Project Development Engineer

Join Vattenfall in Edinburgh as a Project Development Engineer creating zero carbon district heating solutions. Drive engineering excellence and stakeholder management. Mechanical Engineering degree required.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom  UTC+00:00   On-site   Full Time   1001-5000   26 days ago

The Project Development Engineer will be responsible for developing zero carbon district heating and cooling solutions for large scale developments including HIUs, secondary (in-building) network, heat sub-stations, primary (underground pipe work system) and the energy centre. This includes end to end lifetime energy and system performance model. Project Development Engineer is responsible for technical solution from early client engagement stage, through business model evaluation and post contract support and will be working closely with Commercial Team, Delivery Team and Operations Team.

  • Be a sparring partner for the project manager and the rest of the project team ensuring the project is delivered on time
  • Provide technical solutions that enable zero carbon heat and cooling
  • Develop solution that considering system lifetime performance and operation
  • Execute design and technical solutions for grid extensions and connections after system is in place
  • Ensure engineering solution and design is delivered in line with the performance and business objectives
  • Manage internal and external stakeholders, client and client’s technical advisors, internal and external engineering support
  • Ensure engineering solution is taken through the governance process
  • Ensure engineering solution achieves carbon performance and financial performance targets
  • Assuring high safety, regulatory compliance, technical integrity and quality, including required authority approvals
  • Engage with a supply chain and specify best quality materials and equipment
  • Drive Engineering Excellence

Knowledge and Skills

To be successful you should have the following experience:

  • Mechanical Engineering degree qualified and experience in Mechanical or Process Engineering
  • Design management experience of district heating and cooling systems up to RIBA stage 4 including Energy Centres, secondary network and HIUs
  • Good knowledge of typical risks in heat networks and good knowledge of best practice engineering principles that enable high network performance standards
  • Safety conscious and understanding of design for safe installation, operation, maintenance and customer experience
  • Evident design experience of communal or heat networks
  • Good understanding of low and zero carbon solutions
  • Good stakeholder management skills and commercial awareness
  • Good understanding of available supply chain in district heating industry including boilers, CHP, Heat Pumps, pumps, heat interface units, underground pipework
  • Software skills: required: MS Office preferred: EnergyPRO, AutoCAD, Hysopt
  • Good knowledge of Building Regulations, Applicable British Standards, Good practice guidelines and Other national standards, regulations and guidelines

To enjoy the work with us we believe you need to be:

  • A high performing individual with a drive to successfully accomplish what is set to be done
  • Good attention to detail and strong technical approach
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Energetic and dynamic but yet a team player that helps everyone else to be better at what they do
  • Simple understanding of the energy industry an advantage but not a requirement
  • Really good stakeholder management skills
  • Entrepreneurial and creative in approaching and solving problems – comfortable setting up new processes from scratch and not waiting to be told how
  • Clear and effective communicator in all forms
  • Passionate about the energy industry and innovation to deliver low carbon energy
  • Health, Safety and environment aware
  • Understanding of necessity for proper quality assurance and ensure all project documentation is reviewed, filed and engineering handover package is sufficient for Asset and maintenance quality

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About the role

Jun 25, 2024

Full Time


Dec 25, 2024



Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Mid-Senior level


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