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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

£45000 - £52000/annum
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Our client is an established building services design consultancy based in Kent.

They have a have a vast range of experience with large, medium and small residential developments including large individual high specification dwellings, mixed use developments, surestart centres, retail units, commercial office spaces including both CAT A and CAT B fit outs, care homes and NHS sites. They also have experience with the design of exclusive CIP airport lounges, on both air and passenger sides.

Due to a recent increase in workload, we are currently looking for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join their growing team.


To take the lead in the overall preparation and submission of detailed design and co-ordination of Building Services solutions, including Drainage, Water Services, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Gas, Utilities, Compressed Air and Plant Layouts.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

• Educated to degree or HND level

• Outgoing and personable

• Minimum of 8 years’ experience


• Concept design.

• Option evaluation.

• Prepare stage reports / outline designs.

• Brainstorm design solutions.

• Detail design.

• Maintain comprehensive design file.

• Produce scheme design calculations and drawings for CAD in respect of the following services:

o Wet/dry risers

o Drainage

o Water Services

o Gas Services

o Heating Services including district heating and energy centres

o Ventilation

o Controls

o Flat / house layouts

o Plantroom design

• Produce design sketches in relation to the above services.

• Produce design sketches.

• Invite suppliers’ expert knowledge and costs.

• Adopt flexible attitude to project and design.

Project Management

• Client management.

• Taking the lead on all communications with Clients.

• Advising on fees and preparing fee proposals.

• Interpreting project requirements.

• Promote ‘can do’ attitude.

Design Team Management

• Communicating with design team members.

• Prepare written reports for DTMs.

• Attend design team/client meetings, take minutes and ensure WSD required actions are followed up.

• Convene technical domestic meetings with team.

• Provide assistance to team.

Project Strategy

• Fully familiarise with ACE B2 document and BSRIA BG6.

• Prepare project plan at outset.

• Prepare project programme for design/pre-construction

• Allocate resources for project.

• Produce design stage reports as appropriate.

Financial Management

• Produce cost plans and pre-tender estimates.

• Produce cost comparisons for systems/plant.

• Understand project costs and M&E ratios.

• Demonstrate our interest in financial matters.

• Evaluate/Report on Tender Returns

Sub-Contractor and Site Management

• Fully brief Sub-Contractors.

• Adopt non-adversarial management approach, firm and fair.

• Monitor and report progress.

• Raise instructions.

• Assist problem solving process.

• Respond to RFIs, queries quickly.

• Control project finance and variation costs with PQS.

• Confirm all site matters.

• Respond to any changes quickly

Human Resource Management

• Allocate and monitor project tasks and time.

• Engender ‘can do’ attitude with personnel.

• Encourage, listen and motivate staff.

• Produce weekly / daily work plans.

• Produce four-weekly resource forecasts.

• Develop trainee programme.

Practice Management & Finance

• Produce monthly project report.

• Assist with fee bidding and proposals.

• Monitor project man hour expenditure and report

For more information regarding the above role, please contact Stephen Tiigah – (Email Removed)(url removed)

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