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Principal Power Engineer – UK – Consultancy

Principal Power Engineer – UK – Consultancy

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JDR Published: 11th September 2017
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£51,000 - £70,000


As a Principal Power Engineer, you will be a senior member of our Process Mechanical Engineering team involved in the design, development and construction of power, energy and desalination projects .

The projects involve working as part of a multi-disciplinary engineering team and you will at times find yourself leading these teams and being responsible for the successful completion of projects.

You will ideally have a background in the power and energy industry and have worked with either power utilities, independent power or distributed power generators and have an appreciation of the challenges and rewards of working in an engineering consultancy business.

The successful candidate will have a willingness to work on UK, European and International based projects and is willing to undertake overseas travel and working. 

Minimum Requirements

You will have demonstrable experience including:

  • Project and engineering management of power plant developments including pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, concept design, design review and technical advisor roles, specification, detailed design, site supervision, commissioning, testing and acceptance
  • Leading and managing a multidiscipline team of engineers and technicians
  • Knowledge of the major power generation technologies and the major equipment OEMs and plant suppliers
  • Familiarity with the private power project development process, in both the UK and internationally
  • Familiarity with thermal analysis software, such as ThermoFlow, Gate Cycle, PEACE as a user or manager
  • Experience in the preparation of technical specifications for EPC, EPC-M  and BOO contracts for the implementation of power projects
  • Familiarity with power station concepts, layout and ancillary systems
  • An interest and willingness to take part in the business development activities of the team is essential
  • Process equipment design
  • Generation of Process Flow Diagram’s, P&IDs & Mass / Energy balances,
  • Experience of steam plant, gas turbines, medium sized gas reciprocating engines and rotating plant in the full power range

An appreciation of other power generation technologies, e.g. solar, energy storage, circulating fluidised beds, and gasification would be advantageous.

You will have:-

  • The ability to write technical and tender specifications in English
  • The ability and experience to lead decision making and process troubleshooting,
  • Experience in the preparation of technical specifications for EPC, EPC-M  and BOP contracts for the implementation of power projects,
  • Familiarity with power station concepts, layout and ancillary systems
  • An appreciation of relevant laws, regulations, processes and procedures, 

Preferred Qualifications

You will be a Process, Mechanical or Chemical Engineer and will ideally be chartered and degree educated in one of those disciplines. 

You will hold a valid UK driving licence

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