Senior Mechanical Engineer – Steam and Heat

July 13, 2024

Job Description

Astute’s Power team is partnering with a leading energy company within the biomass sector to recruit a Senior Mechanical Engineer role for its site in the central belt of Scotland.

The Senior Mechanical Engineer role comes with starting salary of up to 70,000 + private medical + benefits.

If you’re a Senior Mechanical Engineer with experience carrying out engineering calculations or writing schedules of work and performance specification and are looking for work, then submit your CV to apply today.

Responsibilities and duties

Reporting to the Principal Mechanical Engineer you will:

  • Provide mechanical engineering design and technical guidance across our projects, throughout the project lifecycle from feasibility studies through to detailed design and installation support.
  • Provide engineering technical guidance and support to Operations and Maintenance Teams.
  • Partner with operational and project development stakeholders and engineering teams, providing technical and specialist support.
  • Lead of design of modifications to existing plant in collaboration with the Principal Engineer.
  • Producing Mechanical Engineering documents (equipment specifications, schedules, reports, drawings etc).
  • Supporting continuous improvements of procedures and processes to drive efficiency and innovation.

Professional qualifications

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Degree in Mechanical or Building Services Engineering
  • Chartered Engineer Status is highly desirable
  • An IOSH or NEBOSH certificate is highly desirable
  • Experience providing technical guidance for steam, HTHW, LTHW and water treatment systems
  • Experience managing relationships with client teams in a high demand environment
  • Experience and understanding of fault-finding / root cause analysis
  • Experience working on the front-end engineering design within Industrial Heat & Power or similar.

Personal skills

The Senior Mechanical Engineer role would suit someone who is:

  • Results oriented with an interest in developing knowledge and implementing improvements to drive efficiency.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A critical thinker, who has the ability to go above and beyond to support business needs.
  • Able to travel when required for work, sometimes spending multi-days away on site.

Salary and benefits of the Senior Mechanical Engineer role

  • Salary between 60,000 – 70,000
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Other benefits incl. discounted gym memberships, ongoing training and development etc.
  • Opportunity to join a growing company


Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Astute is also committed to the government’s Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.