Process Commissioning Engineer - Derby

Project Management | Nottingham, UK, United Kingdom
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Xylem |ˈzīləm|  

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots
2) a leading global water technology company.

Water challenges are escalating around the globe, placing people and communities, our environment, and our very future at risk. By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity. We are a Fortune 1000 global water technology company with 22.000 employees and one mission: to help our customers solve water through the power of technology and expertise. We are the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Together, we can make water more accessible and affordable, and communities more resilient. Let’s create a world that is more water-secure and sustainable for all. We have the opportunity of a lifetime to solve water. Let’s work together and lead the way.  

Evoqua, a Xylem brand, offers a portfolio of solutions, products and services in advanced water and wastewater treatment to ensure water quality and consistency as well as digitally enabled offerings. Evoqua optimizes and outsources mission-critical water treatment systems for companies in high-growth sectors such as municipalities and industrial customers from the aquatics, food and beverage, life sciences, metal and mining, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and power sectors.  

The Role:   

This role will be based from out Derby site and will be responsible for leading the wet and process commissioning phase of a project, from the beginning through to handover. This will involve hydraulic testing and flushing of equipment, configuring valves and instruments, functional testing of equipment and the software interface, against the functional design specification. Fault finding, process optimisation of chemical dose rates and all other aspects of process commissioning, Supporting the installation phase and supervision of subcontractors will also be required at times.   

The role also encompasses completing after sale process audits, checking performance and providing recommendations and improvements in the form of a formal report.   

The role will also involve providing process technical support to the client, including delivering training sessions to process operators and engineers. The successful candidate will also work closely with other engineering disciplines within the company, providing feedback after each project and helping implement improvements.   

During times when little commissioning work is required, the role will involve assisting the process design team and producing / reviewing documents such as mass balances, PFD;s, process calculations, and P&ID’s.   

The product range applicable to the above will primarily be ballasted clarification systems on waste water treatment sites, although will not be limited to this as the product portfolio is likely to grow in the coming years.   


UK based.  The role will involve travel within the UK on a weekly basis, with variable nights away plus the occasional overseas trip  


·       Will primarily have a responsibility to lead wet and process commissioning site-based activities, having strong process knowledge of wastewater treatment processes. Will solicit guidance, advice and assistance from control systems engineers, mechanical and electrical engineers whilst directed by the Project Manager, concluding in the successful delivery of a treatment process solution.      

·       Responsible for process commissioning and audit work by the provision of technical support across the full range of Evoqua Water Technologies Products and Systems.  

·       Responsible for ensuring that mechanical and electrical installations are completed to good engineering practice and working with in house engineers to resolve any concerns.      

·       Responsibility for Environmental and H&S considerations when on site, ensuring all relevant control measures are in place in the field. This will include generation and completion of relevant risk assessments, method statements and the enforcement/undertaking of all relevant legislative training requirements. The co-ordination of EWT service activities on customer sites to ensuring compliance with site rules and requirements   

·       Will act as the face of Evoqua on customer sites and build relationship & partnerships with our external customers as well as internal colleagues.  

·       Responsible for ensuring that all site records and reports pertaining to the installation and commissioning are completed in line with company procedures; and are sent to the project manager or service office within specified time frames.  

·       Responsible for providing training to operational staff, and providing feedback to the design team and subsequently working to implement improvements.   

·       Producing process design deliverables, including mass balances, PFD’s, process calculations etc.   

·       Reviewing of both process and other engineering documents, with a focus on ensuring the design is suitable for the commissioning phase.   

·       Responsible for operating and upkeeping of pilot plants and producing reports at the conclusion of trials.   

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:  


·       Ability to work at remote sites either on own, or with others, and commitment to varying working hours to meet the needs of the project.     

·       Willingness to travel and work in different geographical locations which will necessitate periods of time being spent away from home (typically away weekly with variable nights dependent upon business needs). Able to travel and work abroad for short periods of time [typically up to a maximum of 14 days continuous] when opportunities arise.      

·       Ability to assimilate information gained on the job and from training materials and courses and apply that learning in the field.  

·       Ability to manage own workload and to adjust and adapt given work schedule in line with variable business demands.  

·       Possesses the ability to read and maintain “As Built Drawings” (electrical, mechanical, P&ID) through to final commissioning in order to ensure that O&M manuals can be updated as may be required.  

·       Must hold a valid UK driving licence.   


·       Hold a minimum of an HND, ideally a Degree in Process science or related qualification.  

·       Experienced or apprentice trained craftsman with electrical/ instrument/process control background and qualification.   

·       Experience of fault finding, commissioning and maintenance of waste water treatment related products and systems.  

·       Have an appreciation and familiarity of PLC control system, functions and operations. Typical manufacturers are Allen Bradley and Siemens [plc’s and HMI’s].  

·       Display commercial awareness in and around the client and contractors.   

·       Possess a basic understanding of working under CDM regulations.  

·       Display sound H&S awareness through completed training.  

·       Have a good level of PC computer literacy.  

·       Hold a valid EUSR Waste water card.            

·       First Aid Trained.   

·       Hold a valid CSCS card.  


We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”  

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks

 We are looking forward to your application!  

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. For us, diversity, equality, and inclusion mean more than just a policy or a set of methods. Diversity, equality, and inclusion are fundamental parts of our corporate culture and a key to long-term growth.  


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