Project Engineer


Our client is a maintenance company supplying services to large infrastructure and utility businesses throughout the UK. Due to new contracts won, an opportunity has arisen for Project Engineers to join the existing team. You will be required to support projects in both the North and South regions with the main focus on Non-Core planned project work, reporting to the Project Manager. Individual project values will typically range between £10k - £3M. Each Project Engineer is likely to deliver between 10 to 20 concurrent projects depending on size and complexity.

The Project Engineer will develop key relationships with the end client’s operational personnel, supply chain partners and promote a team spirit environment.

You will be accountable for the following: -

· Providing oversight and accountability for the successful completion of Maintenance Projects and Services, through design, procurement, assembly, commissioning, and handover as required

· Ensure the supply chain remain compliant with both the Framework Management Plan and all Site-specific agreed documents

· Working closely with the Supply Chain Manager, monitor Performance of the strategic supply chain who will deliver approximately 100% of the works.

· Assist the PM’s in the Development and Implementation of the agreed strategy.

· Provide Leadership to create a safety culture to ensure Zero Incidents.

· Ensure a commercial focus with a high level of challenge on project scope

· Ensure that all stakeholders are engaged and supportive of the projects and services and their potential impacts

· Ensure all projects and services comply fully with governance processes.

· Ensure consistent and reliable reporting of project/services performance into the designated systems and report performance monthly by exception into the PM.

· Ensure key project and programme risks are identified early, and mitigated where possible, with issues and blockers escalated immediately to the PM.

· The contract includes a 24/7 support service. This requires occasional telephone technical support to the call handling team and in an Emergency, call out to a site.
Project Engineers will therefore be required to be on a rota to: -

· be on call to provide Out of Hours technical support by phone for a 7 day period .

· be on Standby for Emergency call out Site support for 7 day period.

· be willing to provide out of hours local site support if called upon.

The frequency of such emergencies currently approximates to once a quarter.

Skills required:

· Skills, knowledge, and experience of CDM and Construction Management in the capacity of Principle Contractor

· Skills, knowledge, and experience of CDM and Design in both the capacity of Principle Designer (or CDM-C) and designer.

· Advanced understanding of the importance of the customer and how to minimise and enhance the impact works have on them ensuring their needs are accounted for in the delivery of every scheme.

· Strong Project Management Skills

· Strong Technical understanding of Water and Waste water treatment

· Strong People and Leadership Skills

· Strong Contract Awareness

· Good problem-solving skills, able to provide solutions

· Able to prioritise and reprioritise tasks

· Good understanding of site delivery and buildability

· Solid commercial, financial and analytical skills

· Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills

· Flexibility and adaptability to be able to respond rapidly to unexpected events, having the ability to develop creative solutions to problems

· Delivery of key targets and objectives within the limits of available resources

· Proven track record of managing different contractual arrangements, competitive tender/partnering/frameworks

Qualifications and Training:

5 - 10 years’ experience preferably in the water industry in a multi-project delivery role

HNC/HND or degree in a relevant engineering discipline

SMSTS qualification

Association of Project Management (APM) Introductory Certificate or similar would be desirable

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