Senior Mechanical Engineer
Mott MacDonald
5d ago

A bit about the role

We are seeking a qualified and enthusiastic Senior / Principal Mechanical Building Services Engineer to join our successful Building Services team in Sheffield.

The role provides the opportunity to work on an exciting range of projects in both private and public sector, including major framework & infrastructure developments in addition to one-off projects.

The role will be challenging, varied and offer opportunities for skill set development and career development.

As the successful candidate, you will have a strong background and proficiency in Building Services Mechanical Engineering design and good technical and project management competencies.

Your strong written and verbal communication of technical issues to varied technical and non-technical audiences will be key to your success in the role.

We are passionately committed to our teams, clients and communities in our division, with offices in Sheffield, Leeds, and Newcastle.

We pride ourselves in our local presence across the region and our ability to align the right combination of expertise from around the world from within our business.

As the successful candidate you will typically be responsible for :

  • Preparation and review of documentation e.g. basis of designs, technical / design specifications, procurement specifications, assessment reports, survey reports, tailored to required stage of project completion, covering all aspects of mechanical services
  • Implementation of detailed surveys of mechanical services and equipment to establish status of the existing installations and gain sufficient information to recommend new / upgrade design proposals
  • Producing and reviewing mechanical design drawings and detailed calculations
  • Producing fee estimates for work elements
  • Advising on all aspects of energy consumption and utilisation with recommendations to improve energy performance
  • Monitoring of the design and project management of building services elements of projects within agreed programmes
  • Compliance with Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, current legislation and standards associated with all engineering aspects of delegated project
  • Supporting / mentoring / coaching junior mechanical engineers to develop their skill set
  • As you contribute to the collective growth of our team’s capability, we will offer you exceptional opportunities for technical and management skillset development and long term career progression.

    In these uncertain times of the Covid pandemic the role will allow you to work flexibly with some of your time working remotely and some of your time in our offices in accordance with Government requirements and Company management requirements.

    Candidate Specification

    Essential criteria :

  • Experience at a senior level of mechanical engineering in the built environment, preferably within a consultancy business and preferably with experience in the Defence, Ministry of Justice, and Healthcare sectors
  • A degree in building services engineering specialising in mechanical or equivalent Building Services work experience
  • Chartered Engineer, or actively working towards chartership
  • Have experience of working on large building projects (£5M+)
  • Up to date knowledge of current building regulations, legislation and standards applicable in building / infrastructure design environments
  • The application of BREEAM and DREAM
  • Highly competent user / knowledge of industry recognised software and mechanical engineer design tools including NBS specifications and IES / TAS
  • BIM knowledge and experience
  • Be able to negotiate reasonable LoD duties for projects
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work on own initiative and the confidence to make decisions
  • Ability to work well collaboratively, both internally and with external partners and sub-contractors
  • Good verbal communication skills, and a positive attitude
  • Job Profile

    There’s never been a more exciting time to join Mott MacDonald's Buildings and Infrastructure Unit (BNI). In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK government has set out an ambitious response and has outlined exciting plans to invest heavily in infrastructure, which includes £58billion of investment confirmed to improve road and rail, £5.

    2billion for flood and coastal defence projects and a multi-billion capital investment programme to deliver the Government’s commitments of building 40 hospitals by 2030 and rebuilding 500 schools over the next decade.

    Here at Mott MacDonald, we are already supporting Public and Private Sector Clients in this response on projects such as £80m Flood Alleviation Scheme in Leeds, and we’re looking for ambitious and talented people to join our team.

    If you are someone who wants to be involved in projects and programmes that will not only help the UK economy bounce back from the from the brink of recession but will also shape and improve the way we live and travel, then we would love to hear from you.

    A bit about us

    The Mott MacDonald Group is a dynamic and innovative multi sector management, engineering and development consultancy working on landmark projects worldwide.

    With 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of projects across all sectors we’re helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions.

    We are one of the largest employee-owned companies in the world; our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client.

    We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace.

    About the division

    The division has 3 offices; in Sheffield, Leeds and Newcastle, and all host a variety of engineering disciplines. The offices are very modern, and conveniently located within walking distance of city centres and train stations.

    We can offer :

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Life insurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.
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