Engineering Manager Heat UK - Edinburgh

Vacancy available until February 27th, 2020

23 January 2020

Vattenfall is currently searching for the right person to fill the position of Engineering Manager within the District Heating Business to oversee development and execution of projects in the region of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Vattenfall is one of Europe’s major distributors and producers of electricity and heat. Vattenfall are committed to making fossil free living within a generation a reality, and in partnership with cities and developers we are driving the transformation towards fossil free district heating solutions. We already have over 2 million end customers on our heat networks across Europe making us one of the biggest players in district heating. The Group has approximately 20,000 employees. The UK business is growing successfully in the rapidly developing district and decentralised heat market in the UK. You will become a member of the fast growing Engineering Team and will play a key role for developing and delivering the technical solution for low carbon heating and cooling networks.

Key responsibilities

The Engineering Manager will be responsible for the delivery of technical design of large district heating network including HIUs, secondary (in-building) network, heat sub-stations, primary (underground pipe work system) and the energy centre. Engineering manager will lead the design process and be responsible for delivering design and technical solutions by working closely with internal or external design teams. As a part of this role you will also support project delivery team and asset and operation team with any technical matters once required during installation, commissioning and post-handover project stage.

While elements of the design may be carried out by external suppliers, the Engineering Manager will be responsible for the technical solution and engineering execution strategy including design review and approval, involvement in commercial assessment, inputs to commissioning and performance strategy, involvement in procurement and supply chain selection and specification as well as performance review.

You will be a sparring partner for the project manager and the rest of the project team ensuring the project, engineering solution and design is delivered on time and in line with the performance and business objectives. As an Engineering Manager you own and deliver engineering execution strategy including design execution, design validation, project stakeholder management, project delivery team support, asset and operation team support and commercial assessment support, you manage internal and external stakeholders, client and client’s technical advisors, internal and external engineering support. You ensure engineering solution is taken through the governance process, achieves carbon performance and financial performance targets while assuring high safety, regulatory compliance, technical integrity and quality, including required authority approvals and provide technical solution for the sign off with the Technical Authority.

Your profile as Engineering Manager

Our successful candidate has 5-10 years relevant work experience in the field of Engineering, Procurement and Construction. You should be/have:

Further you should have all or some of the following:

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, energetic and adaptable and dynamic but yet a team player that helps everyone else to be better at what they do. We are looking for a self-starter, creative in approaching and solving problems – comfortable setting up new processes from scratch and not waiting to be told how, able to deal with uncertainty. You are a clear and effective communicator in all form and have good attention to detail and strong technical approach.


The location of this position is in Edinburgh.

Our offer

A challenging and international work environment, and the possibility to work with some of the best in the field. You will be working in interdisciplinary joint venture team and you can always count on support from committed colleagues. We offer flexibility, respect for work life balance and the opportunity for working in a small, dedicated team with a true international outlook.

More information

At Vattenfall, we are convinced that striving for diversity & inclusion helps building a more attractive, efficient, customer centric and profitable company. Therefore we welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, religious belief, gender identity & expression, sexual identity, disability and ethnic background.

We welcome your application in English, including CV and cover letter via the application button at this page. Last day to apply is February 9th. We kindly request that you do not send applications by any means other than via our website as we cannot guarantee that we will be able to process applications that are not made via our website. For more information about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact Olena Sorkina at olena.sorkina@vattenfall.com.

Looking for a role with more management responsibilities? We are also hiring a Project Manager for this location.

Our organisation

Energy is our contribution to quality of life – day after day. With around 20,000 colleagues Vattenfall provides comprehensive electricity and heating offerings to several million customers in northern Europe. For the work ahead we need people who are fully dedicated to our customers and to a sustainable society – people like you!

At Vattenfall, we believe, that the only way to make fossil free living within a generation possible is to power and help manage all energy-aspects of our customers’ lives to create climate smarter living – building by building, district by district, city by city.

We look forward to your application!