Sean Moran - Curriculum Vitae

Name:                       Sean Moran

Date of Birth:            27/06/62

Qualifications:           EUR ING, BSc, DUC, MSc, CEng, CWEM, MCIWEM PGCHE, SFHEA




FSPE    Fellow of The Society of Professional Engineers    2017

MCIWEM    Member of the Chartered Institute of Wastes and Energy Management    2017

C.WEM    Chartered Waste Manager    2017

PEng    Professional Engineer    2017

EUR ING    FEANI    2013

SFHEA    Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy    2011

PGCHE    University of Nottingham    2011

CEng    Chartered Engineer    1995

MSc    Biochemical Engineering, University College London    1991

BSc    Science and the Environment, Leicester Polytechnic    1990



Sean Moran is a Chartered Engineer with over twenty-five years’ experience in process design, commissioning and troubleshooting. He started his career with the international process engineering contractors Purac (now Doosan) and VA Tech 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 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 is an award-winning University Professor and a member of The Chartered Institute of Water and Environment Managers (CIWEM) as well as the Society of Professional Engineers (SPE). He is the author of three IChemE textbooks on process plant design and layout.


Key Areas of Expertise

Design  -  Design, procurement and commissioning for national and international water, sewage and effluent treatment projects; hydraulic design and commissioning consultancy for prestigious water feature projects; design textbook authorship

Troubleshooting Consultancy - Troubleshooting, remedial design and re-commissioning of water, sewage and effluent treatment plants for municipal and private clients, at all scales of operation

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

Expert Witness & Consultancy -  Expert witness in contractual, tort and taxation disputes; technical assistance with planning objections; due diligence for mergers & acquisitions projects

Training -  Bespoke lecturing and training in Process Engineering for universities, private clients and public-access events worldwide


Examples of Projects Undertaken


Multiple UK clients: Advisory Expert Witness Instructions on problems with commercial and industrial effluent treatment plant


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


UK client: Advisory Expert Witness Instruction on problems with industrial effluent treatment plant

Overseas Advisory Expert Witness Instruction - contractual dispute over water treatment plant


CPR Part 35 Expert Witness Instruction – contractual dispute relating to design and construction of effluent treatment plant works (settled)

Overseas Expert Witness Instruction – contractual dispute relating to design and construction of produced water treatment plant works (settled)


CPR Part 35 Single Joint Expert Instruction – contractual dispute relating to completion of effluent treatment plant works (settled)

CPR Part 35 Expert Witness Instruction – hydraulics and drainage dispute, including evidence at County Court (judgement for my client)


Three confidential private clients: Product design and development consultancy for sewage and sludge treatment


CPR Part 35 Expert Witness Instruction from confidential client – taxation dispute relating to sewage sludge treatment (settled)

CPR Part 35 Expert Witness Instruction – contractual dispute relating to specification/installation of sewage treatment plant (settled)


CPR Part 35 Expert Witness Instruction – dispute relating to the operation of a municipal sewage treatment works (settled)


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 and 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


Heyworth: Technical expert consultancy for planning objection


UK Marine & Coastguard Agency via SLR Consulting Ltd: Development of a decision-making tool to be used in the response to coastal oil spills


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


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 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


Jellyholm Water Treatment Works: Refurbishment of the existing filter station to two-stage DAF and RGF (£5.4M project)


Design of Riva Sewage Works, Turkey ($1.8Bn project)



2017-Date    University of Chester

Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor

2016-Date    University of Chester

Visiting Professor

1999-Date    Expertise Limited

Managing Director & Principal Consultant

2011-2015    University of Nottingham

Associate Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering

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




Member of IChemE Council    2017

Member of the Chartered Institution of Waste and Environmental Management    2017

Fellow of the Society of Professional Engineers    2017

Chair, IChemE Midlands Regional Committee    2013-2017

Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers    2013-2018

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy    2011-

Member, IChemE Water Subject Group Committee    1998-2000

Chartered Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers    1995-2018



Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professorship    2017

Lord Dearing Award for Teaching & Learning, University of Nottingham     2013

Exxon Mobil Excellence in Teaching Fellowship Award    2012

Royal Academy of Engineering, Professional Development Award    2011