Lead Engineer Process 

Location: Warrington 


Bilfinger UK is a leading engineering and maintenance provider, supporting customers across the chemical & petrochemical, nuclear, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals & biopharma, power & energy, utilities, renewables and food & beverage markets. We enhance the efficiency of assets, ensuring a high level of availability and reducing maintenance costs. We have extensive experience in offshore and onshore facilities; specialising in asset management services throughout all life cycle phases from consulting, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, operations, maintenance, and decommissioning.


The Bilfinger Engineering Division is growing fast and we need talent like you! These exciting new positions are important to our growth strategy of providing high quality engineering, design and project services to our clients.

As a key member of the Bilfinger UK Engineering Team you will have the opportunity to work on some of the most stimulating and ground breaking EPC projects in the UK. Professional development of our Engineering Team is key to our success and if you join us, you will be given a Personal Development Plan, including training and further education along with more responsibility. At the same time, you will be part of the global Bilfinger engineering organisation, which is a 5,000 strong community that can give you wider opportunities and the possibility to work internationally.


If you perform, then we will reward you with an attractive remuneration package, but also a lot of flexibility. This role can be worked from either our Warrington or Middlesbrough offices and we currently offer a 60:40 working pattern with a minimum of three days in the office each week.  Join us, to make Engineering work!



  • Together with your team of engineers and designers you are responsible for the Process design within multi-discipline engineering, EPCM or EPC projects
  • You will be capable of acting as the technical authority for the Process discipline in Bilfinger, supporting the Engineering Manager in achieving business targets
  • Project predominantly reside in the UK, but you will be expected to carry out projects for Europe and potentially wider areas of the Bilfinger business areas
  • These projects will range across the full lifecycle from concept to commissioning, in both green and brownfield applications
  • The projects will vary in complexity and size, delivered for all the major sectors (Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Energy, Utilities, Chemicals, Petrochemicals and Food)
  • You are responsible to manage and complete the Process engineering and design within budget and planning. This includes change control and consistency of the Process engineering and design with the other disciplines
  • You shall be able to be client facing and manage the expectations of the client in relation to the project scope
  • You are responsible for the quality of the Process engineering and design
  • You will participate in internal and external design reviews and you are responsible for the design acceptance by the client
  • Depending on size and complexity you may be Lead Engineer Process for one project, or for a portfolio of projects
  • Make independent decisions on issues, providing expert technical support within Process Engineering
  • You shall be able to lead projects in a multi-discipline environment and be capable or coordinating all Process engineering and design, with the other disciplines, Mechanical, Civil and Structural, EC&I and Automation
  • You shall be able to effectively carry out, check and approve Engineering and Design estimates, control and report all costs on allocated projects in terms of progress, scope change and man hours




If you have the following profile, then we are looking forward to meeting you

  • Previous experience as Lead Engineer Process, in multi-discipline projects, in an Engineering / EPCM / EPC company, in one of the above mentioned sectors
  • Experience of acting as a technical authority or line manager for an engineering organisation
  • Deep knowledge of Process engineering and design, but you also have a sound knowledge of the other disciplines (Automation, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Piping and EC&I). You will have executed process design in a capital project environment, understanding what needs to be delivered to assure a compliant design
  • Experience of the latest tools for process design such as process simulation and other software. You don’t need to be an expert user but you need to be able to supervise, check and approve, including using remote teams undertaking simulation and similar.
  • Experience of process safety – HAZID, HAZOP, CHAZOP, PHA, SIL, LOPA, DSEAR and pressure relief
  • You should have experience in a mainstream process industry such as oil & gas, chemicals, conventional energy.
  • Result oriented. You are only satisfied after your engineering and design is accepted by the client, you delivered top quality and the client is very satisfied with the performance of you and your team
  • MEng / MSc / BSc / BEng in Process / Chemical Engineering
  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer (Preferred)
  • You plan and organise your activities before you allow your team to start spending hours. You understand the dependencies of the engineering activities within the Process discipline, but also the dependencies between Process and the other disciplines. You have a ‘one time right’ mentality
  • Sound understanding of the current British and European Standards
  • You delegate to your team, but at the same time you know exactly what is going on in your process discipline, and intervene if required
  • You are capable of identifying growth within the company with support to sales, business management, company procedures and strategies
  • You implement a solid change control procedure for your team, and you can convince the client of the budget and planning consequences of changes
  • You can lead and motivate your team so that they achieve the targets, also in case of setbacks
  • You are able to chair design review meetings
  • You have pleasure in teaching and coaching the young generation process engineers


We like to meet you

Are you interested in this position, and do you have this profile? Then we are very interested to meet you, and we invite you to apply.

Our selection process consists of two interviews that can take place within two weeks. If you are still interested and we are still interested after the two interviews, then you will received a job offer, and then we hope to welcome you very soon at Bilfinger UK.



If you wish to speak to a member of the recruitment team, please contact 01224 246246.


Engineering & Consultancy | Bilfinger UK Limited | Permanent | White-collar workers | Bachelor's degree | Engineering - Process  

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