Vacancies with Vattenfall Heat UK

Engineering Manager - North

You can apply until October 27th, 2020.

16 October 2020

Vattenfall Heat UK is looking for an Engineering Manager to join our UK based Engineering and Technical team for the North Region.

Vattenfall UK business is rapidly growing and has been successful in securing large district heating and cooling network opportunities in London and Scotland, some serving more than 20,000 home equivalent from one network, with total installed capacity up to 90MW and opportunity to grow. This is an exciting opportunity to work on delivering new district heating and cooling systems that will play the key role of decarbonising heat in the UK.

Vattenfall’s long experience in operating heat networks across Europe, where we serve 2.2 million heat customers and this role will be working closely with our colleagues to bring best practice to the UK.

The Engineering Manager will be part of a team that that drives engineering excellence on sustainable large scale district heating and cooling developments. You will be responsible for the delivery of our technical solutions, managing design and build contractors, coordination with other works, client relationship and support to our Delivery team. You should have an exceptional understanding of good engineering design and construction principles, as well as awareness around commercial issues and very good stakeholder management skills.

This role will report to the Lead Engineering Manager and be part of the Engineering team. You’ll work closely with the Project Manager, Head of Delivery and Procurement.

What are the responsibilities of the Engineering Manager?

The Engineering Manager will be responsible for the delivery of the technical solution for large district heating networks (circa. 20-40 MWth). This includes the end to end systems – HIUs, secondary (in-building) network, heat sub-stations, primary (underground pipework system) and energy centers. The Engineering Manager will report to the Lead Engineering Manager and will be able to develop and deliver engineering solutions that follow good practice principles and deliver good performance, H&S and quality.

You will be setting technical standards, delivering design, installation inspection and design verification, commissioning method specification, technical review of the handover information and system performance review.

While elements of the design may be carried out by external suppliers, the Engineering Manager will perform design review as well as will ensure Vattenfall governance and take the project through Vattenfall engineering quality assurance review/governance.

Your profile as Engineering Manager

Our successful candidate has a relevant University degree in engineering, with a minimum of 5-10 years relevant work experience in the field of Engineering, Procurement and Construction, Ideally within the District Heating industry.

You should be a flexible and proactive individual, able to adapt and deliver to what the situation requires, and to bring creative solutions to the day to day problems.

To be successful you should have the following experience:


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 truly international outlook.

Our organisation

Energy is our contribution to the 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!

District heating will continue to grow in our cities

Why work with us?

"Innovation doesn’t happen in isolation so sharing ideas, sharing knowledge, helping each other, is one of the most exciting things about working for Vattenfall." - Head of Engineering, Sandra Šlihte

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