Project Engineer

£400/day PAYE Umbrella (Neg. depending on experience)

A great, long-term opportunity exists for Civils Project Engineers with site experience, to support the North West region, with a focus on management of core planned project work whilst reporting to the Project Manager. Project Engineers are likely to deliver between 10 to 20 concurrent projects depending on size and complexity to the value of £10k to £500k each.

This position falls inside of IR35


Duties will include –

  • 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
  • Contribute to the maintenance of our 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 projects and services and their potential impacts
  • Ensure all projects 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 performance monthly by exception into the PM.
  • Ensure key project and programme risks are identified early, and mitigated where possible, with issues and blockers escalated immediately to the PM.


Responsible for:

  • Full project cycle management of projects from enquiry to handover, managing and coordinating subcontractors and also coordinating with functional support teams within the Framework to aid effective delivery of our projects.
  • Report project and services performance SHEQ, Time and Cost, monthly to allow portfolio performance reviews to be held between the ADM and Project Managers
  • Striving to identify and then deliver efficiencies
  • Work closely with the PM, ADM’s, HUB Operations and Design Manager 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 HASEMP, and compliance with the Framework Management plan
  • Provide challenge, innovation & solutions for continuous improvement to the Framework Leadership Team via the PM
  • Work in close collaboration with colleague’s, teams and clients forming supportive and positive, open relationships.
  • 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 project
  • Ensure statutory approvals are being obtained
  • Monthly forecasting of cost and programme for all projects or services, and ensure variance to baseline is minimised through mitigation, and or escalated where issues or blockers are preventing achievement of the baseline forecast


Requirements for this post include –

  • 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.
  • 5 - 10 years’ experience preferably in the water industry in a multi-project delivery role
  • HNC/HND or degree in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Confined Spaces
  • SMSTS, EUSR qualification
  • Association of Project Management (APM) Introductory Certificate


If you are interested in this position, please apply now!