Are you looking to hire Wastewater talent?

We're true experts at Water & Wastewater Solutions recruitment. We create an experience like no other for both client and candidate alike, and always find that needle in the haystack.


Did you know?

Hiring the wrong candidate means money wasted on salary and training, and time lost when the right fit is out there. In fact, the Department of Labour estimates that the cost of a bad hire can be 30% of the employer’s potential first-year earnings.

Make the right hire

We find great hires the first time around.

Organisations are often reluctant to use external recruiters due the percieved cost. Think about it like this - what financial benefit could a top candidate bring to your business unit? You could make a 100x return on your investment.

  • 96% Placement Rate 1
  • 1.66:1 CVs Sent to Interviews 2
  • Avg. 30 Day Engagement to Placement 3

1. Based on all roles engaged on by a client on an exclusive basis from Jan 4 2021 - Dec 31 2021.

2. All CVs Sent from Jan 4 2021 - Dec 31 2021.

3. From Jan 4 2021 - Dec 31 2021.

A candidate-driven market.

A candidate-driven market has been firmly in place since the start of the pandemic. Candidates are in the driving seat, able to command more than just the best salary they can get. Finding the best talent is becoming increasingly tough, but we’re all about working within the current climate to find the best solutions.


We've created our own in-house solution.

We like to be different. Over the last 8 months we've built our own in-house candidate management & customer relationship management solution. This sets us light years ahead of the competition. We’re not about messy process management. We know our talent is exceptional, so we keep on top of it with our bespoke solution.

  • Advanced Candidate Pipelining
  • Client Feedback Interface
  • Artificial Intelligence (named Ava)
  • Futuristic Talent Pools

* We're confident in saying this is a one of a kind software. Our competitors rely on third party software made by software developers. Our solution was developed by our recruiters, for our recruiters.



Contacts across
20 industries


around the world

Understanding the problem, providing the solution.

We work in committed partnerships, applying logical and well-planned searches, executed to the highest standard, and considering every factor of recruitment.
Personal Brand

Does your organisation lack a personal brand? Do you struggle to attract candidates over competitors?

Challenging Location

Is the role based in a challenging location? Does the local talent pool lack the skills you're searching for?

Trends & Benchmarking

Are you up to date with market trends and salary benchmarking? Is something missing?


Are you offering the right progression opportunties? Is the candidate able to progress and develop?

Time Constraints

Do you have time constraints on making a placement? Did you need the candidate yesterday?

Job Criteria

Is the job criteria unrealistic? Is the person you're looking to hire simply non-existent?

Our search methodology

Evaluation & Research

To deliver the best executive search solution, we work closely with the hiring manager to better understand the organisation and it's culture.

Candidate Selection

We operate in a number of ways to source candidates for senior level positions. We thoroughly map out a market and identify all possible matches for the specific position then utilise our own network to find the best candidates avaliable.

Screening & Interviews

This stage consists of multiple rigirous interview processes in order to ensure the candidates presented meet all of the briefing requirements.

Assesment & Placement

At this stage, we begin to arrange interviews with candidates on the clients behalf, as well as assisting with reference gathering and package negotiations.


Innovative & forward thinking

Water is in demand, with usage in all areas of life ever increasing. People and companies are required to find new and innovative ways to treat water & wastewater in larger quantities and with higher levels of efficiency. This growth drives a need for talented and qualified professionals for positions within organisations throughout the world. The Water & Wastewater Division within Irving Knight operates on a global level. We work with both Industrial and Municipal clients to assist them in their critical hiring needs across all functions.

Our niche is the key to our success

Our consultants specialise by geographic region and therefore have tailored, in-depth networks within their area of focus. This niche approach results in our clients being delivered the strongest results for each specific search we work on and is the reason for our impeccable track record within the industry.

Meet the team of dedicated Water & Wastewater Solutions recruiters who combine knowledge, passion and deep understanding to provide a tailored approach to executive search.

Trusted by companies across the Water & Wastewater Solutions space globally.

Don't just take our word for it. Check out our satisfaction rate, TrustPilot score and testiominals.


of our clients said they
would use our services again.


“Andrew brought a great job to my attention that was a good match for my skill set. He had the technical knowledge to facilitate communication between this engineer and HR and got me and my future employer excited about the opportunity. Highly recommend.”

