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8 months ago
Location: Cardiff
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Engineering
Category: Consulting Jobs
Associate - Water (Mechanical) (CAR00002J)

Primary Location
: United Kingdom-South Glamorgan-Cardiff

: Mechanical

Job Posting
: 09-Oct-18

We are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world.

We have an opportunity for an individual to join our team and take a leading role in the delivery of mechanical designs for our water sector clients. Our mechanical engineers apply their specialist skills to a range of water projects covering water and wastewater treatment, bioresources treatment, pumping stations, flood prevention and renewable energy technologies.

You will also have the opportunity to support advisory services such as strategic planning, regulatory advice, asset optimisation, advising on delivery of efficient capital programmes and developing/applying transformational digital solutions.

Reporting to the MEICA (Mechanical Electrical Instrumentation Control and Automation) Team Leader, you will be part of a multidiscipline water group covering civil, structural, MEICA and process skills. The group currently includes 100 engineers working out of the Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff and Ty Awen (Newport) offices. Our clients include water companies, regulatory bodies, Natural Resources Wales, Environment Agency and local councils.


You will lead the mechanical engineering discipline within the water group. You will be responsible for planning work, setting time and quality targets. You will be responsible for managing and supervising colleagues in the production of project outputs. You will monitor and manage resources to deliver the required technical and commercial outcomes. You will be involved in writing proposals for new work and decision making in the bidding process.

You will be an aspirational role model for more junior people, providing a mentoring role to support and develop individuals in their technical specialisation.

You will collaborate with colleagues and clients as a part of teams delivering multidisciplinary projects. You will develop imaginative and innovative solutions in response to the project brief. You will provide input at all stages of the project life cycle from concept to delivery, including detailed design and advisory services. You will interface directly with clients and represent Arup.

You will also have the opportunity to interface with MEICA colleagues across the UK and globally, supporting and developing infrastructure projects in a range of industries.

Candidates will be required to travel to client offices and sites along with other Arup offices as part of the role.

Requirements and skills

Essential Skills and Knowledge:

· Bachelors or Masters degree in mechanical engineering (or similar).

· Chartered or Incorporated member of the IMechE (or equivalent professional institution).

· Excellent knowledge of mechanical equipment used in potable water treatment, wastewater and sludge treatment, and network infrastructure projects.

· Excellent knowledge of closed loop hydraulics and proficient in open channel hydraulics.

· Excellent knowledge of relevant legislation and standards covering topics such as lifting operations and pressure systems.

· Experienced in project management of multidiscipline projects.

· Experience of managing design delivery teams.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

· Experienced in writing specifications, reports and technical notes.

· Proficient user of Microsoft Office software including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.

Desirable Skills and Knowledge:

· Typically 10+ years’ experience in water or similar process industry.

· Understanding of established water sector biological and chemical treatment processes and awareness of new technology treatment options.

· Experience of contract management using the NEC form of contract.

· Knowledge of CDM Regulations.

· Understanding of the requirements for working in confined spaces. May have training in confined space entry.

· Knowledge of relevant design tools and techniques such as HAZOP studies.

· Knowledge of CAD software for creating P&IDs, 2D and 3D designs, and understanding of how this is used in the BIM environment.

· Knowledge of ATEX / DSEAR / potentially explosive atmospheres.

· Proficient at financial modelling associated with optioneering and determining whole life costs.

· Experience of preparing proposals for competitive tenders.

· Mentoring of junior engineers to achieve their professional qualification.

· Full UK driving licence.

The successful candidate will be required to obtain the following:

· CSCS card

· National water hygiene training

The successful candidate may be required to obtain the following security clearances:

· Basic Clearance

· P4 Pass

· National Security vetting


· Scottish Disclosure

Reward and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits package in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefits Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash, or spend on a wide range of Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

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