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Associate Process Engineer - Clean Water

  • Location: Warrington
  • Salary: Market related
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 26 days ago

My Client is a world-leader in engineering and design consultancy and construction they have the breadth and depth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects. The water sector is growing at pace so they are currently seeking to appoint an Associate Process Engineer to join the Infrastructure team, focusing on Drinking Water Treatment. The location of the role is flexible.

They have an extensive portfolio of UK and International projects, helping clients address asset creation, process improvement and plant optimisation needs. Locally focused teams incorporate expert electrical, ICA, process, mechanical and civil engineers who provide a multidisciplinary approach to solving clients’ problems in creating, managing, building and investing in water and wastewater infrastructure.

I am looking to appoint a process engineering leader with a range of experience. Some examples include:

Drinking water treatment technologies and principles.

Experience with membrane technologies.

Nitrate, organics, iron and manganese removal processes.

Development and implementation of new and emerging technologies and techniques.

Low carbon footprint designs, supporting our clients’ journey to net zero.

DSEAR, HAZOP and Functional safety.

Digital design and implementing digital twins.

Ability to lead bids Project Management experience would be an advantage.


Role requirements:


Educated to degree level with a process engineering bias chartered Member/Fellow of a recognised professional institution.

A well-developed external profile and reputation a desire and willingness to raise the profile of oneself and the Company.

Ability to provide a customer-focussed service with a clear understanding of the water sector regulatory framework and strategic business planning.

Proven ability to manage and mentor teams and/or individuals and/or projects, potentially split across disciplines, locations and stakeholders.

Extensive experience within the municipal water engineering sector.

In-depth understanding of water treatment technologies an interest in developing and/or exploiting new and emerging technologies and techniques.

A well-developed understanding of the design process.

Ability to complete assignments on time, within budget and to a high technical standard.

Computer-literate and able to work effectively work with the basic Microsoft suite of programmes as a minimum.

Willingness to contribute to and develop our technical knowledge networks.

Responsibilities (will vary depending on project and client):

Technical leadership, strategy formulation and development.

Development of strong networks with clients and regulators within the UK and worldwide, being a focal point and being able to communicate at all levels.

Feasibility, outline and detailed process design, including mass, heat and energy balances, process flow diagrams, P&IDs, hydraulic design, design risk assessments, control philosophies, commissioning strategies, cost and programme estimations, plant and equipment specifications, supplier tender evaluation,

Technical report writing at all stages of the project lifecycle.

Support and/or lead bids, fee proposals or offers of service development of activity schedules/work plans.

Understanding of HAZOP, DSEAR, CDM, WIMES, British and European Standards and other statutory, regulatory and non-regulatory provisions and guidance.

Development of standard and bespoke design solutions for the water industry and beyond.

Meet and exceed quality, programme, budgetary and H&S requirements on projects.

Preparing technical papers and presentations for conferences, colleagues and clients.

Support and/or deliver technical and ‘expert witness’ investigations and appraisals.

Ownership of specific skill areas or activities within our technical knowledge networks contributing to technical network activities, to broaden your and our skills, experience and
technical reputation.

Supporting, mentoring and guiding less experienced colleagues.

Working with and developing design tools such as water quality analysis, unit process sizing, process performance metrics, hydraulic calculations and other automated design tools.

Develop and guide research and development projects for Clients.


If your skills and experience match the above description, please apply now for immediate attention. The office location is Warrington, but applications from other parts of the UK will be gladly accepted.