Process Engineer

MWH Global
City of Edinburgh (GB)
30 Nov 2017
Job role
Process Engineer
Contract Type
Full Time

MWH, now part of Stantec have an exciting opportunity for a Process Engineer to join our team in Edinburgh on a permanent basis.

Globally, MWH sets the gold standard for the water and natural resources sector as well as being one of the top engineering consultancies in the NCE listings. In the UK, MWH has been selected by a number of key Clients to provide strategic consultancy services. As a consequence we are now looking for the right people to join our team to help deliver this exciting opportunity.

This is a chance to join a dynamic team of providing support in the delivery of effective solutions to Client’s needs.

The role will support Project Managers and Project Technical Leads by providing technical expertise to ensure that projects are delivered to cost, schedule, technical and quality standards to meet both client and MWH expectations.

The role will be part of the Process Team based in Edinburgh supporting work across a number of sectors for our Clients.

Job Description

As part of the Design Team the role has responsibility for providing support in all areas of Process Engineering in the development of efficient technical solutions that will deliver improvements in line with Client strategic requirements.

 Technical expertise in process engineering design and operation within water industry and power generation sectors (including Energy from Waste, wind, gas fired generation).
 Experience in asset surveys, feasibility, outline and detailed design, construction support and commissioning of process assets and equipment
 Responsible for supporting the Project Technical Lead and Project Manager to ensure the successful delivery of robustly defined technical solutions
 Undertake strategic studies, feasibility, scoping and design activities on projects within the required timescales and within agreed design budgets
 Undertake production of technical reports, calculations, development of design and construction drawings and specifications in compliance with relevant industry standards. Ensure all solutions are safe to build, operate and maintain
 Preparation of the Business Case Reports clearly defining the project proposals for submission for governance approval
 Provide technical design support during procurement, installation and commissioning of the selected solution
 Undertake quality management and audits throughout the project lifecycle – design, construction, commissioning
 Work closely with all parties in the project team to ensure the right solution is delivered
 Communicate and quantify any residual risks associated with the preferred solution
 Work collaboratively with Client, Project and Contractor Teams to deliver integrated design solutions
 Investigate and apply innovative approaches that will improve the way we work and drive efficiency
 Maintain up to date technical knowledge of survey, design, drafting, project and contract management standards and techniques
 Liaise with clients and ensure that programmes and projects are managed effectively to ensure delivery in a manner which meets quality, time and budget specifications
 Maintain communication and develop ongoing relationships with clients, stakeholders and customers as required
 Undertake appropriate research of existing assets and investigation and design modifications / improvements
 Provide leadership and co-ordination of the Process Engineering Team locally to support the Regional and Technical Discipline Lead
 Undertake the design activities using appropriate software and applying relevant design standards
 Using appropriate software to provide advice, solutions and successful project outcomes for clients
 Complete all work in line with MWH Core Values and in accordance with MWH Quality Systems and Project Quality Procedures


 Degree qualified (or equivalent) in Chemical Engineering or other relevant subject
 Professionally qualified or working towards, and member of a relevant engineering institution e.g. CEng / IEng IChemE
 Experience in design, construction, commissioning and operation of process plant and equipment
 Experience in the water industry, power generation and Energy from Waste Sectors
 Experience in the development and implementation of quality management systems, and in quality auditing during design, construction and commissioning. Site based experience is essential.
 Experience of managing the interface of parties within EPC arrangements.
 Knowledge and experience of root cause analysis and problem solving.
 Knowledge of DSEAR assessment, SIL analysis and HAZOPs
 Computer literate with a good understanding of appropriate software packages
 Knowledge and skills in the in the planning and delivery of projects to progress outcomes to schedule, budget and quality
 Possess sound knowledge of current legislation and able to work in accordancce with QA and H&S procedures.
 Able to integrate well into a team as well as work independently
 Experienced level of decision making and ability to prioritise and manage conflicting demands
 Strong communication skills at all levels with the client, suppliers, contractors and design team – both written and oral
 Excellent organisational skills and able to multi-task
 Must be able to plan and prioritise work load effectively
 Excellent client service focus
 Flexible approach to work

We are an equal opportunities employer.

The salary for the role is between £33,000 to £38,000.

The closing date for the role is Thursday 30th November .

About MWH

At MWH, we believe growing a great engineering, consulting and construction services company happens from the inside out. We look for people who are drawn to use every talent they possess, plus imagination, determination and a drive to do the extraordinary. We believe that building a great career is as important as Building a Better World.
If working on the best water and natural resources projects around the world, building on your talents through a premier knowledge-sharing culture, and connecting across borders with some of the world’s top talent appeals to you, join us.
MWH Global…we’re looking for opportunities.

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