Industrial Water Development Specialist

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Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
United Kingdom
Hours per week
Dates that interviews will take place
Interviews will be Via MS Teams
£45,000 - £60,000 plus Company Car, Bonus, Healthcare, Pension
Summary of vacancy

When you join SUEZ Industrial Water, you get more than a brand-new role. Your work will help us deliver innovative and environmentally responsible solutions for water and waste management.

You will get a chance to help us preserve and restore our planet’s natural capital for future generations. It’s a career that’s not only exciting, but full of opportunities as well as professional and personal fulfillment.

** Please be aware the location of this role is UK wide. However this role will mainly support sites within: Kent, Cambridge, Peterborough, Magor, Ledbury, Tadcaster, Manchester, Grangemouth **

About the role

About the role

The role involves providing technical front-line support to industrial water treatment operations (including Operations and Maintenance Contracts, BOO, Bridge and Mobile) across the UK, monitoring process performance day to day and over time, fault finding, providing site technical guidance with significant technical capabilities to both understand and implement process changes to maintain process performance. The Technical Development Specialist ( Industrial Water Development Specialist )  will be based within a territory but will work within the UK territories dependent on the technical requirement.

The Technical Development Specialist will provide SUEZ’s primary technical on-site presence for the operations teams and will be required to travel predominantly within the territory and occasionally around the UK and overseas.

The Technical Development Specialist will also be required to lead and/or support water and wastewater related projects and business development opportunities throughout the UK. The Technical Development Specialist is required to lead site specific feasibility studies and develop process improvement plans within the territories, ensuring that best practice is shared and received from the O&M performance teams within the region.

The Technical Development Specialist will be supported in their role by the Site, Area and Territory Managers, and specialists from the rest of the Technical Development Team and other company services (such as Business Development, O&M Performance, Maintenance, Asset Care and Laboratory) when necessary.  The Technical Development Specialist will be an experienced Water Treatment/Chemical/Process Engineer who will use their theoretical and practical knowledge to drive treatment process efficiencies, investigate process performance issues & support the Operations teams with Technical/Process matters.

What will I be doing?

  • Management of health safety and environmental standards in an industrial environment on a complex multi customer project.
  • In depth process knowledge for fault finding and determining impacts, risks and potential implications relating to process changes.
  • Site specific process knowledge to enable technical decisions to be made
  • Day to day process performance monitoring and technical guidance to ensure SUEZ activity process performance and risk mitigation.
  • In depth knowledge of site specific process parameters, KPI’s, client requirements and regulatory consents to ensure compliance.
  • Front-line support to industrial water treatment operations (including Operations and Maintenance Contracts, BOO, Bridge and Mobile).
  • Focus on operational costs on all sites and how they are influenced by the operation of the process.
  • Ability to determine when particular work activities or projects will require support from the O&M performance teams to prevent impacting on the primary focus of day to day performance monitoring and site specific activities.
  • Ability to work with O&M performance teams to share and receive site specific best practice for the benefit of other contracts.
  • Analyse risk within the context of long term site service contract and manage to minimise
  • Attendance of customer review meetings to report on plant optimisation, progress, performance and risk.
  • Identifying areas where the customer would benefit from additional support from SUEZ and providing that support either directly or indirectly
  • Identify development opportunities on site and assist operations team in their implementation
  • Lead and develop water related business opportunities in the UK with the help of the SUEZ Business Development Team
  • Assist other business units (particularly the Laboratory and Technical Support) in developing specialist water treatment related services
  • Review all data related to customer site water treatment assets to trend and identify potential performance issues and solutions
  • Agree a structured approach to resolving the problems, showing the stages that are to be undertaken, the risks and success criteria for each stage and the time/costs involved.  With the support of the operations team, assume responsibility for delivering the plan
  • Co-ordinate the operation of any pilot plants.  Collect, organise, present and distribute data
  • Be the SUEZ Process representative in design reviews for the the installation of new assets and the interface into existing water treatment plants
  • Be the SUEZ Process representative to manage customer process/production changes and to determine the risks and mitigation required for processes under SUEZ control.
  • Where appropriate, using process experience and additional research, contribute to the debate on alternative technologies and modifications that will maximise the performance of the plants
  • Leading by example and delivering the business objectives in an open, inclusive and team driven style and embracing group values
  • Collaborate with NEU Support functions (O&M Performance, Asset Care Coordinator, Contract Performance & Fulfilment CoE)
  • Respond to emergencies to assist from a technical perspective

What are the requirements?

  • Chemical/process engineering
  • Background in Industrial Water
  • Certificate/formal training in Health and Safety
  • Degree in relevant discipline

Who we are

SUEZ Industrial Water Ltd. is a rapidly growing industrial and environmental service business managing contracts in across many industrial sectors in the UK and Europe. SUEZ business model is based on long term service agreements with permanent site presence. Contracts typically cover the complete water cycle including site operations and maintenance as well as project development and delivery.

The company offer considerable development and progression opportunities in multiple locations in all ranges of roles – engineering, consultancy, operations, maintenance, project management, general and profit centre management.

SUEZ Water were awarded "Water Company of the year" for 2018 at the Global Water Summit in London. The Group also received two distinctions in the "Desalination plant of the Year" and the "Industrial project of the Year" categories.

SUEZ Industrial Water UK are an equal opportunities employer.


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