United Kingdom
City Town
Advertised Department:
Engineering & Technical
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Salary circa. £70,000, plus package
About The Role

Principal Engineer – Design & Integration

Salary circa. £70,000, plus package


Z-Tech are recruiting a Principal Engineer to lead our Design & Integration function working collaboratively alongside our business unit managers across the utilities sectors and the mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and automation engineering disciplines (MEICA).

This is a high energy and rewarding role overseeing the operational delivery and strategic development of the Design & Integration function.

Z-Tech’s 5 Business Units

Water – Serving the UK Water companies with EC&I maintenance and project delivery services

Energy – Serving the UK Energy industry with EC&I maintenance and project delivery services

Rail & Adjacent Markets – Serving the transport and adjacent market sectors with EC&I maintenance and project delivery services

ATEX & Electrical Services – Providing ATEX and Electrical compliance services across our primary sectors (Water, Energy & Rail) and multiple adjacent industries across the UK.

Labour – Providing technical embedded labour services across our primary sectors (Water, Energy & Rail) and multiple adjacent industries across the UK.

What will you be doing?

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • To act as the Lead Technical Authority for Z-Tech
  • Leading complex design of industrial mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation systems, using technical & engineering capability to provide Customers with functional compliant solutions
  • Development and enhancement of the team members and team culture to ensure fulfilment of personal and organisational goals
  • Improvement and enhancement of long-term relationships with both internal and external key stakeholders through contact, meetings and visits
  • Strategic development of the Design & Integration function to meet the needs of the customer base and maximise opportunities within the scope of our business units
  • Identifying strategic initiatives to enable your team to solve their day-to-day problems that come in all guises: technical, customer, people, and contracts, to name a few.
  • Delivery of the company budget and overall company strategy.
  • Ensuring the Design & Integration function complies with the company SHEQ standards and procedures. 

Educational requirements:

  • Essential – First Class Honours Undergraduate Degree or Postgraduate Degree in Engineering (e.g. Electrical, Electronic, Computer, Software Engineering) with the relevant experience as a Senior Engineer working within MEICA Engineering Sector.
  • Essential – Membership and working towards Professional Registration at CEng with an Engineering Council recognised institution in the relevant field.
  • Essential – Competent user of IT, specifically Microsoft suite of software, MS Project, MS Office and design software such as Trimble and AutoCAD.
  • Essential – Advanced literacy & communication skills.
  • Essential – Other Technical Management knowledge.
  • Essential – Engineering experience in the Water and/or Energy sector
  • Essential – Advanced Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, electronic, instrumentation, control and systems engineering systems.
  • Desirable – Good working knowledge of Process and Manufacturing Engineering systems.
  • Desirable – Good working knowledge of NEC and/or IChemE family of contracts.
  • Desirable – Formal health and safety & management qualifications.

Why choose Z-Tech?

We are a highly skilled workforce delivering electrical, control and instrumentation services to our customers in Water, Energy and Rail sectors, taking a dynamic approach to our work and problem solving solutions. We work across sectors that have an impact on the everyday life of the population of UK through our customers, offering a place to grow and become part of a great organisation where the customers and our employees are at the centre of everything we do.

What’s in it for you?

  • Travel expenses paid in line with our expenses policy
  • Car allowance or company car
  • 25 days' annual leave plus 8 days' bank holiday
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Refer a friend scheme 

Who doesn’t like a discount?  You will have access to your ‘My Rewards’ portal. This provides amazing reductions on 1000’s of purchases including Mobile Phone, Utility bills & top retail brand discounts.

Here’s a few so you can see the type of saving’s you can make:

• Up to 7% discounts on major supermarkets
• Up to 52% on Cinema tickets
• Up to 33% on holidays and travel
• Up to 10% on restaurants and takeaways
• Up to 25% off gym membership

What are you waiting for? Apply today!


About The Company

Z-Tech Control Systems provides specialist Electrical, Control and Instrumentation support to the UK’s Water, Energy and Rail industries. We’re dedicated to working with our customers to develop and implement environmentally sustainable and cost efficient solutions to business challenges, enabling them to remain focused on day-to-day operations.

We currently employ more than 250 Z-Techers, each of whom has a diverse range of skills and backgrounds. Z-Techers are defined by their enthusiasm to go further and we actively embrace individuality. We want our team to feel empowered, motivated and encouraged in their work to ensure we’re all working together to achieve excellence.

At Z-Tech we recognise and value the benefits from our workforce diversity. We work hard to build and maintain inclusive environments and develop a culture where our people feel included and valued.

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