Senior / Principal Mechanical Engineer

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Over the years, Stantec has developed a reputation as a progressive and forward-thinking consultancy through the consistent and repeated delivery of high-quality work to our clients, as reflected by the long-standing relationships we continue to enjoy with Northumbrian Water and a variety of clients across the UK and Ireland water industry. 

As a result of this growing workflow, Stantec are actively seeking a Senior & a Principal Mechanical Engineer to join our Water Business in the North Region in Newcastle. You will grow our reputation within the local community and Water Business, by providing mechanical design services for a range of projects.

We are excited by our growth prospects, and this is a good opportunity to join an experienced and ambitious team who will provide you with plenty of support and opportunities for career progression. The team currently provide technical design services and expertise as part of integrated project teams for Northumbrian Water, Scottish Water, United UtilitiesYorkshire Water and wider UK water frameworks.

The successful candidate will be involved in the whole project life cycle from feasibility and optioneering through to detailed design and construction support including site surveys and investigations. In line with our Communities of Practice approach, there are opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects including in water, wastewater, energy, infrastructure and environmental sectors.

As an experienced Mechanical Engineer, you will hold responsibility for working and liaising with project managers, technical leaders, design engineers, clients, supply chain partners, contractors, planners and other stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes for the projects and community.

Stantec provide a number of opportunities to learn and develop from colleagues across the whole UK and Ireland business. As a Mechanical Engineer you will help develop the team by acting as a mentor or guide to less experienced members within the team.

About You

The successful candidate will be a Mechanical Engineer who is Chartered or Incorporated with the IMechE (or working toward Chartership) with experience in mechanical design, ideally within the water industry.

You will be experienced in producing technical specifications, pump sizing and hydraulic calculations, schedules, DEAR assessments, reports and familiar with collaborative reviews and designs of solutions.

You will be able to provide engineering input to collaborative design outputs, such as General Arrangement Drawings, 3D models and Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams.

To be successful in this role, you will have strong communication skills to give technical presentations to clients and other design engineers as well as inputting into collaborative design discussions including technical workshops, HAZOPs and ALMs.

You will understand how water and wastewater treatment processes operate and be experienced in assessing existing site infrastructure to develop and deliver the mechanical design. We would also be interested in speaking with candidates who have experience within the energy, infrastructure & environmental sectors in a mechanical engineering capacity. 

Most importantly, you will embody and support our values of client focus, designing with community in mind, collaboration and service excellence.

Why Join Us

This is an exciting time to join Stantec, with the opportunity to tackle challenging new projects across the region and growth plans extending throughout the next AMP cycle. In addition, all employees have access to our company wide benefits, including: 

  • Individualised development plan alongside company wide org structure highlighting pathway for progression, ensuring you always know where your career is heading
  • Mentoring & support from senior staff to help you realise your potential
  • Private medical insurance, group income protection & life assurance included as standard
  • Flexi-working and hybrid working pattern to help you to find the right work life balance for you
  • Lucrative employee referral scheme
  • Culture of inclusivity, where we celebrate diversity and put “doing what’s right” at the forefront of everything we do
  • Award winning consultancy with a commitment to achieving our ambitious environmental goals

Find out more about why Stantec could be the right next step for you here!

About Stantec

Stantec is a professional services firm. Our team of 26,000 global experts provides engineering, architecture, environmental, and project management services across all phases of the project life cycle. We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

From large-scale developments to challenging neighbourhood projects, we stretch across our global network to learn from others, offer our support, and gain new experiences along the way. So while we work to help the communities around us thrive, our own people thrive too.

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment.

At Stantec we are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is accessible to all. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process then please inform a member of our Talent Acquisition team.

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