Feb 05, 2019

Senior Process Engineer

$100,000 - $115,000 yearly
  • GHD
  • Newcastle NSW, Australia
Full time Consulting Engineering Engineering (chemical) Engineering (process)


GHD is one of the world's leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. We provide engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients. Passionate about the communities in which we live, we take pride in delivering world-class projects for our clients. 

Our Newcastle office is expanding and we have an opportunity for a Senior Process Engineer with wastewater treatment process design experience to join a highly professional team of dedicated professionals within our wastewater practice. We are looking for a team player with keen interest in developing and managing key client relationships.  Directing technical performance on all projects, you will also be responsible for working on a wide variety of projects encompassing primary, secondary and tertiary wastewater treatment, odour control and biosolids management. In addition, you will be leading and carrying out wastewater treatment process planning and design projects.

 With a 5-15 years’ experience and holding a recognised tertiary qualification in Chemical Engineering (or equivalent process engineering degree), you will have a strong focus on customer service and understanding client needs, with superior technical skills in the key areas of process engineering. You will be working with our wastewater treatment team, both leading and carrying out a variety of wastewater treatment projects, principally in the areas of wastewater treatment planning, concept and detailed design. Your highly developed communication skills, both oral and written, open communication style and strong team development skills are essential in this role. You will also have strong leadership/coaching skills and the ability to influence others, whilst being able to direct several jobs at once and determine priorities. 

Criteria to be successful in this role are:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and 5-15 years’ relevant experience.
  • Proven experience and a sound understanding of current wastewater treatment and effluent recycling technologies.
  • Ability to develop and manage key client relationships with major water utilities. Developing and managing key client relationships will be an essential skill.
  • Strong network throughout the water sector and experience in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to work with contractors, clients and project personnel to achieve project outcomes and deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external clients in order to win initial and repeat work.
  • Willingness to work with colleagues across GHD’s Australian wastewater treatment business, in order to ensure the needs of our major Clients are met.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in Biowin™ modelling is considered essential for the role.
  • Operational experience is not considered essential but will be highly regarded.

What we offer

Our values based culture fosters gender balance, diversity and acceptance of flexible working arrangements for men and women; it is central to the way we do business. We create a nurturing environment where people are empowered and encouraged to bring their whole-selves to work. We support our people achieve their goals through flexible work place practices and a focus on output driven behaviours.  Benefits of working at GHD include:

  • 4 weeks annual leave with the ability to access up to 8 weeks annual leave
  • Generous parental leave for both women and men
  • Access to an employee assistance program
  • A variety of flexible working arrangements
  • An inclusive environment that wins awards for workplace diversity
  • A culture based on our core values of safety, teamwork, respect and integrity
  • Staff discounts on selected health insurance, gyms, travel and accommodation.

To apply for this position please forward your covering letter and resume via the link.  Alternatively, for a confidential discussion please contact Tania Smee, Recruitment Coordinator, on +61 2 4979 9920.



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