Principal Engineer

Candidate Source
£47000 - £60000/annum
11 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The largest water and waste-water services company in the UK is seeking a Principal Engineer to join its expanding team based in Reading. You will receive many benefits such as car allowance, private healthcare and an industry leading pension scheme plus much more. This mobile role has a flexible base location within the catchment area from Slough, Berkshire to Luton, Bedfordshire to Barking, East London.

This company provides the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day, it supplies 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and its 350-sewage treatment works to treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. This high-profile role is at the forefront of an exciting time of change as the team is embedded within the business and brings technical expertise closer to the front line. You will be exposed to varied transformation projects across the sludge stream such as energy generation, energy consumption and chemical / de-watering and directly contribute to the success.

As the Principal Engineer your duties will be to:

- Provide functional technical leadership in agreed specialist areas, and support the delivery of site-specific power generation and energy consumption targets, sludge intersiting performance and final cake quality. 
- Advise operations on how to maximise performance and achieve optimum efficiency.
- Understand and articulate the cost implications of good performance compared with poor performance.
- Manage and lead a small team of technical specialists as well as take technical ownership of our standards in order to improve overall performance and capabilities.
- Technically represent the company externally within your area of expertise.

To be a successful Principal Engineer you will have the following skills and experience:

- A proven track record in both operational experience and engineering design.
- Experience in effluent treatment, sludge thickening and dewatering, anaerobic digestion, advanced digestion including thermal hydrolysis, biogas handling and use.
- Strong analytical skills and have confidence in data manipulation.
- Design experience and a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant science discipline, plus a membership of the appropriate professional body. 
- Due to the nature of the role, a full UK driving licence is required.

In return, the Principal Engineer will receive a salary of £47,000 - £60,000 per annum depending on experience. 

The first stage of the application process is to apply online.

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