.
  • Experience of developing second stage tender submissions working under pre construction services agreement
  • Exposure to resolving disputes.
  • Successfully completed a number of final accounts.
  • Experience of procuring major works sub contracts.
  • Experience of managing, mentoring and developing staff.
  • Professional membership of recognised institute e.g. RICS (desirable)

Site Engineers & Section Engineers – Water (X6)

Position: Site Engineers & Section Engineers – Water (X6)

Location: Thames Water Region (Thames Valley)

Salary Guide: £30,000 – £45,000 (DOE) Plus Car Allowance and Excellent Benefits

Our client is a Tier 1 D&B Contractor operating predominately in the water industry, who are delivering a number of water and wastewater non-infrastructure projects for Thames Water and they are recruiting for Engineers of all levels for Site Engineers, Senior Engineers and Section Engineers to work on these exciting projects throughout Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

They are looking for experienced individuals to join a number of experienced, site-based teams to provide technical and innovative input and solutions in key strategic areas of the water framework projects. You will play an instrumental role in ensuring the delivery of the project/s working with leading subcontractors utilising modern construction processes and techniques.

You will have previously worked for a tier one main contractor in the UK and have a strong civil engineering background and/or with experience of working within the Water Treatment and/or Highway’s sector is highly desirable.

Senior Engineers:

Senior Engineers as part of a larger project team you will be responsible for delivering the engineering works through to successful completion in accordance with quality, safety and environmental procedures whilst maintaining and improving client relationships to achieve financial success.

  • Civil Engineering/Construction Management Qualification e.g. HNC/HND/Degree level.
  • Site managers CSCS card
  • Proven experience from engineering background demonstrating progress to Senior Engineer through career development with both theoretical and practical experience.
  • SMSTS (5 day) First Aid at Work (4 day) – Desirable
  • National Water Hygiene card – Desirable

Section Engineers

Responsible for developing and supporting the project team in the delivery of quality engineering and control. The main objectives of the role will be planning and providing engineering control and supervising production resources, ensuring compliance with projects and company systems for a defined section of the works.

  • Civil Engineering/Construction Management Qualification e.g. HNC/HND/Degree level.
  • Experience working with a civil engineering/utilities’ contractor

Site Engineers

Working closely with the Site Manager, this role will compromise of setting out reinforced concrete foundations, retaining walls, access roads, steel and pipework, drainage and other civils aspects associated with new pumping stations, rising mains and water treatment facilities.

  • Civil Engineering/Construction Management Qualification e.g. HNC/HND/Degree level.

Benefits Package:

  • 40 Hour working week
  • Competitive salary
  • Car allowance
  • 26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday)
  • Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)
  • Life Assurance
  • Defined contribution pension scheme matched up to 8%
  • 2 days volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible, agile or remote working
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional membership fees
  • Flexible Benefits scheme which includes the opportunity to purchase benefits such as:
    • Critical illness insurance (with option to purchase for your partner)
    • Dental Insurance
    • Travel insurance
    • Bike to work scheme
    • Retail vouchers/payroll giving/activity pass for top leisure attractions

Commissioning Engineer – Water

Position: Commissioning Engineer – Water

Location: Thames Water Region

Salary Guide: £50,000 – £60,000 Plus car Allowance and Excellent Benefits

Our client is a Tier 1 D&B Contractor operating predominately in the water industry, who are delivering a number of water and wastewater non-infrastructure projects for Thames Water.

They have a new vacancy for a Commissioning Engineer for their projects in the Thames Water region where you will carry out day to day on-site commissioning activities for various projects.

