Principal Process Engineer - Water

Manchester, United Kingdom Countrywide
02 Sep 2016
24 Oct 2016
UK 0000JY
Contract Type
Full Time
JACOBS is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of professional, technical and construction services. We offer career opportunities across the world and across the spectrum - from planning & design to construction & operation.

Within water/wastewater, we are one of the leading companies where we deliver end - to - end services from strategic consultancy to construction and maintenance for our core clients. Due to our recent wins across a number of key Water Utility clients to provide engineering services in AMP6, we have fantastic opportunities for more ambitious people to join our team and make a real difference.

Position Summary

Within our teams, we have a number of water related roles. These roles could comprise working on any or all of the following project stages:

  • Concept stage design
  • Front End Engineering Design
  • Detailed design and/or review as required
  • Technical support and construction supervision
  • Commissioning and handover

We are looking for the right calibre of Engineer to get involved in these interesting and challenging projects. You may be working on clean water and/or wastewater treatment (municipal and industrial), clean water and sewage transfer systems and seawater cooling system projects. Responsibilities are likely to include:

  • Assist relevant staff/teams on process issues
  • Process Lead for the design for small/medium/large projects
  • Leading a process design team to complete scopes of work within agreed time frames
  • Liaising with the Project Engineer and other design team members
  • Working with the programme Quality Manager and Project Manager to meet Health and Safety and overall project quality objectives
  • Ensuring project financial performance within process discipline budget on projects
  • Developing and maintaining excellent relationships with other discipline leads on projects


  • Chartered engineer (ideally IChemE/CIWEM)
  • Significant experience in the design of water infrastructure
  • Significant experience playing a lead role in process design teams on medium or large projects to complete scopes of work within agreed time frames and guidelines
  • Minimum of a Degree or Honours Degree in a process engineering related discipline
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, liaising directly with client and other project team members
  • Experience of budget management and financial performance


  • Experience in construction/installation and commissioning of plant
  • Experience in operation of plant
  • Experience in treatment plant and pump station instrumentation and control systems
  • Good working knowledge of different contract types and procurement options

Other Essential Functions:

  • Flexibility in terms of occasional UK travel
  • This position could be based in Salford, Leeds or Warrington

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to the safety and well-being of all.