Website Perpetual Partnerships Ltd



Our client is one of the largest and fastest growing environmental consultancies in the world.  From their large network of UK offices, their award-winning team of Water Engineering professionals, lead projects across a range of activities including river & coastal defence, surface water management, sustainable urban drainage design and flood alleviation schemes.

In addition to a variety of major long-term frameworks that they currently support across the UK, their hard work has culminated in the award of the “Better Rivers” framework by United Utilities, within which they will lead the design and project management of numerous schemes to improve our rivers across the Region.

As a result, they are seeking passionate and ambitious Electrical Design Engineers to join their teams in Manchester, Preston, Leeds and Cumbria.  In additional to the Better Rivers framework, you would also have the chance to be involved with a broad spectrum of projects as part of the prestigious AMP8 programme leading into AMP9 and beyond.

This is a great opportunity to not just be involved with a diverse range of exciting projects and collaborate with leading minds in the industry. You will be making a meaningful impact on millions of lives the UK, leaving a legacy for generations to come. As a valuable part of the team, you will play a crucial role in the water industry, and work with the largest water companies in the region, ensuring a positive and enduring influence on communities.

About the role

You will support the technical delivery of projects through their full life-cyle. You will instruct, supervise, and mentor junior staff in the design and management of schemes and work with clients to ensure delivery of projects to time and cost, and to help manage change. You will be supported by the senior technical leadership team throughout the delivery of your projects.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring projects meet required technical, legislative, quality, safety, and environmental standards and objectives.
  • Identifying and developing innovative and optimised technical solutions based on client needs and drivers.
  • Leading and coordinating work with multi-disciplinary teams (e.g., process, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and ICA).
  • Establishing and growing relationships with clients and capital alliance partners on project technical, commercial, and progress matters.
  • Supporting and leading design and advisory services relating to new and existing water and wastewater process plants, pumping stations, and ancillary assets.

About you

Suitable candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • Extensive experience in delivering process plant systems within complex engineering projects in the water industry.
  • Hands-on experience in water and/or wastewater projects.
  • Proficiency in digital design within design and construct projects.
  • Leadership within technical or discipline teams, emphasizing collaborative approach.
  • Preferably degree qualified in Electrical Engineering or a relevant technical subject. Postgraduate qualifications are an advantage.
  • Chartered or working towards chartership
  • Affiliation with a professional institution like IEE, IET, InstMC, or CIWEM, or in the process of working towards membership and nearing application.


Our client has long recognised that their success is built on the expertise and dedication of their employees. They provide a collaborative and flexible environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. They are also proud to offer very competitive compensation and benefits packages. 

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