Roles at Veolia

Engineers working in industry | Veolia Ireland

We see how every role is key here at Veolia. And the diversity of our roles is only matched by the diversity of our people, but there are still a few things our positions have in common.

We’re all focused on our customers and communities here, so we work closely with each other to deliver the best service possible, and we keep a positive attitude towards everyone as well. 

No matter who it is, we want every one of our people to be able to reach their full potential through our training and development programmes. New positions are filled through our standard recruitment channels, referrals from existing staff and internal promotion, so there’s always an opportunity to level up here at Veolia. 

Read on below for a selection of typical roles:

Energy Manager

A large part of our clients’ operating costs comes from energy usage, so more and more of them are looking to us to help lower them.

This is a hands-on role for Energy Engineers with a high level of skill in electrical engineering. It also involves supervising energy saving projects (including CHP and Biomass) on behalf of our clients, as you oversee sub-contractors and develop energy schemes.

You’ll keep in regular contact with everyone involved across the project, and will have the responsibility of costing work, agreeing on budgets and approving designs before each one begins.

Being a flexible and independent worker is key, as supervision will be minimal. Your degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering along with your working knowledge of Auto Cad means you’ll be prepared for anything, and the ability to understand and/or interpret technical drawings would offer a huge advantage too.


Utilities Engineer

As a key part of our team on customer sites, as a Utilities Engineer at Veolia, you’ll keep in touch with the contract team, the client’s engineering team, equipment vendors and services providers to make sure the maximum uptime of plant and equipment sits within scope.

Alongside checking that all equipment follows all regulatory, statutory and client corporate requirements, you’ll work closely with the Veolia Contract Manager and the Veolia Site Planner/Scheduler to help the whole facility stick to the plant maintenance requirements.

A big part of the role involves having a strong working relationship with the client’s Engineering Managers, as well as their Shift Leads and Maintenance teams. But your main focus will be driving reliability engineers and reliability-centred maintenance (RCM) with the highest levels of quality and compliance

Utilities Technician

As a large number of our Utilities Technicians cover both day and shift positions, you’ll be based on-site with the client, where you’ll deliver a maintenance service for utilities or building services.

As a Utilities Technician at Veolia, you’ll be qualified to work within a computerised maintenance management work order system and work alongside production to maintain and operate equipment.

You’ll also carry out preventative maintenance programmes across our plant and equipment inventory. Most of our clients follow Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and all our technicians should be confident in working with engineering systems based on this discipline.

And as part of the role, you’ll receive ongoing training to ensure you’re all kept up-to-date with the latest developments in technology and maintenance systems, as well as Health & Safety.

Here’s the list of the skills you’ll need for the role:

  • Trade certificate – normally National Trade Cert, City and Guilds or equivalent in Electrical or Mechanical
  • Good working knowledge of preventative maintenance programmes for a wide range of plant equipment
  • Experience of working with pumps, HVAC systems, compressors, boilers, steam systems and ancillary services, chillers, cooling towers, clean steam boilers, purified water systems and electrical systems

Water & Waste​water Engineer

We regularly recruit engineers with water engineering experience, especially with the development of water and wastewater treatment plants, sludge treatment and pumping stations in both the municipal and industrial sectors.

As a Water and Wastewater Engineer, your role involves engineering, procurement, site supervision and commissioning treatment facilities, with a focus on safely delivering high-quality projects within scope, while maintaining a strong working relationship with our customers. Alongside working on existing facilities, you’ll also have the potential to help develop new ones too.

Here’s the list of the skills you’ll need for the role:

  • An appropriate engineering qualification or equivalent experience
  • Ability to work on own initiative and effectively manage and coordinate site activities
  • Practical site experience with good organisational and time management skills
  • ​Team leadership and communications skills