AECOM Principal Engineer in Bristol, United Kingdom

Requisition/Vacancy No. 149369BR

Position Title Principal Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Mechanical

Business Line Energy

Country United Kingdom

State/Province/Region GBR - Somerset

City Bristol

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


We address the complete spectrum of energy challenges, including clean and renewable energy, energy efficiency and carbon management, hydropower and dams, thermal, geothermal and wind power generation, and transmission and distribution.

Job Summary

AECOM is currently recruiting for a Principal Engineer from a Mechanical, Process or Chemical Engineering background to join our established Power and Energy team ideally based in either Bristol or Chesterfield.

As a Principal Engineer, you will act as a Senior Project Manager and technical lead who will take responsibility for the management, design and supervision of thermal power projects including Power Plant Development, Construction and or Commissioning, as well as leading multi-disciplinary engineering assignments.

You will ideally have a background working with utility, independent or distributed power generation generators, along with experience of gas fired turbines, medium sized reciprocating and rotating plant in the 2-20MWe range.

The successful Engineer will need to have a willingness to work on UK, European and International based projects and be open to some overseas travel, typically for 1-4 weeks at a time.

Minimum Requirements

You will be able to demonstrate experience including:

  • Project and engineering management of power plant developments including pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, concept design, design review and technical advisor, specification, detailed design, site supervision, commissioning, testing and acceptance

  • Leading and managing a multidiscipline team of engineers and technicians

  • Knowledge of the major power generation technologies and the major equipment OEMs

  • Familiarity with the private power project development process, in both UK and internationally

  • Familiarity with thermal analysis software, such as ThermFlow, Gate Cycle, PEACE as a user or manager

  • Experience in the preparation of technical specifications for EPC, EPC-M and BOP contracts for the implementation of power projects

  • Familiarity with power station concepts, layout and ancillary systems

  • An interest and willingness to take part in the business development activities of the thermal engineering team is essential

Preferred Qualifications

You will be a mechanical, process or chemical engineer and will ideally be chartered and degree educated in one of those disciplines.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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