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Job Summary

Our Mechanical & Electrical water engineering team supports clients with the management of their assets. This work can encompass everything from designing complete new build treatments works through to assessing the condition of existing plant and machinery.

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They play an important role in helping our clients develop new assets or improvements to existing, offering both improved performance and efficiency. We have opportunities in Croydon, St. Albans and Birmingham. 

Our mechanical water engineers examine the hydraulics of systems to calculate and specify pump systems, as well as developing plant room layouts. They ensure designs meet the required performance also providing suitable access for operators so that the equipment can be safely maintained, and develop performance specifications and schedules to define all items of equipment, whilst ensuring that they comply with the relevant client and industry standards.

They also initiate control philosophies to define how a plant will operate, before collaborating with the other designers. The successful applicants will work closely with other design disciplines and stakeholders, to ensure that the design elements interface correctly, and the design fits all parties requirements.

Our electrical water engineers specify the equipment and infrastructure required to power and control pumping and treatment systems. This involves producing schedules and specifications to allow control panels to be designed, and the control rooms to be laid out. They produce size cables and schedules, and then develop ducting networks to allow the cables to be distributed. They also develop control philosophies to define how a plant will operate, and work closely with the national power grids to arrange for new or upgraded supplies. The successful applicants will work closely with other design disciplines, especially mechanical, to ensure that all design elements interface correctly.

Mechanical Job responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Pumping calculations and specifications.
  • Production of system schematics.
  • Production of equipment and drive schedules;
  • Production of engineering specification documents in relation to hydraulics and pump systems;
  • Working with our clients to assist them with project delivery, asset and network performance and design;
  • Production of lifting, access and maintenance plans.
  • Liaise with internal and external design teams, clients and contractors as appropriate;
  • Provision of timely reporting to both the client and internal team lead.

Electrical Job responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Production of cable calculations, cable schedules, and circuit schedules
  • Production of lighting designs
  • Production of MCC/ Control Panel details including ICA information
  • Production of electrical specification documents
  • Utilise Amtech, Dialux and Lighting Reality software design programmes
  • Liaise with internal and external design teams, clients and contractors as appropriate
  • Provision of timely reporting to both the client and internal team lead

Minimum Requirements

  • BEng Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (2:1 or above, or equivalent);
  • MEng in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (2:1 or above, or equivalent) would be preferred;
  • Relevant water/engineering work experience would be an advantage;
  • Enthusiastic, hard-working, technically proficient, with ambition and drive;
  • Basic computer skills essential (Word/Excel) and good report writing skills beneficial.
  • Water related modules would be an advantage
  • Willing and able to work towards professional qualifications such as IET & IMechE
  • Demonstrable interest in water projects
  • Capability to satisfy client and business expectations and be able to consider the wider financial and commercial implications of their actions
  • Communicate effectively to internal and external clients, both verbally & in writing.
  • Structure & prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team as a whole.
  • Ability to work independently without losing initiative & focus.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership.

Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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Job ID Number: 272621BR
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Leeds, Exeter, Glasgow, St Albans (Hertfordshire), Croydon and Birmingham
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Building Services
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Water/Hydrology

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