Commercial Engineer Graduate

Contract type
Fixed term
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Hours per week
Dates that interviews will take place
Interviews will be via MS Teams
£25,000 + benefits
Summary of vacancy

SUEZ Water Technologies and Solutions (SWTS) provide our customers with technology and expertise to enhance their water, wastewater, and process productivity.

Bringing together like-minded people and experienced professionals, we continue to develop advanced technologies to solve the world's most complex challenges related to water scarcity, quality, productivity, the environment and energy.

Key Dates:

Hiring Window             15 August to 14 September 2022

Program Start              w/c 10 October 2022

Program End               w/c 14 August 2023

About the role

About the role 

The Services – Assets team within the SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions business is responsible for developing designs and proposals for short- and long-term projects (with SUEZ-owned units and some custom / 3rd party items) for industrial water treatment, mainly for pure and process water applications.

This graduate position is a great fit for a driven, creative, curious team player with great communication skills and attention to detail. We expect candidates to have an academic background in an engineering discipline, ideally with some knowledge of process or environmental engineering. The successful candidate will learn about SUEZ water treatment technologies and a variety of water treatment topics as part of their time with the team, every day.

Most importantly, we seek people with diversity of experiences, backgrounds, personality types and mindsets. The Commercial Engineer role is built on teamwork, mutual support, friendly and precise communication, with personal development opportunities just as important as core engineering skills.

Our work scope is diverse and varied, including emergency deployments, routine applications, and complex projects based on multiple technologies such as Filtration, Ultrafiltration, Reverse Osmosis, Electrodeionisation, Ion Exchange etc. We also design and propose long-term agreements for SUEZ-owned water treatment plants based on mobile / containerised units.

Our Service Centre for Europe is based in Peterborough, UK.

What will I be doing?

The main responsibility of a Commercial Engineer is to lead project opportunities from inquiry to order, with ethical integrity and creative thinking, to develop safe & effective water treatment solutions for our Customers.
The role includes assisting the Sales team, process design development (often in consultation with experts in global SUEZ teams), cost model evaluation, and creation of Customer-facing proposals and supporting documents.
A typical sequence of Commercial Engineer’s tasks might include:

  • Thorough evaluation of customer requests & requirements
  • When required, audit of existing assets: collection of existing information and improvement identification
  • Development of all relevant technical documents: Process Description, Process Flow Diagram, Process & Instrumentation Diagram etc.
  • When required, consultation of sub-contractors and evaluation of their offers
  • Sales assistance during customer meetings (including travel to sites in Europe)
  • Establishment of scope of supply and all associated costs (install, commissioning, service, consumables, chemicals, labour, 3rd party supply, freight etc.)
  • Identification and mitigation of all project associated risks with a strong focus on health and safety, and environmental protection
  • Proposal development with a strong focus on value proposition
  • Creating attractive documents & presentations in line with brand guidelines
  • Presentation of complete package to SUEZ Leadership for review & approval
  • Additionally, team members establish a strong internal network of collaborators, demonstrate negotiation skills in Customer meetings, understand contracts and commercial language of terms and conditions, and respect internal compliance and delegation of authority procedures.

What are the requirements?

Minimum Requirements

  • 2:1 degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or similar scientific discipline within the last 2 years.
  • Full driving licence required
  • IT literate, including proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Fluent in English language

Useful skills or abilities

  • Previous experience in water and/or wastewater operation (services), engineering, or bid management is not necessary (but will come as an advantage)
  • Team player – this is a role strongly connected with others and built on daily communication – be able to work in a matrix organization, with others, located in different countries and cultures
  • Strong focus on Customer service is key to our activities
  • Friendly communication and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Ability to work on own initiative and without supervision is required
  • Commitment to quality and high standard of published work is very well received
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and keep to agreed deadlines is essential

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Who we are

Finding solutions to the world's biggest problems has never been more important than right now.

We offer a great work environment, with professional development and challenging careers along with competitive reward & benefit.

SWTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with employment decisions made without regard to any and all characteristics protected by law.


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