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We are looking to strengthen our Solutions team with a Graduate Solution Engineer based at Derby within our Severn Trent Framework.

The role

Reporting to the Pre-Contract Manager, you will have the opportunity to work with multidisciplinary teams developing technical and commercial proposals to potable water and sewage treatment projects, considering sustainability and carbon footprint of optimum and competitive solutions. As a graduate, you will develop skills such as:

  • Collaborating with clients to understand their project needs.
  • Identification of the project scope and coordination of the associated solutions to support the Estimating teams to price the projects.
  • Project Management including developing and monitoring programmes for the solution development and proposal submission.
  • Identification, sourcing and control of project information to enable the teams to develop and price the solutions required.
  • Design Coordination of multidisciplinary teams including working with our experts in mechanical, civil, electrical and process engineering to develop with the right solutions that are competitive and sustainable.
  • Coordinating solutions with our specialist Planning, Construction and Commissioning teams, as well as ensuring that the proposals meet the required health, safety, sustainability, quality and environmental requirements.
  • Solutions cost forecasting and control.
  • Project risk management.
  • Understanding and supporting the business governance processes.
  • Produce timely high quality tender submissions that are technically and commercially competitive and meet the client’s requirements.
  • Understanding and drafting NEC4 contracts.
  • Understanding of contract negotiations.
  • Handover of successful proposals to our Design and Operations team for their construction.

We know our continuing success and development depends on yours, so we go all the way when it comes to providing you the support you need throughout your Graduate Programme and beyond.

You can expect the following

  • A structured Graduate Programme.
  • A mentor dedicated to you to support and guide your development.
  • Opportunity to work on diverse projects where you can make a real difference to the world we live in.
  • Practical, on the job training within your team of industry experts.
  • Responsibility for your own achievements.
  • The tools and support you need to realise your ambitions including achieving professional status with the relevant professional institution.

About You


  • Degree in an Engineering Discipline (Mechanical/Civil/Chemical/Environmental/Process), with specific interest in the Water industry.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and team working skills.
  • You will be self-motivated, flexible and reliable with good problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to think clearly under pressure.
  • You will have a strong client service focus.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent computer skills and a good understanding of Microsoft Office.
  • Successful candidates will need to be flexible and willing to spend time in other offices and sites. This is to gain a full understanding of new projects and different clients, which will provide fresh experiences and support your development.


  • Full UK driving license or have the ability to make their own way to our sites and offices.

About Us

MWH Treatment is an integrated design and build provider working in the water sector. With over 1,000 staff working across eight regional centres, supporting six long-term water sector frameworks and two recently won frameworks, operating both as a sole contractor but also in joint ventures and alliances.

At MWH Treatment we believe that people matter. We know to build successful, creative teams we need a diverse workforce that can deliver innovative ways of thinking. We provide an environment where you will have the freedom to develop and grow to your full potential, creating opportunity by inviting, embracing, and celebrating difference, our goal as an employer is to motivate, and develop our employees. By fostering a diverse range of talents and perspectives we ensure we have the breadth of viewpoints, experiences, and skills needed to succeed. Embracing diversity of all kinds enables us to provide a work environment and culture that plays a key role in attracting and retaining the right people with the right skills.

As signatories to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, we have made a promise to support our forces, working with the CTP to help ex veterans find work in the civilian world. We also support Mates in Mind, a charitable programme to improve and promote positive mental health in the workplace. We don’t just tick boxes; we live these values every day.


  • A competitive salary
  • Hybrid Working (Jobs needs dependent)
  • Car/car allowance (Jobs needs dependent)
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays (with an additional 5 days available to buy)
  • Contribution Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • And many more benefits including – cycle to work scheme, discounts and savings Hub, Kids Pass etc