Jacobs - Process Engineer

We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Process Engineer ideally with water/wastewater engineering experience to join our Energy, Waste and Water team, based in our Dublin, Cork or Belfast Offices. The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Working on projects throughout Ireland and the UK, your responsibilities may include:

  • Acting as Process Lead responsible for the design and delivery of a wide range of deliverables and projects at various stages in the project life cycles, while ensuring technical excellence and best practice to specification.
  • Assisting or leading multi-disciplinary project teams to deliver projects within agreed scope, timeframes and budgets.
  • Development of a Process design team within Ireland providing technical guidance and support.
  • Setting & maintaining standards for technical quality ensuring designs meet Client specification.
  • Working with project managers and other Technical Leads an integrated approach.
  • Working to drive Health and Safety and overall project quality objectives.
  • Ensuring project financial performance within Process discipline budget on projects.
  • Communicating and liaising effectively with colleagues, contracting engineers, subcontractors, sub-consultants and clients.
  • Developing and maintaining excellent relationships with the other Jacobs discipline leads on projects.
  • Supervising and visiting contractors on site and advising on engineering issues.
  • Leading or supporting tendering procedures and putting together proposals



  • Minimum of an accredited Honors Chemical Engineering Degree (NFQ Level 8) or related Process Engineering discipline.
  • Extensive relevant experience.
  • Chartered Professional (with an internationally recognized industry association) or in the final stages of working towards this.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, liaising directly with client and other project team members.
  • Significant demonstrable experience in leading the process design of medium or large projects.
  • Experience of budget management, financial performance and familiarity with current industry best practice.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written work.


  • Experience of Line Management responsibilities.
  • Experience in the design of water or wastewater schemes; clean water and sewage transfer systems and pumping systems.
  • Working knowledge of contract types and procurement options.
  • Experience with construction management and/or the site supervision of a contractor during construction.
  • Experience working in the water/wastewater sector in Ireland.
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