Principal Mechanical Engineer Building Services

Ford & Stanley Limited
35.00 - 40.00 GBP Hourly + GBP35 - GBP40/hour
16 Aug 2019
13 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Ford and Stanley Interim - The Recruitment Experts- are recruiting on behalf of an expanding UK based Consultancy within their Building Services department.

The Opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Principal level Mechanical Engineer to join a design consultancy which has been recently acquired by a high-profile construction company and is growing rapidly, successfully winning several key projects in the UK.

Location: Warwick

Contract Duration: Ongoing- long term

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will be either Chartered or Degree qualified in Building Services or similar and have a proven track record in mechanical services design in the areas stated under 'essentials'. You will be a natural leader with the ability lead a team of engineers.

Role & responsibilities

To undertake engineering services design and consultancy work under the direction of the line manager or project leader.
To undertake calculations, production of drawings, specifications and reports, site surveys, construction stage duties, client liaison with members of design/construction teams, project management, costing and any other relevant duty required to comply with the project brief. To undertake an appropriate level of resource management responsibility and control by:

Ensuring an understanding of project briefs
Make steps to minimise expenses and non-chargeable costs
Produce project cost of further works and resource plans
Ensuring support services are made available
Participate in effective presentations to external organisations, customers and peer groups
Reviewing progress plus reporting any anomalies and scope of duty revisions to the line manager
Ensure design intent/commissioning fulfilled during construction stage To undertake an appropriate level of technical/quality management responsibility and control by:

Using up to date IT, technical methodology and information sources
Regularly reviewing computations, information and contact of project
Ensuring all work is completed under the company quality assurance procedures
Reporting any problems/difficulties during project progression
Assisting in the maintenance/updating of relevant literature/information sources/contacts
Contributing to development of working practices to improve team efficiency particularly with reference to the use of IT
To support and use BIM on relevant projects and undertake the necessary training and CPD to ensure clear understanding of processes and required proficiencyTo undertake an appropriate level of financial management responsibility and control by:

Ensuring projects are kept within/cost limits as stated at briefing meetingsTo undertake an appropriate level of business development by:

Responding to clients within framework of commissionEssentials skills

Background in mechanical services design, particularly
Transportation (Rail, Underground, Airports)
Commercial and mixed use
Public sector (Education, Defence, Healthcare, Custodial)
Proven track record of project delivery with notable project experience across a variety of sectors
Able to lead a team of engineers
Fully conversant with technical and legislation requirements for Mechanical services equipment and installation design and management
Ability to organise a team to develop designs from RIBA 0 through to 4c
Experienced in managing external design and vendors organisations
Ability to understand and approve technical calculations performed by junior engineering staff
Have a good appreciation of business to ensure commercial requirement to ensure gross margin targets are achieved
Competent writer of letters, quotations, proposals, presentations and reports
Experience of low carbon engineering, preferably a CIBSE LCC or energy assessor
Experience of designing to achieve BREEAM ratings

Desirable skills

Degree qualified/ Chartered in Building Services/Mechanical Engineering is highly desirable
A member of a professional institute such as CIBSE or IET
Practical experience on-site (Resident Engineer or similar role)