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Principal Power Engineer

London, United Kingdom | AECOM

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AECOM is currently recruiting for a Principal Power Engineer from a Mechanical, Process, or Chemical Engineering background to join our established Power and Energy team based to work on power, energy and desalination projects in the Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa region. The role could be based either from our Bristol, Chesterfield, Croydon, or Glasgow offices.

Recent projects within the team have included Owner’s Engineer for a major LNG fuelled power station, undertaking the conceptual development of a Combined Heat and Power plant, provision of technical support to new power plant DCO submissions, undertaking due diligence of potential power asset acquisitions and performing O&M audits of a portfolio of combined power and water facilities.

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.

Our 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 simulation and thermal analysis software, such as ThermoFlow software suite, Gate Cycle 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 and Mass and 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.

Preferred Qualifications

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

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