Principal Mechanical Engineer
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
3d ago

At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life.

In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few.

Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is people first’, and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential.

You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives.

You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Role description :

Our Water and Utilities team is involved in some of the UK’s most complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding.

We have an enviable reputation in the delivery of such schemes and are working closely with some of the UK’s most established and recognisable utilities companies, undertaking a vast array of projects to enhance the UK’s utility services.

As a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer, you will join our South East Hub to work on a variety of projects with our Utilities’ clients in the South East and along the M4 Corridor, whilst also having the opportunity to apply your expertise to projects across the UK.

Reporting to the Associate / Technical Director, you will be responsible for technically leading and / or managing the delivery of project-related tasks to meet budget, timeframe and quality targets, meeting, or exceeding client expectations, promoting and marketing all facets of Arcadis' services during interfaces with clients and other sectors and disciplines, contributing towards the achievement of the divisional business plan and building networks within the industry.

Role accountabilities :

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member carrying out production, checking, review or approval of complex mechanical detailed designs including calculations, specifications, reports, and drawings.
  • Leading design and advisory services relating to new and existing water and wastewater process plants, pumping stations and ancillary assets.
  • Technical delivery of multi-disciplinary projects, in a Design Lead capacity where assigned, using latest digital design techniques.
  • Identify and develop innovative and optimised technical solutions based on client needs and drivers
  • Lead and co-ordinate work with multi-disciplinary teams (e.g., process, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and ICA)
  • Establish and grow relationships with clients and capital alliance partners on project technical, commercial and progress matters
  • Ensuring projects meet required technical, legislative, quality, safety and environmental standards and objectives.
  • Act as mentor and technical supervisor to other staff
  • Line management and performance development responsibility for assigned staff
  • Ensure capture of key project and technical knowledge, including innovations
  • Promote MEICA team capability and achievements both internally and externally
  • Qualifications & Experience :

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other directly related degree
  • Chartered Engineer status and membership of a professional institution such as IMechE, IET, or CIWEM
  • Significant experience in technical delivery of process plant systems on complex water industry engineering projects
  • Experience of working on design and construct projects using digital design
  • Team leader with collaborative behaviours
  • Desired : Water and / or wastewater experience
  • Why Become an Arcadian?

    Our work with clients has a direct impact on people’s lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable.

    By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

    We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA.

    Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients’ most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

    As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all.

    But it’s not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

    To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

    Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging :

    We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions.

    Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas.

    Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams : Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race.

    A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

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