Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Cadent Gas
  • Coventry, UK
  • Jun 16, 2023
Full time Gas Engineer

Job Description

Location: Ansty/Hybrid

Role Type: Permanent


Setting the standards all of our customers will love and others will aspire to


At Cadent we’re excited to be part of the future of UK energy and the role of Hydrogen as a game changer! One thing we know for sure – this last year has shown us that when we combine our brand with the talent of Cadent employees, we create something special.  We’ve got a clear roadmap that will both drive our performance to the forefront of our industry and support the UK government in achieving their net zero target by 2050, implementing the hydrogen industry

We’re making a difference through innovation and new ways of working. Together we’re shaping/creating a cleaner, greener future for our 11 million customers who we put at the heart of everything we do.


The Opportunity

The Engineering hydrogen transition team is looking for an enthusiastic, driven and open minded colleague willing to go the extra mile and continuously drive innovative thinking.

In summary, this role involves being the engineering and technical focal point for hydrogen gas transportation assets. Initially, this role will focus on developing the company’s engineering framework and technical standards for transporting hydrogen gas, and also supporting future of gas hydrogen projects. Example projects include HyNet, ECHP (East Coast Hydrogen Pipeline), and the London Capital H  Programme which encompass the design, construction and commissioning of a new hydrogen pipeline system with associated installations, supplying domestic and key large industrial users with carbon free hydrogen fuel.

You will be playing a pivotal role in safely, effectively and efficiently repurposing of the existing high pressure LTS (Local Transmission System) network, which directly connects to the high pressure NTS (National Transmission System) through off takes. This is your opportunity to firmly put the LTS on the roadmap of the hydrogen transition through demonstrating the capability to safely and agilely repurpose the existing natural gas assets to either natural gas / hydrogen blends or hydrogen.

This role will include working with internal and external stakeholders, taking a lead on development of the company’s internal standards for the transportation and distribution of hydrogen gas, interpreting and adopting outcomes from trials and research nationally and internationally. You will influence development of industry standards and projects as the company representative. Identify and define technical updates or addendums required to company standards for the transport of hydrogen and provide engineering support to hydrogen project design, construction and commissioning teams.


What You’ll Bring

We’re looking for colleagues who hold the following skills and experience:


  • Experience working within a gas distribution / transmission, oil and gas or petrochemical environment
  • Specific knowledge of UK or international pipeline design and material standards (IGEM, GIS, API, ASME, ISO, ASTM)
  • Detailed understanding of legislative requirements, including GS(M)R, DSEAR, HSWA, NRSWA
  • Experience and/or detailed understanding of technical integrity detoriation mechanisms and damage assessment (P/11).
  • Working knowledge of static mechanical equipment design and specification codes. Including Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), PD5500, ASME VIII design codes.
  • Able to describe the static mechanical equipment on process system installations and high pressure pipeline systems, as well as being able to describe the purpose for the equipment.
  • Chartership with a relevant institution or working towards Chartership
  • Working experience and knowledge of Pressure System Safety Regulations (PSSR) and Pipeline Safety Regulations (PSR)
  • Experience in engineering support team for design or operation of process or pipeline systems
  • Experience in construction and commissioning phases of process system and pipeline projects
  • Able to interpret engineering line diagrams (ELDs), pressure system drawings (PSDs) and piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs).
  • Good communicator and influencer
  • Can take a lead on resolving novel issues, drawing support from peers.



  • Specific knowledge of UK gas distribution network (GDN) design, specification and engineering standards
  • Experience in hydrogen or sour gas process or pipeline systems
  • Experience of Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.


What’s in It For You

  • 25 days holiday plus 8 statutory bank holidays, with the option to buy and sell
  • Generous Pension Scheme which is double matched up to 12%
  • Opportunity to earn annual bonus
  • Private medical insurance available through our flexible benefits programme
  • Flex Benefits including; cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, insurances and healthcare packages
  • My Offers membership card – offering discounts and savings from hundreds of retailers
  • Access to our Occupational Health Services including employee assistance programme which offers confidential counselling
  • Support with financial wellbeing


Be Yourself

Cadent embraces Diversity and Inclusion. We celebrate what makes us different, as well as what we have in common.  This enables us to work better as one team shaping a dynamic, innovative and inclusive culture.  Our employee communities support us in keeping our employees engaged and motivated and through our partnerships and covenants we ensure our workforce reflects our communities in all their diversity.


Cadent is a Disability Confident employer so if you require any reasonable adjustments as part of our recruitment process, please get in touch and let us know.  We’re also happy to discuss flexible working options should the role accommodate it.


Be part of something big, help shape the future of gas for generations to come.


Primary Location: Coventry

Job: Engineering

Organisation: Operations (COO)

Job Posting: 6/13/2023 7:09:49 AM - 6/27/2023 10:59:00 PM