Tunnel & Shaft Lead Engineer

  • Job Reference: 17495
  • Date Posted: 14 January 2022
  • Employer: idibu
  • Website: https://www2.thameswater.co.uk/
  • Location: Ashford
  • Salary: £48,000 to £55,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Who are we?
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km’s of pipes, to keep taps flowing and toilets flushing. We are an essential service and have operated throughout the Covid19 pandemic.

At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open.

What you will be doing:
As the Tunnel and Shaft Engineer, you will lead in the condition assessment of tunnels and shafts within Thames Water.
You will define, manage, and support in the undertaking and reporting of condition assessment of all tunnel and associated shaft assets and support in the definition of remedial works and investment requirements.
You will monitor and report on the performance of the assessment condition programme against key performance indicators and other relevant measures, taking corrective action as necessary. In this role, you will act as a technical lead for tunnels and provide an overview of corporate governance in this area.

Some of the key accountabilities for the role include:
  • Providing an overview of tunnel condition and risk to the business to inform the corporate governance processes
  • Work within a team to achieve agreed objectives, providing leadership, development and support to the Reservoir Safety Team. Ensuring there is a strong focus within the team on health and safety
  • Developing policies, standards, systems, and processes in the asset condition assessment of tunnels and providing the business with guidance relating to asset assessment
  • Researching area of expertise including legislation and guidance, examining reports and correspondence and carrying out analysis and preparing briefing papers as needed
We’re looking for you to:
  • Have a degree in Civil Engineering with relevant working knowledge and either chartered or working towards chartered status
  • Have proven knowledge of tunnelling inspections and knowledge of asset risk management to define and implement an appropriate condition assessment and inspection programme
  • Be competent with the use of complex IT systems and standard office software
  • Be a credible leader with the drive and energy to deliver, leading and support the team, and drive a culture of health and safety across all teams
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to manage and develop key stakeholder relationships to improve business performance
  • Travel within Thames Water’s region to undertake condition assessment will be required so a full driving licence is needed
What’s in it for you?
Thames Water has a unique set of tunnels requiring inspection and investment.  This is a unique opportunity for someone with an interest in all types of tunnelling to take ownership of inspections of these assets and have the overall responsibility for governance and investment to ensure the tunnels are appropriately maintained.
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service and a wider benefits scheme.

We’re proud of the positive ways of working we have adopted during the pandemic. We want to create a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles, we are moving to a hybrid approach where we will provide options around working from our offices, our operational sites and home dependent on role/team/individual. This will be discussed during the assessment process.

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader and we are a Times Top 50 Employer for Women.

You can find out more in our working for us section of our website.