Lead Civil Engineer, Pumped Storage Hydro

Location London
Discipline: Leadership & Operations
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Ross Fraser

Contact email: r.fraser@mintselection.com
Job ref: 33887
Published: 9 days ago

Lead Civil Engineer – Pumped Storage Hydro Project (Client Side)


Mint Selection is partnered with one of the UK’s leading Independent Power Producers who build, own and operate one of Europe’s largest grid flexibility and energy storage portfolios.

The business is currently developing a cutting-edge Pumped Storage Hydro project, and looking to appoint a Lead Civil Engineer as they prepare to move through FEED stage into construction and delivery. The role will be focused on the engineering design and delivery of above ground / near surface assets including dams, reservoirs, shaft and tunnel portals, intakes/tailraces, powerhouses, access tracks and marine infrastructure.

This is a client-side position, working as part of a dynamic core team who will take pumped storage hydro schemes into delivery and closeout. Longer term there is opportunity to provide support to wider generation technologies within the company’s portfolio.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership on civil and structural engineering issues to the project team

  • Review consultant & contractor designs and calculations, across:

    • Civil designs (foundations, piling, earthworks, etc)

    • Structural designs (concrete, steelworks, rebar, etc)

    • Marine and drainage designs

    • Civil hydraulic designs (outfalls, intakes, tailraces)

    • Earthworks, dams, access tracks

    • Geotechnical investigations

  • Represent the company and project team with key internal and external stakeholders

  • Provide oversight of civil engineering through pre-delivery and delivery


Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Ideally 10+ years within a Civil Engineering design and build role working across major infrastructure projects in the energy or utilities sectors

  • Heavy civil hydraulic engineering experience, with knowledge of dams, tunnels, reservoirs, marine engineering, major earthworks, drainage & utilities

  • Demonstrable experience through the full life-cycle of design and build schemes

  • Oversight and assurance roles through delivery

  • Project management experience beneficial

  • Chartered Civil Engineer, preferably with a MEng in Civil or Structural Engineering or equivalent

  • Project Management or Contract qualifications beneficial


Click to apply if you have an up-to-date CV or alternatively, email r.fraser@mintselection.com to arrange a confidential, exploratory chat.