Principal Engineer- EfW & Thermal

Job Title: Principal Engineer- EfW & Thermal
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Surrey, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: Asap
Duration: Permanent
REF: BBBH24448_1502800936
Contact Name: Sally Woods
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

A Large US Engineering Consultancy is looking for a Principal engineer, with strong knowledge of the UK Design & Build thermal energy market. The position is available out of all UK offices.


  • Manage and act as business and technical lead for: feasibility studies, design, specification and implementation of biomass, biogas, biofuels & waste-to-energy renewable energy projects.
  • Lead various marketing and tender initiatives.
  • Manage department resource allocation
  • Effectively manage several renewable energy projects concurrently to time and budget constraints (involving management of c. 5-10 staff to deliver these projects).
  • Manage department resources.
  • To lead and manage various business development activities/ tender initiatives.
  • To lead on managing the relationship with key clients.
  • To contribute to expanding the client base.
  • Technical leadership for feasibility studies.
  • Technical leadership for design and specification of renewable energy projects.
  • To work alongside other professionals in multi disciplinary teams.
  • To prepare technical and non technical reports.


  • Consulting/contracting on renewable energy projects for major UK clients.
  • Biomass, Biogas, Biofuels, or Waste-to-energy projects
  • Preparation of plant specifications and contract implementation through to completion.
  • Plant installation, commissioning, and testing.
  • Ideally, combustion systems, including high and low pressure boilers.
  • Pyrolysis and gasification.
  • Prime movers: gas turbines, steam turbines, gas engines.
  • Degree in Engineering or a related subject, with a professional qualification such as Chartered Engineer. Ideally, in addition, an MSc or equivalent in Renewable Energy, or related subject. Potentially also with a qualification in management.
  • Proven interest in working in the renewables sector long-term.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Experience of project and people/contract management activities.
  • Well-developed technical skills and experience.
  • Numerate and well-developed MS Excel skills.
  • Well-developed report writing and reviewing skills, using MS Word.
  • Initiative, self-reliance, and drive to deliver results.
  • Prioritising, planning, and organising own workload and team members.
  • Accountability, including level of self-motivation and ambition and developing in others.
  • Understanding client's needs, and business development experience.
  • Communication and team-working skills and sharing / using best practice information.
  • Influencing others, including communication skills and self-confidence in general.
  • Willingness to be adaptable, work flexibly.