Building Services Design Engineer (M&E – Principal/Associate) Job No: VR/09418
Location: London Contract Type: Permanent
Posted: 30/03/2021

Principle/Associate Design Engineer (Mechanical & Electrical) - Permanent role

I'm recruiting for a Principle/Associate Design Engineer (Mechanical & Electrical) on behalf of a sociable, yet hardworking multi-disciplinary consultancy. They are committed to providing the highest level of service to their clients- doing so almost comes naturally to them with their 80 years of experience behind them.

As a company they have a great team ambience, ensuring that their employees are offered the highest level of training & support to succeed in their roles. It's not all hard work & no play though, they are often organising their own events and pre Covid they were often out and about arranging trips to the theatre, holding BBQs and organising charity events. They just "get it" when it comes to looking after their employees. For this reason, they offer a competitive salary & benefits package, recognising that everybody has different needs.

This role is suitable for a candidate with extensive experience of delivering residential/mixed-use projects with heat networks and detailed knowledge of low carbon technologies and sustainable design.

The role will provide you with an opportunity to become an integral part of their successful MEP and Sustainability Team. You will be responsible for managing projects, influencing design and quality standards and mentoring and managing junior members of the team. You will assist in the day-to-day management of the MEP team including client management, invoicing, team resources, and business development.

Person Specification:

The candidate is expected to be conscientious, enthusiastic, well organised and professional. They must provide a constant positive influence on the team, encourage others and lead by example.

The candidate is expected to be proactive with developing their own and others knowledge, while driving standards and quality throughout the team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and deliver a wide range of projects including; residential, mixed-use, commercial, industrial and educational.
  • Attend meetings with clients and multidisciplinary design teams as the MEP project lead.
  • Develop and present project design proposals to the project team and client.
  • Undertake project surveys including; site inspections, stock condition, refurbishment and post-occupancy performance evaluations.
  • Prepare high quality information including; technical specifications, designs, drawings, equipment schedules, survey reports, and contract documentation.
  • Develop new and repeat business.
  • Maintain regular contact with all clients.
  • Monitor and review junior staff performance.
  • Report resource and financial information to group Partners.
  • Identify opportunities for new services and company development.


  • Hold a bachelor's degree or higher in engineering or building services engineering.
  • Proven experience in a similar consultancy role.
  • Extensive experience of delivering residential and mixed-use projects with heat networks and low carbon technologies.
  • Detailed knowledge of low carbon and sustainable design and London Plan Energy Policy.
  • Detailed knowledge of key Building Regulations (Part L, F, P, B) and CIBSE Guides (TM59, CP1).
  • Experience of delivering commercial and healthcare projects.
  • Hold membership with relevant industry body (CIBSE, IMechE, IET).

Performance Requirements/Objectives:

  • On a daily basis, provide support and advice to staff, deal with client related issues and provide professional services as required.
  • Each month ensure that progress reports and fee plans are completed and report achievement against targets to the group Partners.
  • Maintain high standards of professionalism at all times.
  • Mange projects effectively and to the satisfaction of the client and M&E Partners.
  • Maintain high quality project records and information.
  • Ensure that invoices for the month are agreed and dispatched. Check outstanding invoices and follow up with Client.
  • Attend/Chair group meetings.
  • Assist in the performance and development reviews of junior staff reviews at half yearly intervals.

What will you get in return?

  • 24 days annual leave + bank holidays (with incremental increases at 5y, 10y & 15y of service)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Free eye tests
  • 4% employer pension contributions

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