Principal Civil Engineer (Thermal and Renewable Energy)

Oxford, England
Jun 24, 2022
Jul 06, 2022
Energy Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Company Description

AFRY is an international engineering, design and advisory company. We support our clients to progress in sustainability and digitalisation.

We are 17,000 devoted experts within the fields of infrastructure, industry and energy, operating across the world to create sustainable solutions for future generations.

Making Future

If you are looking for a workplace where you will develop and at the same time contribute to something meaningful, you have found the right place.

We welcome all who are brave enough to do what they believe in. You will be part of a global, inclusive and diverse company where our differences are our strengths. We believe in the power of diverse experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. We respect each other and have fun at work. At AFRY, you can be yourself.

We are 17,000 devoted engineers, designers and experts. We operate within the fields of infrastructure, industry, energy and digitalisation, creating sustainable solutions for generations to come.

AFRY's Energy Division employs over 2,000 experts with a presence across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. AFRY's Energy Division is organised into five competence areas: thermal and renewable, hydro-electric, nuclear, transmission and distribution and contracting. Technologies covered under by the thermal and renewable energy team include solar PV, concentrated solar, wind, battery storage, conventional thermal power generation, biomass, waste to energy, carbon capture utilisation and storage and hydrogen.

Job Description

The opportunity exists for an experienced engineer to join AFRY's Energy Division within the expanding Thermal and Renewable Energy team in the UK.

You will provide clients with help and support at all project stages, including: technical and economic feasibility studies, technology assessments, technical due diligence reviews, Lenders' Engineer services, front end engineering design (FEED) studies, owner's engineer services, engineering-procurement-construction-management (EPCM) services, operation and maintenance support and optimisation and expert witness services.

Your key tasks and responsibilities will include:
  • Delivery of projects from inception to completion ensuring scope, contracts, budgets and QA procedures are all in place and maintained through the project lifecycle;
  • Providing engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis, and resolution of project challenges;
  • Providing design support and providing technical reviews and comments on designs completed by others, as applicable;
  • Providing conceptual, preliminary and detailed design deliverables, including but not limited to: drawings, technical specifications, cost estimates, construction schedules, etc;
  • Preparation of thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations, and sketches;
  • Development and preparation of technical specifications;
  • Preparation of tender packages and tender evaluation;
  • Participation in HAZOP studies;
  • Attending factory and site acceptance tests;
  • Monitoring / inspecting site construction activities;
  • Continuous improvement of job-related, engineering technical and professional knowledge, skills and performance;
  • Maintaining accurate records and files;
  • Identify potential health & safety, design, sustainability and commercial risks on our projects and contribute towards mitigating them;
  • Supporting the company's goals and representing the company positively and professionally;
  • Participate in business development work including developing contacts, presenting AFRY's capability, preparing proposals and managing bids;
  • Supporting the development of younger engineers.


We'd love to hear from you if you:
  • You have a minimum level 2:1 degree in civil engineering;
  • Are a Chartered Engineer (or working towards / close to Chartered or Incorporated status);
  • You have significant (at least 10 years) UK civil engineering design experience (preferably with thermal power generation or energy from waste processes);
  • You have at least 5 years consulting experience;
  • Have experience in working with Eurocodes, British Standards and have knowledge of the guidance available from industry research bodies such as CIRIA, Concrete Council etc;
  • Have experience in the design, detailing and specification of Reinforced Concrete, Structural Steel and Masonry structures;
  • Have experience in the design of surface water drainage and oil containment provision;
  • Have experience in the scoping of and management of surveys and investigations;
  • You are a self-starter, ambitious and able to manage multiple tasks;
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • You are willing to work in a variety of different roles;
  • You are willing to work away from home office on UK projects for extended periods of time or abroad involving short stays.

Experience of one or more of the following would be an advantage :
  • Recognised Project Management training;
  • Previous experience of business development, preparing proposals and managing bids;
  • Commercial awareness and contract knowledge (e.g. IChemE or FIDIC);
  • Design experience gained from concept development and detailed engineering and practical experience gained from construction;
  • Conversant with the use of civil and structural engineering software for analysis, design and integrated modelling;
  • Familiar with Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the software associated to make it achievable;

Additional Information

We value a healthy work life balance and diversity.

Available office locations for this position are London, Oxford, Horsham and Warrington. We are flexible on the office location for this position and may consider a candidate seeking remote or hybrid work schedule. Please include your preferences in your application.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent range of benefits, including 25 days holiday each year, private medical insurance, life assurance and a pension scheme.

As part of your application process, please provide a CV and covering letter stating why you want to work for AFRY and your salary expectations. We only accept online applications.

If we think you could be a good fit for the organisation you will be invited for a telephone interview following which, if we are both happy to continue the process, you will then be invited to a virtual face to face interview. To allow us to assess your skills in practice this will be accompanied by analytical reasoning exercises.

Should you advance to an offer stage you will have the chance to have an informal chat with some of our team members to find out more about what it is like to work at AFRY.

AFRY is committed to creating an inclusive & diverse environment and we are actively looking for qualified candidates irrespective of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, disability, or age. You will be part of a global and diverse company where our differences are our strengths. Join us to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society.

You must have the right to live and work in the UK. A full driving license valid in the UK is required.

No Recruitment Agency applications please.

AFRY is committed to creating an inclusive & diverse environment and we are actively looking for qualified candidates irrespective of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, disability, or age. You will be part of a global and diverse company where our differences are our strengths. Join us to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society.