Water Engineer

  • W.J. Hatt Ltd
  • Goring Heath, Reading RG8 7SL, UK
  • Mar 27, 2021
Full time Construction Engineering Skilled Labor Site Engineer Plumber

Job Description


We are a water engineering firm looking for a permanent, full-time employee to work Monday to Friday (7am-5pm). See www.wjhatt.co.uk for more information.

Our work involves anything outdoors & water:

  • installing water pipe networks
  • repairing water leaks
  • building ponds & lakes
  • constructing water features
  • installing foul drainage systems (e.g. biotreatment plants & soakaways)
  • installing storm drainage & irrigation systems

As our new employee, you will be involved in all of the above, which provides a varied and interesting working environment. The job will entail installing the systems first-hand as one of our team of water engineers, as well as operating machinery, outdoor plumbing and labouring.

You must hold a full UK driving licence (preferably with trailer towing) and have previous hands-on construction experience with general construction knowledge.

The following qualifications are preferred:

  • 360 degree / excavator operator, above and below 10 tonnes
  • forward tipping dumper, up to 10 tonnes
  • CPCS / NPORS / CITB / ITSAR card holder
  • B+E trailer towing licence

Experience in any the following would be useful:

  • plumbing
  • excavator driving
  • JCB driving
  • dumper driving
  • thrust moling
  • mole ploughing
  • trenchers
  • groundworks
  • butt fusion / electrofusion pipe welding

The right attitude will be prized above qualifications, but you must be conscientious, enthusiastic and have good attention to detail.


  • bonus payments for work completed on time, extra payments for work completed ahead of time
  • fully kitted-out van for use while at work
  • all tools provided
  • all PPE provided
  • opportunities for promotion & salary increase
  • relevant training will be paid for by the company
  • any overtime is paid at time & a half, any weekend work is paid at double time

We have been running a small family business since 1937 maintaining long-term staff. Our staff work in teams of 2-6 men, managing their own projects. Teams are cycled regularly depending on the type of work required and their abilities. We work on rural properties, farms & estates within the local area and all of our work is gained via reputation. We work carefully and methodically to ensure we meet the highest of standards for our clients, running constantly up-to-date machinery and equipment, and using high-quality materials.

Our staff undergo continual hands-on training to ensure they continue to develop abilities to suit our extensive range of work. This is in conjunction with external courses to ensure all staff are safe and competent on a range of machinery but in particular excavators, dumpers, backhoe loaders, mole ploughs, rollers and a range of trenchless technologies.


Plumbing-Pipefitting, General-Other: Engineering, General-Other: Construction-Skilled Trades


Up to £31,000 per year with a performance bonus scheme in place.