14 Sep, 2021

Senior Process Engineer

  • Costain
  • United Kingdom
Process Engineer Water & Waste

Job Description

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.   The work undertaken to date has proved to be well received by utilities, particularly in the south of England. As a consequence we are seeking to grow our Asset Optimisation team in the north & midlands with a number of potential opportunities in the pipeline. The role is to initially support current workstreams in the South due to the growing work for the current team but we are also interested in hearing from candidates to support future work in North England. This is a home based role, with a requirement to regularly travel to Costain Offices, Client Offices & Sites.  

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 is preferred - The candidate should have a minimum of 6 years’ experience in process engineering with good 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 - Some operational experience in the water sector would be beneficial - A sound appreciation of regulation and compliance principles in wastewater treatment would be beneficial Role Requirements - A good knowledge and ability in using process tools and software (including Excel) - An ability to communicate technical proposals clearly and concisely - Must be delivery driven with a mind-set to work to targets and meet team objectives - Innovative and demonstrable ability to add value - An understanding of technical risk and opportunity - Flexible and agile to respond to changing customer and business needs 

About Costain

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.

 Your application

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.

Should you require any adjustments to support you in your application, please do not hesitate to contact us: careers@costain.com

We will consider all applicants regardless of age, race, faith and socioeconomic background, including those from marginalised groups, such as (but not exclusive to):

People who identify as LGBT+, including non-binary people
People with physical or neurological disabilities
People who have mental ill health

We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need for dynamic working, such as, working part-time, remote working, or compressed hours. In return, we will explore what is possible.

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Understandably given the nature of our business, everyone who is employed at Costain must undergo thorough referencing checks. We will need different information depending on the job we have offered you. For all roles, we'll carry out a criminal record check and we’ll ask to see evidence that you have the legal right to work in the UK.
For some of our roles, you may be required to obtain and maintain security clearance of at least Security Check level (or SC clearance). To satisfy the requirements, you will need to have been a legal UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and have successfully complete all stages of the vetting process.

Closing date

Please note that Costain reserves the right to bring forward the closing date of any of its job vacancies if we receive a suitable number of quality applications from which to make a shortlist. Therefore, we recommend at you apply as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date

This is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Costain.  

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