Posted Date:  18 Sep 2023
Posting End Date:  2-Oct-23
Location:  Derbyshire
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Asset strategy
Salary (£):  From £45,210.79

Senior Process Engineer

Our strategy is simple - We want to solve the challenges we have today as well as find answers to some of our industry’s bigger long-term challenges. Whether it's delivering water that is always good to drink, reducing waste in our processes with energy efficient technologies or improving visibility of the network, our team are working day in day out to make it happen. If you want to do more because you care, we’d love to talk to you. There really is something for everyone here.


Our purpose is taking care of life’s essentials, but we’re also big on making a difference, not just because we should but because we care.


With that in mind we’re looking for a Senior Process Engineer to help us as we do this.


Are you a proactive and organized individual who has a proven track record of being accountable? Do you have experience in water, wastewater and/or sludge treatment process technologies? Have you experience in commissioning wastewater assets? Have you worked with membrane plants, ultraviolet (UV) rectors, chemical dosing, have you experience of nature-based solutions for waste water treatment, ASP uprating, Advanced sludge treatment, phosphorus and nutrient removal and recovery? Do you want the opportunity to coordinate batches and project solutions? Are you looking for a new challenge in an innovative and inclusive company?


If so, then read on




The Senior Treatment Process Engineer role is a key role that ensures we build the right process and technologies to meet the demands of our communities. With over £1billion of investment; you will be involved from inception, through to completion, the Treatment Process Engineering role means identifying the preferred single solution for detailed design and ensuring what is built meets our requirement at the end of the project, including ensuring process commissioning activities are completed successfully. Currently this includes projects to build entire new Water and Wastewater Treatment Works to supply wholesome water to our customers and to protect our environment.

To explain what you’ll be doing in the role in three words you will; Evaluate, develop and innovate.

You’ll evaluate and constructively challenge process options and designs choices with respect to the risk to successful water and/or wastewater treatment and the benefits to both whole life cost and low carbon effects. The ability to evaluate data from multiple resources is a key skill and the communication skills to ensure the best solution for Severn Trent is achieved vital.

You’ll be required to provide clear and precise reports supporting the making of knowledgeable recommendations for water and wastewater treatment solutions and projects and develop & support the less experienced team members to do the same. This will include the provision of technical reports, and presenting these proposals to senior stakeholders.. This is why it's key for you to not only have good verbal communication skills but for you also to have skills using various Microsoft Packages and a good understanding of Excel, along with process design experience.

You’ll be responsible for the technical knowledge development of the Treatment Process Engineering team and for sharing this knowledge across the wider company.

You will be constantly identifying innovative process technologies and looking for opportunities to embed new learning within the team. You will look to drive these new options into use at Severn Trent Water and actively share  these successes with the sector at conferences.

When you join Severn Trent, you are joining a company who shows care to our colleagues, customers and environment alike, always keeping our promises and working to make our community a better place. A promise we have with this role is that there is a clear in-role progression route for engineers, Should you have room for development such as becoming an SME in one of our many disciplines (water, waste, sludge or commissioning) there is a defined process for this.




Having a full membership status of an appropriate professional body (eg ICE, CIWEM, IMechE, IChemE etc) or relevant degree is an extra bonus! With that said, it’s important we attract the right skill sets and those with the right experience, but we value character, positivity and a caring attitude in equal weight as well.


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 per annum based on company performance)  
  • 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  
  • 10% monthly discount with Busy Bee Nurserys, and one-week free childcare 
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’  
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers  
  • Family friendly policies  
  • Two 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. If you’re not too sure about what you need to do, or have a question about the role before applying, please do reach out to our amazing team of recruiters at


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


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