Location: SOMERSET
Salary: £ 55,000 per Annum
Reference : 20406

Our client is a leading UK Water Company who are seeking a Principal Engineer (Clean Water) to join them on a permanent basis in the Somerset Region. They are responsible for the delivery of water treatment, wastewater and network projects. The successful candidate will provide technical engineering skills and practical knowledge to lead the design and development of innovative solutions.

The selected candidate will take ownership for leading all technical elements of the design activities being undertaken by the multi-disciplinary project delivery team, which will comprise in-house designers, external consultants and technical specialists and contractors.


take the lead responsibility for design throughout the outline design, detailed design and construction support stages


  • act as mentor to the more junior members of the team and instil a can-do culture within the team to support cost-effective delivery and personal development


  • support the Project Manager with the preparation and agreement of fee proposals, programmes and the general management of resources to ensure the design team delivers in line with the agreed financial approvals and programme


  • ensure that the proposed design solutions are sustainable and can be delivered safely and cost-effectively to provide the company with the right solution for the best value, especially on a whole life cost basis


  • review, audit and approve all technical reports, appraisals, designs and drawings to ensure they comply with Wessex Water health and safety and technical standards, while meeting legal and environmental obligations


  • arrange and chair workshops and regular design meetings to review design proposals, progress and to consider issues such as buildability, commissioning, HAZOPs, Control Philosophy and URS reviews





  • Chartered Engineer.

  • Extensive experience working in a design role.

  • Background in clean water treatment.

  • Project management experience.

  • Experience mentoring junior engineers and leading teams.