Sustainable Water Infrastructure Specialist

Hays Building
£40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Closing date
14 Dec 2022

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Water Infrastructure Engineer

Your new company:
The Firm s is a global studio for sustainable architecture, urbanism, engineering and design, with offices across the world, the practice works as a single entity that is both ethnically and culturally diverse, with people central to all our endeavours.

Your new role
Job title: Water Infrastructure Engineer
Reporting to: Discipline Lead on a day-to-day basis and ultimately to the Senior Partner
Objective: To contribute to the Practice's sustainable large scale infrastructure engineering, planning, master planning, benchmarking and strategic sustainability output for projects.
* Advise and support design teams in the integration of sustainable infrastructure design concepts for various scales of masterplans with a focus on wet utilities' (water, wastewater, irrigation, storm water drainage, etc.) demand, alternative water sources, treatment requirements and water network elements
* Support the delivery of conceptual and schematic wet utility infrastructure design for master planning projects within the company.
* Conduct research on all relevant aspects of utility infrastructure including water networks, water, wastewater, and irrigation demand calculations for various infrastructure plants.
* To provide design, research, and analysis support to the integrated environmental and sustainable design of masterplans and projects.
* Liaise with other members of the team towards the integration of resource efficient solutions in shaping masterplans and guiding towards zero water framework.
* Present analysis results in the form of reports and presentations to the clients and design teams internally.
* Thorough knowledge of and compliance with the company's procedures and standards.
* Contribute, or otherwise assist, as required.

What you'll need to succeed
Qualities and skills required:
* Able to demonstrate ability to undertake the above responsibilities.
* Legally able to work in the country in which the position is based
* Undergraduate degree in Engineering (civil, mechanical, or similar) and/or master's degree in Engineering/Environmental Design/Sustainability.
* Minimum 3~5 years of experience in large scale masterplans, urban development, and sustainable infrastructure applications.
* In depth understanding of the principles of sustainable utility infrastructure design
* Hands-on experience in hydraulics and hydrological models
* Enthusiasm to pursue sustainable infrastructure design on large scale masterplans as the central part of the individual's career development
* Technical knowledge and expertise in:

  • Large-scale multi-disciplinary utility infrastructure projects
  • A good understanding of masterplan scales and land-use typologies
  • Circular water approach and strategies
  • Designing of all types of water networks (i.e. potable water, wastewater, irrigation, drainage)
  • Assessment/Proposal of different water supply alternative sources/technologies
  • Wastewater/sewage collection, treatment and reuse
  • Sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDs) applications and Sponge City applications

* Broad understanding of multidisciplinary design process
* Good communication and presentation skills
* Able to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks
* Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
* Excellent organisational skills
* Able to manage sensitive and sometimes confidential information
* Self-motivated and able to take responsibility
* Able to manage and prioritise tasks and time efficiently
* Good interpersonal skills and able to work independently and as part of an effective team
* Flexible attitude

What you'll get in return

  • They provide a wide range of rewards including, life assurance, income protection, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, sport and social events, insurance, attractive discounts and the opportunity to join the company's pension scheme. They provide annual health checks for blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol and lung health, alongside regular wellbeing sessions, including reflexology and massages.
  • Learning and Development opportunities: provide comprehensive in-person and online training for all employees across the globe, with a selection of formal and informal programmes and workshops.
    Their award-winning programme includes:
    Personal, Educational, Technical, Professional development.
  • The London studio has a range of onsite facilities including a library with over 50,000 publications, archive, materials research centre, world-class model workshops, photography studios, reprographics centre and a café. The café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner alongside all-day drinks and snacks, with special afternoon treats baked onsite each day. The Hub is a dedicated space for discussions, lunchtime lectures, post-work events or just to have a cup of coffee. The studio is next to Battersea Park - a great place for a post-lunch stroll. We have several sports clubs that meet regularly from football, golf and tennis to climbing and an annual sailing regatta. There are onsite shower facilities and secure areas to keep bicycles, with regular bicycle repair workshops.
    The winter and summer parties are an integral part of the annual social calendar, along with the Graduate Show, Partners' Gathering, Open House and outdoor drinks every Friday throughout the summer.

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