Senior Water Engineer

Belfast, Northern Ireland
Jan 01, 2022
Jan 17, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Senior Engineer/Project Manager

As a key member of the Water Infrastructure Team at RPS, your role as Senior Engineer/Project Manager is critical to helping us deliver great projects for our Water Industry clients. You will be working alongside a team of water project experts including Project Managers, Designers, Site Supervisors, Process Specialists and MEICA experts on a range of capital delivery projects.

We're RPS, our projects are all around you. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Our people are our success. We need people who share our passion on solving the problems that matter. Here you'll find work that is challenging and rewarding, and you'll be supported every step of the way.

What you'll be doing:

  • Working within a large team of Project Managers, civil engineers, mechanical and electrical engineers, health and safety specialists, drainage modellers, environmental specialists, and geotechnical specialists.
  • Undertaking and/or managing site surveys of existing water and wastewater infrastructure assets.
  • Liaising with utility companies and other statutory bodies.
  • Preparing conceptual, schematic and detailed design of water and wastewater infrastructure assets including treatment works, pumping stations, sewers and pumping mains
  • Preparation of Appraisal Reports and Business Cases,
  • Supervision of Graduate Engineers and Technicians,
  • Preparing contract documentation for construction projects.
  • Managing construction projects.
  • Site supervision of construction projects.
  • Leading design team meetings and client liaison meetings as appropriate.
  • Business development and preparation of marketing submissions.

Who we're looking for:

  • BEng/BSc/MEng Honours degree in a relevant engineering or Project Management course
  • Be working towards Chartered Membership (ICE, CIWEM, IEI or equivalent)
  • Previous experience in wastewater or water infrastructure design or project management
  • Good communication skills and ability to engage with all members of the project team
  • You should demonstrate the ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team sharing knowledge and best practice.
  • A full driving licence.

What's in it for you?

We're an accredited training provider - from entry level to master's degree level professional qualifications in leadership & management and executive coaching & mentoring, we support learning and development for everyone.

A personal development plan and a transparent career pathway puts you in the driving seat of your career and you'll be supported as far as you want to go.

We encourage and value different ideas, perspectives, and styles of thinking. We need a mix of experiences and skills to develop the most innovative ideas. We respect one another and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. You'll be joining a diverse community and a company that puts its people first and prioritises their wellbeing.

We understand the need to work flexibly, with agile offices and hybrid working offered as standard, we're happy to talk about flexible working. This is a workplace that works for you.

A career here is far from ordinary. Here you're not a number, you're part of the solution.

About RPS:

RPS is a leading global professional services firm of over 4,600 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

Mindful that a truly inclusive organization must make appropriate use of talent on a global basis and without unnecessary barriers, we are committed to embedding diversity and inclusion principles in all People processes in order to be as diverse as the communities and clients we work with, thereby securing, developing, and retaining the best available talent for the company's future.

Our approach to Diversity and inclusion:

Our people live our purpose, deliver our promise, and demonstrate our behaviours every day. Our behaviours define who we are. Developed by our people, they underpin everything that we do. They create the memorable experiences we are known for and make RPS a great place to do great work.

‘Stronger Together' is one of our five core behaviours and it is inherent in creating an inclusive workplace:

‘We are respectful, acknowledge diversity, and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. We bring out the best in one another, always assuming best intent. People who learn and grow thrive in our business, sharing in our success.'

Recruitment Agencies:

We have a Preferred Supplier List of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list. Please refer to the careers page on our website if you require any further information.