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Jacobs Principal Process Engineer - Drinking Water in South Brisbane, Australia

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

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Your Impact:

As one of the world’s most value resources, our team is solving some of the world’s most complex water issues. Whether it’s treating, distributing or storing water, Jacobs reaches across boundaries and collaborates to successfully deliver customized innovative solutions. We provide you the means and tools to work on a wide variety of interesting and challenging projects to grow your career and help protect this valuable resource.

The Water team is looking for a talented and driven drinking water process engineer to join our strong and growing drinking water treatment process group in Brisbane. This is a crucial technical leadership role in our group and key functions will include; providing technical leadership on projects locally and elsewhere in the Jacobs business, playing a key role in the career and technical development of junior to senior level engineers, as well as leading key interactions and development of relationships with clients.

Our Brisbane drinking water team is currently working on exciting projects both locally and across the ANZ region – with strong connections to the Jacobs global water business, the largest and most diverse in the world. We are currently working with most major water utilities in the Australia New Zealand region with a large portfolio of exciting projects at all phases of the project life cycle and across a combination of panels and standalone major projects. Our Solutions and Technology framework provides access to communities of practice, mentoring from our key specialists and global technology leaders, and ongoing professional development opportunities.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Driving business development and being responsible for winning work, identifying the next opportunities, and supporting the successful closure of the opportunities. You will assist in the preparation of bids and proposals as required.

  • Developing and maintaining strong key client relationships – acting as a trusted advisor to a select group of Jacobs key clients across the public and private sector.

  • Delivery of technically excellent process engineering designs and consultancy services, including carrying out independent design review/ quality assurance on projects. You will support the section leadership and project managers in the delivery of financially successful projects.

  • The design and delivery of medium to large scale projects in the water industry including brownfield and greenfield site designs of drinking water, re-use and recycling plants.

  • Drawing on your experience and understanding to address operational issues, and issues associated with mechanical equipment and instrumentation and control systems for treatment plants

  • Mentoring and facilitating the technical development of junior to senior level engineers, locally and elsewhere in the region.

  • Promoting a safety culture within the organization, and with our clients.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Chemical Engineering (Environmental Engineering would also be considered)

  • Significant project design experience with drinking water treatment and preferably, reuse and recycling plants

  • Ideally, you will have solid technical experience in process design of water treatment plants including conventional treatment systems (coagulation/clarification/filtration), chemical dosing systems, dewatering/sludge handling, and membranes

  • Experience/capability with core chemical/process engineering skills across these functions:

-Master planning

-Feasibility Studies and Options Analysis

-Market Ready Designs to inform D&C contractors

-Business case development

-Risk analysis

-Data analysis

  • Ability to lead or contribute to ‘problem definition’ – applying critical thinking to understanding the cause and magnitude of engineering problems

  • A collaborative mindset that values and acts on the input of a wide range of stakeholders to deliver the best project outcomes (e.g. other engineering disciplines, environmental scientists, plant managers and operators, customer liaisons)

  • Experience maintaining high quality calculation and decision records

  • Strong communicator with proven ability to forge strong relationships with clients and communicate technical concepts in a clear and concise manner

Jacobs. A world where you can.

From our inclusive employee networks, to our positive mental health champions – we’re committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. Joining Jacobs not only connects you locally but globally - and together, our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. We collaborate and share! By supporting one another, we all succeed.

With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we’ve gone beyond traditional ways of working so you have the support, means and space to maximise your potential. You’ll uncover flexible working arrangements, benefits and opportunities to do good too – from participating in our global giving and volunteering program, to exploring new and inventive ways to help our clients make the world a better place. No matter what drives you, you’ll discover how you can cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s Network – find out more about our employee networks here (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity) .

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. First Nations peoples are strongly encouraged to apply. Jacobs aims to provide cultural safety at our interviews and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are invited to nominate for a cultural representative to participate on the interview panel, please let your recruiter know in your application.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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