Job Information


£35,000 + £45 000+ Benefits


North West




Civil and Utilities Contractor




Job Description

Water Design Engineer (Utilities) £35-45k

The Company

Utilities and Civil engineering contractor that works on Water, Gas and Power Networks.

The Role

Fully design and provide water design proposals both for tendering purposes and
final designs by liaising internally within the team, Sales, and Operations, and
externally with the client as required.
Ensure the most cost effective multi-utility solution is designed, consistent with
current gas, electric and water standards; taking into account the requirements of
the Asset Owners, the FRS, the NRSWA, CDM, Water Hygiene practices,
Contaminated land and any other appropriate construction constraints or risk
Record the progress and lifecycle of each design in respect to approvals,
variations, calculations, costs and other influences to maintain a logical auditable
trail for each design activity.
Work to demanding targets and objectives be flexible, prioritise, solve problems
and deliver assignments on time, within budgets and to the highest technical
Liaise and develop relationships with the Asset Owners to obtain design
approvals or variations thereof.
Liaise closely with clients to manage their expectations of the delivery of the live
network, attend client meetings as appropriate.
Liaise with operations to hand over completed designs for construction with
special emphasis on site specific requirement and be available and able to offer
advice during construction as the need arises.
Produce technical reports in a clear and concise form with good presentational
Communicate effectively with both colleagues, clients and external bodies
Be competent in using IT including Word, Excel, Power-point, emails and the
Other Duties
Liaise with and develop good working relationships with external organisations
such as Lloyds Register, OFWAT, NHBF etc where appropriate to ensure that
best practice is maintained and that the company is represented at the highest
Liaise with Water Companies to ensure that the companies requirements as an
SLO are registered within those companies and are high profile.
Introduce new systems to meet changing external factors and manage the change.

The Person

A suitable Engineering Qualification (Degree / HNC or equivalent)
NVQ Level 3 in Network Mains Design / CABWI Level 3 – Diploma
Designing Water Networks.
Have suitable experience in a similar role with an SLO, Water Company or
Civil Engineering contractor
Understand and be familiar with current WIRS requirements
Have a working knowledge of Water Regulations
Understand the importance of the Principles of Hygiene Practices
Understand the needs of the Fire and Rescue Services and the constraints of
the Water Act thereon
Awareness of different working practices across Water Companies
Hold a full driver’s license.

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