Principal Mechanical Engineer Building Services in Warwick, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

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 proficiency

To undertake an appropriate level of financial management responsibility and control by:

  • Ensuring projects are kept within/cost limits as stated at briefing meetings

To undertake an appropriate level of business development by:

  • Responding to clients within framework of commission

Essentials 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)

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