Top Jobs of the Week - Built Environment, Technical & Engineering

If you're looking for a fresh opportunity in Built Environment, Chemical, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical or Water & Utilities, it's worth looking at these.


Built Environment

Salary: £40000 - £45000

Industry: Built Environment & Infrastructure

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Wales

Reference: 26839sc

Posted at: 31 January 2017

Expiration date: 01 May 2017

Our client is a 25 year experienced Civil/Structural Engineering Design Consultancy based in the Conwy area. They’re seeking an experienced Structural Engineer to work on a variety of Civil Engineering projects within the following sectors – Aerospace, Utilities and Commercial building structures.

• Multi skilled with the ability to work as Principal designer, manager, checker/reviewer and supervisor in reinforced concrete, steel, timber and masonry.
• Design of building structures and an expert in structural design calculations (Hands on). 
• Design of new industrial unit in the form of portal frame on piles
• Dealing with all dangerous structures
• Structural surveys for housing associations, looking at various issues including subsidence and defects
of residential properties, bridge assessment, design of school extensions, etc.
• Manage the completion of the design and drawing preparation
• Managing projects from the conceptual to scheme design and then carry on to the detail design
process, either to design-and-build or other types of contracts.
• Design of a wide variety of building structures using steel, concrete, masonry and timber.
• Managing a small team of Engineers / Technicians
• Commercial and able to successfully interact and manage clients.

• Degree in Civil Engineering or Masters Degree in Civil Engineering.
• MISTRUCTE or MICE (Chartered Civil or Structural Engineer)
• Ideally up to date with Euro codes and software.
• Flexible working hours to accommodate travel (i.e. late / early start or finish to avoid peak traffic).


Salary: Negotiable

Industry: Chemical

Job Type: Contract

Location: North West

Reference: 26885-bu

Posted at: 09 February 2017

Expiration date: 09 May 2017

An Opportunity is available for an Asset Integrity Engineer for projects based out of Ellesmere Port on a COMAH Site.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define vessel and pipework inspection plans, identifying applicable damage mechanisms, suitable inspection techniques and using industry standards, codes and best working practices
  • Contribute towards the development, review and update of fixed equipment integrity management systems. Undertake strategic reviews and assessments to guide the direction of the execution of the integrity management system.
  • Generate Written Schemes of Examination (WSE) for tanks, pressure vessels, piping and relief systems
  • Amend and assign inspection intervals to equipment
  • Verify that the information within each inspection file is suitable and make sure that actions for the next inspection match those described in the WSE
  • Collate and manage RBI data and reviews
  • Participate in RBI meetings and write up RBI review documentation post-meeting
  • Inform the Client of the condition of the equipment and that remedial work, repairs, maintenance or modifications may be required
  • Support the business with HSE liaison for technical discussion, audits
  • Provide risk assessment and recommendations of action to the business for requests to defer inspection and maintenance activities.
  • Manage and review external studies by specialist contractors
  • Manage new vessel. Pipework installation/repair projects.

Person Specification:

  • Knowledge of Risk Based Inspection
  • Experience of specifying inspection intervals in accordance with approved codes and current Written Schemes of Examinations.

Essential Experience:

  • A relevant Engineering Degree (Materials, Mechanical, etc) or Higher Level qualification would be desirable
  • Experience of being involved in the inspection process equipment on a high hazard COMAH site and/or PSSR.

Oil & Gas

Rate: £32.50 per hour

Industry: Oil & Gas

Job Type: Contract

Location: North West

Reference: 26883nf

Posted at: 09 February 2017

Expiration date: 09 May 2017

Detailed design work Including site surveying, Layouts, panel Layouts using AutoCAD. Also producing control and Instrument schedules, Loop diagrams and connection reports. Attending project meetings, procurement of materials, site queries & liaising with the subcontractors.

We are working in partnership with a large Chemical / Oil Gas client.

Your Skills:

  • HNC in Instrumentation or Electrical engineering


  • Must have experience within the Chemical / Petro Chemical industry

Rate: £ negotiable

Industry: Oil & Gas

Job Type: Contract

Location: North West

Reference: 26691rp

Posted at: 16 January 2017

Expiration date: 16 April 2017

Working on projects related to Stanlow Oil Refinery the Senior Buyer will be required to define, analyse, develop sourcing strategy for the relevant category of spend. You will support a dynamic procurement team with on-going management of category and supplier base and work with internal Stakeholders through-out the requisition to pay process to ensure best value for the business. The Senior Buyer will also effectively manage Third Party spend for the relevant category in line with company Delegation of Authorities (DOA), relevant HSE and legislative requirements. You will also support the team in generating cost savings and continuous improvement whilst maintaining technically compliant supply.

