Water Project Engineer

Blaenau Gwent
35000.00 - 50000.00 GBP Annual + Excellent Benefits
27 Jul 2017
24 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Project Innovation Engineer - Water Alliance Programme

Location: Newport

We have an immediate requirement for an experienced Innovation / Project Engineer to support a capital investment programme.

This is a large capital investment programme, which involves all aspects of water investment including the creation of new assets to support regional development in South Wales. This is an exciting programme with the opportunity for an individual to play a key role in driving forward the innovation agenda across the Alliance.

The role will allow you to be involved across a wide variety of water assets.

We are looking for an experienced Innovation Manager / Project Engineer, to play a key role in driving forward the innovation agenda across the Water Alliance.

To provide leadership, coordination and direction to the Alliance Innovation Programme.
This role will have no direct reports but will necessitate relationship building (internal and external) to influence a wide variety of networks within DCC, design and delivery partners and the supply chain.

Skills Required:

* Sound technical knowledge - quick to grasp technical solutions that will facilitate a contextual understanding of ideas/innovations proposed
* Project management experience
* Construction industry knowledge required: knowledge of the water sector is essential
* Recognition as an existing water industry technical leader
* Proven track record of successful management and delivery of innovation within a capital programme context
* Experience within an Alliance
* A demonstrable track record of promoting and driving innovation to produce optimal solutions at lowest whole life costs


* Own, develop, manage and report on a portfolio of ideas within the Alliance framework
* Maintain the Innovation Log and assign items to the relevant efficiency levers
* Work with efficiency lever owners to ensure the innovation programme is an embedded efficiency
* Develop and maintain networks across Capital Delivery Alliance Partners and DCC Innovation Function
* Develop networks with the design and construction partners innovation functions (at a UK and Global level)
* Through the Alliance partners, create networks for sharing innovation and best practice with other water companies
* Organise 'Lunch & Learn' sessions for the Alliance
* Scout new ideas and best practice from out of sector that may have water applications
* Participate and be the Alliance link into the DCWW innovation fora
* Work with the supply chain to leverage supply chain links for innovative products and technologies
* Attend sector and out of sector conferences and events where appropriate to communicate and gather innovation activities and ideas and to further develop networks
* Ensure that we are communicating innovation opportunities and activities to all relevant stakeholders who have a business interest in the innovation outcomes
* Participate in thought leadership opportunities to communicate Alliance direction, successes and challenges, e.g. UK Water papers, DCC internal conference presentations, presentations at water industry conferences

This business offers a fantastic working environment and CPD opportunities

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