Principal Water Process Engineer, Christchurch, Aecom

Published 2022-06-30
Expires 2022-07-30
ID #1066280626
Principal Water Process Engineer, Christchurch, Aecom
New Zealand, Canterbury, Christchurch,
Published June 30, 2022

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Principal water process engineer

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AECOM Principal Water Process Engineer Christchurch , New Zealand Apply Now

In this position you will join a high performing team focused on being the partner of choice to our clients in New Zealand and further afield. Our Christchurch Water team is a diverse group of engineers, scientists, environmentalists and project managers focussed on providing the best possible outcomes for our clients, the environment and society. Strategic thinking and innovation are key to our success - we focus on developing the knowledge, skills and experience of all team members in a fun and fast-paced environment. We are excited to solve complex challenges across the water sector, and welcome like-minded individuals to join our team.

We are now seeking to appoint an experienced Wastewater / Water Process Engineer to join our Water team to lead the delivery of treatment projects, on time, and within budget and also assisting with the identification of business opportunities and growth.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on the full range of water and wastewater projects and often complex, large scale projects that deliver great outcomes for our clients. As a key member of the Christchurch process team, you will be part of our Australian & New Zealand treatment ‘Centers of Excellence’ located in Christchurch and Sydney; and will collaborate regularly with our national water leaders to support project national pursuit efforts and to help harness the full value of our global expertise to create valued treatment solutions. You will also provide support to the water advisory and planning team with concept designs, support of business cases and asset management activities.

In your role, you will:

Work with clients to understand requirements and scope for upgrade, design and process optimisation of wastewater treatment facilities

Site visits for trouble shooting plants (both within New Zealand and in Australia)

Troubleshooting and data analysis to identify and evaluate opportunities for improvement and efficiencies in wastewater treatment plant operations

Overall process design development for wastewater treatment projects including PFD, mass balance, P&ID, process calculations and equipment sizing according to AECOM internal guidelines

Process Simulation Modelling – BioWin, etc

Review and evaluate process design options for wastewater and water reuse applications to optimise CAPEX/OPEX/overall life cycle costs for clients

Preparation of design reports, options assessments, functional descriptions, specifications to meet stakeholder requirements

Collaborating with other disciplines to achieve efficient design outcomes for clients

Assist with wastewater treatment tenders / proposals

Integrate Wastewater Treatment design and optimisation with Digital Twin approaches

Integrate with Digital Design in BIM software packages

Work closely with our international treatment teams to integrate global best practice

Manage projects and manage client interfaces and client planning

Assist with managing and mentoring interns and junior staff

Assist with technically leading outputs such as papers, research and development, presentations and training

Become an active collaborative member of our Process Centres of Excellence in Christchurch and Sydney - join meetings, build your networks, help to make us better / more efficient

Our ideal candidate would have the following skills, experience and attitude:

Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical, Environmental, Civil, Mechanical)

10+ years post graduate experience in water and/or wastewater treatment process design including medium and large scale infrastructure projects

Experienced with wastewater treatment process design including mass balances and process flow diagrams

Experienced with development of P&IDs

Proficiency in MS Word, advanced proficiency in Excel, database

Proven knowledge of global wastewater guidelines, water reuse guidelines including relevant legislation and regulations

Well developed interpersonal skills and an ability to influence, demonstrated problem solving abilities

Hands on skills in sampling, developing characterisation studies and site pilot studies

Understanding of safety responsibilities and implications of being on site

Preferably an understanding of digital design, including the practice of laser scanning

Existing experience in the local market with an established client network is preferred

Collaborative approach to winning and delivering projects

Preferred Qualifications

A Degree in Engineering, or equivalent

CPEng status - desirable (or working towards)

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Water - Wastewater

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country New Zealand

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 267806BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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