• Implementation and management of a strategic category structure via clear Buyer Business Plans (BBP) and contract pipelines.
• Management and completion of all requests for quotations and approaches to market from site for all spend related to the category.
• Post Award management of all Contracts
• Develop and maintain required (management) reports and spend analysis and report value improvements.
• Communicate and manage relationship with suppliers and stakeholders.
• Responsible for contract strategy & award
• Participate in process and cost improvement activities. This includes participation or leading LEAN, Waste Elimination or Six Sigma projects and coaching the business organization with use of contracts
Establishing close network across the site to ensure early engagement and compliance with the Fundamentals of Purchasing.
Identify and implement best value solutions for all relevant requirements from the business.

• Relevant Technical or Business Degree or equivalent experience
• Purchasing experience preferred
• Willing to/working towards or has achieved CIPS Professional Diploma (L6)
• Proven track record in negotiations, stakeholder and supplier relationship management and category management.
• ERP Systems Knowledge, especially SAP


Salary: Dependent on Experience

Industry: Pharmaceutical

Job Type: Permanent

Location: North West

Reference: 26858sb

Posted at: 07 February 2017

Expiration date: 07 May 2017

An opportunity is available for a Principal Process Engineer to work with a leading engineering & design consultancy based in Manchester supporting Pharmaceutical, Fine Chemicals and Nuclear projects

We are working in partnership with an engineering and design consultancy that specialises in complex infrastructure, process and built environments. They deliver projects from cradle-to-grave for clients across the energy, life sciences and manufacturing, nuclear, and utility services sectors.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • To provide specific process expertise in the design of pharmaceutical, bio-technology, fine chemical plants and/or nuclear industry sectors.
  • To provide all process engineering input required in the execution of a project/proposal/study.
  • To provide a source of technical expertise in the wider process arena, particularly safety.

Key Objectives:

  • Provide support to the sales and proposal departments
  • Carry out concept and design studies.
  • As lead engineer to ensure that process design is carried out according to programme and within budgeted man hours.

Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Carry out process design work, including:-
  • Design concept and layout development,
  • Process descriptions,
  • Preparation of material balances,
  • Preparation of process flow diagrams & piping and instrumentation diagrams,
  • Hazardous Area assessment,
  • Preparation of equipment list and process equipment data sheets/specifications,
  • Fluids list and materials selection,
  • GMP review,
  • Process hazard studies (inc. HAZOP) and design safety reviews,
  • SIL assessment
  • Detail process design calculation,
  • Pressure relief design
  • Utilities schedules, utilities flow diagrams and line sizing,
  • Preparation of validation documentation.
  • Approval and checking of all process design work on allocated projects.
  • Ability to make presentations to clients on process design or concept issues.
  • Ensure the operation aspects of any design are correct and are understood by other disciplines, in particular Control and Instrumentation.
  • Program preparation/preparation of man hour estimates/control and monitoring.

Technical Skills and Experience

  • Relevant experience in industry.  Process engineering design in contracting environment. 
  • Process engineering design in pharmaceutical industry or Nuclear industry. PC literate.
  • Work experience in related areas - e.g. development, feasibility, trouble shooting, operations. Experience in Environmental projects, HAZOP study leadership, Risk Assessment and Hazard Analysis.

Water & Utilities

Salary: Dependent on Experience

Industry: Water & Utilities

Job Type: Permanent

Location: North West

Reference: 26854sb

Posted at: 03 February 2017

Expiration date: 03 May 2017

An opportunity is available for a Head Of Procurement And Supply Chain to join a leading Design and Build Contractor based in the Manchester based UK headquarters.

Our client have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Procurement and Supply Chain to join their senior management team at their head office in their Manchester based office. You will develop procurement capability and capacity both centrally and regionally as a project differentiator. Being seen as Sector leading by the creation of real measurable value and efficiencies including the reduction of risk through the development of a Strategic Supply Chain. Ultimately creating a support service that is valued, respected and trusted by Operations both internally and across our clients and joint ventures.
Within the UK, the Client is a £250m pa integrated design and build solution provider operating in the water and energy from waste sectors. They have over 1000 staff working across 8 regional centres, primarily supporting 6 long term water sector frameworks operating both as a Design & Build Contractor and increasingly in joint ventures and alliances.

