Lead/Senior Process Design Engineer - Water/Wastewater - Galway

Location: Ireland

EUR 70,000 - 85,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Engineering-Design-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2107-27304

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Senior Process Design Engineer with 10+ years of experience ideally in water / wastewater process design?

If you have the relevant experience, call Karen on +353-1-7978720 or send your CV to sheila@jobcontax.com for review.

Lead/Senior Process Design Engineer - Water/Wastewater - Galway

Job Description

Our client is one of Ireland’s leading Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants design & build Contractors.

This position requires an expert in the field of water treatment and/or wastewater & industrial effluent treatment. 

The role is ideally suited to candidates with experience in the development of process solutions in industrial and municipal settings, and in accordance with specifications used in Ireland and United Kingdom.

The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic, capable of working on their own initiative with proven strong problem-solving skills. 

The incumbent will be required to provide design leadership for their field of expertise and this leadership will extend to mentorship of junior design and project engineers. 

The Lead/Senior Process Design Engineer will integrate within our multi-disciplinary design team and work along-side external consultants to develop robust design solutions for numerous clients.

This role will play a major part in process selection, process design, application engineering, proposal support and operational support. 

Development of the whole cycle of the treatment process from the concept to the detailed design stage is essential, demonstrating a strong commercial acumen and providing guidance on project and tender CAPEX and OPEX cost models.

Supporting the Engineering Director and Design Manager to deliver design works across Ireland and the UK for public and private sector clients.

Perform preliminary and detailed design of water / wastewater treatment plants based on data provided, achieving desired treatment criteria.

Exploration of new process solutions. Develop relationships with supply chain partners (Products/Services).

Actively mentoring, training and providing guidance to staff within the engineering process and wider group project.

Application of appropriate software to provide advice, solutions and successful outcomes to achieve contract objectives.

Developing and adopting standards in design to streamline engineering tasks. Peer reviewing and approving of design work generated by the process/ M&E design team. 

Assisting the commercial/estimating team members in developing CAPEX and OPEX models.

Developing drawings of equipment and plant layouts as required Developing PFDs (Process Flow Diagrams) and P&IDs (Process & instrumentation Drawings) 

Developing process mass balance, hydraulic, energy, mechanical calculations as part of the detailed design.

Effective time management and execution of work within defined timeline and budgetary constraints; 

Assisting with technical and commercial submissions for tenders Occasional travel required to project sites will be required.

Undertaking the role of PSDP, ensuring Health & Safety, Ethical and Quality requirements, both legislative and company specific, are fully respected and taken account of.


Bachelor Degree in Chemical / Process / Environmental Engineering.

+10 years of experience in water / wastewater process design.

Chartered status is an advantage.

Proven track record in delivering technical designs.

Ability to work on multiple assignments, mentoring and delegating duties to personnel under your supervision.

Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and a knowledge 2D/3D CAD software.

Strong Problem solving and trouble-shooting skills. Effective time management and communication skills.

Excellent oral and written reporting skills.

Full Clean Irish or EU driving license.

No Sponsorship, must currently hold a valid Critical Skills Work Permit, or have Stamp 4 visa.


€70k - €85k negotiable based on experience and qualifications

Mix of WFH/Office/Site visits


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you are a Process Design Engineer interested in roles based in Galway, you can contact Karen by e-mail karen@jobcontax.com or phone +353-1-7978720 for a confidential chat.

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With over 50 years of technical recruitment experience, JobContax is the leading recruiter of Process Design Engineers in Galway and Ireland.

Due to the large volume of applications, JobContax may not be able to respond to every individual.


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