24/06/2015Reino Unido

Design Assurance Engineer - Thames Tideway Tunnel Project Londonrein

Reino Unido


Provide technical design assurance support as members of the Project Management teams overseeing and administering the design and delivery of the Thames Tideway Tunnel East, Central and West Main Works construction contracts.

The works, located within the dense urban environment, include tunnelling, heavy civil engineering and underground construction, marine works, hydraulics, MEICA, architecture and landscape works that interface with Thames Water's sewerage network.


  • Provide design assurance activities, reviewing contractors' designs and NEC-3 Project Manager's acceptance of contractors' designs for the Main Work Contracts.
  • Mitigate engineering risks with a thorough understanding of responsibilities under the CDM regulations (2007). Participation in design review workshops (including SWIFT, HAZOP, OPMAN and Interdisciplinary Reviews)
  • Maximising quality and value of design while minimising the project risk profile.
  • Coordinate engineering activities with other team members and cross-project engineering functions.
  • Contributing to the co-ordination and integration of the engineering designs with the overall system requirements and disciplines, such as tunnelling, existing TW and third-party infrastructure, geology, hydraulics and modelling, mechanical, electrical, control and instrumentation, architecture, landscape, operations, planning, environment, property, security, community, communications etc.
  • Support, review and challenge design development including leading on evaluation and reviews.
  • Managing/supporting the design process, including monitoring, control and reporting against budget, forecast, progress, schedule and deliverables and contributing to the design risk registers.
  • Work with the Engineering Manager to resolve any existing or forecast problems related to discipline, quality of work, schedule performance or productivity.


  • Eligibility to work in the EU
  • Degree in Engineering
  • Chartered Engineer or near Chartered - AMICE / MICE
  • Member of an appropriate professional institution
  • Grounding in design delivery of tunnel and sewerage projects within the UK.
  • Understanding of design and construction of heavy civil engineering within a dense urban environment including deep-shaft construction, diaphragm walls, embedded retaining walls and knowledge of how these relate to bored tunnelling activities.
  • Knowledge of working as designer / coordinator / reviewer within Project Management team overseeing construction / and administering the contract. 
  • Understanding of quality assurance of design deliverables
  • NEC 3 project delivery experience
  • Understanding of hydraulics and experience in design of hydraulic structures and control mechanisms associated with sewerage infrastructure projects within the UK, particularly, the design of CSO's and/or deep storm sewers/wastewater pumping stations
  • Knowledge of asset protection, settlement and damage assessments and mitigation, including application of area-wide/asset specific instrumentation and monitoring
  • Design experience of CESWI and/or other water industry standard specifications.
  • Value engineering/Optimised Contractor involvement
  • Client/contractor collaborative working
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accountability
  • Initiative
  • Commitment to Health and Safety
  • Excellent management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work closely with peers and external stakeholders within a multi-disciplinary team comprising members from a number of external organisations.
  • Ability to exercise sound engineering judgment and decision making in complex situations.

A valid Thames Water passport will be required in order to work at the Thames Tideway Tunnel sites. If you do not possess this card, training will be provided on site.