Senior/Principal Mechanical Engineer

Job Title: Senior/Principal Mechanical Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: UK - England - West Midlands
Salary: Salary £35-45,000 per annum
REF: 42026
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Senior/Principal Mechanical Engineer


Our client are looking to expand their utilities team in Birmingham or Cardiff. 


Their Water and Utilities team are involved in some of the UK’s most complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding. They have an enviable reputation in the delivery of such schemes and are working closely with some of the UK’s most established and recognisable utilities companies, undertaking a vast array of projects to enhance the UK’s utility services.


Job Description

  • Undertaking design and advisory services relating to new and existing water and wastewater process plant
  • Technical delivery of projects, in a Lead Engineer capacity where assigned (subject to scheme size/complexity)
  • Identify and develop innovative and optimised technical solutions based on client needs and drivers
  • Interface and co-ordinate work with multi-disciplinary teams (e.g., process, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and ICA)
  • Establish relationships with clients and alliance partners on project technical, commercial and progress matters
  • Ensuring projects meet required legislative, quality, safety and environmental standards and objectives
  • Act as mentor or buddy to other staff
  • Line management responsibility for assigned staff
  • Ensure capture of key project and technical knowledge, including innovations
  • Promote MEICA team capability and achievements both internally and externally





  • Relevant engineering degree
  • Chartered engineer
  • Membership of appropriate professional institution
  • Significant experience in technical delivery of process plant systems on water utility based projects
  • Excellent communication and motivation skills
  • Team player with collaborative behaviours
  • Self-starter
  • Problem solver
  • Client facing skills


  • Appropriate second degree
  • Experience of leading technical delivery projects
  • Work in an engineering design consultancy
  • Experience of working on design and construct projects