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)

Another milestone has been reached at the Xayaburi 1285MW HEP in Lao as water started flowing though the low-level outlet.

Bristol is a developing strategy to make cycling safer. One route crosses a swing bridge and the council asked us to check the impact of a widened bridge on the M&E components. 

KGAL is one of three independent experts appointed by the World Bank to review the hydro-mechanical elements of dam design for the Songwe River Basin in Africa.

Following a recommendation from the Planning Inspectorate, the UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has consented to the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon development.

The Women’s Engineering Society (WES) is doing all it can to encourage young girls and women to take up careers in engineering. 

With immediate effect Ken Grubb (KGAL proprietor and former MD) becomes KGAL’s Executive Chairman and Russ Digby and Dave Griffiths take on the joint roles of regional MD. 

KGAL oversees the delivery of two new MIVs at Foyers power station, Loch Ness.

KGAL has secured an international contract worth around £18m to project manage the feasibility and development of a series of small hydropower schemes in the Malaysian State of Sabah.

As part of a leading consortium KGAL will help the Environment Agency to manage flood risk through London and the Thames estuary.

SSE plans to modernise a hydro power plant on the Isle of Skye and has asked us to project manage the scheme. The task, the remoteness of which creates its own set of challenges, will require a combination of new, replacement and refurbished components to extend the life of the plant by up to 50 years