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Lead Design Engineer

Location: London Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Car Allowance
Sector: Power & Utilities, Design, Engineering Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Kayleigh Budgen

Lead Design Engineer

UK wide - Full Time - Permanent

£65,000 - £70,000 + car allowance


Lead Design Engineer needed for a energy and utilities organisation based UK wide who are looking to employ a Lead Design Engineer to be a part of their mission to decarbonisation. This role will involve travel to the company's energy centres across the UK

What the role entails:

As Lead Design Engineer, you will be:

  • CEng Chartered Engineer status and engaged on a programme of Continual Professional Development.
  • Approximately 10-15 years of experience in a relevant field, including at least 3-5 years in a similar role.
  • Knowledgeable of relevant CIBSE Guides, British Standards, BSRIA, IGEM and other industry authority publications.
  • Understanding of the Construction & Design Management Regulations 2015.
  • Able to size and specify valves, instruments and piping components.
  • Experienced with the creation and detailing of Bills of Material for plant equipment, valves and instrumentation.
  • Able to size and specify major plant such as boilers, CHP engines, pumps, heat exchangers and chillers.
  • Knowledgeable of the design and configuration of boiler plant, CHP engines and chillers.
  • Experienced in site visits and surveys to collect data for creating designs.
  • Experienced in site attendance for snagging activities and commissioning support.
  • Liaising with both internal and external clients, contractors and suppliers.
  • Participating in both internal and external design meetings, technical reviews, HAZID and HAZOP studies.
  • Creating Piping & instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) and Engineering Schematics in 2D AutoCAD
  • Creating conceptual layouts and designs for estimating and sales support in 2D AutoCAD.
  • Technically able to interpret and understand the outputs of piping stress analysis and to identify design improvements.
  • Write sub-contractor scopes and major plant tender documentation.
  • Create Operation & Maintenance manual content for delivered designs.
  • Review and Approve Design Engineer and Graduate technical documentation, calculations and drawings
  • Able to manage, mentor and assist the development of Design Engineers and Graduate Engineers.
  • The responsibility for attending major project kick-off meetings, leading the projects forward and briefing supporting engineers.

Responsibilities for the Lead Design Engineer position

  • To upkeep and manage project drawing registers.
  • Project document control & management in line with the company Quality Management System.
  • Operate within and adhere to the company Health & Safety policy and procedures.
  • Communicate the status of projects and tasks through the departmental reporting structure.
  • Undertaking engineering calculations, analysis and problem solving.
  • Fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, energy transfer and stress analysis.


  • Writing system control philosophies, sequences and strategy.
  • A keen interest in combined heat and power (CHP) installations, district energy networks and energy saving technology.
  • Writing technical specifications for system design, manufacture, installation and operation.
  • Experience of managing both clients and suppliers with regards to Employer's Information Requirements (EIR) documentation.
  • Delivery of technical toolbox talks and creation of good practice guidance to share knowledge.
  • Full 3D modelling and detailed design of energy centre, CHP, boiler, chiller and district heating network installations in 3D AutoCAD & CADWorx Plant Professional.
  • Experience of undertaking piping stress analysis using Caesar II or similar.
  • Supplementary safety and industry specific training (such as CSCS card, IOSH, CIBSE courses).
  • Supplementary courses and qualifications in AutoCAD, CADWorx Plant Professional or other industry leading CAD and modelling packages.
  • A knowledge of specialist design areas such as steam systems, PED, ATEX, DSEAR & COMAH.

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Lead Design Engineer to progress their career. If you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

Please note that the Lead Design Engineer position requires candidates to have full Right to Work in the UK and hold a Full Drivers Licence.

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