Careers – Trainee Water Engineer

Release your potential, with a career in the water industry

If you are interested in a career in the Water Industry, HydroCo offer fantastic opportunities for enthusiastic individuals, who are highly motivated and have an appetite for learning. We are a well established water engineering consultancy company, who have enjoyed steady growth within our sector, and can offer rewarding roles for the right characters. Our exemplary reputation for delivering projects to a high standard is the envy of our competitors, and something we strive to instil within all our new recruits.

Company Details:

HydroCo Ltd was set up in 2001 to provide the water industry with high-quality technical support in the management, planning and optimization of water supply and distribution systems, with a particular focus on network modelling and its wider application.

Qualifications & Requirements (Full Training Provided):

Full training will be given and no previous experience is necessary, although a basic understanding of hydraulics and an engineering based qualification would be an advantage.

  • Ideally, you will be a Graduate with an HND / BEng / MEng or equivalent qualifications, although applicants with lesser qualifications may be considered.

The Role of Trainee Water Engineer

The work will be divided between office and field-based activities, depending on the current project workload.

Field Based Activities

  • This will include installing data logging equipment on hydrants and visiting pumping stations and reservoirs to log pressures and reservoir depths.
  • You will be required to work with another person to help navigate and install/retrieve the loggers.
  • We will provide all the necessary training and equipment to do this.
  • Preferably you will have a full clean driving license as your duties may include driving company vehicles.
  • Our clients are UK wide and there may be a need to travel and stay away, if appropriate.

Office Based Activities 

  • The office-based activities will include maintaining our field equipment stock and supporting our engineers in producing computer-based hydraulic models of water supply and distribution systems.
  • Typically this will involve data processing of the field data and generating the base models using GIS.
  • You may be required to use models for Developer Enquiries / resolving Operational issues etc
  • Technical report writing
  • An attention to detail and a sound knowledge of computers is required.

Personal skills

  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive outlook and approachable manner.
  • Be able to demonstrate initiative and able to work independently
  • Team orientated with the ability to work closely with colleagues
  • Flexible in terms of travel
  • Ability to complete projects on time, within budget and to a high technical standard.
  • Possess a full clean UK driving licence

The Benefits:

  • Competitive salary: GBP 20000 – 24000 Annual Salary
  • Pension scheme.
  • Company Bonus
  • Up to 25 days paid holiday plus 8 statutory days holiday.
  • Excellent opportunities for development and progression within the company.
  • Free on-site car parking.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Supportive working environment
  • Permanent Position

This is a rare opportunity to quickly develop a rewarding technical career with advancement and responsibility in the company limited only by your own abilities

To Apply:

Please send your full CV (reference HYDTWE5) with a covering letter to