ACWA's People

Karen Young

Senior Process Engineer

Karen is a Senior Process Engineer with a BEng in Biochemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham. With a passion for solving puzzles and working as a team becoming an engineer was a career choice that she knew could provide a variety of tasks and plenty of challenges.

She enjoys working at ACWA as there is a huge variety for process engineering but it is small enough that you can get involved with pretty much everything. It gives the opportunity for getting lots of hands on experience and working with clients.

Karen is inspired by being able to help others and make a positive contribution and she has recently been selected to represent British Water as a mentor in the pioneering 30% Club cross-company mentoring programme.

In her leisure time she enjoys spending time with friends and family and outdoor activities.

Louay Mansour

Senior Process Engineer

Louay is a Senior Process Engineer designing water and wastewater treatment plants. He has worked for ACWA for 14 years starting in the Dubai office and now based in the UK. Working for ACWA enables Louay to develop his process engineering skills, share his experiences and continually develop.

He didn’t really choose being a process engineer as a career, it chose him! As a child he was always passionate about water and built dams filling them with water and letting them flow through small gutters.

Louay’s inspiration comes from looking for innovative new process designs, sorting out process related issues and finding solutions for clients water issues. He spends time supporting fellow engineers but feels he will have really made it when he successfully commissions a plant that he has designed.

Martin Evans

Engineering Manager

Martin Evans is the Engineering Manager at ACWA. He started his career as an apprentice within the water industry and decided engineering delivery is where he finds the greatest job satisfaction; this is because he is able to influence the way a plant is built and eventually the maintainability.

Martin’s role at ACWA is to bring together the detail design for the mechanical aspects of a project by coordinating the process, electrical and control elements. He undertakes calculations and scheduling to ensure the designs are on time, buildable and maintainable. ACWA’s suit of 3D software is used to generate models to provide clash detection and generate drawings and schedules to be able to safely build the projects.

Improving the environment is something Martin is passionate about and he finds that being able to address this within project designs very satisfying. The ability to take a project to its ultimate operation whilst being able to determine how you deliver the project is empowering and gives him job satisfaction.

In his leisure time Martin, helps with the running of his local rugby club and when not at the club he enjoys spending time touring the great outdoors with his wife.

Edward Nash

Project Manager

Edward Nash is a Project Manager with an MEng (Hons.) in Civil and Environmental Engineering from The University of Edinburgh. He is a long-standing member of the Association for Project Management (APM) and a member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and brings the skills and philosophies of these organisations into the delivery of his projects at ACWA.

Captivated by water and flows from a young age, Ed’s career calling has always been in the wonderful world of water, but his engineering background has been predominantly mechanically-biased with expertise in water screening, mechanical rotating equipment and tank and pipework systems. He has spent time delivering projects outside of the water industry for global clients in the nuclear, energy and petrochemical sectors, so the highest standards of safety and quality management have been embedded for a long time and sit well within ACWA’s cultures today.

With a committed attitude to delivery and customer service, Ed’s relationship-based approach to project delivery ensures stakeholder engagement throughout and going the extra mile is second nature!

At home, Ed has a young family which keeps the weekends entertaining, but when he can he’ll be either topping up his advanced driving skills or enjoying a real ale – two mutually exclusive pastimes, if ever there were any!