Principal Process Engineer – Water Treatment


Aurecon provides world class engineering, management and specialist technical services to clients across Australia and internationally. An independent, employee owned company, Aurecon has more than 6,500 staff in over 80 offices worldwide. We empower our people to make a difference through innovation and teamwork and our projects are widely recognised for engineering and technical excellence.

Following a number of project wins with key water clients in Australia, an exciting opportunity has been created for a Principal Process Engineer – Water Treatment. This is a key position within Aurecon that will play a crucial role in developing Aurecon’s water business. It is expected the incumbent is highly experienced and respected within the industry and brings a network of contacts and existing relationships. The role will support Aurecon’s water business both nationally and globally.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Lead innovative design development utilising industry leading practices and technologies
  • Build strong relationships with clients and engage in business development activities
  • Prepare concept designs, detailed designs and documentation
  • Offer clients operational troubleshooting and support
  • Selection and sizing of process units
  • Undertake process simulation in a range of software
  • Manage and mentor technical staff and offer professional development to junior team members
  • Assist in developing proposals, strategies and pursuits

Key requirements:

Ideally a minimum of 15 years’ experience in drinking water and industrial water treatment

  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Process or related degree
  • Ability to build relationships and maintain rapport with clients
  • Strong leadership and communication skills

Aurecon is committed to fostering diversity and supports flexible work arrangements for our people

Our preference is for this role to be based in our Adelaide or Brisbane offices, but for the right candidate you could base yourself in any of our main offices nationally

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