Project Engineer
Water (Non - Infrastructure)
£40k - £60k

Mechanical Project Engineer

Ref: 400| Posted: 8th Jul 2024

Mechanical Project Engineer – Water Sector – Reading / Southern Sites (Thames Valley)

Opportunity to join one of the UK's most successful Tier 1 building & civil engineering main contractors, with a very stable and fast growing forward order book.

This employer is delighted to have been selected to work in partnership with Thames Water to deliver fantastic infrastructure, brilliantly and to make things better for current and future generations. 



Looking for a Mechanical Project Engineer to join the team to deliver Thames Water Framework projects.



  • Overall responsibility for working with the companies 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.  

Your Responsibilities

  • Safety, Health and Wellbeing: Positively contribute to delivering Thames Water and our “Zero Incidents, Zero Harm, Zero Compromise” goals.   
  • Customer Focus: Establish and maintain trusting and effective relationships with Thames Water Operations and other stakeholders, delivering excellent customer service throughout project delivery. 
  • Culture: Fully embrace the Company's and Thames Water’s cultural vision and consistently champion collaborative behaviours and our other core values.  
  • Develop Sustainable Solutions: Display a sound knowledge of sustainable construction solutions and manage engineering activities that contribute to sustainable development.  
  • Digital Engineering: Work with company 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 in accordance with the Company's and Thames Water’s documented requirement. 
  • Outage Management: Work with Thames Water Operations and other stakeholders to meticulously plan and successfully deliver outages. 
  • CommissioningAssisting 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.

Supporting Production Line Approach

  • Work closely with internal teams and supply chain partners to enhance their production line maturity. 
  • Embrace and implement production line approach on site including programme and logistics.  
  • Ensure the project/package teams challenge production line operations, achieving progress against plans and escalating and promptly resolving issues. 
  • Developing and managing production controls, driving continuous improvement. 
  • Ensure that management reporting is accurate and prompt. 
  • Driving continuous improvement of data analysis and reporting

Line Management Responsibilities

  • Works as part of the Production Delivery Team. 
  • Line manager is Project Engineering Manager. 
  • Operationally accountable to Project Managers. 
  • Directly supervises mechanical suppliers throughout delivery



To be considered for this Mechanical Project Engineer role you must meet the following criteria:

  • Possesses proven experience on challenging and diverse projects with major clients e.g., LUL, HA, Water Companies, Petro/Chem.
  • Display 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.


The successful Mechanical Project Engineer will receive:

-£40,000 - £60,000 Basic 
-Car Allowance 

To be considered for this vacancy or to find out more information please apply now.

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