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Principal Engineer (Water / Wastewater)

COWI UK Limited
Derby, East Midlands
Closing date
Apr 25, 2024
Application deadline:19 April 2024-United Kingdom - Location: Bristol/Derby/Glasgow/London/York - Infrastructure & Transportation

Principal Engineer (Water / Wastewater)



Office/Home Hybrid Working

Do you want to be a part of a growing Water Design team? Can you collaborate on projects? Are you a Chartered Engineer? Then, read on. This could be the next adventure in your career.

Create Solutions that will enable a better tomorrow

To further strengthen our Water team, we are looking for a Principal Engineer to join us. You'll be working on water and wastewater programmes which could include heavy civils, micro-tunnelling, below ground structures, pipework, additional treatment units and other water-related projects.

Your key responsibilities will be:
  • Overseeing and delivering water and wastewater projects through all stages of project delivery. This will commence at concept and initial feasibility through to commissioning and project handover.
  • Production of engineering design, assessment or checking work including preparation or checking of calculations, written reports and other contract deliverables
  • Development of project controls and monitoring of progress against programmes
  • Ensuring that design, assessments and checking of designs are in accordance with the current Standards, Codes of Practice and Best Practice
  • Building and developing a team of engineers, assisting their progression to Chartered status
  • Coordinating the work undertaken by external sub-contractors and design checkers
  • Developing and maintaining Client relationships through your project work
  • Assisting with the preparation of Water & Wastewater bids and tenders

Your skills. Our team. Together we design the future.

The first step to success in this role is that you are eager to collaborate with the people around you, whether they are colleagues, partners, or customers. Developing ties with others is something you do by acting respectfully and delivering on your promises. And you never get set in your ways but keep exploring new insights and ways to improve.

On top of that, youll have:
  • Achieved Chartered Engineer status (MICE, MCIWEM, MIStructE or equivalent)
  • A Water/wastewater design engineering background, working within multi-disciplinary teams
  • The ability to coordinate project teams and supervise the delivery of projects, either as Client's or Contractor's designer
  • Experience in developing a team, with the ability to support, mentor and develop less experienced engineers
  • Key client accounts/frameworks management experience
  • Skills in hydraulic design, Civil3D and equivalent industry standard hydraulic modelling design software
  • Ideally prior experience performing designers PM tasks under NEC3/4 to ensure effective delivery of a design scheme.

A place to work and so much more.

At COWI, we work together with our customers to shape a sustainable and liveable world. We do it by applying our knowledge and curiosity and sometimes even our courage to create the solutions the world needs today to enable a better tomorrow. That is why we say no to fossil-based projects and aspire to have 100 per cent of our revenue come from activities that move our customers towards sustainability.

We value differences and development and cultivate an environment of belonging and having fun. Because that is what brings out the best in you, at work and at home.

With offices primarily located in Scandinavia, the UK, North America, and India, we are currently 7,300 people who bring their expertise in engineering, architecture, energy, and environment into play.

What we also offer:
To us, a fair reward is more than a competitive salary. We want to take care of our people professionally and personally as well.

Some of our benefits include:
  • 28 days' holiday plus all UK bank and public holidays
  • Formalised development plans and yearly promotion opportunities
  • Private health care, for you and your immediate dependents
  • Flexible and hybrid working conditions
  • Annual subscription fees paid for your membership of two Professional Institutions
  • Group personal pension scheme salary exchange
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Corporate gym membership

As part of our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion, we partner with the to recruit for a better gender balance in our teams.

Got more questions?

If you have any unanswered questions about the role or what we have to offer, please reach out to our Talent Acquisition Partner, Laura Dobson

Get to know us even better at our website,,where you can learn more about our projects, our strategy, what we want to achieve and what life is like at COWI.

Equal opportunity employer.
COWI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to ethnicity, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.




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