Senior Design Engineer – Mechanical Building Services

Description of Role

As a Senior Design Engineer you will be working in a design office environment, whilst providing working design solutions for Mechanical Building Services.

You will be adept with drafting and calculation packages, undertake calculations by hand and have a working knowledge of current standards for principal building services systems.


Whilst all work will be undertaken under the supervision of a senior member of the design team the job holder will be expected to show initiative and self-reliance.

  • Receive the Clients brief/remit, formulate the scope of works and develop the design philosophy.
  • Assist with the compilation of the fee for design delivery.
  • Provide best value working design solutions to technical problems.
  • Manage members of the design team to ensure the timely delivery of information, checking the work of other members of staff and providing assistance to their continued learning and development.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the electronic design packages, including AutoCAD and Hevacomp, but also be capable of undertaking calculations by hand.
  • Use AutoCAD2 to produce detailed design drawings suitable for construction.
  • Produce written reports and specifications for works.
  • Undertake site surveys and compile reports as many projects will be integrated with existing buildings/infrastructure.
  • Assess existing utilities for capacity to extend and produce estimates and application for new or upgraded supplies.
  • Coordinate the appointment of sub consultants/specialists necessary to complete the design process.
  • A working knowledge of CDM regulations to ensure that designs are compliant and be able to produce Designers Risk Assessments for projects.

Person Specification

  • A self-starter with the ability to work on own initiative.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to lead by example, with a strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Extensive knowledge of current markets conditions.
  • Ability to work under pressure, whilst ensuring deadlines are met
  • Working knowledge of;
    • Current standards expected for the principal building services systems used in the industry.
    • Statutory Regulations and Codes of Practice.
    • Low energy technologies and meeting requirements of Building Regulations & BREEAM

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Minimum of HNC/HND in Mechanical Building Services or equivalent vocational qualifications
  • Incorporated Membership of a relevant Institution (e.g. CIBSE)
  • Previous experience in a building services role in a design office environment or on site
  • Experience of Building Information Modelling Systems would be desirable but training will be given

Previous experience of Railway Infrastructure projects would be beneficial but not essential

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