Michael Weaver

Production Manager

“Andrews hard work and due diligence helped me get where I am today. He is easy to work with and went above and beyond to help me land a great position! I would recommended Andrew to anyone that is seriously considering looking for a new position. You won’t be disappointed!”

Jim Podobnik

Inside Sales Rep

“Andrew was a true pleasure to work with. Not only was he extremely professional and responsive, he was very diligent in getting answers, feedback and updates. He placed me at ABB and I couldn't be happier. Although the process took nearly 7 months, Andrew stayed on top of things the whole time. I would and have recommended Andrew's services to others looking to be placed in a new role.”

Darcy Simonis


“I was in the lucky situation to be "discovered" by Andy on LinkedIn. Andy is fantastic to work with. He not only possesses a great insight into his clients' businesses and requirements, he is also a great judge of character and has a really good feeling of whether a potential candidate would be a good fit for a company. He keeps both parties’ interests in mind and helps to support very fruitful collaborations. I can strongly recommend Andy to both, companies looking to fill a vacancy, and people looking for new opportunities.”

Sandra Metzger-Zeissl

Marketing Manager

“Andrew connected me with a great company and new role that I'm excited about, he did so transparently, efficiently and I felt he worked in the best interest of all parties during the process.”

John Leigue

Senior Applications Engineer

“I enjoyed the opportunity to work with Andrew Skelton on my most recent career move. Andrew took the time to ensure the opportunity he presented me with was a good match. Once I was engaged in the interview process, Andrew was always available to answer my questions, provide feedback, and took a proactive approach to keep me informed. Andrew is a true professional and his transparency earns trustworthiness during the hiring process.”

Clemente Torres

Territory Sales Manager

“Andrew actively headhunted me for a position at Herco of the Pollet Water Group. I found my experience with him to be both pleasant and professional and he managed the process efficiently from start to finish. I believe the role to be a perfect fit for my professional aspirations and thank Andrew for his assistance.’”

Andreas Ikla

Senior Executive Performance Manager

“Andrew was a pleasure to work with. He brought a great job to my attention that was a excellent match and just what I was looking for. He helped facilitate the whole process and was there to support throughout. Highly recommend.”

Paul Kita

Business Development Manager

“Andrew worked with me to find a new position in the engineering industry. He was extremely professional and personable, and I enjoyed working with him very much. He helped me find a position that was very different from anything that fit my skill set and interests. He worked with me to make sure that the position I accepted was the right choice for me, and that it will allow me to grow personally and professionally. I would use him again without a doubt.”

Petar Kovacevic

Assistant Project Manager

“Throughout my recent job search I was amazed at varying levels of professionalism out there with some recruiters. Andrew, however is professional through and through. Not only does he maintain good and regular contact, he takes the time to fully understand both the client and the candidate requirements and goes that extra mile to ensure positive results for all concerned parties.”

Doug Cleasby

Chief Information Officer

“I've had the pleasure of collaborating with Andrew on several recruiting projects over the last couple of years. Andrew always works diligently to source qualified candidates in a timely manner. I am particularly impressed with Andrew's ability to match candidate qualifications and personality with our organizational culture.”

Rebecca Partin

HR Manager

Get in touch

Get in touch with our expert Water & Wastewater Solutions recruiters to learn how we can build your A-Team.



So why Irving Knight? What makes us different?

We believe we're the best in the game. We've combined 25 years of recruitment expertise to build a solution like no other. We work with our partners to deliver a bespoke search experience.

  • 360° Market Mapping
  • Industry Specialist Recruiters
  • Tailored Search Approach
  • One Point of Contact

When you retain Irving Knight, you are entering into an unparalleled partnership. We become an extension of your image and reputation, the eyes, and ears in the marketplace.

As the first point of contact in acquiring the perfect candidate for your business, we safeguard your good name, protect confidentiality and work continuously to provide the best service, guaranteeing the best placement first time round.

  • Priority Search Guaranteed
  • 360° Market Mapping
  • Attention To Detail

A contingent search with Irving Knight looks like a multitude of opportunities both from and for our wide range of candidates.

The breadth of our candidate type is built on the basis of our specialism, something very attractive to job-seekers who know that we can provide exciting opportunities in their specific line of work.

We cover a wide range of functions; Sales, Business Development, Operations, Manufacturing, Plant Management, Marketing, HR, IT, Finance, CXO and many more.

Our consultants are true experts within their fields, working with candidates across a range of functions on a daily basis.