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Senior Project Engineer

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Req Id : 18001 

Job Title : Senior Project Engineer  

Business Unit Sector : PCL-WTR EMEIA 

Work Location : UKCHESTER 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project :  

Job Summary

Black & Veatch is recruiting Senior Project Engineers to join their Water Services team based in Chester.  The team consults, delivers and manages Critical Human Infrastructure projects in the Water and Flood Risk Management sector.  The Senior Project Engineer will be accountable for the planning and execution of our projects to the defined scope, cost and programme to meet our Client’s requirements.  Successful applicants will be based in our office in the beautiful historic City of Chester, and projects will predominantly be across the north of England and Wales but may extend nationwide.  The ability to travel to Client offices and project sites is essential.

Key Responsibilities
  • Plan, execute, monitor and control projects in terms of scope, time, cost, quality, resource, communications, risk, procurement and stakeholder management
  • Contract management, predominantly under the NEC suite of contracts
  • Deliver projects to the As-Sold financial metrics or better
  • Balance the needs of multiple projects
  • Leadership of the overall coordination and production of multi-disciplinary appraisals and designs
  • Organise and chair professional client meetings
  • Understand the customer’s basic and performance requirements during the sales process and formulate a scope of work that adds value for our customers and us
  • Assess the technical and commercial risk of projects during the sales process
  • Create and review proposals and costings for new projects
  • Work with our Regional Delivery Director to identify opportunities to improve our business management systems
  • Manage consultancy projects varying in size up to a £1.5m in revenue
Preferred Qualifications
  • Written Communications, Drive For Results, Priority Setting, Planning, Delegation, Directing Others, Conflict Management, Informing, Listening, Dealing with Ambiguity, and Building Effective Teams 
  • Intermediate knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline 
  • Minimum Qualifications


    • Professional qualification in an engineering discipline
    • Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) or Geography discipline
    • Proven ability to plan, execute, monitor and control projects in terms of scope, time, cost, quality, resource, communications, risk, procurement and stakeholder management
    • Leadership skills to manage project teams and create positive change
    • Motivated to Project Manage flood and coastal risk management and water projects
    • Previous experience in a project management or technical civil engineering role on projects using the NEC suite of contracts
    • Knowledge of programme management using Microsoft Project or other suitable software
    • Knowledge of Earned Value Analysis to monitor project performance and produce accurate cost and spend profiles
    Salary Plan
    ENG: Engineering
    Job Grade

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    Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more.


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