Process Engineer

Yorkshire Water
Yorkshire and the Humber
11 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary & Benefits: £24,857 per annum + pension + quarterly performance related bonus + 25 days annual leave + Company Van + training & development opportunities in line with the Process Engineer progression plan

What will the role involve?

You will spend time attending water treatment works in the York area ensuring compliance with water quality standards, environmental regulations and ensuring health and safety is achieved and managed.

As a Process Engineer on a Water Treatment Works, you will enjoy the responsibility of converting up to 100 million litres of water every day, from untreated reservoir or river water, into drinking water. This will ensure that up to 400,000 customers will receive great quality water from the water treatment works you are operating on a daily basis. Health and Safety will be at the forefront of your mind in every task you do.

On a daily basis you will complete various tasks including cleaning and calibrating of instrumentation, flushing and cleaning of chemical dosing systems, water quality laboratory sampling and testing, running of electricity generators, cleaning of process tanks, reviewing plant performance, shutting down and restarting water treatment works following routine maintenance.

You will assist with optimisation activities and share best practice, alongside ensuring outage or shut downs are minimised at all times. You will manage asset failure recovery from the field when required and if any incidents or operational events happen, that they are escalated and managed appropriately. You will also ensure that compliance with statutory requirements such as Health and Safety, Water Quality Requirements (DWI) and the Environment Agency are followed at all times.

Weekend working and operational standby is a requirement of this role, once you are fully trained.

What skills are we looking for?

Our Water Treatment Works contain a range of complex processes and control systems, so you will need to be able to demonstrate that you can learn technical processes and be able to problem solve and drive process improvements. The role is a mixture of technical, analytical, and manual duties, and each part should be met with equal enthusiasm. The successful candidate will have excellent IT skills. Previous experience of SCADA and Telemetry systems would be beneficial.

Water Treatment Process knowledge would be advantageous, although full training will be provided.

You will be comfortable embracing new technologies, innovation and be open to new ways of working in a fast paced operational environment. You will be comfortable both working alone and as part of a wider team, supporting your colleagues across the region and you will participate in an out of hours and weekend standby rota, once fully trained. The role will be based at an operational site but you will be required to travel to other sites in the area. Therefore, a full valid EU driving licence is required for the role.

What's in it for you?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on line and complete the application process. If you could also please submit your up to date CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role.

Recruitment Process -

Closing date - 21st January, 2018

Interview date - 26th & 31st January, 2018

Company Information -

Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire we make sure that all 5.2 million people living in the region have clean safe drinking water on tap and their waste water taken away. But for us it's so much more than this.

We care passionately about the environments and communities in which we work; we always look for new innovative ways to do things that deliver great value for our business and deliver the service our customers want and expect.

Our customers are at the heart of what we do and how we do things. We work best as a company to deliver this when we work together - team work, creativity, enthusiasm and passion are inherent within our 3000 people who work 24/7 365 days a year to keep Yorkshire's water flowing.

We are a business that has its eye on the future, planning ahead to look after Yorkshire's water, today, tomorrow and always.

Yorkshire Water values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Yorkshire Water reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

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