Process Engineer - Water/ Wastewater

Limerick, Cork, Louth, Dublin, Galway
Industry Sector:
Water Jobs, Wastewater Jobs, Water Treatment Jobs, Water Industry Jobs, Water Utility Jobs
Job Category:
Engineering, Design, Process Engineer, Water Engineering
Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Comprehensive Benefits Package and Salary
Start Date:
Standard Notice/ ASAP
Gaia Talent
Job Ref:

Position: Process Engineer - Water/Wastewater

Location: Offices across Ireland

Company Overview:

A leading provider of engineering professional consulting and support services with a strong presence in Ireland is seeking a Process Engineer with over 3 years of experience in the water/wastewater sector to join the Infrastructure Division.

Role Overview:

The successful candidate will contribute to the design and delivery of water and wastewater infrastructure projects for various clients, including Irish Water. They will join a dynamic and ambitious team offering excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct plant and process reviews, assessments, and route-cause analyses using advanced evaluation techniques.
  • Support plant operation, optimization, and troubleshooting.
  • Perform 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 program estimations, plant and equipment specifications, and supplier tender evaluation.
  • Develop and utilize digital design tools for water quality analysis, unit process sizing, process performance metrics, hydraulic calculations, and other automated design tools.
  • Write technical reports at all stages of the project lifecycle.
  • Liaise with clients within Ireland and worldwide.
  • Support and/or lead bids, fee proposals, or service offers; develop activity schedules/work plans.
  • Understand and apply HAZOP, DSEAR, CDM, WIMES, Irish and European Standards, and other statutory, regulatory, and non-regulatory provisions and guidance.
  • Develop standard and bespoke design solutions across the entire water industry spectrum.
  • Meet and exceed quality, program, budgetary, and H&S requirements on projects.
  • Contribute to innovative ideas and make suggestions for innovation.
  • Present project work at company meetings or conferences.

Role Requirements:

  • Degree-qualified in chemical/process engineering.
  • Typically, over 3 years of experience in the water and/or wastewater engineering sector.
  • Previous design and/or commissioning experience.
  • Strong communication and soft skills, with the ability to work independently or as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Good knowledge of industry best practices, regulatory standards, regulations, and codes pertinent to the Water Industry.
  • Proven ability to manage and mentor teams and/or individuals and/or projects, potentially across disciplines and locations.
  • A developing external profile and reputation, with a desire to raise the profile of oneself and the company.
  • Willingness to contribute to and develop technical knowledge networks.

Experience in the Following Areas is Desirable:

  • Clean water treatment processes (DAF, RGFs, Disinfection, membrane filtration, etc.).
  • Biological wastewater treatment (ASP, MBBR, MBR, IFAS, SBR, etc.).
  • Chemical dosing systems (Orthophosphate removal, pH adjustment, etc.).
  • Sludge treatment (Centrifuge, Filter press, Thickeners, etc.).
  • Odour and septicity treatment.
  • DSEAR, HAZOP lead, and functional safety.
  • Digital twins.

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