Principal Civil Engineer

Posted 10 December 2023
Salary £60 per hour
LocationUnited Kingdom
Job type Contract
Discipline Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameLucille Michoux

Job description

Company Overview:

The Green Recruitment Company is proud to partner with a leading Power Generation Engineering Contractor in their search for a skilled Principal Civil Engineer. Our client is a reputable player in the energy industry, specializing in the design and construction of power generation projects. With their focus on sustainable and renewable energy solutions, they are actively contributing to a greener future.

Position: Principal Civil Engineer

Location: United Kingdom

Contract Type: 12-month contract

Hourly Rate: £60

Role Overview:

As a Principal Civil Engineer, you will take a key role in our client's power generation projects, providing technical leadership and expertise in civil engineering. You will be responsible for leading the design, construction, and management of civil engineering aspects of power generation projects, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, budgetary constraints, and quality standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the civil engineering design and execution for power generation projects, including site layout, foundation design, drainage, and access road design.

  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to the civil engineering team, promoting a culture of excellence and continuous learning.

  • Collaborate closely with internal and external stakeholders, including clients, contractors, and regulatory bodies, to ensure project success.

  • Conduct feasibility studies, site assessments, and environmental impact assessments to inform project planning and design.

  • Prepare detailed engineering drawings, specifications, and construction documentation.

  • Oversee the construction phase, ensuring adherence to design specifications, quality standards, and safety regulations.

  • Perform regular site visits and inspections to monitor progress, identify potential issues, and implement appropriate corrective measures.

  • Manage project budgets and resources, ensuring efficient utilization and cost control.

  • Foster effective communication and collaboration across multidisciplinary teams, including mechanical, electrical, and environmental engineers.

  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, best practices, and regulatory changes related to civil engineering in the power generation sector.


  • Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field.

  • Extensive experience in civil engineering, preferably within the power generation or renewable energy sector.

  • Proven track record in leading and delivering complex engineering projects.

  • Strong knowledge of civil engineering design principles, construction methods, and relevant codes and standards.

  • Proficiency in engineering software and tools for design and analysis.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.

  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, manage resources, and meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrated commitment to safety, quality, and environmental sustainability.

  • Membership in a professional engineering institution is desirable.

Application Process:

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your updated CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and interest in the role of Principal Civil Engineer in the power generation industry. Please email your application to Lucille Michoux at lucille@greenrecruitmentcompany.com.


This is a 12-month contract role, offering an hourly rate of £60. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further consideration.

At The Green Recruitment Company, we are committed to fostering diversity and inclusion in the workforce. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.

The Green Recruitment Company is an equal opportunity employer.