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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News (Archive)

NIcholas Crosby presenting his paper on Steel Cofferdam Design at Hydro Asia 2018 in DaNang, Vietnam.

Tracey Williamson, Chairperson of The British Dam Society and Roger Lewis, the Environment Agency, visiting the KGAL stand at ICOLD in Vienna.

KGAL have recently visited the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Nicholas Crosby, KGAL Associate Director and Chairman of PIANC ‘Working Group 197 : Small Hydro on Inland Waterways’ presented 2 papers at the PIANC 34th World Congress last week in Panama. 

KGAL are attending and exhibiting at this year's Hydro 2018 conference, which is taking place in Gdansk, Poland from 15th - 17th October 2018. 

KGAL and Cass Hayward have been working alongside Sweco UK Ltd. since late 2015 to provide specialised engineering consultancy services to Renfrew Council in respect of a new moveable bridge across the River Clyde in Renfrew, Scotland.

The Isle of Skye's Storr Lochs Power Station can be found on the shores of Bearreraig Bay, just off the A855, below Loch Leven Dam, which holds back the waters of Loch Leven and Loch Fada. 

KGAL Consulting Engineers Ltd. has been retained by Macduff Shipbuilding Ltd. to provide mechanical, hydraulic and electrical design services for the design of a new shiplift for their facility at Buckie Harbour, which they wish to fully restore to working order due to a full order book.

Norway is the largest producer of hydropower in Europe; its total output meets over 98% of the country's electricity demand. Helping to maintain that delivery is the Nordic Investment Bank.

A tidal gate weighing 192 tonnes has arrived in Suffolk, ready to be installed in the new flood barrier at Ipswich.