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Graduates Mechanical Water Engineers - Exeter 2024 starts

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  • You need a minimum of a BEng in Mechanical Engineering, with a strong interest in water projects. Ambitious, hard-working, with good technical skills and ability to work towards professional qualifications. Excellent communication and prioritization skills are a must.
  • You will be responsible for pump calculations, system schematics, equipment specifications, and liaising with clients to deliver water engineering projects efficiently and effectively.

Graduate Job



  • Our Mechanical & Electrical water engineering team supports clients with the management of their assets. This work can encompass everything from designing complete new build treatments works through to assessing the condition of existing plant and machinery. They play an important role in helping our clients develop new assets or improvements to existing, offering both improved performance and efficiency.
  • Our mechanical water engineers examine the hydraulics of systems to calculate and specify pump systems, as well as developing plant room layouts. They ensure designs meet the required performance also providing suitable access for operators so that the equipment can be safely maintained, and develop performance specifications and schedules to define all items of equipment, whilst ensuring that they comply with the relevant client and industry standards. They also initiate control philosophies to define how a plant will operate, before collaborating with the other designers. The successful applicants will work closely with other design disciplines and stakeholders, to ensure that the design elements interface correctly, and the design fits all parties requirements.
  • An example project is Heronsgate Pumping Station. AECOM was asked to design a wastewater pumping station by a contractor as part of a new housing development. This involved initially looking at the hydraulic system to assess the size of pump required and the size of the pumping station. We worked with the contractor and the local water utility provider to minimise the footprint of the plant, whilst providing suitable space for operation and maintenance. We produced the detailed design for the pumps, pipework, valves, lifting equipment, control panels and systems, power feed and chemical dosing


  • BEng Mechanical Engineering (2:1 or above, or equivalent);
  • MEng in Mechanical Engineering (2:1 or above, or equivalent) would be preferred;
  • Relevant work experience would be an advantage;
  • Enthusiastic, hard-working, technically proficient, with ambition and drive;
  • Basic computer skills essential (Word/Excel) and good report writing skills beneficial.
  • Water related modules would be an advantage
  • Willing and able to work towards professional qualifications such as IET & IMechE
  • Demonstrable interest in water projects
  • Capability to satisfy client and business expectations and be able to consider the wider financial and commercial implications of their actions.
  • Communicate effectively to internal and external clients, both verbally & in writing.
  • Structure & prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team as a whole.
  • Ability to work independently without losing initiative & focus.

Education requirements

2:1 or higher

Area of Responsibilities



  • Mechanical Job responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
  • Pumping calculations and specifications.
  • Production of system schematics.
  • Production of equipment and drive schedules;
  • Production of engineering specification documents in relation to hydraulics and pump systems;
  • Working with our clients to assist them with project delivery, asset and network performance and design;
  • Production of lifting, access and maintenance plans.
  • Liaise with internal and external design teams, clients and contractors as appropriate;
  • Provision of timely reporting to both the client and internal team lead.
  • Electrical Job responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
  • Production of cable calculations, cable schedules, and circuit schedules
  • Production of lighting designs
  • Production of MCC/ Control Panel details including ICA information
  • Production of electrical specification documents
  • Utilise Amtech, Dialux and Lighting Reality software design programmes
  • Liaise with internal and external design teams, clients and contractors as appropriate
  • Provision of timely reporting to both the client and internal team lead.


Work type

Full time

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