Design Engineer

  • Job Reference: 201978
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2020
  • Employer: Kier Ltd
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  • Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive + benefits
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Lead Design Engineer

Location: Exeter

Business Area: Kier Utilities- South West Water- Network Service Alliance

Permanent- Full Time

Connecting people, powering the UK

Kier and its Alliance with South West Water are passionate about water. We help to provide clean and waste water services to c.1.7 million people in Cornwall, Devon, and parts of Somerset and Dorset.

In this role, you will be responsible for managing and carrying out designs for clean water Developer Services schemes, Requisitions, Diversions and Off-Site works. As Lead Design Engineer you will be completing designs for an ongoing delivery programme to ensure schemes are designed to meet contractual Levels of Service. You will also be responsible for managing the design team to ensure that designs are produced in line with SWW specifications and UKWIR Code of Practice for the Self Laying of Water Mains. As part of the role you will be managing and co-ordinating Complex designs with third party design consultants.

What do we need from you?

We are looking for someone who has experience working on clean water related projects and Developer Services works. You will be registered either as an Incorporated Engineer, or higher, with appropriate recognised professional institution (such as CIWEM, ICE or IWO) or S/NVQ Level 3 in Network Mains Design/ CABWI Level 3- Diploma Designing Water Networks and Degree qualified in Design Engineering or similar BEng or BSc.

Proficient planning and co-ordination, strong stakeholder engagement and competent in reviewing, understanding and managing design would also be expected.

So, bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you'll enjoy the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture. You can also expect a competitive salary and a strong benefits package that includes:

  • Matched pension scheme up to 7.5%
  • Free Life Assurance
  • 26 days annual leave
  • Access to a range of attractive flexible benefit options to tailor your package to suit your lifestyle
  • Two employee Share Scheme options
  • Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to Kier Rewards, our exclusive Discount Shopping Site with deals available at over 800 retailers

    Pre-employment checks

    It's worth remembering that we'll undertake the relevant/ standard employment checks if you're successful in the selection process. This includes taking up your references, as well as checking your ID, driving licence (if appropriate) and your right to work in the UK. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

    Let's keep our world working!

    Make the journey. Leave a legacy.

    Being part of Kier means living our values of being Collaborative, Trusted and Focused. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it's through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy.

    Kier is an inclusive employer.

    Closing date: 1/12/2020