MEICA - Process Design Engineer - Water/Wastewater - Galway

Location: Ireland

EUR 50,000 - 60,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Engineering-Design-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2301-32136

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Are you a Process Design Engineer with 3+ 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 for review.

Process Design Engineer - Water/Wastewater - Galway

Job Description

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

We are seeking experienced candidates with knowledge of water/wastewater treatment processes; candidates should possess a strong analytical mindset, with experience in the design and delivery of treatment systems. 

Experience in dealing with Private Clients, Irish Water, Group Water Schemes, Local Authorities and UK Water Utilities is desirable.

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

Candidates should demonstrate a strong understanding of the quality, safety and commercial drivers associated with the design and delivery of infrastructure projects and will be expected to bring an innovative approach to bespoke projects.

The design work may include tender stage and preliminary designs, detailed designs and the ongoing support of live contracts. 

Support the Senior Process Engineers and other Engineering team members to ensure client satisfaction.

The role will be office based in Galway, with an option to work from home subject to agreement with the hiring manager. 

Travel will be necessary to visit live project locations and meet customers and clients.

Working closely with the Senior Process Design Engineer and Lead Designer to deliver projects.

Perform preliminary and detailed process design of water/wastewater treatment plants based on data provided; achieving contract specified goals.

Research and development of new process design solutions.

Develop relationships with supply chain partners (products/services) and customers.

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

Adopting relevant standards in design to streamline engineering tasks.

Developing drawings of equipment and plant layouts as required in conjunction with the CAD/BIM team, mechanical engineers and civil engineers.

Developing Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs), Process & Instrumentation Drawings (P&IDs) and control philosophies.

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

Development and review of site/process assessment reports and detailed design reports.

Occasional travel to project sites to provide expertise during start-up, commissioning and/or for troubleshooting at existing plants

Participation in HAZOP’s studies.

Effective time management and execution of work within defined timelines.

Check/understand Specifications, Drawings and other Contract Documents.

Develop and maintain commercial awareness.

Keep informed of emerging industry trends in technology.

Undertake Continued Professional Development (CPD).

Other duties as required and specified by the Senior Management


Bachelor Degree in Chemical, Bio-Chemical, Process or Environmental Engineering or Diploma plus suitable experience.

Minimum 3-5 years of experience ideally in water / wastewater process design.

Ideally Chartered Engineer status or working towards status.

Proven track record in delivering technical designs.

Ability to work on multiple assignments.

Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and 2D/3D CAD software.

Strong Problem solving and trouble-shooting skills.

Effective time management and communication skills.

Excellent oral and written reporting skills.

Good understanding of quality, environmental and safety management systems.

Strong understanding of the regulatory aspects within the water and wastewater industry.

Good people skills

Full clean Irish/EU driving licence

No sponsorship, must be authorised to work in Ireland i.e. hold a valid work permit, or a stamp 4 visa.


€50k - €60k 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 or phone +353-1-7978720 for a confidential chat.

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