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AECOM Head of Process Engineering - Nuclear in Warrington, United Kingdom

Company Description

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There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

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Job Description

Due to our exciting pipeline of work, we are seeking a dynamic and forward thinking Head of Process Engineering for delivery of our current portfolio of work with a focus on growing our Process Engineering capability in line with the demand from our clients and new opportunities.

You will have the vision and passion we need to strengthen our offering, undertaking a business development role as well as process engineering capability management and governance. You will lead the development of a strong and agile team to whom you will provide leadership and robust management. In your role, you will be the first point of direct contact with clients, partners and contractors. You will develop the contacts required to grow our Process Engineering business, building on a demonstrable specialism in this area.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver technical expertise in Process Engineering, providing guidance and support to team members

  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the nuclear process engineering capability

  • Provide leadership and governance to the nuclear process engineering capability

  • Grow the nuclear process capability in line with demand from clients and new opportunities

  • Seek new opportunities from Clients for future work

  • Grow early careers personnel via mentoring and support

  • Lead recruitment for process engineering

  • Focus on development and training of process engineering capability to ensure a diverse SQEP (Suitably Qualified and Experience) team.

  • Stay abreast of new opportunities arising within the nuclear process engineering sector

  • Support bids as a subject matter expert in field.



  • Relevant Engineering Degree : BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering, and professional qualification via IChemE

  • Demonstrable experience in leading others and developing team members

  • Demonstrable expertise with a track record of application of process engineering knowledge or skills in the nuclear sector

  • Demonstrable record of successful delivery, including positions influencing other professional engineers in the definition, implementation and delivery of engineering work packages

  • Ability to provide strategic guidance based on knowledge and experience of projects across a portfolio to inform and direct projects and programmes

  • Ability to provide leadership and undertake business development in a key area within an engineering function including acting as a custodian of resource and expertise.

As well as our established work in nuclear decommissioning, we can offer exciting opportunities to be involved in the preparation for delivering services to the civil nuclear new build programme planned in the UK. Given the nature of our projects within the nuclear sector, any successful candidate would be subject to UK security clearance requirements.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BSc /BEng Chemical Engineering (Hons)

  • Chartered Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers

  • Demonstrable expertise and an extensive track record in a process engineering design role at a senior level in the nuclear sector

  • Full UK driving license

Able to meet the requirements for security clearance in the UK.

Please note that our offer of employment is conditional upon your ability to meet UK security clearance requirements at the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS). This is necessary for you to work on the full range of projects requiring security clearance at AECOM Infrastructure and Environment UK Limited.

Additional Information



AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10109454

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Engineering

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