You may not have heard of KGAL but you may well have benefited from our work.

Take energy from SSE? KGAL helps keep the power flowing. Taken a car from Dover to France? KGAL engineers helped bridge the gap from quay to ferry. Live in the flatlands of England's Thames estuary? KGAL helps to ensure you remain protected from tidal-surge flooding.

These projects and others, here in the UK and overseas, were made possible by the dedication, talent and sheer enthusiasm of our people.

We’ve grown every year by taking on new challenges and new people; people with pride and the same passion for excellence. And we’ve grown by being agile and, in our decision-making and recruitment, remaining independent.

There’s no remote plc pulling the strings. Most of our directors and associate directors sit in open plan with their teams. It keeps the structure flat and management accessible, with swift direction and decision-making.

And, because we remain autonomous within the Whessoe group, a large share of profits are not only reinvested in the business but a proportion is also given back to employees under our bonus scheme.

What’s more, this flat structure means everyone is valued equally; so you can make a real impact whatever your role. Whether in our offices at Gloucester, Wakefield or Poole in Dorset, dealing with a client, resolving a problem, collaborating with partners or contributing to future thinking; you’ll have plenty of opportunity to make a real difference.

But we’re a small team of just over 40 people. So recruitment is always modest whilst those we take on have to be truly outstanding, or have the potential to be outstanding.

Be you a graduate engineer, a CAD technician or project manager. Your first job, second job or a more mature career development; if you embrace our values, like what we do, and think we might like what you do, then you should share your CV with us.

Write to us at

KGAL Consulting Engineers Ltd.
Bourne Gate
Bourne Valley Road
BH12 1DY

Or email

Agencies and recruiters  please note: we do not respond to cold calls nor accept LinkedIn requests.

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KGAL is currently providing independent technical advisory services on the MEICA scope of work, helping to take the project from the concept and options phase through the specification and contract documentation preparation, on to the commercial launch of the project in early 2019.

Russ Digby and Ken Grubb gave an evening presentation to the British Dam Society at the ICE headquarters in Great George Street, London, on 14th January. Their talk covered many mechanical, electrical and control issues that are directly relevant to the use of gated structures within dams. The lecture was shown live in various BDS national hubs and is also available online to ICE members at

KGAL has been appointed by BC Hydro to carry out a Reliability Assessment for the new low level outlet gates at Strathcona Dam in British Columbia, Canada.

KGAL has been appointed to inspect, survey and condition assess the two intake control gates and intake bulkhead gates at the 360MW Ffestiniog pumped storage scheme in North Wales.

Nick Crosby, Associate Director, gave a presentation to PIANC UK in London on 30th November 2018. Nick leads the PIANC Working Group on small hydropower in waterways.

Another meeting of the PIANC working group 197 was held in Nimes, France on the 13th/14th November. There was also a site visit to CNR on the Rhone River, France.

A visit to Tajikistan took place in early November to investigate the diving activities of the main client for our Golovnaya Hydroelectric Powerstation Rehabilitation contract.

KGAL has been retained by Swiss consultants, Stucky, to complete further works associated with the refurbishment of the Kariba Dam spillway on the Zambesi River on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.

KGAL and Whessoe exhibiting at Hydro Asia 2018.

Stewart Wingrove presenting his paper on the site manufacture of large Hydromechanical Gates at Hydro Asia 2018 in DaNang, Vietnam.