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Senior Mechanical Building Services Engineer

  • Location: Surrey
  • Salary: Market related
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 year ago

Our client is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering, and project management consultancies, with over 50,000 employees worldwide. Our client offers more than just a job. We offer an opportunity to make a difference and shape the world to benefit future generations and the natural environment. Drawing upon a diverse skill set and a proven track record of delivery we are playing a leading role in some of the world’s most challenging and exciting engineering projects across sectors including Aviation, Energy, Cities and Development, Education, Transportation and Defence.

Our clients Building Design Practice are looking for an experienced, motivated Senior Mechanical Design Engineer seeking to develop their career in a positive environment and join our team where talent is encouraged and growth opportunities unrivalled. We have openings for our offices in Epsom and presents the opportunity to join a national delivery team and work with designers all across the UK and internationally through our Global Technology Centre.

This opportunity will involve working as part of a national practice of Building Design professionals delivering engineering design solutions to clients across the UK. This role will encompass a multi-sector experience, but expertise from working within the Commercial, Residential, Education or Transportation sectors would be a benefit.

The opportunity will require candidates to be client-facing as well as being involved in the day-to-day design and management of projects. It is an exciting opportunity for an experienced design engineer to further develop their career within a leading building design consultancy.

Energy and Carbon are an essential aspect of this position and with the rise in importance of decarbonising the built environment, improving air quality and implementing energy efficient design solutions, our team is expanding to deliver sustainable solutions for our growing portfolio of satisfied clients.

Our focus is on developing our staff to realise their full potential, with development plans geared to individual needs and abilities. This role will allow development of existing technical skills as well as providing potential to expand digital skills and project management.

Our Practice is committed to developing our ways of working using emerging Digital Technology and the global reach offered by an organisation of our size and capability. Our ideal individual will bring strong technical skills to the role, as well as an enquiring mind able to contribute to the growth of our digital practice, and the potential to lead and manage large and diverse delivery teams, locally and remotely.

• Ensuring an understanding of project briefs.
• Design and specification of all Mechanical Building Services systems - heating, cooling, ventilation, controls, etc.
• Carry out (and managing of others), in the production of detailed calculations using industry standard digital tools inc. Excel, IES, Hevacomp, in-house developed tools, etc.
• Preparing technical specifications using NBS.
• Work in partnership with Atkins international Global Technology Centre (GTC) to add value to building services projects where appropriate.
• Collaborate with our BIM team to prepare models and drawings, with a working understanding of Autodesk Revit.
• Representing Atkins at meetings with clients and contractors.
• Site surveys, inspections and monitor site works.
• Report and technical note writing.
• Maintaining complete records and archives to company standards.
• Adherence to all quality, environmental & governance processes.
• Managing own workload, updating forward plan of workload regularly and working to time allocations.
• Managing elements of project delivery and an understanding of budget costings.
• Reviewing progress, including reporting any anomalies and changes of scope to the project lead.
• Assist with technical development of junior staff.

• Degree qualified, or equivalent qualification, in Building Services Engineering / Mechanical Engineering or related subjects.
• Chartered Engineer with CIBSE or IMechE.
• Good level of computer literacy in a range of digital tools including IES thermal modelling package, Hevacomp, NBS and Microsoft packages.
• Familiar with energy reduction methods and approaches to decarbonising new and existing buildings.
• Some knowledge of energy related contracts and funding mechanisms such as SALIX.
• Understanding of energy and carbon related data capture and analytics.
• Awareness of the principles of building physics such as passive design solutions and fabric first approaches.
• Competent in designing for measurement and verification, including experience of commissioning and post installation evaluation of performance.
• Experience of working in a design consultancy and/or experience of working within a contractor design environment is essential.
• Detailed knowledge of appropriate technical standards.
• Able to take charge of project deliverables, make decisions, act on own initiative and operate in a pro-active way.
• Good report writing skills, experience of making presentations to and attending meetings with clients is essential.
• Comfortable working within time and cost budgets as agreed at project briefing meetings.
• Undertake any other reasonable tasks or duties as required by the management team from time to time, in order to maintain flexibility in the organisation.