Company: Jacobs
Skills: Process Engineer
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Jacobs has a long history in the field of water engineering and our process engineers undertake water and wastewater treatment design from feasibility stage through detailed design, construction and commissioning. Our services range from the scoping and analysis of potential developments in water and wastewater infrastructure, through construction, commissioning and operation of projects all over the world.

Our Process Discipline team within our Water Business deliver Client solutions across the UK and Ireland water sectors as well as in European and global markets. Our mission is to provide connected, sustainable, innovative water solutions to realise multiple benefits in the face of the increasing challenges posed by climate crisis and population growth.

About the opportunity

We are looking for talented Principal Process Engineers to get involved in a range of interesting and challenging projects across all stages of the urban water cycle. Particular industry focus for ongoing and upcoming work, and topics we are passionate about, include a just, inclusive, Green Recovery, wider benefits throughout the water cycle though implementing Circular Economy and the UK Water Industry's Net Zero Carbon commitment in response to the Climate Crisis.

As a member of the Europe Water Process team, you would be supported by and work as part of our diverse and dynamic team based in the UK and within our Global Solutions and Technology group. You would be supported by our regional European Water and Wastewater leads, Matthew Streeter and Amanda Lake and our global Water and Wastewater leads Russell Ford and Julian Sandino.

We have roles for both water and wastewater specialists or for those who enjoy both. Whilst this opportunity is to join our UK team, location flexible, a role with Jacobs comes with opportunities to work across a range of Clients from our offices and in secondments - in municipal water and in different sectors on projects across the world:

As a Process Engineer, your responsibilities would include:
  • Acting in capacity as Process Engineer, Process Lead and technical reviewer for the process design and delivery of projects in a safe and professional manner
  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team and showing leadership and mentorship
  • Developing and maintaining excellent relationships with the other discipline engineers, project leads, our Clients and supply community
  • Leading Process design work to agreed scope and within agreed time and budget
  • Undertaking and overseeing desk-top and site based work within Jacobs teams or our Client teams via secondment roles
  • Undertaking and leading process calculations and process modelling, development of PFDs and P&IDs
  • Supporting our tendering and bidding teams and processes
  • Maintaining an up to date knowledge of developments in water and / or wastewater treatment technologies


You will hold an MEng in Chemical Engineering (or equivalent) and will be chartered as a Chemical or Environmental Engineer or related Discipline Professional. You will have had relevant work experience in water and/or wastewater treatment and be an enthusiastic, proactive Engineer with:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to work as part of a Process Discipline team and the desire to be part of our UK and wider team - contributing to our community of around 30 process engineers in the UK and our wider Solutions and Technology team.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary design team, liaising directly with Clients and other project team members
  • Comprehensive understanding of Water and Wastewater theory and industry practices, standards and their application
  • Experience in the design of water or waste water non-infrastructure from feasibility stage through to detailed design including development of piping and instrumentation diagrams, control philosophies and detailed process calculations
  • Experience in delivering process elements of design on small/medium or large water projects
  • Strong Mathematical and Analytical skills including use of MS Excel

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We're invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative.

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Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.