You will report directly to the Commissioning Manager and the responsibilities will include:

  • Carry out day to day management, coordination and delivery of on-site commissioning activities and off-site commissioning planning activities, including planning for process commissioning and testing, for nominated projects within appointed region.
  • Produce regular project reports and Commissioning Completion Reports on nominated projects.
  • Ensure all necessary Commissioning documentation is produced in a timely manner and co-operate with Technical Documentation teams to ensure timely delivery of O&M manuals.
  • Interface with ESD Engineering to ensure “design for commissioning”.
  • Ensure the effective integration of assets into the existing works without detriment and risk to service level agreements.
  • Manage and complete off-site testing and pre-commissioning activities by suppliers or others.
  • Drive efficiencies and operate tight change control procedures on nominated projects.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Relevant qualification (electrical or ICA) or extensive proven experience
  • Site experience in commissioning, preferably in water industry
  • Sound commissioning experience both site based and in planning activities
  • CSCS Card

Mechanical Project Engineer – Water

Position: Mechanical Project Engineer – Water

Location: Berkshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire Region

Salary Guide: £50,000 – £60,000 plus Car Allowance and Excellent Benefits

Our client is a Principal Contractor operating within the water industry and they are one of the framework partners to Thames Water working on their AMP7 schemes. They currently have a requirement for a Mechanical Project Engineer to project manage and engineer the mechanical equipment and associated plant for contracts to enable the project to be completed within the budget and time constraints to an overall quality standard.

They have committed to working collaboratively with Thames Water, their strategic suppliers and other stakeholders to embed MMC (Modern Methods of Construction), particularly off-site manufacturing.

Key Tasks:

  • Overall responsibility for working with consultant designer and suppliers to successfully deliver all mechanical requirements across a project portfolio.
  • Work with commercial team to procure all off and on site manufactured mechanical requirements particularly focusing on offsite assembly and modularisation.
  • Closely monitor the progress of off and onsite activities to ensure delivery against agreed programmes and budgets.
  • Contribute to a positive team culture and environment on your projects to support improved wellbeing and performance.
  • Responsible for undertaking factory inspections and quality audits and ensuring the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction for all mechanical installations.

Responsibilities:

  • Safety, Health and Wellbeing: Positively contribute to delivering Thames Water and our “Zero Incidents, Zero Harm, Zero Compromise” goals.
  • Productivity: Work with others to achieve a step change in productivity which will include implementing robust mechanical design, manufacture and installation quality management to achieve “right first time”.
  • Customer Focus: Establish and maintain trusting and effective relationships with Thames Water Operations and other stakeholders, delivering excellent customer service throughout project delivery.
  • Develop Sustainable Solutions: Display a sound knowledge of sustainable construction solutions and manage engineering activities that contribute to sustainable development.
  • Digital Engineering: Work with consultant designer and the supply chain to optimise the benefits of using digital tools and expertise to integrate our off and on site delivery approach.
  • Design Collaboration: Use the BIM model to ensure that mechanical designs and installations fully integrate with the civils and electrical designs.
  • Engineering Proposals and Design: Technical expertise in the placement and administration of sub-contracts and material orders relating to mechanical equipment. Preparation for, vetting and approval of supplier’s proposals and designs in accordance with specified requirements.
  • Supply Chain: Fully integrate and engage with the supply chain to assess and develop their capabilities so that they positively contribute to our delivery capability and capacity.
  • Supervision: Supervise mechanical installation works ensuring health and safety, technical and quality compliance.
  • Effective planning: Develop logical and accurate mechanical works programmes and integrate with overall project plan.
  • Reporting: Report on mechanical works programme and cost performance and attend project production meetings.
  • Quality assurance: Develop quality assurance plans and maintain quality assurance records.
  • Outage Management: Work with Thames Water Operations and other stakeholders to meticulously plan and successfully deliver outages.
  • Commissioning: Assisting Commissioning Engineers for pre-commissioning mechanical checks.
  • Handover Plans and Soft Landings: Contribute to the production of operating and maintenance manuals. Provide Thames Water personnel with operating and maintenance training.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • A high degree of technical knowledge and have relevant mechanical project engineering experience within a manufacturing or construction organisation.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organisational skills who can multi-task and consistently meet challenging deadlines.
  • Commercially astute.
  • Experience of both pre-production and production mechanical project engineering desirable.
  • Has an appreciation of MMC, Lean Construction, Agile Programme Management, Production Thinking and other techniques that assure programme, cost and quality performance.
  • Programme focused with an ability to plan and organise resources both off and on site to deliver on time and in full.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a range of people.
  • BIM/digital experience is essential.
  • Minimum HNC qualified in a mechanical engineering subject desirable.
  • IT literacy essential.
  • Professional qualification is desirable.
  • SMSTS safety qualification and relevant CSCS card is desirable.

