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Lead / Principal Mechanical Engineer

Salary: Competitive
Location: Glasgow, Redhill, Birmingham ,Chester
Contract Type: Full Time Permanent
Closing Date: 01.07.2022

This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Binnies are hiring for a Lead / Principal Mechanical Engineer 

Purpose : Functions as a technical specialist or supervisory role. Independently develops and applies advanced engineering techniques, concepts and approaches to unique engineering problems. May supervise engineering staff on projects of medium to high complexity, or serve as a technical specialist providing knowledge and expertise.

Key Duties and responsibilities : 

Engineering Production:

  • Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverables for multiple or large scale projects. 
  • Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection.
  • Oversees collection, assimilation, and management of data for engineering work. 
  • Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles. 
  • Manages assigned budget, schedule, and quality requirements.
  • Develops and applies advanced engineering solutions to complex problems.
  • Reviews lower level engineering work or assignments.  
  • Is responsible for one or more of the following:  leading production teams; coordinating multiple discipline activity; and serving as the responsible charge for projects. 
  • Establishes work plan to be applied to a given project

Engineering Standards:

  • Proactively provides guidance and direction on department design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and Binnies policies. 
  • Assists in developing, maintaining and updating engineering standards. 
  • Provides technical guidance to others regarding projects and disciplines. 

Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology:

  • Serves as a technical specialist and has knowledge and skill set to provide consultation and guidance to project teams in a particular practice area. 
  • Typically supports multiple projects on the very complex technical challenges. 
  • Actively advances knowledge management of the enterprise and provides mentoring. 
  • As a subject matter expert, has additional expertise in a technical area, participates in professional societies by presenting papers, participates on technical committees, and assists with code/standard authoring.
  • Is externally recognized in industry as an expert which enhances the Company brand.

Quality / Continuous Improvement:

  • Independently applies knowledge and ensures compliance with Binnies quality program.
  • Establishes related processes, and promotes a culture that is conducive to quality.
  • Provides guidance and direction to others. Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts.

Project Coordination:

  • Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on complex projects.
  • Typically responsible for defining project schedules for single discipline or may have responsibility for multiple disciplines.

Client Focus:

  • Responsible for determining identification of key client interests and drivers on projects. 
  • Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work on moderately complex projects. 
  • Focuses on client's current needs and situations. 
  • May offer other services to the client.   
  • Typically provides support to business development or pursuit activities.


Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from either a recognised accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing.

Should have extensive experience working in partnering and alliance projects within the water industry.    

Clean water and wastewater engineering systems design experience including equipment specification, pumped and gravity hydraulic design, plant layout, working knowledge of other discipline needs, preparation of plant and equipment layouts, change and risk management, preparation of technical and economic evaluations for mechanical plant.

Detailed knowledge of clean water and wastewater engineering systems.

Working knowledge of pressure systems, integrated system design, relevant manufacturing processes, testing and commissioning practices, procurement processes, strong knowledge of codes and practices, CDM, understand environmental management, planning process, document control.

Why join us

Would you like to work in a business where you feel empowered to grow?  Where there is no place for criticism or discrimination.  A place where people are mindful and respectful.

If you’re curious what we mean or even how you’ll fit in with our way of working, if you had other thoughts, we’d love to hear them. Our “engaged” behaviours mean that we appreciate diversity. Evolved over 100 years, we have a culture of caring, where our employee’s wellbeing and work-life balance are priorities.

You will learn about our technical excellence and award-winning approach to integrated planning and design. This creates flood alleviation and resilient water infrastructure with lasting environmental and social legacies. You’ll continue to hone skills working with clients and industry-leading professionals, striving for smarter, safer solutions.

The successful applicant will go from being great alone to truly amazing with Binnies.

We develop intelligent solutions using our award-winning integrated planning and design approach to deliver functional infrastructure and lasting environmental and social legacies. This is backed by a culture that has stayed true since our foundation over 100 years ago. We create new possibilities for humanity through our innovative approach to delivery.

Together with our clients, we are always striving to find a smarter way to deliver projects. From providing low carbon, sustainable and resilient water solutions, flood alleviation and environment services, to connecting people with insights and data. Our business exists to improve the quality of life for our local communities today and for generations to come.

Binnies is part of the RSK Group, a leading integrated environmental, engineering, and technical services business providing dynamic, multidisciplinary services to a wide range of sectors. RSK was founded in 1989 and has grown considerably since then. In fact, Environment Analyst recently highlighted RSK’s growth commenting, “Few companies in the environmental services sector can claim to be expanding at the same pace as RSK.” Today, RSK Group consists of over 120 businesses and employs over 7,000 specialists. The group is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has an established presence in more than 40 countries around the world.

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We create sustainable critical infrastructure across the whole asset life cycle to meet the net zero challenge. We integrate sustainability into everything we do, utilising digital innovation to create value. We de-risk projects through collaborative engagement and holistic thinking which builds inclusive wealth for our clients, stakeholders and communities.


We are engaged in every aspect of the water industry, helping clients efficiently and effectively collect, store, move and treat water and wastewater; plan and manage watersheds; harness the energy embedded in the treatment and movement of water and enhance sustainability. We incorporate leading-edge digital transformation to create more resilient and reliable solutions using data analytics to provide powerful insights.

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