Senior Optimisation Engineer

  • Job Reference: R10699
  • Date Posted: 15 February 2021
  • Employer: Anglian Water
  • Location: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £40,000 to £45,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Home Based / Peterborough / Huntingdon / Lincoln

£40k - £45k


37 Hours

Anglian Water's purpose is 'to bring environmental and social prosperity to the region we serve through our commitment to Love Every Drop'. As a company the focus is on enshrining purpose in everything we do.

Anglian Water is an innovative utility company always looking for ways to continue to make sure it's fit for the future. The Optimisation Team focus on driving efficiencies through Smart ways to make the network better. They are currently looking for a Senior Optimisation Engineer to join the team.

As part of a wider team of Engineers within the Smart Water Strategy team, you will be responsible for identifying, investigating, and quantifying the benefit, cost and risk of system optimisation opportunities. You will lead on ensuring the design and delivery or implementation of system-based 'Source to Tap' Optimisation solutions across the AWS region. You will have the ability to engineer specific and tailored solutions, such as hydraulic efficiency, pressure management, energy efficiency or treatment optimisation. These will be cost effective, completed within agreed timescales and cost constraints utilising the appropriate delivery route.

You will provide support to the Optimisation Portfolio Manager in ensuring opportunities are identified and prioritised and that programme areas are delivered effectively providing assurance to the rest of the team in the projects that are developed.

Using technical and process experience, you will provide support to the Water Optimisation Team and Water Business Stream in relation to the reduction of operating costs of the water system. The role will enable integration and collaboration across the various Water Sub-Business streams and wider key stakeholder areas. You will work primarily in a portfolio of Water Resources and Treatment or Treated Water Distribution with expert knowledge in one of these areas being an advantage.

The role will support embedding of new technologies and solutions to facilitate the efficient operation of our system.

As a valued employee, you'll be entitled to:

  • Personal private health care

  • 26 days annual leave - rising with length of service

  • Flexible working

  • Competitive pension scheme - Anglian Water double-matches your contributions up to 6%

  • Bonus scheme

  • Flexible benefits to support your wellbeing and lifestyle.

What does it take to be a Senior Optimisation Engineer?

A Senior Optimisation Engineer will have general water engineering knowledge and project management experience. You will also be able to demonstrate expertise in a relevant area and therefore lead in one of the following: Abstraction, Hydrology, Treatment, Energy, Water Quality, Maintenance, Hydraulics and Customer Experience. You will also have:

  • Strong technical knowledge and operational experience of water assets and systems from Source to tap

  • Strong technical knowledge of analysis technical, how to use geospatial information and various data modelling tools. Hydraulic modelling would be an advantage

  • Proven track record of identifying and delivering projects, preferably in an optimisation environment

  • Proven financial management skills and ability to control a project budget

  • Experience of building and managing productive, credible business relationships

  • Strong analytical skills including data manipulation

  • Good understanding of IT systems and applications

  • Strong motivation and coaching skills

  • Excellent communicator at all levels

  • Able to challenge and collaborate constructively

  • Ability to understand and resolve problems quickly tackling cause not symptoms

Why Anglian Water?

Anglian Water is not your typical water company. What we do really matters. Water is the lifeblood of our world and we're proud of the difference we make. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly love what we do!

If you're passionate about what you do and would like to make a difference then we'd love to hear from you.

Closing date: 1st March 2021