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Chartered Civil / Structural Engineer

Based at Drax Power Station near Selby with flexibility for hybrid working and trips to other sites
Circa £55-£65k pro-rata plus company bonus scheme,
Closing date
30 Jun 2022
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Chartered Civil/Structural Engineer
Location: Based at Drax Power Station near Selby with flexibility for hybrid working and trips to other sites
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Circa £55-£65k pro-rata plus company bonus scheme, up to 16% contributory pension scheme, Sharesave scheme, critical illness cover

Do you want to be part of our Capital Projects team? Are you a Chartered Civil or Structural Engineer who’d like to help drive our bioenergy with capture and storge (BECCS) technology project? BECCS is the key to us achieving both our purpose – to enable a zero carbon, lower cost energy future – and our ambition: to be carbon negative by 2030.

To help us become a global leader in negative emissions and a UK leader in dispatchable renewable power, we’re seeking an experienced engineer to work on our innovative technology projects. These include the largest post-combustion carbon capture plant in the world and the UK’s first new pumped storage hydropower station for 38 years.

As part of our multidisciplinary team, you’ll help manage the design and construction of these world-class projects and oversee the design phase of other programmes in Europe and the USA.

About the role

Working under a Technical Manager, you’ll supervise graduate and specialist engineers (including contractors) to ensure they meet the highest civil and structural engineering standards. Through developing and promoting technical policies and best practice, you’ll provide guidance and support to inhouse and external project teams. You’ll also make sure the project falls within budget and the programmes parameters.

This is a permanent role based at our power station near Selby, North Yorkshire so you’ll need to be able to commute daily. You’ll need a valid driving licence as your work involves travelling to other Drax locations, and to meet external stakeholders, across the UK.

About you

You’re a Chartered Engineer (CEng) with the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) or Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and have substantial and relevant UK-based post-qualification design and construction experience. Ideally, you’re already very familiar working within industrial process-led design environments and have played a key role in both FEED and UK EPC projects.

You’ll have the ability to apply basic engineering principles and take problems back to fundamentals while developing solutions that integrate the latest research and technological developments. A self-motivated team player who shows initiative and needs minimum supervision, you’ll be used to working with a broad spectrum of experts and designers.

Personable and professional, with excellent organisational and planning skills, you’ll be able to demonstrate your ability to deal effectively with conflicting priorities. Delivering project milestones on time, to budget, and to the required quality will all be second nature to you.

You’ll also need excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to summarise for non-discipline experts the civil and structural engineering solutions to complex challenges.

Sound good? We’d love to hear from you!

We’re at our best when we share inspiration and insight right across Drax, and search for new ideas and ways of working. We welcome applications from everyone and hire great people to build talented and diverse teams.   


Drax Group is a renewable energy company engaged in renewable power generation, the production of sustainable biomass and the sale of renewable electricity to businesses.

Drax operates a generation portfolio of sustainable biomass, hydro-electric and pumped hydro storage assets across four sites in England and Scotland. It is the UK’s largest source of renewable electricity. The company also operates a global bioenergy supply business with manufacturing facilities at 13 sites in the United States and Canada, producing compressed wood pellets for its own use and for customers in Europe and Asia.

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