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Job Ref:  204634849
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Berkshire
City:  Reading
Post Code:  RG2
Salary:  £42000/annum
10/10/2016 08:56
Our prestigious client are currently seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Utilities Engineer to support their Civil and Infrastructure teams in their head office based in Reading.

You will have the opportunity to work on a range of projects including land development, strategic infrastructure projects and generation schemes.

Key responsibilities / duties include:

* Providing technical support for master planning, environmental impact assessment, design, procurement and final delivery of land development schemes.
* Interface with other specialist engineering groups within the Practice as well as with clients
* Utility investigations including desktop and intrusive.
* Production of utility demand loadings and procuring new supply quotations.
* Preparation of utility supply and diversion strategy reports.
* Procuring major service diversions including negotiation of Wayleaves/easements and contestable items.
* Design of effective, economic and sustainable infrastructure solutions.
* Preparation of recommendation reports for new connections, comparing DNO, iDNO and iCP proposals from sourced undertaker quotations.
* QA checks of design drawings and information.
* Financial budget control.
* Execute fee earning work with limited supervision.
* Take a lead on the delivery of work packages for projects to required deadlines.
* Attend client meetings and utility company meetings and produce accurate meeting notes and relay the key actions.

Capabilities and Qualifications

The ideal Candidate will be a positive and enthusiastic team player, who has a degree / higher level qualification in Civil or Mechanical & Electrical Engineering with 3-4 years or more experience of working in engineering within the construction or utilities industry.

A candidate with HNC/HND will also be considered for this position with the necessary work experience.

In addition the successful candidate must have/be:

* An understanding of infrastructure networks and utility services design and pricing.
* A working knowledge of civil engineering and utility provision procedures.
* Have the ability to negotiate with utility and service providers with regard to diversionary work and new supplies.
* An understanding of the various infrastructure procurement strategies available for developments.
* Experience of construction contract and specification preparation.
* On site experience of diversionary or new connections works would be beneficial.
* The ability to effectively manage resources.
* Excellent communication and written skills with the ability to both compile and check reports.
* Experience and understanding of AutoCAD.
* An excellent communicator and confident to attend meetings and advise clients and technical team members as appropriate
* Ideally have experience of ESCo/MUSCo opportunities.
* An appreciation of sustainability issues and renewable/energy efficiencies is desirable.


We offer a competitive salary and flexible benefits package, which includes contributory pension plan, discretionary bonus scheme and flexible benefits allowance
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