Lead Engineer 

Location: Fareham 

Bilfinger UK is a leading provider of engineering, automation and maintenance, modifications and operations services to industrial clients across the oil & gas, energy & power, nuclear and chemical/pharmaceutical sectors. Our skilled workforce provides unified, multidisciplinary support through the life-span of an asset - including design and build, automated control systems and operations and maintenance - driving efficiencies and reducing costs.

Main Responsibilities

  • Overall technical and engineering team leadership
  • Working closely with and supporting the Project Manager in all aspects of project technical delivery and scope management
  • Lead the technical and quality requirements on projects
  • Ensure project adherence to company quality processes and procedures
  • Detailed task and procurement list development and leadership
  • Allocate tasks to the engineering team and monitor progress
  • Identification of project opportunities and variations
  • Support the Project Manager in identifying and managing risks and issues
  • Support the Project Manager in the project delivery strategy development and planning
  • Identification and enabling of reusable modules by standardisation and modularization of systems where appropriate
  • Prototyping of new technologies
  • Training planning and support
  • Mentoring of Engineers
  • Sales support
  • Support the Automation sales team and support department business development
  • Provide Health and Safety leadership by example



  • The Lead Engineer is normally expected to undertake the following:
  • Central involvement in sales to projects hand-over process
  • Central involvement in 1st Engineering review
  • Assist PM in development of QA plan
  • Assist PM in development of project Gantt chart
  • Assist PM in development of initial task & procurement list
  • Ongoing development & updating of detailed task & procurement lists
  • Peer review documents created by the project team or other teams
  • Attend contract meetings with the project manager 
  • Act as the main contact/client interface for the project and deputise for the PM where required
  • Undertake or manage site surveys as required
  • Lead outline design, upfront design studies and requirement definition for clients
  • Develop FDS – with the project team as necessary
  • Develop DDS – with the project team as necessary
  • Develop Test Specification & design testing methodology with the team 
  • Develop or manage development of project modules. (Modules as identified in the design – PLC code modules, SCADA scripts, Mimics, comms drivers, etc.)
  • Undertake & record ongoing Engineering Reviews throughout the project
  • Develop site work documentation with team input as necessary (Risk assessment, method statement, site test documentation)
  • Develop O & M documentation – with input from project team as necessary
  • Lead or manage full integrated system testing, CFAT, SAT and installation
  • Undertake or manage observations, variation and reworks
  • Undertake or manage packing and shipping of the system
  • Undertake or manage site installation
  • Undertake or manage site retesting
  • Provide warranty support as necessary

If you are applying for a non trade position please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to careers.b-uk@bilfinger.com. If you are applying for a trade position, please contact our recruitment team by telephone on 01224 246 124 / 01224 246 148.


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