Black & Veatch Chief Engineer/ Technical Director in North West, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Chief Engineer/ Technical Director

United Kingdom-North West, United Kingdom-Scotland, United Kingdom-South East


Date published:10-Feb-2016

Opportunity:Experienced Hire

Business Line:Water

Business Plan:ENG


Primary Purpose:

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.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

A minimum of 10 years work experience is essential, with at least 5 years in renewable energy (biomass, biogas, biofuels, waste-to-energy) projects, as described under ‘principal purpose’ above. Required to have experience in most of the following areas:

 Consulting/contracting on renewable energy projects for major UK clients.

 Biomass.

 Biogas.

 Biofuels.

 Waste-to-energy.

 Preparation of plant specifications and contract implementation through to completion.

 Plant installation, commissioning, and testing.

Highly desirable to have experience in most of the following areas:

 Combustion systems, including high and low pressure boilers.

 Pyrolysis and gasification.

 Prime movers: gas turbines, steam turbines, gas engines.

Minimum Qualifications:

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.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

• English as a first language / completely fluent speaker/writer.

• 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.

• 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.

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