Hydrogen Project Engineer

Hydrogen Project Engineer

Reports to: Hydrogen Technical and Programme Manager

Location

Based out of Aberdeen office with virtual working acceptable for 2 days/week. Frequent UK travel expected, at least once per month to other Storegga office or site locations. 

Main Purpose of Position:

Storegga is a pure-play decarbonisation company, with a portfolio comprising Carbon Capture, Storage and Hydrogen projects. Storegga’s Hydrogen Business Unit is developing a portfolio of low-carbon hydrogen projects across the UK and is planning to produce its first hydrogen molecules from the Cromarty Green Hydrogen project in 2026 and Speyside Hydrogen in 2027, supported by the UK Government’s hydrogen production business model. Storegga deploys a regional hydrogen hub model, underpinned by strong customer demand, but is also developing opportunities to export hydrogen and hydrogen derivatives to other markets. 

We continue to expand a team at the forefront of deploying technology and developing tools to accelerate the development of this critical new industry. We seek a Hydrogen Project Engineer with 5-10 years’ experience in hydrogen, renewable energy or other energy projects to provide technical input to support hydrogen project development up to final investment decisions. The diverse role involves supporting the creation of project concepts, developing early stage feasibility studies, performing technology assessments, supporting procurement, assessing aspects of route to market for the hydrogen, developing project requirements and assessing power and water needs. The role will involve engagement on hydrogen with other team members and external stakeholders. The role requires an engineer with experience in a relevant area, creativity and strong technical understanding along with proven ability in concept and early stage project development.

Reporting into the Hydrogen Technical and Programme Manager, this position will work on both the Cromarty Phase 2 and Speyside green hydrogen projects, located in North Scotland, both of which are targeting first production in 2027. The Cromarty project is a joint venture between Storegga and

ScottishPower and is delivered through an integrated project team. Storegga is the lead developer of the Speyside project.   

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support to the Cromarty and Speyside Opportunity Managers on delivery of the technical aspects of the work programme for both projects. 
  • Establishing technical aspects of hydrogen project design including determining plant and equipment specifications for new and ongoing hydrogen production projects and providing input into arrangements for the distribution and sale of hydrogen and other products by roadhaul and pipeline.
  • Defining workscopes to be delivered by external contractors (e.g. owners engineer) and providing input into the selection of these delivery partners.  
  • Supporting the coordination and oversight of contractors and their delivery of work packages, including concept feasibility and select and Front End Engineering and Design (FEED).
  • Delivering the technical input to funding proposals and bids e.g. into DESNZ Hydrogen Allocation Rounds.
  • Develop a strong understanding of relevant hydrogen production technologies, products and services e.g. electrolyser technologies manufacturers.
  • Input into the overall project plan; allocate resources, analyse costs and manage budgets.
  • Contribution to the development of ‘Storegga playbook’ for green hydrogen projects. Close liaison with the Storegga Hydrogen team to ensure synergies between projects.
  • Technical input into hydrogen engagement with public bodies. 
  • Engagement with a wide range of hydrogen stakeholders; supporting external communications.
  • Designing plant and inputting into various systems such as control, safety and layout.
  • Evaluating opportunities to improve system and infrastructure efficiencies.
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant codes and standards.
  • Preparing reports and compliance documentation.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree in relevant engineering discipline with minimum 5 years of experience in an engineering or technical role; preferably in hydrogen or renewable energy.
  • Early stage project engineering expertise directly relevant sector.
  • Networking skills and contacts maintained through good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Project management skills; ideally familiar with process simulation software, Primavera and MS Office
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and standards.
  • Knowledge of process design and construction principles.
  • Interest in and basic knowledge of the energy transition and key technologies relevant to green hydrogen.
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

Key Behaviours:

  • Ability to work with a high regard for health, safety, environmental and quality requirements
  • Self-starter. Motivated individual who will seek out opportunities to grow and develop on the job.
  • Positive and enthusiastic outlook with an ability to handle multiple assignments and tasks while meeting deadlines.
  • A strong team player with effective coordination skills.
  • Collaborative with a willingness to learn and to share experience.

Please submit a cover letter and CV to hydrorecruit@storegga.earth

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