20 days ago
Location / Base of Work:
Southern House Falmer
Up to £42,800
26 Feb 2021
Reservoir Civil Engineer, Southern Water, 7667BR
Location: Falmer, East Sussex with site visits across the Kent, Sussex and Hampshire regions.
Salary: Up to £42,800 depending upon experience.
Southern Water have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Civil Engineer to join the new Reservoirs Safety team based in Falmer, East Sussex on a full time permanent basis. Remote working is currently being supported due to C-19 but candidates will be required to visit sites across Southern Water’s operational territories, therefore a full driver’s license and access to your own vehicle will be required.
The key purpose of the job is to assist the Statutory Reservoirs Safety Manager in his role. To analyse data, attend statutory reservoirs inspections and carry out work on reservoir projects as a civil engineer. You will be responsible for assisting the appointed Supervising Engineer and the Inspecting Engineer with statutory activities such as inspections, reports and data analysis.
As reservoir Civil Engineer, you will be responsible for arranging six monthly and ten yearly statutory inspections. This will involve dealing with Operations, the grounds maintenance team and the panel engineer. You will apply for necessary discharge permits to the EA, gather and analyse monitoring data from drainage flows, water levels, topographic data and piezometers for the Supervising Engineer. You will gather and review weekly inspection checklists from operational staff and ensure that the weekly visits are completed. You will attend all statutory inspections and assist as required, review inspection reports, compile recommendations arising from inspections into action spreadsheets and distribute them to the relevant parties, monitor actions and ensure deadlines are met. You will also be involved in the remedial works programme and liaise with all parties associated in the execution of the works.
As the Reservoir Engineer you will also have the opportunity to undertake focused training to develop to a point where you will have the appropriate knowledge, skills and experience to be in a position to apply to Defra for application to the Panel of Supervising Engineers.
The successful candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:
• Must be willing to develop towards becoming a member of the Supervising Panel established under the Reservoirs Act 1975.
• Either hold a degree in Civil/Water Engineering and be working towards or be a full member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (i.e. Chartered Engineer)
• Must have good communication skills to enable effective reporting within the organisation
• Must have good social and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate well at all levels, build rapport and become an “ambassador” of the reservoirs act
• Must have a high level of analytical skills and expertise in the gathering of and analysis of data
• Should have Health and Safety awareness, including: confined spaces, use of breathing apparatus; and Water Hygiene.
• Must be able to use own judgement in assessing the need to escalate issues to the Supervising Engineer
• Full driving licence and own vehicle
• Able to work out of office hours in the case of an emergency
Desirable but not essential:
• Some experience specifically relating to the Engineering of dams and reservoirs as well as a degree of experience in one of the following disciplines; hydraulics/hydrology, soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering.
• Have some knowledge of construction, maintenance and operating techniques for dams and reservoirs, survey and instrumentation systems, and construction risks as applied to reservoirs.
• Knowledge of the water supply process and the wider business issues within the industry that are affected by reservoirs.
This role comes with an attractive salary of between £33,000 and £42,800, depending on experience.
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