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Black & Veatch
Location: Reading
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Site Engineering / Management Jobs
Lead Engineer

Aug 17, 2019


Reading, BERKS, GB, RG2 0BY

Exeter, DEVON, GB, EX2 7HU

Chester, CHES, GB, CH1 3AE

Redhill, SURREY, GB, RH1 1SH

Swansea, S GLAM, GB, SA7 9DD

Black & Veatch Family of Companies

We believe real value is powered by the unique skills and experiences of our professionals. The interchange of ideas from a diverse group of people gives our teams an expanded perspective and the ability to find better solutions for our clients.

Req Id : 3535

Job Title : Lead Engineer

Business Unit Sector : PCL-WTR EMEIA


Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Contract Hire Only for this Project :

Job Summary

Black & Veatch is recruiting a Lead Engineer to join their Water Services team. The team consults, delivers and manages Critical Human Infrastructure projects in the Water and Flood Risk Management sector. Operating as a design lead to the engineering team(s) in a base office or Client co-located environment, the candidate for this role should have a strong technical base have good experience in the appraisal and design of water infrastructure schemes. The primary purpose of the role is to undertake and co-ordinate design within a multi-disciplinary engineering team ensuring consistent quality and timeliness of output.

You will work closely with clients, junior team members and other specialist teams throughout the business to deliver the projects.

Key Responsibilities

The role is suitable for an experienced Chartered Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineer (preferably through the ICE/IMechE/IET though other institutes/institutions would be considered). You should be able to demonstrate skills, knowledge and experience in the following areas:

* Coordination of design outputs across all technical disciplines.

* Delivery of the design stage outputs of each project within the agreed timescale and budget.

* Organisation of the work required and documenting in the Design Management Plan.

* Ensuring that an adequate Technical, Safety and Environmental review is carried out for each project.

* Oversight of production of design documents which are cost effective, meet the requirements of the specification and which can be purchased, installed and commissioned effectively.

* Ensuring that company/Client standard designs and design practices are utilised wherever possible.

* Agreement of the design cost budget and monitoring performance against the budget and providing forecast costs to completion for individual projects.

* Recording, monitoring and controlling design changes in order to maximise cost efficiency.

* Preparation of monthly project status reports.

* Raising and resolving technical queries.

* Establishing working relationships with Client and staff and supply chain representatives to promote buildability and supply chain efficiency in design outputs.

* Contributing to ensuring a safe working environment for all staff.

* Maintaining a positive and solution-oriented approach to work, providing open and honest feedback.

* Being aware of the need to satisfy customer requirements with the aim of enhancing the customers’ perception and satisfaction.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & training:

Training in current H&S design legislation expected.

Academic & profess’l qualif’ns:

* Degree or equivalent qualification.

* Chartered in a construction discipline

Background & experience:

A record of working in the water industry on water or wastewater projects. Ideally experience of undertaking feasibility, outline and detailed design and having supervised engineers of all disciplines in these areas.

Experience of directing engineers and managing small teams.

Knowledge base:

A good knowledge of water/wastewater treatment and the processes for working up design proposals for acceptance by clients.

Good knowledge/appreciation of main disciplines.

Understanding of Client needs and being aware of the need to satisfy customer requirements with the aim of enhancing the customers’ perception and satisfaction.


Ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Personal attributes:

Delivery driven with the ability to set targets and manage and motivate multi-disciplinary teams to deliver to time, cost and quality objectives.

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade


Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

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