Our current forward workload is in excess of £1.2bn. Up to 50% of that turnover will be delivered through our strategic supply chain. We have identified this area as a key future strategic opportunity for targeted development and efficiency.
To optimise that opportunity the Client are looking for an exceptional Procurement professional to drive this strategic objective forward through our central support services organisation.

You will report directly to the board director and duties/responsibilities of this role will include;
• Deliver the strategic objectives for the procurement function (see strategic leadership)
• Lead the continuous development of our staff with regard to current and future roles required.
• Champion the use and embedment of internal procurement system (IFS).
• Effectively manage the procurement process, ensuring compliance with processes, policies and procedures including regional relationships and support.
• Improve and Manage the approved supplier database
• Understand and implement the company quality, safety and environmental policies and targets
• Ensure that the supply chain is competent in health and safety, quality and environmental management
• Monitor the performance of suppliers to ensure that the company continues to use those providing the best delivery service levels
• Resolve supplier performance issues and disputes.
• Identify and manage team resource issues and performance issues.
• Set and monitor the department budgets to ensure high quality efficient delivery against business targets including recovery.
• Promote/uphold corporate vision and values
• Ensure continuous personal professional development by participating in external networking/conferences/associations/groups, to stay current on industry changes and innovations.

Person Specification:
• Process/water industry experience
• Power generation experience
• Degree level qualification
• CIPS qualification
• Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental qualifications
• Supplier auditing and expediting expertise
• Senior level experience of Procurement and Supply Chain
• Management/leadership experience including a proven ability to drive organisational change
• Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise work in a demanding environment
• Construction/engineering background
• Computer literate (use of excel and word)


Rate: £36 - £40 per hour DOE

Industry: Water & Utilities

Job Type: Contract

Location: North West

Reference: 25836sc

Posted at: 11 January 2017

Expiration date: 11 April 2017

Our client is a leading controls systems company that supports a number of water projects, they are expanding their team in Warrington. Current projects include legacy upgrades to clean and waste water plants around the Northwest region. As a full solutions provider projects are through the full systems engineering lifecycle. The successful candidate will be part of a team delivering these projects to scope, time & cost.

Key Responsibilities will include:-

• Upgrading of legacy PLC / SCADA / DCS systems.
• Coding instrumentation to new instruments.
• Developing and fault checking I/Os.

The following would be of benefit to your application:-

• Wastewater treatment (WWTW) projects.
• Current / recent Siemens S7 (Step7).
• Use of Siemens automation tools, i.e. Simatic / TIA.
• Experience of Rockwell PLCs.

The role will be based at their Head Office in Warrington with visits to sites in the North West as necessary.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established engineering company.  If of interest please Email your CV to


HND or Degree in Engineering (Electrical or Instrument or Systems)

Salary: Competitive Salary

Industry: Water & Utilities

Job Type: Contract

Location: North West

Reference: 26888-ch

Posted at: 10 February 2017

Expiration date: 10 May 2017

We are working in partnership with a leading engineering company who are delivering a huge amount of work for key clients in the Water sector, and as such we have an exciting opportunity for an EICA (Instrumentation, Control & Automation) Commissioning Engineer with strong water/wastewater industry experience to join our growing team in North Lancashire.

Job Profile
We are working in partnership with a leading engineering company who are delivering a huge amount of work for key clients in the Water sector, and as such we have an exciting opportunity for an EICA Commissioning Engineer with strong water/wastewater industry experience to join their growing team in North Lancashire.

Job Description

  • You will undertake commissioning activates for both clean and wastewater sites. Electrical and ICA design of water and wastewater schemes as part of a large multidisciplinary team.
  • Projects vary from pumping stations and water treatment plants to sea outfalls.

Typical duties will include:-

  • Producing documentation prior to commencement of work on site.
  • Managing and carrying hands on commissioning of automated waste and water recycling control systems.
  • Completing commissioning test documentation for handover of new assets.
  • Liaising with engineers from other disciplines, during the design stage.
  • Creating Commissioning Plans and liaising with Project Planners to establish timelines for each project.
  • Implementing and managing commissioning plans in line with framework H&S, CDM and relevant AWS operational procedures.
  • Fault finding and optimising systems.
  • Ideally you’re experience / qualifications will include:-
  • BTEC lvl 3 or above or equivalent qualification in Electrical or Electronic Engineering.
  • Demonstrable commissioning experience.
  • Working on water and water recycling site.
  • Practical knowledge of water and/or water recycling procedures and processes.
  • As site based hold a valid clean UK driving licence.
  • This appointment will provide you with the opportunity to develop your ICA engineering skills, with excellent long-term potential to advance your career in our successful and expanding water business.




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