Project Engineer Visa Sponsorship Uk

January 22, 2024
£50 - £55 / year

Job Description


About us.

United Utilities (UU) is thrilled to be ranked #11 on The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List. We embrace diversity, inclusion, and creativity in the workplace, and we create an environment in which our employees can grow, thrive, and be themselves. Whether you work with a team that shares your vision or join a network of peers with similar interests, you will find a warm and supportive environment in which to work and belong.

Our objective is to provide high-quality water for a prosperous, greener, and healthier North West England. We are dedicated to offering our services in a way that respects the environment, helps the economy, and benefits society. To achieve our mission, we adhere to our principles, beliefs, and business model, and by establishing defined goals and objectives, we create long-term value for our colleagues, customers, and communities.


Join us.

We have a lot to offer. You will join a growing FTSE 100 firm and receive a variety of fundamental perks that reflect your worth and contribution. This includes:


  • A substantial annual leave package of 26 days, which grows to 30 days after four years of service, and eight bank holidays.


  • A competitive pension programme with up to 14% employer contribution, 21% combined, and life insurance.


  • A 10.5% performance-related bonus plan, as well as recognition prizes for exceptional performances.


  • Our company-funded scheme provides a complete healthcare coverage.


  • A relocation grant of up to £8,000, subject to eligibility requirements.


We are happy to offer you a flexible and hybrid working paradigm that allows you to balance your job and personal life. You can work from our main locations at Warrington, Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, and Kendal, or from any of our other hubs in Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire, and Cumbria. We want you to enjoy the benefits of working with us no matter where you are.

Our projects are meant to be environmentally and socially responsible, and you will have opportunity to learn and grow throughout the project cycle. As a member of our team, you will have access to a variety of training and development opportunities, including support for obtaining CEng/IEng status, AMP Project Management Qualifications (PMQ), leadership coaching, professional accreditation, and mentoring. We are here to help you realise your full potential and thrive in your work and beyond.



The role

Are you an engineer who is passionate about issue solving, project delivery, and long-term, environmentally beneficial projects? If so, you could be a great fit for United Utilities’ Capital Delivery project teams. We are searching for Project Engineers that can provide engineering input and help us accomplish our ambitious ambitions in North West England, UK.

As a Project Engineer, you will be responsible for delivering engineering solutions and advise for a variety of projects under our Capital Delivery programme. You will work at the Engineering Manager level, interacting with delivery teams and Project Managers throughout the project portfolio to build knowledge of the company, our significant contracts, and our largest industry partners. You will use your skills to handle engineering difficulties unique to our sector, and by collaborating with other specialists, you will impact key areas of our capital plan, contributing significantly to our success and assisting us in achieving our objectives.

United Utilities provides dynamic and long-term opportunities for professional and personal development, as well as the opportunity to improve your skills, knowledge, and experience in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere. If you are passionate about making a good change in the North West of England and want to join us on our transformational journey, we would love to hear from you. Apply now and become a member of the UU family!



Key Responsibilities


  • As a crucial member of our team, you will be able to collaborate closely with Project Managers, Delivery Managers, Senior Project Engineers, and stakeholders. You will apply your insights and subject matter expertise (SME) to ensure the successful implementation of all engineering components within your areas of responsibility. You will be enthusiastic about engineering and keen to share your expertise and abilities with others.


  • As a Project Engineer, you may help build our future by solving complex challenges and making a meaningful effect on our projects and communities. You will help us improve our engineering processes and procedures by adopting new ways of working and providing feedback and ideas. We appreciate your contribution and want you to be a part of our continual improvement journey.


  • You will create and manage relationships with important internal and external stakeholders, Senior Project Engineers, and Delivery Managers, maintaining proactive empathetic long-term relationships and building a healthy, inclusive, and diverse environment for our teams to thrive.


  • As an engineering UU champion, you will represent engineering inputs to the delivery team. You will identify and pursue opportunities to improve our performance while disclosing and escalating any risks or issues outside your control, keeping the relevant stakeholders informed and participating. You will be passionate, proactive, and collaborative in your work, pushing for quality and innovation in all that you do.


  • Examine the progress and quality of our deliverables, and propose or execute any modifications that will improve our performance. Keep track of our project budgets to ensure we are spending wisely and efficiently. When presenting our business cases to the corporate governance group, participate to the composition and presentation of our ideas with confidence and enthusiasm.



Skills and experience.

To be successful with your application, you must demonstrate that you match the following criteria:

  • Relevant engineering qualification (HNC or above) or comparable skills, knowledge, and experience
  • Experience giving technical advice and overseeing the delivery of successful engineering outcomes.



We believe in helping you to reach your goals and desires, both at work and in life. We provide a number of voluntary advantages to assist you achieve your objectives, which you can choose based on your needs and preferences.

  • [Onsite gym and physio lounge with instructor-led exercise classes and a dedicated physiotherapist, onsite childcare and nursery, free parking and EV charging points, dedicated multi-faith/prayer spaces, and free Warrington bus service for UU colleagues only.]
  • MyGymDiscounts – A gym and wellness benefit that saves up to 25% on gym memberships and digital fitness subscriptions.
  • Best Doctors
  • Salary Finance
  • Wealth at Work Courses
  • Deals and Discounts
  • EVolve Car Scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Mental health first responders
  • ShareBuy
  • MORE Choices Flexible Benefits
  • Improved parental leave schemes


Further Information

Additional information can be found below:

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Details about the selection process.

Your application will be assessed in the following stages:

1. Pre-sift – We will ensure that your CV fits the essential/eligibility requirements outlined in the Skills & Experience part of this advertisement. Please clearly indicate how you match the aforementioned requirements on your CV.

2. Sift – UU hiring managers will analyse your CV to establish eligibility for an interview.

3. Interview – If you are invited to an interview, you will be evaluated against the criteria outlined in the Skills & Experience portion of this advertisement.

4. Feedback – Feedback will be supplied after the interview. If successful, your application will be reviewed for an offer. Please be aware that comments will only be offered if you attend an interview.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, and Permanent

Salary: £50,000.00 to £55,000.00 per year.



  • Canteen
  • Childcare
  • Corporate events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Discounted or free food.
  • Employee Discount
  • Employee Mentoring Programme
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Enhanced paternity leave.
  • Financial Planning Services
  • Flexitime
  • Free exercise lessons.
  • Free or subsidised travel
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Health and well-being programme
  • Life insurance
  • On-site gymnasium
  • On-site parking.
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Referral programme
  • Relocation help
  • Shuttle service offered.
  • Sick pay.
  • Store discount
  • Transport links
  • UK visa sponsorship
  • Work from home.



  • Day shift
  • Monday through Friday.


Supplemental compensation types:


  • Bonus scheme
  • Performance Bonus
  • Yearly Bonus

Work Location: Hybrid Remote in Warrington, Cheshire