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Position: Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Location: Thames Water Region (Thames Valley)

Salary Guide: £25,000 – £35,000 (DOE) Plus Car Allowance and Excellent Benefits

Our client is a Tier 1 D&B Contractor operating predominately in the water industry, who are delivering a number of water and wastewater non-infrastructure projects for Thames Water and they are recruiting for a Trainee or Assistant Quantity Surveyor to help deliver these projects throughout the Thames Valley region.

This is a great opportunity to work with one of the largest contractors in the UK on a £165m framework. Some previous experience of working on live projects in the construction industry is required and you should be working towards your professional qualifications in Quantity Surveying (RICS, CIOB, ICES) but further training and support will be available to develop your career.

Role overview:

Measurement and valuation of works in progress. Participation in the management of the supply chain and project costs of construction projects to ensure the overall financial success of a project. Responsible for the commercial management of all or part of a project and/or a number of trade packages within the project. Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure the full and proper implementation of the Company’s Procedures.
  • Generate/maintain relevant records, accurate filing and support for all commercial functions.
  • Ensure the prompt and regular submission of main contract payment applications and subsequent cash collection together with the preparation of sub-contractor payments.
  • Prepare draft sub-contracts to the level of responsibility delegated by the individual’s supervisor.
  • Monitor sub-contractor performance in consultation with senior staff.
  • Participate in pricing variations/design cost control/value engineering.
  • Participate in the recording of delays & preparation of any request for extensions of time.
  • Participate in the settlement of main contract final accounts.
  • Attend meetings with other stakeholders (if so delegated to do),
  • Assist senior staff in the compilation of data to monitor individual contract performance on a monthly and quarterly basis.

Skills/Experience Required:

  • Working towards professional accreditation e.g. RICS, CIOB, ICES (desirable);
  • Holding a relevant CSCS card (desirable);
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft packages e.g. Excel, Word & PowerPoint;
  • Able to read a construction programme and relevance of the critical path;
  • Understanding of H&S issues at work;
  • Awareness of dispute resolution procedures;
  • Adept at understanding construction drawings and able to measure and take off accurately;
  • Understanding of the inter-relationship between bills, specifications and drawings;
  • Understanding of construction contracts in relation to projects and of the relevance of sub contract terms and conditions;
  • Ability to assess and value minor changes/variations in compliance with contract terms;
  • Experience of working on a live project, undertaking measurement and valuation functions;
  • Experience of managing low risk sub contractors;
  • Experience of processing subcontract payments;
  • Understanding of the construction industry (Building);
  • Basic knowledge of different industry contracts;
  • Basic understanding of risk in construction process;
  • Basic understanding of the relevance of the construction programme;
  • Experience of working for a Main Contractor on Education and Health projects

Benefits Package:

  • Competitive salary
  • Car allowance
  • 26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday)
  • Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)
  • Life Assurance
  • Defined contribution pension scheme matched up to 8%
  • 2 days volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible, agile or remote working
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional membership fees
  • Flexible Benefits scheme which includes the opportunity to purchase benefits such as:
    • Critical illness insurance (with option to purchase for your partner)
    • Dental Insurance
    • Travel insurance
    • Bike to work scheme
    • Retail vouchers/payroll giving/activity pass for top leisure attractions