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Role: Senior Project Engineer Company: Hygen Location: Oxford/London Joining Date: As soon as possible (flexible start date) Benefits: Competitive salary, pension and private healthcare

About HyGen

HyGen Energy is setting the standard for clean hydrogen production, enabling end users to embrace the conversion to hydrogen-powered transportation. With the aim of establishing production-ready sites across the UK, and a wholesale distribution system in place via our affiliates, HyGen Energy is rapidly emerging as the leading clean hydrogen producer in the United Kingdom.

HyGen, supported by key partners, is developing and delivering Renewable Energy Source coupled Electrolysis plants across the UK, with the project pipeline currently at 300MW. Our activities span origination, development, feasibility, concept and front end engineering design, project delivery and operation and maintenance of hydrogen production plants.

HyGen aims to attract high-calibre individuals with a strong understanding of hydrogen projects and a deep appreciation of the underlying technologies and regulatory landscape. Join our team and look forward to:

  • Stimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment
  • Accelerated exposure and responsibility
  • Accelerated exposure and responsibility
  • Impactful work in delivering a low-carbon future

About the Role

HyGen Energy are seeking a Senior Project Engineer to join our growing operation in London.

This role will see you take ownership of our project engineering scope of work and provide the project engineering team leadership to ensure projects are delivered to required quality and safety standards and project timescales. This will be achieved through management of performance and development of the team and will involve the coordination of various engineering disciplines within projects.

The Senior Project Engineer will also be expected to act on occasion in a Project Engineering Manager capacity for a number of our projects, though always working with the project management function. The role will also entail liaising and coordinating with HyGen’s engineering partners and technology vendors, whilst also supporting in the development of in-house knowledge base, tools and processes.

Scope of Work

  • Engineering input into, and review of, deliverables during Concept and Front End Engineering Design project phases of on-going projects, produced by third-party consultancy;
  • Establish project procedures, templates and tools to (i) ensure third-party deliverables meet established engineering and project requirements and (ii) transition to Concept, pre-FEED and certain FEED deliverables being generated in-house;
  • Assure that requirements for Design Verification are identified, scheduled, and resourced;
  • Ensure effective communications among other engineering disciplines;
  • Ensure effective management of change;
  • Support internal reporting as required;
  • Manage, or at the least, support in market engagement with supply chain, e.g. RFI, RFP, RFQ or ITT and associated TBE and technical due diligence, with a focus on technology vendors and service providers;
  • Understanding of project Health, Safety, Environment and Security (HSES) issues and assure these are being handled correctly in terms of design principles and processes;
  • Have and maintain familiarity with UK and EU Hydrogen Regulations, Codes and Standards (RCS), such as ATEX, EMC, PED directives, ISO 15916 safety of hydrogen systems, IEC 60079 explosive atmospheres;
  • Provision and review of technical inputs into project techno-economic modelling;
  • Manage, or at least provide technical input into, funding proposals and development projects;
  • Support HyGen Project and Construction Management functions throughout the project lifecycle, focusing on HSES considerations, engineering design and risk considerations;
  • Technical input in definition of HyGen Operation & Maintenance principles and processes, together with third-party consultant support;
  • Support in establishment of Company QMS and associated processes.

Experience, Skills & Qualifications

  • BEng or Master’s degree in Engineering, preferably chemical or mechanical;
  • Prior background in project engineering, in the five to ten years range;
  • Familiarity with project work sequence, activities, and deliverables for Engineering Disciplines across the project lifecycle;
  • Proven track record in Project Engineering and Interface Management;
  • Broad technical knowledge set combined with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Experience in an appropriate industry, ideally in Electrolysis or Fuel Cell sectors, else Industrial Gasses, broader Energy and Oil & Gas sectors
  • Knowledge and understanding of contract & project management principles is desirable;
  • Engineering Management experience, with some site experience is desirable;
  • Being a Chartered Engineer is desirable.


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