Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Water/Wastewater - Galway

Location: Ireland

EUR 55,000 - 65,000

Job Type: Perm

Industry: Engineering-Design-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2208-30809

Consultant: Karen McHugh

Do you have mechanical design experience in the Water or Wastewater industries?

Do you want to work for a leading Design & Build Contractor with the option of WFH?

If you have the relevant experience, call Sheila on +353 1 7978720 or send your CV to for review.

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Water/Wastewater - Galway 

Job Description

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

You will be required to provide mechanical design leadership and extend mentorship to junior design and project engineers.

Working closely with the Lead Mechanical Engineer, the Design Manager, CAD Engineers, and other engineering disciplines to deliver WWTP projects.

Perform preliminary and detailed design of water / wastewater treatment plants 

Design of mechanical aspects for Water and Wastewater delivery and collection networks, and associated plant for treatment. 

Examples of which are pumps, pumping stations, filters, filtration systems, hydraulic design and appropriate valve/pipe selection.

Research and development of new equipment and solutions.

Develop relationships with supply chain partners (Products/Services) and customers.

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

Adopting relevant standards in design to streamline engineering tasks.

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), P&IDs (Process & instrumentation Drawings) and equipment schedules.

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

Ensuring Health & Safety, Ethical and Quality requirements, both legislative and company specific, are fully respected and taken account of.

Effective time management and execution of work within defined timelines.

Production, checking and reviewing of MEICA technical specifications and schedules.

Keep informed of emerging industry trends in technology .

Undertake Continued Professional Development (CPD).

Actively mentoring and providing guidance to junior MEICA design staff and direct reports within the design team.


Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Diploma plus suitable experience.

7+ years of experience ideally in water / wastewater mechanical design.

Proven track record in delivering technical mechanical designs.

Ability to work on multiple assignments.

Good working 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.

Vendor management for 3rd party equipment integration into overall system/plant design

Developing drawings of equipment and plant layouts as required in conjunction with the CAD team.

Technical and report writing (Progress, Planning, Tender, Commissioning, Construction Stage)

Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership.

Must have a full clean Irish/EU driving licence, and own car.

Eligible to work in Ireland, i.e. currently hold a valid critical skills work permit or Stamp 4 visa.


€55K-65K negotiable based on experience and qualifications

Mix of WFH/Office/Site visits


Karen McHugh is the consultant managing this position.

If you are a Mechanical 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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