Typical roles

In Veolia, we value the experiences that people bring to their job roles.

As a Veolia employee you will be expected to be customer focused, to work closely with your colleagues and have a positive attitude towards all of the people you come in contact with.

There is a rich diversity of people working in Veolia and each individual is encouraged to develop their capability to its full potential through participation in our training and development programmes. Training resources are available locally as well as through our corporate training centres in France. New positions are filled through a mix of internal promotion, referrals from existing staff and normal recruitment channels.

Here is a selection of typical roles:

Energy manager

An increasing number of Veolia's clients are looking to us to help them to manage their energy costs as these may account for a large percentage of their operating costs.

The Energy Manager in Veolia is a hands-on role for a skilled Mechanical Engineer with a high degree of electrical skill and will involve working with our client to supervise energy savings projects on their behalf (including CHP and Biomass), requiring supervision of sub contractors and further development of energy schemes to the clients satisfaction.

The person will liaise will all parties involved in the associated energy projects and be capable of costing works, agreeing budgets and approving designs before projects commence.

The person would have a flexible working nature and be capable of working with a minimum of supervision. He or she would be qualified with a degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering and a working knowledge of Auto Cad and the capability to read and/or prepare technical drawings would be an advantage.

Operations account manager

The Operational Account Management is at the heart of Veolia's energy business. The Account Manager will typically have the capability to manage a combination of Energy and Utilities services and will usually specialise in one or more of these areas, along with strong customer service expertise.

What the role involves

This is a team leader role and the Operations Account Manager is expected to manage a number of contracts. He or she will manage staff and sub-contractors under the following criteria:

  • Health and Safety adherence to all relevant legislation
  • Service Level Agreements/KPI's
  • Adherence to budget
  • Day to day operations
  • Performance management of direct reports

The following is a list of some of the key skills that would be required in the role:

  • qualifications in energy/utilities/maintenance management or proven practical experience in a similar role
  • excellent organisational and administration skills
  • health and safety management
  • communications skills
  • people management skills and customer focus

The natural career progression from this role would be to take on a Contract Manager or Client Operations Manager role with responsibility for a single large contract or for a portfolio of clients.

Utilities technician

There are a large number of technicians working in Veolia's energy activity covering both day and shift positions. The technician will typically be based on a client site delivering a maintenance service for utilities or building services.

What the role involves

All our technicians are qualified to work in a computerised maintenance management work order system and work with production to maintain and operate equipment, carrying out preventative maintenance programmes on a wide range of plant and equipment. Many of our clients operate Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and our technicians will be expected to work with engineering systems based on this discipline.

The following is a list of key skills required for this 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.

On-going training is provided to ensure that our technicians are kept up to date with all developments in technology and maintenance systems, as well as Heath & Safety.

Water & Waste​water engineer

Veolia in Ireland regularly recruits engineers with experience in water engineering and particularly with experience in the development of water and wastewater treatment plants, sludge treatment and pumping stations in both the municipal and industrial sectors.

What the role involves

The role will typically involve engineering, procurement, site supervision and commissioning of water and wastewater treatment facilities with a focus on safely delivering first-class projects on time and within budget whilst maintaining a strong working relationship with our customers. The role could entail working on existing facilities or being involved in the development of new facilities.

Key skills for this role includes:

  • 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