Curriculum Vitae

Eur Ing Dr Sean Moran C. Eng

Tel: +44 (0)1629 826482/ (0)7538 755797



LinkedIn: sean moran chemical engineer


CEng Chartered Engineer 1995

C.WEM, FCIWEM Chartered Waste Manager, Fellow of CIWEM 2021

FIET Fellow of the Institute of Engineering & Technology 2018

EUR ING European Engineer (FEANI) 2013

SFHEA Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2011

PhD Chemical & Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham 2018

PGCHE University of Nottingham 2011

MSc Biochemical Engineering, University College London 1991

BSc Science and the Environment, Leicester Polytechnic 1990


Sean Moran is a Chartered Engineer with over thirty years' experience in process design, commissioning and troubleshooting, and more than twenty five as an expert witness. He started his career with the international process engineering contractors Purac (now Enpure) and Water Engineering Limited (now WABAG), and worked on many water and environmental engineering projects worldwide before setting up his own consultancy practice in 1996. His specialist area is the design, commissioning of water, sewage and industrial effluent treatment plants and he has designed, commissioned and consulted on a vast range of projects, from individual residential plants and specialist industrial units through to large municipal projects across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Sean has also authored three textbooks on process and water treatment plant design and layout, and a dictionary of chemical engineering practice.

Key Areas of Expertise

Design, procurement and commissioning for national and international water, sewage and effluent treatment projects; hydraulic design and commissioning consultancy

Troubleshooting, remedial design and re-commissioning of water, sewage and effluent treatment plants for municipal and private clients.

Membership of UK Government Technical Advisory Panels in water and resource efficiency, environmental consultancy and biotechnology

Expert witness in contractual, tort and taxation disputes; expert advice/witness in insurance claims; technical assistance with planning objections; due diligence for mergers & acquisitions projects

Bespoke lecturing and training in water and process engineering

Examples of Projects Undertaken

Troubleshooting problems with incinerator fly ash processing plant

Advice for a party to a contractual dispute over process design software development

Consultancy for international mining company on effluent treatment plant issues (Panama)

Various confidential private clients: Design, troubleshooting, modification and commissioning of packaged and custom designed sewage and effluent treatment plants in residential, municipal and industrial settings

University of Nottingham, Super-Critical Water Oxidation Research Group: Outline engineering design of a super-critical water oxidation plant

EPC Groupe UK: troubleshooting and optimising effluent treatment at explosives manufacturing plant

PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP: Consultancy associated with water treatment industry and equipment suppliers, to inform a merger/acquisition transaction

Rawat Dar Al Handasa Iraqi: Hydraulic design and surge analysis for river intake structure, pumping station and twin 11km pipelines for Ramadi Water Treatment Plant, Iraq

Barratt Homes via Wilson Bailey Partnership Ltd: Troubleshooting problems with domestic sewage treatment plant, design and commissioning of solution

Colorcon Ltd: Troubleshooting problems with pharmaceutical effluent treatment plant, design and commissioning of solutions

The Kerrygold Co, Ltd: Technical expert consultancy supporting a planning objection to a sewage pumping station near a cheese distribution depot

Johns Water Services: Design of SWRO and MBR Plants for holiday development in Cape Verde

Campbell's Grocery Products: Design and procurement of industrial effluent treatment plant for a food production facility

SLR Consulting Ltd: Commissioning of two water treatment plants, troubleshooting of various water and effluent treatment plants, PCB treatment consultancy, Health Safety and Environment surveys

Alnwick Castle, UK: Hydraulic and process design of new water features for stately home

Envirowise: Provision of advice on environmental, water and effluent treatment matters to many hundreds of UK businesses on behalf of the government-funded Envirowise programme. 150+ site visits. Provided extensive advice on solid waste minimisation and handling, and landfill waste acceptance criteria.

Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals: Design of effluent treatment plant, completion of HAZOP study


1999-Date Expertise Limited Managing Director & Principal Consultant

2016-2018 University of Chester Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor (part-time)

2011-2015 University of Nottingham Associate Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering (part-time)

1996-1999 M.P.S. Technical/Commercial Director

1995-1996 Birtley Engineering Senior Proposals Engineer

1993-1995 Purac (Now Doosan Enpure)Proposals Engineer, Senior Process Engineer

1991-1993 Water Engineering (Now WABAG)Projects Engineer


Fellow, Institute of Engineering and Technology 2018-

Fellow, CIWEM 2021-