Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.
Costain’s Engineering and Design Group provides engineering services to the Water, Energy, Transport and Defence sectors. Our Process Engineering team is developing and strengthening our water treatment, wastewater treatment and biosolids process engineering capabilities and is seeking to recruit a Chief Process Engineer to lead and oversee all process engineering consultancy and design work undertaken for the water sector including in-house process engineering design works to be undertaken for AMP7 as well as the Maintenance Services Provider framework contract for United Utilities.
A Chief Process Engineer is one of the company’s leading specialists in Process Design. The role reports to the Process Discipline Manager and the jobholder shall have responsibility for technical development of the function; support to business development and work winning; delivery of conceptual, front-end and project execution in the Water sector. The role may also have line management responsibility for engineers within the Process engineering team.
To provide technical assurance and support to process engineers working on contracts.
To lead teams on engineering studies at feasibility and concept design stages, with full accountability for quality, budget and schedule.
When acting as Lead Process Engineer on FEED and Detailed Design projects to:
To develop relationships with Costain Key Account Directors; Capability Account Leads; customers; supply chain and other third parties.
To represent Costain in client meetings.
To work collaboratively with business development, work winning and marketing functions to develop and tender new opportunities studies and major projects.
To provide input, for the Process Engineering function, into proposals including preparation of manhour estimates, execution write-ups and to develop discipline programme activities/deliverables and interdependencies.
To support the Process Engineering Technical Authority in technical development of the function driving innovation and continuous improvement in the work processes and tools used in the department for design work.
To provide Process Engineering support to Construction and Commissioning project teams as required.
The jobholder shall ensure effective employee working relationships and communication through:
The jobholder shall assist the Process Discipline Manager in ensuring that staff have the necessary technical skills and experience appropriate for delivering Process Engineering on water sector projects undertaken by the company through:
The jobholder shall ensure personal and corporate compliance with Health and Safety policy through
The role is based in the Costain Manchester Office and may require travel to company, supplier or client offices or sites for business purposes.
Comprehensive knowledge of the UK Regulatory environment
Ability to apply relevant industry codes, standards and guidelines for the water sector
Experience in the full project lifecycle: feasibility, FEED, Detailed Design, construction support commissioning and handover.
Extensive knowledge and experience in the design, operation and optimisation of Wastewater Treatment Plants.
Good Knowledge and experience in the design, operation and optimisation of Water Treatment Plant design is desirable.
Process Engineering definition including development of mass balance, data analysis, design calculations, technology selection, major equipment and package datasheet specification, process flow diagrams, process design philosophies and P&ID’s
Strong focus on process safety and sustainability, with extensive project experience of CDM and HAZOP and awareness of Functional Safety Management including SIL Classification using LOPA
Technical Risk Management
Proactive, self-motivated and solutions biased
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong technical writing skills
Strong Engineering IT skills
Excellent Business System and Software skills including Microsoft Word and Excel
Your Qualifications & Experience
First degree in Chemical Engineering or suitable equivalent.
Chartered Engineer and member of a relevant engineering institution e.g. IChemE, CIWEM etc
The candidate should have a minimum of 15 years’ experience including significant experience of wastewater treatment, water treatment and biosolids design preferably in an engineering consultancy or contracting environment.
We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.
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.
We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.