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Kent Recruitment

Fluid Mechanics – Senior Principal Engineer

Epsom, United Kingdom
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Kent is looking for enthusiastic and driven candidates to join our world-class Fluid Mechanics team based in Epsom. We are looking for experienced candidates of levels from Senior Engineer to Principal Engineer. Joining our team, you would be using advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis on projects to solve problems for our clients in a consultancy setting.

The Team:

The Kent Fluid Mechanics team provides technical engineering consultancy to the energy industry for problems related to fluid flows and heat transfer. This includes projects in conventional oil and gas, as well as the energy transition (for example LNG, hydrogen and offshore wind). Typical projects include safety assessments (gas dispersion, fire modelling, explosion analysis, gas detection) as well as hydrodynamic assessments, heat transfer and flow assurance. We also support a range of other sectors including power and the built environment.

Innovation is at the heart of our team as we strive to continuously improve our capability and efficiency.

Our reputation is centred on delivering the right engineering solutions to our clients’ problems. We value the relationships we have with our clients: you would help to improve the engineering service we provide, and to build close relationships with the client, founded on trust and delivery.

The Role:

The role is for a Senior / Principal Mechanical Engineer, within the Epsom-based Fluid Mechanics team. Typical activities would include:

  • Technical lead for project delivery. Technical excellence is key to our success, and you would help build on this tradition.
  • Leading junior engineers on projects and providing general technical guidance and mentoring support.
  • Managing projects to deliver high quality deliverables to clients meeting time and cost targets.
  • Preparation of cost estimates and bids for new work scopes.
  • Developing strong relationships with existing and future clients.

The Person:

We are looking for people who relish technically challenging engineering projects. You will be passionate and driven to improve the way we do things and deliver above and beyond to clients. You will be a proactive team player with excellent communication and presentation skills. You will be highly organised and enjoy a fast-paced working environment.

You will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Master’s Degree (MEng or equivalent) in mechanical engineering or related discipline (2:1 minimum), with a solid grounding in fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
  • Ideally chartered with IMechE (or another engineering institution), or actively working towards chartership status.
  • Experience of CFD modelling in Star-CCM+, or other comparable software.
  • Strong understanding of the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
  • Excellent report writing, presentation and communication skills.
  • Experience of leading work scopes to meet delivery/cost targets without compromising quality.
  • Experience of contributing to successful bids and proposals.
  • Track record of adding value through innovation.

Training and Development:

Kent develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.


  • Competitive salary.
  • Extensive benefits package available, including 25 days annual leave with option to purchase a further 15 days available. See the link to our website for full details of our benefits package: Your Benefits (
  • Flexible working arrangements possible.
  • Attractive pension scheme.

To apply, please submit your CV along with a cover letter briefly outlining your background and why you’d be a good candidate for this role.

We are committed to our diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. From day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.

Follow the link below to apply for this role. This link will route you through to the recruitment team at SNC-Lavalin who are currently supporting Kent with hiring activity for an interim period. In August 2021, Kentech acquired the Oil and Gas Business of SNC-Lavalin and this led to the relaunch of our new company, now known as Kent.

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