We are looking to strengthen our Project Delivery team with a Graduate Engineer based in Exeter within the South West Water Region.

You will report directly to the Project Manager and your role will cover assisting the Project engineer and Project manager and gain knowledge and understanding in the management of projects. Throughout the programme you will work on all stages of the project including design.

Key responsibilities will include

  • Assisting the project team to help drive projects forward
  • Setting out and management of site operations, to ensure safety, quality, cost effectiveness, timely production and customer satisfaction.
  • Writing method statements and risk assessments, and procuring sub-contractor, labour, plant and material resources.
  • Ensuring actions are carried out at the right time, by the right people and to a controlled budget
  • Develop key relationships with clients, design teams, consultants, contractors and other project stakeholders.

What you can expect

We know our continuing success and development depends on yours, so we go all the way when it comes to giving you the support you need to be the very best. In return you can expect the following;

  • A committed and structured learning programme, with regular assessments.
  • A mentor dedicated to you to support and guide your development.
  • Opportunity to work on diverse projects where you can make a real difference to the world we live in.
  • Continuous improvement and professional development.
  • Practical, on the job training within your team of industry experts.
  • Responsibility for your own achievements.
  • The tools and support you need to realise your ambitions including achieving professional status with the relevant professional institution.

About you


  • Engineering related degree in either Civil, Mechanical or Construction Management (minimum 2.2)
  • Successful candidates will need to be flexible and willing to spend time in other offices and sites.
  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal are essential,
  • Work well within a team and independently.
  • Strong client service focus and excellent organisational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent computer skills and a good understanding of Microsoft Office
  • A full UK driving license or in the process of taking their driving test.
  • Self – motivated, flexible and reliable with good problem-solving skills.

Technical Competencies: Foundation

  • Contract Management
  • Governance
  • Budgeting and cost control
  • Risk, Opportunities and issue management
  • Project Planning (schedule)
  • Digital Delivery
  • Procurement (negotiations and management)
  • Solutions development (pre- construction / design development)
  • Client, stakeholder and conflict management
  • Resource management
  • Change management
  • Quality management

Behavioural competencies : Foundation

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Client Focus
  • Striving for Results
  • Integrity, Trust and Respect
  • Coaching and Providing Feedback
  • Leadership

About us

MWH Treatment is an integrated design and build provider working in the water sector. With over 1,000 staff working across eight regional centres, supporting six long-term water sector frameworks and two recently won frameworks, operating both as a sole contractor but also in joint ventures and alliances.

At MWH Treatment we believe that people matter. We know to build successful, creative teams we need a diverse workforce that can deliver innovative ways of thinking. We provide an environment where you will have the freedom to develop and grow to your full potential, creating opportunity by inviting, embracing, and celebrating difference, our goal as an employer is to motivate, and develop our employees. By fostering a diverse range of talents and perspectives we ensure we have the breadth of viewpoints, experiences, and skills needed to succeed. Embracing diversity of all kinds enables us to provide a work environment and culture that plays a key role in attracting and retaining the right people with the right skills.

As signatories to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, we have made a promise to support our forces, working with the CTP to help ex veterans find work in the civilian world. We also support Mates in Mind, a charitable programme to improve and promote positive mental health in the workplace. We don’t just tick boxes; we live these values every day.

What MWH offer

Packages include -

  • A competitive salary
  • Hybrid Working (Jobs needs dependent)
  • Car/car allowance (Jobs needs dependent)
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays (with an additional 5 days available to buy)
  • Contribution Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • And many more benefits including – cycle to work scheme, discounts and savings Hub, Kids Pass etc