UK Project Engineer (Water)

Posted 18 August 2023
Salary £40k - 45k per year
Job type Permanent - Full Time
DisciplineWater & Environmental
Contact NameChas Earl

Job description

Role: Project Engineer (Water)
Location: Alton
Salary: up to £45,000 p/a 

My client, who offers the market a unique end-to-end service ranging from needs assessment & solution definition, through design, manufacture, installation & commissioning, to aftercare and operation of water & wastewater treatment assets. They're looking to grow their delivery team and source a Project engineer to be based out of their Alton office.

Duties & Responsibilities:
General Duties:

  • Supporting Team Lead / Project Manager(s) in the delivery of water and wastewater treatment projects to help ensure they a completed on-time and within budget.
  • Co-ordinating with site, workshop and office-based personnel working on each project to ensure contracts are delivered according to the awarded conditions of contract.
  • Conducting site visits to plan, monitor and close out project delivery activities.
  • Liaising with all personnel working on the project regarding all aspects of the contract to confirm that each stage is happening properly and on schedule.

 Project Planning & Communications:

  • Ensure all relevant HSQE documentation is up to standard and in place in a timely fashion for all projects undertaken.
  • Timeline planning of activities from awarding of contract to completion and handover of all documentation.
  • Planning, and attending technical meetings with clients and consulting engineers.
  • Ensuring all documentation for the project is current and saved within the project folder.

Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ):

  • Enforcing safe work practices on-site and ensuring that policies and procedures are always adhered to during the design and installation.
  • Reporting accidents, incidents, dangerous occurrences and / or near misses.
  • Liaising with internal safety officers and auditors during site inspections.
  • Accommodating site inspections from clients, the HSE and other external bodies.
  • Liaising with the project teams to ensure that health and safety is considered at every aspect of design and to ensure compliance with design specification.
  • Recording and closing out non-conformances and ensuring that the corrective action, root cause and preventative / improvement actions are successfully identified.


  • Coordinating financial elements of the project to achieve target goals.
  • Purchasing and acquisition of project cost components including labour, parts, materials, plant etc.
  • Coordinating the entry of relevant data on the internal Company IFS system.
  • Retrieval of relevant financial reports from the internal Company IFS system for monthly project status reporting.

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Engineering or science degree, HND or equivalent
  • Ideally one-year postgraduate experience in a project engineering, technical or applications/R&D role within the utilities sector and/or M&E engineering environment.
  • Experience within the UK water industry is an advantage but high-calibre graduates will be considered.
  • Able to demonstrate an ability to work on multiple projects or initiatives simultaneously.
  • Advanced MS Office skills with the ability to analyse and manipulate data sets.
  • Report writing skills.
  • Good communication skills, able to interact effectively with Clients and colleagues.
  • Strong analytical and interpretive skills, ability to deliver data in a user friendly and relevant manner.
  • Organisational skills with a commitment to the role and a keen eye for detail.
  • Willingness to travel nationwide (including overnight stays)
  • Full driving licence, any existing endorsements should be declared in the application.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

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