Development Engineering Team Leader

Development Engineering Team Leader






Compliance and Assets




£33,000 to £40,000 dependent on experience




Permanent, 40 hours, defined contribution pension scheme

Are you a qualified engineer looking for a new type of challenge? Do you have the team leadership skills to keep a high-performing team motivated and effective? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

Our Developer Services team is responsible for reviewing new development proposals and ensuring they will not affect the efficient operation of the public water supply and sewerage network. We are a busy team of professionals and we pride ourselves on our reputation for delivering a professional, high-quality service to our customers. 

In this role, you will lead a small engineering team and site inspectors, serving the area around Bridgwater, Taunton, Minehead and Weston-Super-Mare. The team provide advice and guidance to property developers in the area, assessing and commenting on the potential impact of any new sewerage infrastructure proposals submitted. They also procure and monitor agreements for proposed works relating to the adoption of sewerage infrastructure and proposals to divert public sewers and water mains.  

Day to day, the team work to tight timescales and budgetary limits while still maintaining effective working relationships with a wide range of customers and stakeholders. In this role you'll lead all team activities, ensuring everyone remains motivated, customer-focused and fully efficient, no matter what challenges they face. You'll lead on problem solving and decision making for your team and you'll also assist with implementing business initiatives and improving processes across the department.  

You'll need to demonstrate previous success as a people manager with a positive attitude, be able to implement performance management, have personal resilience and excellent organisation and decision-making skills. Alongside your personal attributes, we'd like you to have a formal engineering qualification, although qualification by experience backed up by professional membership from relevant organisations is also acceptable. Your technical experience must include detailed knowledge of water and waste water service and a good understanding of sustainable drainage systems too.

In return we offer a range of benefits including:

* Defined contribution pension scheme.

* 24 days' holiday rising to 28 with length of service.

* Life insurance.

* Tax-free childcare government scheme.

* Cycle2Work scheme.

* Paid volunteering leave.

* Discounts and cashback scheme from more than 1,200 high street and online suppliers.

Sound interesting? Please apply by clicking APPLY below quoting job reference REQ002910. The closing date is 22 September 2019 but assessments for potentially suitable candidates will be held throughout the advertising period.

Please remember you must be able to prove your eligibility to work in the UK and provide evidence of qualifications gained. All offers of employment will be subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records check. 

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