Graduate Process Engineer 2024

Type: Graduate
Region: South West

Are you looking for a meaningful opportunity that will make a difference to the environment? Do you have a strong interest in the real-life implementation of data science and data engineering?

If so, we are looking to expand the technical capabilities of our experienced and well-respected Process Engineering team to support our extensive AMP 8 delivery programme.

You will be given a unique opportunity to establish how air quality modelling procedures and outputs will be established and adopted within our organisation.

What you’ll do

Initially, you will establish odour and air quality models for key operational sites.

You will be given the necessary training and support to become competent in using ADMS, a world-leading software used for industrial air pollution.

In your role, you will be required to:

  • undertake odour and air quality assessments
  • support operational staff with air quality monitoring campaigns
  • dispersion modelling of odour and atmospheric emissions
  • data analysis and interpretation
  • prepare factual and interpretative reports
  • provide training to key operational staff (once trained).

Depending on your career aspirations, we would envisage you expanding your process engineering capabilities to support the delivery of wastewater and water recycling projects.

Working as an integral part of our Process Engineering team, you will be actively involved at all project stages, including:

  • front end engineering and concept design studies
  • process design review and optimisation
  • supporting process trials for evaluating new process equipment
  • developing and preparing technical specifications for procurement
  • supporting HAZOP/HAZCOM studies
  • supporting operational staff in troubleshooting plant.

What you’ll need

You will be qualified to degree/master’s level in a relevant engineering/science/environmental discipline.

You will also be comfortable handling large datasets within Excel, working to multiple concurrent deadlines and producing quality reports to a high standard of writing, as well as operating in both office and site environments.

Experience in air quality/environmental consultancy would be advantageous, though not essential as full training will be provided.

We are looking for an ambitious individual who can provide technical and business support to our established team. In return, we can offer excellent prospects for rapid career progression and professional development.

You will also have

  • knowledge and experience in analytics, statistics and modelling
  • knowledge of wastewater treatment
  • the ability to learn new technologies
  • the ability to present complex results in a simplified manner.

What you’ll receive

  • Total pension contributions up to 20%.
  • Career progression and professional development opportunities.
  • 25 days’ holiday rising to 28 with length of service.
  • The opportunity to buy up to ten days’ holiday and sell up to five every year.
  • A healthcare package that allows you to claim back healthcare costs.
  • Life assurance of up to eight times your salary.
  • A new electric car in exchange for part of your gross salary.
  • Cashback and discounts from more than 3,000 retailers.
  • One paid volunteering day each year.
  • Enhanced family leave and pay arrangements.
  • An interactive health and wellbeing platform.
  • Support from mental health first aiders.
  • A £1,000 referral fee if you recommend someone to work for us.

Who we are

We are one of the top-performing water and sewerage companies in England and Wales, serving 2.9 million people across the South West.

The work we do goes beyond providing an essential public service. We also aim to have a positive impact on the communities we serve and the natural environment.

Our people tell us Wessex Water is a great place to work, which is why so many of them stay with us! You will have the opportunity to develop and progress your career, while also receiving health and wellbeing support.

We also continue to promote diversity and inclusion – with that in mind, all applicants are welcome. We are delighted to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a Disability Confident Employer.

This is an exciting opportunity to join us and if you would like to be part of our journey, we would love to hear from you. Please do not hesitate to let us know about any additional support you may need.

Sound interesting? Apply to start your application.

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