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Associate Process Design Engineer

Ref no. BHN567154
Salary £550 - £700/day
Location England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 12 months
Job status Open

Job summary

We are looking for a Chartered Process Engineer to join a consutlancy at Associate Director level. This role can be based out of any office UK-wide and offers flexible hybrid working.

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Associate Process Engineer - Clean Water


Associate Process Engineer - Clean Water

Job description

The water sector is growing at pace, so we are currently seeking to appoint an Associate Process Engineer to join our Infrastructure team, specialising in Drinking Water Treatment. The location of the role is flexible.


We have an extensive portfolio of UK and International frameworks and projects, supporting our clients with planning and implementation of major projects. We work at all stages of the project lifecycle, from strategy and design right through to construction support, commissioning, and optimisation. Our multidisciplinary teams provide an industry-leading approach to planning, designing, and investing in water infrastructure.

We are seeking a senior-level process engineering leader with a strong industry profile and wide range of experience. This should include:

  • In-depth knowledge and design experience of drinking water treatment process and principles - conventional and advanced treatment technologies.
  • Clear understanding of the UK Regulated water sector and how our clients balance cost and risk.
  • Low carbon designs, supporting our clients' journey to net zero.
  • Ability to lead the process engineering discipline at all stages of the project lifecycle, including bids.



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.


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