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Lead Mechanical Engineer

Salary: Competitive
Location: Glasgow, UK
Contract Type: Full Time Permanent
Closing Date: 01.04.2023

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

Binnies, an RSK company are recruiting talented Mechanical engineers to join our growing Delivery business based throughout the UK.  Our teams consult, deliver and manage Critical Human Infrastructure projects across the Water and Wastewater industries in the UK and overseas. Based in Glasgow you will get the opportunity to work on a range of challenging engineering projects in a collaborative and supportive team environment. 

We are seeking Lead Mechanical Design Engineers to work on both clean water and wastewater schemes, delivering engineering solutions ranging from concept design through to detailed design for construction.  

  • Key responsibilities include:
  • Lead teams of mechanical engineers to produce clear and concise engineering deliverables appropriate for the intended audience including general arrangement drawings, equipment sizing calculations, equipment and material selection, enquiry documentation, datasheets, schedules and reports.
  • Serving as a technical specialist providing knowledge and expertise.
  • Responsible for checks and Reviews of engineering outputs.
  • Compliance with in-house procedural & quality systems.
  • Coordinating the development of key multidiscipline deliverables such as P&IDs.
  • Managing design interfaces with other disciplines and integration of the mechanical design elements into the overall design.
  • Working closely with project teams, other engineering disciplines, Project Managers, estimating, site and commissioning teams, CAD, Joint Venture partners and Clients.
  • Undertaking technical bid assessments, subcontractor design reviews and providing technical support to site teams.
  • Providing technical guidance and supervision to project teams.
  • Undertaking supervisor responsibilities including performance management and supporting professional development. 
  • Defining and managing budget, schedule, and quality requirements for mechanical teams.

Essential Requirements

The role is suitable for technically strong, commercially aware candidates with a background in Mechanical Engineering in the water or closely related industries.   You should possess and be able to demonstrate the following qualifications, skills and knowledge:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Must be delivery driven and with minimal supervision be able to set targets, manage and lead a growing team of engineers to deliver all aspects of mechanical engineering from production of outline and detailed design deliverables, review and acceptance of third-party designs and through to construction support for both regional and national clients.
  • Be degree qualified in mechanical engineering, or closely associated course.
  • Typically, have a minimum of 15 years related work experience.
  • Must be enthusiastic, adaptable and be driven to provide efficient engineering solutions.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills along with a high level of computer literacy.

Desirable Requirements

  • Professional Qualification (IEng / CEng MIMechE)
  • Display leadership behaviours that help to build strong effective teams.
  • Supports continuous improvement.
  • Be driven to support and mentor others to improve their technical skills
  • Be driven to progress your own career, expanding your technical knowledge and skill sets and keeping up to date with industry developments and practices.

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 so, then Binnies is the place for you.

We have a strong ‘ENGAGED’ culture that runs through everything we do. Evolved over 100 years, we have a culture of caring, where our employee’s wellbeing and work-life balance are priorities, in fact we have industry leading flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We pride ourselves on providing an inclusive working environment, where a diverse workforce is supported to grow and develop.
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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