BasePower Seeks Project Engineer

BasePower is an award-winning company with an innovative business model enabling large manufacturers to make a step-change reduction in energy costs and carbon emissions. We seek a Project Engineer to join our rapidly expanding company based in London Waterloo, which designs, builds and operates on-site energy generation schemes for FTSE 250 clients primarily in the automotive and food manufacturing sectors.

The Project Engineer will provide a critical role in supporting the BasePower team with the effective design and delivery of on-site energy projects. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, with an Engineering-related degree and a minimum of 4 years experience gained within energy, manufacturing or a process industry. The role consists of the following key areas:


  • Visit BasePower’s manufacturing sites with commercial and technical colleagues and field technical queries

  • Capture relevant data during interviews with site employees and through site tours

  • Obtain and analyse further information through follow-up correspondence and calls

  • Model site energy loads and CHP production using company tools to assess project returns under various scenarios

  • Configure projects, contribute to studies and proposals, re-attend sites to present work and move the development forward.

Design and development

  • Write specifications for suppliers based on project requirements

  • Host site visits with suppliers and colleagues to resolve design options and de-risk projects

  • Engage with suppliers to identify potential cost savings

  • Run tenders for key project subsystems

  • Attend sites in a construction management or technical support capacity as required.


Required experience/skills

  • Engineering-related degree

  • 4+ years’ experience in energy, manufacturing or process industry

  • Experience in delivering engineering projects, ideally:

  • Identifying opportunities

  • Modelling financial returns 

  • Costing projects

  • Identifying stakeholders and assessing concerns

  • Procurement 

  • Project management and delivery

  • Commissioning 

  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills; Microsoft Project would be a plus.


Preferred experience/competencies

  • Experience of Combined Heat and Power or onsite generation

  • Process engineering experience

  • Electric engineering experience (High voltage would be useful)

  • Experience with industrial controls systems (software or hardware)         

  • Experience of using energy management systems.


BasePower is headquartered in a modern office space for the built environment sector and is situated minutes from London’s Waterloo station. The role is ideally suited to a self-starter who is comfortable with comparatively low levels of oversight, and seeks an opportunity to join a fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial culture. The position entails a mix of time in the office and travel to customer sites in the UK with an occasional overnight stay.

The salary package includes:

  • A competitive salary based on experience and a company bonus scheme

  • A programme of formal training and opportunities to study for third party qualifications

  • 25 days holiday

  • Relocation expenses

 Eligibility to work within the UK is required for candidates applying for the role.

To apply, please send your CV by email to