Posted Date:  19 Sep 2023
Posting End Date:  3-Oct-2023
Location:  Coventry
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Capital Delivery - Infra
Salary (£):  Competitive

Project Engineer

What do you get if you cross an award winning, innovative, water company and over 300 dedicated team members? Our Design team of course!


Our ambitious and innovative projects (all 5000+ of them) help to combat the challenges of waste and water infrastructure, flooding and water quality. Being part of our inhouse designers means we can do the best by our customers and our water.


If you want to do more because you care, we’d love to talk to you. There really is something for everyone here.


We have a brilliant opportunity to join our Water Infra department as a Project Engineer!


While in this role, you will play a key role in leading and managing the project team and project lifecycle (from business case approval to design completion) ensuring all project deliverables are achieved on time, within cost and to agreed quality standards.


You will scope and create project plan with input from the framework consultant, and perform the role of NEC Service Manager (or elements of it) when delegated by the Design Manager (Delegation of Authority to be confirmed).


Sound like you? Please read on.




Your key accountabilities in helping us will be:


  • Ensure Severn Trent Water discharges its duties as Client in accordance with CDM regulations for all projects within his/her portfolio.
  • Manage internal and external stakeholders and customers (from the creation of the stakeholder strategy to review and feedback at closure).  This includes ensuring projects are positively publicised and customer and media contacts are managed
  • Adhere to the Capital Delivery project standards ensuring process maps are followed and that deliverables are appropriately allocated and completed prior to each Gate.
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of Business Cases / to STW governance boards for direction and approval.  Prepare and submit gate papers to relevant governance bodies
  • Assist the Project Manager in financial management of projects to ensure accurate and robust financial forecasting and budgetary allocation.
  • Facilitate handover from the Investment Planning team to the design Consultant after problem identification stage, Ensure all appropriate handover procedures are followed and that a post project review is undertaken
  • Identify and manage risks and opportunities (accurately forecasting the impact) which could impact on the delivery of the Capital Programme.
  • Ensure compliance with external legislation (e.g. NRSWA/TMA/ Environmental/ Planning).
  • Establish and maintain a rhythm of meetings to monitor progress, provide updates to PMO, identify issues and ensure the implementation of remedial actions.  Ensure project/contract correspondence is recorded in writing.
  • Facilitate the resolution of issues arising between STW and  other utilities, statutory bodies and statutory undertakers, e.g., power, gas, Network Rail, British Waterways, Highway Authorities, Councils, etc.  Ensure escalations are raised with the Programme Manager.
  • Drive safety improvement performance within the design stage. The safety of employees, customers, public and those impacted by our operations is paramount.
  • Ensure STW statutory obligations and outcomes are met for the programme of work being delivered.
  • Respond to and address incidents/accidents as and when they occur and ensure the root cause is identified and actions taken to prevent re-occurrence
  • Lead Post Investment Reviews ensuring lessons learned are captured and embedded




Of course, it’s important that we attract the right skill sets, and those with the right experience but we value character, positivity and a caring attitude in equal weight.


We want people who show up and roll their sleeves up. Restless spirits who are ready to be part of something bigger, who care, who really care... because when you really care, you’ll go above and beyond. When you really care you don’t just talk about it, you do more.


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We employ thousands of people from across our community who really care about what they do. Because that is how we do what we do.


And when it comes to inclusion, we’re making sure we keep up the progress with our wonderful working groups – LGBTQ+, Women in Operations & STEM, Disability and Ethnicity; who help us do just that.


We do more, because we care.   




Working here isn’t just a job. You can build a career at Severn Trent. We’ll reward you for it, too. We have a range of benefits that recognise great work, and award-winning training to help you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the communities where we live.


With that in mind, here are just some of our favourite's perks that you’ll get being part of the Seven Trent family:


  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year) 
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £2,250, which is subject to eligibility)
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)  
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate
  • 10% monthly discount with Busy Bee Nurserys, and one-week free childcare 
  • Dedicated training and development with our Academy 
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers 
  • Family friendly policies 
  • Two paid volunteering days per year 




We can’t wait to hear from you.


Before you apply, you’ll need an updated copy of your CV and about five minutes to spare. If you’re not too sure about what you need to do, or have a question about the role before applying, please do reach out to our amazing team of recruiters at


And if your curiosity has peaked and you're wanting to find out even more, search #LifeAtSevernTrent on social media.


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