10 Dec, 2020

Senior Drinking Water Process Engineer

  • Arup
  • Leeds, UK
Process Engineer   Water & Waste

Job Description

We are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world.


Arup have been framework technical consultants for Yorkshire water for 20 years and on technical frameworks with other UK water companies including: Northern Ireland Water, Welsh Water, Severn Trent, United Utilities, Yorkshire Water. We have global reach in the water business providing technical support to internal and external clients around the world. 


The Team based in Leeds is the hub of water process engineering and centre of expertise in Arup, supporting local clients and offices throughout the UK and globally.


Though the role is primarily focussed on drinking water, Arup are involved in a wide range of water related projects providing opportunity for diversity and broadening of knowledge and experience and this is encouraged.


The Role


You will support the growth of our water business in executing projects with internal and external clients in the UK, but also globally as part of the wider Arup Water business. You will be required to

adopt the lead process engineer role in the execution of: process audits, investigations, feasibility studies, outline and detailed design of drinking water treatment works and associated systems. 


You will be responsible for developing client briefs into executable projects, build costed proposals. Presenting ideas and concepts to clients, demonstrating technical ability and competence. Taking

an active role in client meetings, facilitate and taking part in Hazop studies and present project outputs and proposals to clients.   


To achieve in this role, you will have… 

  • A good knowledge of water chemistry
  • A good knowledge of drinking water treatment processes
  • Good knowledge and experience in process design (Mass balances, P&ID’s)
  • Good knowledge of water treatment hydraulics
  • Ability to be flexible in your approach and able to think laterally to solve problems, Numerate.
  • Experience working in the water industry in drinking water. 


  • Chartered Engineer 

What happens next?


If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application.


Reward and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits including private healthcare and a range of other protection schemes are funded by Arup and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing.

Shape your time with us

Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a phenomenal place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

At Arup, you’ll be an encouraged member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible start and finish times, working from home or working part-time, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.

Join us in shaping a better world.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.

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