Salary: £ 50,000 per Annum
Reference : 19958

Our client is a leading company in the UK Water Sector. They currently have an outstanding opportunity for a Principal Mechanical Engineer to lead their Engineering Discipline in the Berkshire Region. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating a ‘cutting edge’ Engineering Team that can deliver the ambitions of our client for AMP7 in the UK Water Sector.


Remuneration Package: -

  • Competitive Package with a salary of up to £70,000 p.a.

  • Family Healthcare.

  • 26 days holiday.

  • Up-to 18% Pension Contributions (of which 12% is Employer Contribution).


  • Get the right technical requirements with the Project Definition Briefs.
  • Input and improve Technical Asset Standards.
  • Provide Technical Review to Capital Delivery as the Delivery Stream dictates.
  • Drive the advancement of their engineering discipline.
  • Ensure and deliver the Engineering Regulatory compliance on relevant Assets in the Mechanical Engineering Area.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead excellence in Engineering Discipline for our client.
  • Manage a team of engineers and third-party support.
  • Provide the technical input into Project Definition Briefs.
  • Lead the mechanical input into asset surveys and plant condition assessments, feasibility studies, optioneering, whole life costing and preliminary designs.
  • Provide the technical sign-off and assurance during technical delivery including handover.
  • Ensure we are compliant with Engineering based regulatory requirements in their area.
  • Support the establishment of a cohesive, sustainable Engineering structure from graduate to industry experts that leads our client’s Engineering requirements into AMP8 and beyond.


  • A recognised leader in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Extensive experience in the UK Water Sector.
  • Degree Qualified and Chartered Engineer.
  • Significant experience in Sludge Digestion and Biogas plant systems design including primary and secondary sludge digestion equipment, Biogas storage, handling and utilisation and CHP plant.
  • Understanding of the regulatory environment to achieve Compliance with our client’s  Engineering regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.
  • Collaborative approach and the ability to influence senior colleagues.
  • Budget management experience.
  • A passion for continuous professional development and collaborative approach to driving diversity within the company.