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Hydraulic Engineer - Warrington

  • Job reference: IF-001672
  • Sector: Infrastructure, Water
  • Location: Warrington

Our Infrastructure business has been successful in securing a number of multi-million pound design frameworks within the UK Water Industry. We are looking for a fluid mechanics specialist to join the Hydraulics team in Warrington and work on one of these frameworks.

The team undertake hydraulic analysis and design of water/wastewater treatment plants and transfer pipelines for a variety of UK and International Clients. The team also provide specialist hydraulic advice and input into other industry sectors.

Travel to and working from other Atkins offices and Client offices may occasionally be required. There may also be the opportunity of travel overseas.



Main Technical responsibilities will be:

• To produce robust, reliable, innovative and cost effective hydraulic designs
• Preparation of design reports detailing calculations/analysis undertaken and key findings
• Preparation of man-hour estimates/budgets for design activities
• To ensure that activities undertaken are in accordance with H&S Legislation and Accepted Industry Practices.
• To ensure that all outputs are in accordance with the QA system, i.e. checked and verified calculations, drawings, reports and specifications

Core Competencies

Essential Criteria:

• Possess demonstrable experience of fluid mechanics design in the Water Industry
• Have or be nearing Chartered status
• Solid working knowledge of hydraulic design and experience of the interfaces with other disciplines, e.g. Process, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical
• Competent in free surface flow design
• Good communication and analytical skills
• Ability to write clear, accurate and concise engineering reports and specifications
• Able to articulate concepts and ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences
• Able to communicate effectively in English (both orally and written)
• Knowledge and experience of design and build projects

Desirable criteria:

• Competent in surge analysis and the use of packages such as WANDA/VARISIM/Flowmaster
• Civil design experience
• Familiarity with process design for both water and wastewater treatment
• Able to undertake and report on the hydraulic assessment of existing assets
• Knowledge of the regulatory environment, operational environment and whole life cost implications of proposed designs


Employee benefits:

Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices.

All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device: https://www.yourrewardatkins.com


This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation), or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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