03 May, 2022

Water Process Engineer

  • Arup
  • Ireland
Process Engineer Water & Waste

Job Description

A career at Arup offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned and independently minded, Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. We believe that flexible arrangements, such as hybrid working, create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people.

We are truly global and our 15,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants around the world deliver innovative projects with creativity and passion. We have over 650 staff members working in Ireland with offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.


Water Process Engineer with several years of experience.


Due to significant growth in our Water Business in Ireland and internationally, we are currently recruiting for a senior member to join our Water Process team.  These roles will support the delivery of major projects primarily internationally, but also in Ireland.

The position available is for a water process engineer with a background in water and / or wastewater process consulting with a variety of experience. We are interested in hearing from those with mid-career to associate level applicants with 10+ years’ experience.  The ideal candidate will be looking to further their career and gain invaluable experience within an established multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy in a position of responsibility.    

You will be responsible for developing client briefs into executable projects, and to deliver costed proposals. Presenting ideas and concepts to clients, demonstrating technical ability and competence are essential skills for the role. Taking an active role in client meetings, facilitate and taking part in studies and presenting project outputs and proposals to clients are also key parts of the role. You will be responsible for the further development of process skills within the team and will act as final reviewer of the work of more junior engineers. 

Candidates with experience in water for industry, water reuse and water efficient technologies will have an advantage.

This is a permanent position and offers the successful candidate long-term and international opportunities. As a result of our strong digital capability and cloud-based systems and networks, it will be possible for the successful candidates to work out of their choice of any of our Irish offices.


Your responsibilities

A process design engineer’s duty would include:

  • Preparation of feasibility through detailed design reports, calculations and construction and/or performance specification packages for both Water and Wastewater treatment projects at various stages in project life cycles

  • Undertaking technical surveys of major water and wastewater assets, including lifecycle analysis, condition assessment, energy efficiency and operational performance

  • Liaison with relevant statutory agencies including the EPA, Department of Housing, Irish Water, local City and County Councils as well as third party contractors and stakeholders

  • Developing enduring design solutions in accordance with relevant standards and client requirements whilst ensuring technical excellence, throughout the options development, concept design and detailed design phases for wastewater treatment systems and municipal sewage systems

  • Assessing design hazards and producing a design risk assessment in the context of the Health & Safety (Construction) Regulations and process risk reduction for operations

  • Producing design calculations, process drawings and costs estimates using specialist advanced water and wastewater treatment design software packages

  • Providing technical input and advice to clients in relation to water and wastewater process infrastructure and operations

  • Reporting and monitoring of progress within projects to the company’s senior staff as well as external clients and contractors

  • Liaising with clients including presentation of studies and design reports for review and discussion

  • Analysis of information, production of designs, modelling and computations

  • Undertake quality assurance of survey and asset data sets and maintenance of records accordingly.


Current Projects/Skills and attributes needed

The candidate must possess:

  • Experience and knowledge of water chemistry

  • Experience and knowledge of drinking water, industrial water, and/or wastewater treatment processes

  • Experience and knowledge and experience in process design (Mass balances, P&ID’s)

  • Experience and knowledge of water treatment hydraulics

  • Experienced in writing specifications, reports, business cases and technical notes

  • Experience in the design and delivery of Water and Wastewater infrastructure projects

  • Ability to be flexible in your approach and able to think laterally to solve problems

  • Proven ability to work within a team environment, including multidisciplinary internal and external teams and with stakeholders

  • Highly motivated in the digital transformation with ideas and knowledge of opportunities in this area

  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and client targets

  • Be a member of Engineers Ireland (or equivalent membership authority) and committed to achieving chartered status

  • Strong analytical skills to develop effective, innovative and commercial solutions.


Your Education/Profile

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a Process, Chemical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering discipline is required for this role (equivalent to Level 8 in the Irish NFQ).

Chemical engineering degree would be beneficial but not essential.  

A Master’s degree within these fields would be beneficial but not essential.  




What to expect at Arup 

  • A multicultural and informal working environment where you can develop professionally by being part of a team who enjoy what they do.

  • Opportunities for short or long assignments at Arup’s offices and projects anywhere in the world.

  • Employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme, which is dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

  • Competitive performance-based salary growth.

  • A strong corporate culture committed to its values: quality of work, holistic approach, humane organization, straight and honourable dealings, social usefulness and reasonable prosperity.

  • Continuous training and professional development that will allow you to adapt to the growing needs of our clients as we embrace digital transformation.


Join us in shaping a better world

Our goal is to shape a better world, finding solutions for some of the world’s most complex problems. From climate action to social value, we consider the most expansive impacts of our work. Our drive to build a more sustainable, resilient and equitable future shapes our culture and has made us leaders in sustainable development. The successful candidate will join our multi-disciplinary design teams focusing on technical excellence and innovative solutions that create a better future for people, places, and the planet.  


'A better way'- Sustainability and Social Equity

At Arup, we strive to bring environmental sustainability and social equity together. We put sustainability at the heart of our projects and invest in research and development that helps tackle issues such as climate change and poverty. We have made a commitment to reach net zero by 2030 and to contribute meaningfully to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, creating shared value for our clients and our communities while safeguarding our planet. Read our net zero carbon plan here.

A career at Arup gives you the chance to have a positive impact on the world. For us, corporate responsibility is not just a policy; it’s a way of working.


Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion is at the heart of what we do

We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment for talented people of any background based on merit, fairness and respect. At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in social, cultural and educational events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or with your colleagues by joining staff networks such as those for women, culture or the LGBTQ+ community. At Arup we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities. Please speak to our recruitment team and we will work with you to make reasonable adjustments to ensure you can perform at your best.

We are a certified CPD accredited employer with Engineers Ireland and we were named Engineers Ireland CPD Employer of the year in 2020

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