Chief Engineer

Gilbert Gilkes and Gordon Ltd
Kendal, Cumbria
Competitive Salary
Closing date
17 Feb 2023
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Location: Kendal, Cumbria

Package: Competitive Salary (dependent on experience) + benefits such as flexible working, generous pension scheme and much more

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Chief Engineer to join our well-established engineering organisation in the Hydro Industry delivering innovative, single source solutions to the small Hydropower & High Horsepower Engine Markets. The successful candidate will play a vital role in managing and delivering the engineering project lifecycle, driving positive change, and shaping the future of Hydro.

You will work effectively as part of the senior management team and manage all engineering resources to deliver multiple projects through design, build and commission. We are looking for an experienced Chartered Engineer to optimise our professional engineering service in support of the Company’s strategic goals. To do this, we are looking for the following qualifications and skills: 

  • High calibre individual who has worked in the hydro industry or for a utility company.
  • Extensive experience of chairing peer reviews & developing experience across the team.
  • Experience in competency development & training frameworks.
  • Proven engineering professional in a relevant discipline.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Able to bring people on a change journey.
  • Hands-on approach.
  • Experience of managing technical risks.
  • Ideally from the hydro industry but not essential, we would welcome applications from those with transferable experience.
  • Good knowledge of Engineering & safety standards.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.


Whether a hydropower project or pumps for cooling high horsepower diesel & gas engines, the need to source a world class manufacturer who can maintain quality whilst increasing operational reliability and efficiency, are challenges common to engineering managers and project consultants the world over.

To meet these challenges, you need a trusted specialist that can offer the level of industry knowledge and capability required to deliver solutions for the most demanding of technical specifications and environments.

With international credentials earned in over 85 countries, a Royal Warrant and 165 years of design and manufacturing experience behind us, we are small enough to be flexible and responsive, whilst large enough to have the technical and engineering competency needed to be one of the world's leading brands.

As a business, we offer a reputable single source solution for a range of hydropower turbines and pumps, working closely with our clients to ensure the highest levels of customer support, product development and 'whole life' cost value.

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Gilbert Gilkes and Gordon Ltd
Canal Iron Works Canal Head North
United Kingdom

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