Mechanical Project Engineer

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My client is looking for a Senior Mechanical Project Engineer based at Testwood Water Supply Works, Southampton with hybrid working available.

You will report directly to the Project Manager and will assist in co-ordinating an effective and economic plant design and procurement strategy; ensuring information is issued in time to enable construction, commissioning and putting to work in line with the Contract Programme; provide cost data for forecasts and evaluation of variations

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Management and review of Design outputs.
  • Produce and update procurement schedule / plan
  • Attend design and progress meetings.
  • Review of 3rd party designs.
  • Assist the QS in producing and defining the required scope of works
  • Procurement of MEICA process plant
  • Undertake technical and commercial bid analysis
  • Programming and scheduling
  • Review of inspection and test plans.
  • Off site management of manufacturing phase of process plant orders
  • Hold regular progress meetings and obtain manufacturing progress reports.
  • Support the construction team and attend site as necessary
  • Control of site electrical – mechanical installation activities.
  • Set up and attend Factory acceptance tests
  • Assist in planning.
  • Produce / review risk assessment & method statements.
  • Accept / issue instructions.
  • Site reporting / record keeping.
  • Ensure that site installation programme is adhered to or bettered.
  • Maintain good working relationships with client, sub-contractors and partners.
  • Ensure completion and take-over of sub-contracts.


  • Experience on water/wastewater plant design construction and procurement
  • Mechanical Engineering Degree, Diploma or Equivalent
  • Experience of supply chain expedition
  • Knowledge of water industry plant and processes
  • CDM & Health & Safety knowledge
  • CSCS or equivalent and EUSR card
  • Full Driving Licence
  • Evidence of Safety Training (IOSG, STS, SMSTS, etc)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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