Posted Date:  5 Jul 2024
Posting End Date:  02- Aug -24
Location:  Derbyshire
Company:  Severn Trent Water Limited
Department:  Capital Design
Salary (£):  £45,000 - £52,000

Senior Design Engineer


What do you get if you cross an award winning, innovative, water company and over 300 dedicated team members? Our Design team of course!

Our ambitious and innovative projects (all 5000+ of them) help to combat the challenges of waste and water infrastructure, flooding, and water quality. Being part of our inhouse designers means we can do the best by our customers and our water.

If you want to do more because you care, we’d love to talk to you. There really is something for everyone here.


Are you an experienced Mechanical or Electrical Engineer looking to make a difference? Would you like to build your career in a place where you will be supported in every way of your career path to grow and to do more?

We have a wide range of water treatment work going on in our team and we are able to offer you technical, leadership and commercial exposure which will build the skills you need to progress your career.


Well, if you are, read on.




In this role you will provide mechanical or electrical design of technical solutions and you will undertake feasibility evaluation/assessment for projects and create designs & specifications for AMP7, AMP8 and beyond. You will come up with innovative design solutions to support the delivery of our projects & you will need to think about the wider context of our changing environment, climate change pledge and carbon commitments.


Teamwork is key across Capital Design and Delivery so we would want you to demonstrate leadership and assist with defining team goals and actively drive problem solving/ information processing and support the team in translating this information concisely.


It is critical for us that you are a confident communicator and have good leadership and stakeholder management skills, as you will need to liaise with the stakeholders, build relationships and influence at mid and senior leadership levels.





Qualified in engineering and design, you will have a strong background in design working with standards and codes of practice, with experience of providing designs and specifications for commercial negotiations. 


You will have excellent internal and external stakeholder management skills, with the ability to build relationships with a diverse range of people. You will be a forward-thinking innovator, capable of anticipating challenges and responding to change in a rapidly evolving environment. You will be able to make educated judgments and decisions in the face of ambiguity, and have a good grasp of the bigger picture, seeking opportunities to contribute to the wider agenda.



The right skills and experience are important. But if you have the right character, positivity, and a caring attitude we want to talk to you, too.


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We want people who show up and get involve. Those who are ready to be part of something bigger and who want to make a difference because they care. Is that you?




Working here isn’t just a job. You can build a career at Severn Trent. We’ll reward you for it, too. We have a range of benefits that recognise great work, and award-winning training to help you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the communities where we live.


With that in mind, here are just some of our favourite's perks that you’ll get being part of the Seven Trent family:

  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year) 
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £2,250, which is subject to eligibility)
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)  
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate
  • Dedicated training and development with our Academy 
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers 
  • Family friendly policies 
  • Two paid volunteering days per year 




We can’t wait to hear from you.

Before you apply, you’ll need an updated copy of your CV and about five minutes to spare. We’ll always let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date - so keep an eye on your phone and emails!


And if your curiosity has peaked and you're wanting to find out even more, search #LifeAtSevernTrent on social media.