Atkins Ireland, a member of SNCL have an opportunity for a Process Engineer, with 3+ years’ experience in the water/wastewater sector to join the Infrastructure Division. The candidate should have a variety of experiences; some examples include:

  • Clean water treatment processes include DAF, RGFs, Disinfection (ozonation, UV, chlorination, etc.), membrane filtration (UF, NF & RO), etc.
  • Biological wastewater treatment (ASP, MBBR, MBR, IFAS, SBR, etc.).
  • Chemical dosing system for various applications (includes Otho-P removal, pH adjustment, etc.).
  • Sludge treatment (includes Centrifuge, Filter press, Thickeners, etc.).
  • Odour and septicity treatment.
  • DSEAR, HAZOP lead, functional safety.
  • Digital twins.

The candidate will assist in the design and delivery of water and wastewater infrastructure projects for Irish Water and other clients. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and ambitious team with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Role Requirements:

  • Degree-qualified with a chemical/process engineering background.
  • Typically, 3+ years’ experience in the water and/or wastewater engineering sector.
  • Previous design and/or commissioning experience.
  • Possess strong communication and soft skills and be able to function independently or as a member of a multidiscipline team.
  • Good knowledge of industry, best practices or regulatory standards, regulations, and codes pertinent to Water Industry.
  • A proven ability to manage and mentor teams and/or individuals and/or projects, potentially split across disciplines and locations.
  • A developing external profile and reputation; a desire and willingness to raise the profile of oneself and the Company.
  • Willingness to contribute to and develop our technical knowledge networks.


  • Plant and process reviews, assessments, route-cause analysis, apply cutting-edge evaluation techniques.
  • Supporting plant operation, optimisation and troubleshooting.
  • Feasibility, outline and detailed process design, including mass, heat and energy balances, process flow diagrams, P&IDs, hydraulic design, design risk assessments, control philosophies, commissioning strategies, cost and programme estimations, plant and equipment specifications, supplier tender evaluation.
  • Working with and developing digital design tools such as water quality analysis, unit process sizing, process performance metrics, hydraulic calculations and other automated design tools.
  • Technical report writing at all stages of the project lifecycle.
  • Liaison with clients within Ireland and worldwide.
  • Support and/or lead bids, fee proposals or offers of service; development of activity schedules/work plans.
  • Understanding of HAZOP, DSEAR, CDM, WIMES, Irish and European Standards and other statutory, regulatory and non-regulatory provisions and guidance.
  • Development of standard and bespoke design solutions over the entire water industry spectrum.
  • Meet and exceed quality, programme, budgetary and H&S requirements on projects.
  • Contributing to new innovative ideas/ making suggestions for innovation.
  • Opportunity to present your project work at company meetings or at conferences.

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