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  • UK, South West
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Eligibility to work: UK
  • Years Exp: 7
  • Industry: Water & Utilities
  • Discipline: Hydraulic Engineering
  • Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree

My client is a major water company that operates across the South West region and they are looking for a Civil (Hydraulics) Design Engineer.

You will be responsible for:

• Undertaking option evaluation/assessment for projects within the required timescales and within agreed feasibility budgets

• The identification and assessment of suitable options and development of single least whole life cost sustainable solutions

• Full ownership of the preferred solution through outline design, detailed design and construction support

• Ensuring all solutions are safe to build, operate and maintain

• Preparation of the business case reports clearly defining the project proposals for submission to approval bodies

• Working closely with the all parties in the project team to ensure the right solution is delivered

• Communicating and quantifying any residual risks associated with the preferred solution

• Working in close collaboration throughout the design process, with Civils and M&E, providing any design input and advice where appropriate

• Investigating and applying innovative approaches to help the Client drive efficiency

• Where required, supporting the Project Manager in communicating with the Clients customers during the development of the preferred solution

• Support development of the team’s skills and capabilities, particularly the more junior members

The candidate will:

• Hold proven experience of preparing feasibility studies, outline and detailed design as well as a full appreciation of the key mechanical and electrical design interfaces to compliment your skills

• Have experience of working closely with contracting partners and Client customers

• Have experience of working to standards, codes and practices

• Demonstrate strong communication and report writing skills

• Have previous experience of working closely with the supply chain in delivering projects (with emphasis on financial, H&S, outputs, and quality)

• Have previous experience in the application of risk management principals, particularly in relation to environmental issues, interface with other utilities, highway authorities and other key stakeholders

• Demonstrate the experience and confidence in order to integrate a disparate set of stakeholders to deliver project objectives

• Be developing strong negotiation and influencing skills

To be suitable for the position you must have:

• Full UK driving licence

• Minimum 7 years experience

• Experience of representing the Client and leading/supporting the Project Manager with the various stakeholder interfaces, which will include the public and other interested parties

• Have strong IT and communication skills

• Desirable: Degree qualified in an Engineering or Environmental discipline

• Desirable: Full Membership status (or close to) of an appropriate professional body (e.g. ICE, CIWEM, I Mech E).

  • Quote ref: 1051/20952

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