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Principal Process Engineer - Waste Water / Asset Optimisation

Description

About Costain and your project.

This is a unique opportunity to join an agile technical team of process engineers working on the front line with operational teams to develop innovative practical and digital process solutions. This is a home based opportunity with the requirement to travel to multiple sites on a weekly basis.

Costain helps to improve people's lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK's energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency. Our vision is to be the UK's leading smart infrastructure solutions company. We will achieve this by focusing on blue chip clients whose major spending plans are underpinned by strategic national needs, regulatory commitments, legislation or essential performance requirements. We offer our clients leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery. Our culture and values underpin everything we do.

Due to recent project awards and an exciting pipeline of further work being tendered, we are looking to grow our Asset Optimisation Team which provides wastewater process engineering consultancy to support our clients across the UK to get the very best from their assets and programmes. This is a unique opportunity to join an agile technical team of process engineers working on the front line with operational teams to develop innovative practical and digital process solutions. Our team delivers optimisation studies at feasibility, concept, optioneering and preliminary design stages to mitigate risk, return sites to compliance, or enable low or no build solutions to be provided for new permit drivers.

Initial roles will be for South England but we are also interested in hearing from candidates to support future work in North England.

For more information visit www.costain.com

What will I be doing?

A lead / Principal Process Engineer is one of the company's leading specialists in process optimisation, design and operation. The role reports to the Asset Optimisation Programme Director and the jobholder shall have responsibility for thought leadership; technical development of the function; support to business development and work winning; delivery of asset optimisation proposals and project execution in the water sector.

Duties
  • To lead teams on optimisation studies at feasibility, concept, optioneering and preliminary design stages, with accountability for quality, budget, and schedule.
  • Development of process optimisation schemes, initiatives, and solutions at both site and programme level. These schemes will mitigate risk, return sites to compliance, or enable low or no build solutions to be provided for new permit drivers.
  • Provide technical thought leadership and strategic consultancy advise to clients and joint venture partners. Develop relationships with Costain Key Account Directors; Capability Account Leads; customers; supply chain and other third parties.
  • To work collaboratively with business development, work winning and marketing functions to develop and tender new opportunities studies and major projects across new and existing clients.
  • To provide process engineering support to construction and commissioning project teams.
  • To develop of the Asset Optimisation function, to grow the capability and product offering both in human expert optimisation and digital solutions.
  • Approval of process design calculations, reports, presentations and proposals.


About you

Your Qualifications & Experience
  • A degree qualification in a process related discipline is essential
  • Chartered Engineer and member of a relevant engineering institution e.g. CIWEM, IChemE etc.
  • The candidate should have a minimum of 15 years' experience including significant knowledge and experience in the design, operation and optimization of wastewater treatment, water treatment and biosolids recycling plants.
  • A background in an engineering consultancy or contracting design environment as well as operational utility experience is essential.
  • Experience in the full project lifecycle: scoping, outline design, detailed design, construction support commissioning and handover. Ability to apply relevant industry codes, standards and guidelines for the water sector
  • Proven background in process engineering definition including development of mass balance, data analysis, design calculations, technology selection, major equipment and package datasheet specification, process flow diagrams, process control philosophies and P&ID's

Role Requirements
  • Excellent commercial awareness and business development skills
  • Proactive, self-motivated and solutions biased
  • Strong interpersonal skills, collaborate and ability to influence senior colleagues
  • Practical problem solver, not afraid to be hands on
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills both internally and externally at all levels
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Strong Engineering OT skills
  • Excellent Business System and Software skills including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the UK Regulatory environment


Final Statement

We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.

At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers' needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.

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Maidenhead, Maidenhead, England, Windsor and Maidenhead, SL6, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  14825497
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  30/06/2020, 13:16
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