Process Engineer - Water treatment

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Peterborough, European travel
Dates that interviews will take place
Ongoing interviews
Up to £55K + car & excellent benefits
Summary of vacancy

Do you have a Process Engineer background, gained from working in the water treatment industry? Would you like to apply your technical qualifications and expertise to a role that is crucial in developing new projects and business growth?

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.


About the role

What will you be doing as a Process Engineer?

Working within the Process Engineering team you will have a multi-functional role, supporting the sales and project teams by applying your technical skills and knowledge to develop Ultra Filtration (UF) water treatment systems, aiding the sale and completion of new municipal / industrial drinking water or process water contracts.

You will also support and liaise with the project management, engineering and commissioning functions, with specific duties that include:

Create client-specific process designs for new projects, including pre- and post-treatment requirements, membrane selection, flux selection, cleaning protocols, equipment sizing, and operation and maintenance cost calculations.

Develop technically accurate and compliant bid strategies to win new projects by supporting proposal preparation, working as a team with Sales and Commercial Engineering through: specification review, proposal review, and preparation/review of PFD, P&ID, and system layout drawings.

Produce process designs and experimental programs for pilots to ensure competitiveness and process optimization. Review and approve operating changes, work plans prepared by pilot project manager and pilot reports.

Contributing to the strategic positioning on key projects, you’ll establish, develop and maintain long-term relationships with customers, consultants and regulators, with input during the sales cycle through to long-term operation, ensuring regulatory compliance. You will be responsible for reviewing all control documentation, including engineering drawings and O&M manuals, throughout the project life-cycle and providing support during plant commissioning and performance testing, as well as troubleshooting any plant operational issues.

What will you need? (Experience and qualifications)

Used to working independently, within multidisciplinary teams, and self-motivated to drive projects to completion, you will lead technical elements of projects, with a combination of process design expertise in drinking and process water treatment, along with the commercial acumen for technical sales and customer relationships. Further to this you will require:

Educated to a minimum degree level (or equivalent) in Chemical, Process, Mechanical or related technical discipline

Substantial applied experience in process design and/or controls of water and/or wastewater treatment unit operations and process design software tools

Process design and optimisation knowledge of water and/or wastewater treatment technologies such as conventional solids removal systems (clarifiers, sand filtration etc.), desalination technologies (RO, EDR, IX etc.), MBR and any other technologies applicable to relevant treatment plants

Experience in complex water or wastewater treatment schemes, e.g. waste water reuse projects.

A natural problem solver you will have excellent all round communication skills, able to interact and influence stakeholders of all levels. This should include fluency in English, with any other European language being highly beneficial as projects will be based throughout Europe, including Russia and the CIS, so the ability and willingness to travel (up to 30% of your time) in this region is essential.

Join the Resource Revolution! SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions looks for innovation everywhere and now has more than 50,000 customers and 10,000 employees around the world. For more than 100 years SUEZ has been at the forefront of innovation, from the SUEZ Canal to addressing water scarcity. 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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