Site Project Engineer - Utilities (Outside IR35)

Site Project Engineer - Utilities (Outside IR35)

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  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear & Utilities

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  • Salary:

    £280 per day

  • Contact:

    Joanne Smith

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8972

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months +

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Our Client is a UK based technical and engineering company, they provide smart infrastructure solutions to the energy, transportation and water sectors. 

They have been awarded a single 5-year framework agreement to provide overall management and execution of the larger-scale on-site asset maintenance activities across the North West region, including the provision and management of supplementary engineering services to manage and deliver diverse works, including the provision of a first-generation helpdesk.

UU want to optimise the operation of their water, wastewater and energy production for effective and efficient management of their end-to-end system.

Our Client requires a Site Project Engineer with considerable site experience to support the North and South regions respectively with focus on short duration Core reactive maintenance works, reporting to the Project Hub Manager.

Individual project values will typically range between £10k - £100k. Each Site Project Engineer is likely to support delivery of numerous reactive maintenance works from initial site attendance and evaluation with supply chain thorough to site management of delivery phase.

The Site Project Engineer will develop key relationships with UU operational personnel, supply chain partners, internal colleagues and promote a team spirit environment.

Accountable for:

Providing whole life oversight and accountability for the successful completion of Maintenance Projects and Services, through design, procurement, assembly, commissioning, and handover as required
Ensure the supply chain remain compliant with both the Framework Management Plan, Framework HASEMP, and all Site-specific agreed documents
Working closely with the Supply Chain Manager monitor Performance of the strategic supply chain who will deliver approximately 100% of the works in years 1-2, and work with all parties to ensure any performance improvement plans are developed and actions closed out
Provide Leadership to create a safety culture to ensure Zero LTI and RIDDOR Incidents.
Ensure a commercial focus with a high level of challenge on project scope and choosing efficient delivery strategies, whilst identifying waste and ensuring value for money solutions
Ensure that all stakeholders within MSP and United Utilities are engaged and supportive of the works and services and their potential impacts
Ensure all work activities and services comply fully with United Utilities governance processes, obtaining necessary approvals
Ensure consistent and reliable reporting of project/services performance into the MSP systems to create a single version of the truth, and report progress & performance into the Hub.
Ensure key risks are identified early, and mitigated where possible, with issues and blockers escalated immediately to the stakeholders and the Hub.

Responsible for:

Report Core works performance SHEQ, Time and Cost.
Striving to identify and then deliver efficiencies
Work closely with HUB Operations and as applicable Design Manager, Temporary Works Coordinator and Lifting AP to ensure efficient use of resources, framework efficiencies and customer satisfaction
Identify blockers/issues and ensure that a solution is developed to resolve, and immediately escalate where out of your area of control or influence.
100% SHEQ compliance with the Framework Core HASEMP, and compliance with the Framework Management plan
Provide challenge, innovation & solutions for continuous improvement.
Work in close collaboration with colleague’s, teams and clients forming supportive and positive, open relationships.
Acting as PCW, arranging handover of the sites from UU operations to the contractor.
Stakeholder management both internal and external management of United Utilities customers impacted by the works where applicable


Skills, knowledge, and experience of CDM and Construction Management in the capacity of Principle Contractor
Skills, knowledge, and experience of CDM and Design in both the capacity of Principle Designer (or CDM-C) and designer.
Advanced understanding of the importance of the customer and how to minimise and enhance the impact our works have on them ensuring their needs are accounted for in the delivery of every scheme.
Strong Site Management Skills
Strong Technical understanding of Water and Waste water treatment and M&E equipment therein.
Strong People and Leadership Skills
Strong Contract Awareness
Good problem-solving skills, able to provide solutions
Able to prioritise and reprioritise tasks
Good understanding of site delivery and buildability
Track record of delivery of project portfolios
Solid commercial, financial and analytical skills
Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
Flexibility and adaptability to be able to respond rapidly to unexpected events, having the ability to develop creative solutions to problems
Delivery of key targets and objectives within the limits of available resources
Proven track record of managing different contractual arrangements, competitive tender/partnering/frameworks

Qualifications and Training:

5 - 10 years experience preferably in the water industry in a multi-project delivery role
HNC/HND or degree in a relevant engineering discipline
SMSTS qualification
Association of Project Management (APM) Introductory Certificate
Note; This role requires candidates to be on an out of hours On Call rota. This is for a 7 day period and typically once every 20 week. Skills / Qualifications:HNC/HND or engineering degree, SMSTS, Association of Project Management (APM).

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