Senior Mechanical Engineer - Water - Croydon

Job Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer - Water - Croydon
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Croydon, London
Salary: Up to £45000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: BBBH28580
Contact Name: Michelle Luck
Contact Email:

Position Title Senior Mechanical Engineer - Water

Job Category Engineering - Mechanical

Business Line Water

Office Location UK - Croydon - Bedford Park

Job Summary Are you a Mechanical Engineer with strong analytical skills and experience in technical delivery and possibly management of water engineering projects? Our client has an exciting career role in their established Water team, based in Croydon/South East.

You will work alongside project managers throughout the project design and delivery cycle, making technical decisions in various design stages of water and wastewater utility projects to include carrying out feasibility studies, reference designs, detailed designs, and preparing reports and technical specifications. You may be asked to mentor, oversee or manage design staff which will call for knowledge of crucial design processes and for excellent communication skills.

The Role

  • As a Mechanical Engineer, you will work closely with Water and other supply discipline teams nationwide. You will be expected to deliver a high calibre of technical quality, contribute to bids, and interface with clients and collaborators in design and planning. You will seek innovation and trial new methods, being inquisitive by nature.
  • You will see delivery through from conception to handover. You will be responsible for the design of mechanical installations typically including municipal water and wastewater pumping stations, ventilation systems, penstocks and valves, odour control systems, pipework. Some of these projects will be large-scale and prestigious cv-builders. You might also be required to contribute to and attend industry events and conferences.
  • This role will include visits to site to carry out site surveys and the support of liaisons with clients, government authorities, contractors, suppliers. You will be tasked with delivering to agreed budget, programme and quality along with supporting the preparation of project budget & programme.

Minimum Requirements

  • Water and wastewater treatment project experience across feasibility, outline, detailed design, construction support extremely desirable
  • Experience using a 3D Design tool and other proprietary software products
  • Project management experience
  • Input into process and instrument diagrams, control philosophy and HAZOP reviews
  • Experience of MCC, PLC/SCADA and instrumentation specification and design.
  • Able to take full responsibility for producing/checking engineering reports and designs
  • Ability to coordinate, liaise and engage with clients and key stakeholders
  • Provide mentoring, guidance and technical advice to support and supervise junior staff

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering
  • Membership of/Working toward a relevant professional chartered institute; for example, IMechE

Your benefits will include:

Helping their employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to our client. If you join them as well as receiving a competitive salary, you'll also be able to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days' annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You'll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through their charity you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you're a member of the Reserve Forces you'll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

For more information please contact Michelle @ Allen & York on: 07793 363603 or email

I look forward to receiving your application!