Mechanical Building Services Engineer/Senior Engineer

Service and job specific context statement: Mechanical Building Services Engineer/Senior Engineer

Business Unit: Align Property Partners

Post title: Mechanical Building Services Engineer/Senior Engineer

Responsible to: Building Services Business Unit Lead

Staff managed: None

Date of issue: 29th August 2018

Job Description

Service: To carry out the role of a Mechanical Building Services Engineer/Senior Engineer

Job Purpose

Provides a variety of services including those relating to design, production of information, project management, building surveys and contract administration.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work as a member of the Building Services team within the multi-discipline organisation.
  • Producing early design advice through to detailed Mechanical Services Design.
  • Production of mechanical building services design calculations using a wide range oof techniques ranging from manual hand calculations, Excel spreadsheets and the use of industry standard software such as Hevacomp and IES.
  • Producing feasibility reports, design specifications and drawings suitable for all RIBA work stages.
  • Undertaking surveys on mechanical building services to advise on their suitability for continued use.
  • Working to deliver engineering solutions to client budgets and programmes.
  • Visit sites to attend meetings, carry out inspections and surveys when required, Note: regional coverage of projects within Cumbria anticipated.
  • Contract Administration and project running including on site (RIBA Stage 5)
  • Knowledge of NEC and JCT contracts
  • Carry out project design and complete health and safety risk assessments to meet current CDM regulation requirements.
  • Overseeing and supervising the installation of building services systems, undertaking commissioning management and specifying maintenance and operating procedures.
  • Using specialist computer-aided design (CAD) and BIM (Revit) software and other resources to design the systems required for the project.
  • Be committed to maintaining an annual programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • Taking ownership of duties and responsibilities within the team.
  • Complete work to defined business processes, standards and time frames.

Essential on Appointment

  • Degree or HNC in Building Services/Mechanical engineering.
  • Can demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of professional ethics. Are able to describe examples where they have applied this knowledge during their work while advising Clients.
  • Has experience of, and is competent to work on buildings that contain asbestos.
  • Has post degree/HNC experience working as a Mechanical Building Services Engineer.
  • Has a working knowledge of, and can describe competence elements with reasonable accuracy and completeness.
  • Has practical experience of applying their knowledge and competence elements in a number of projects.
  • Works under minimal supervision and completes some tasks using own judgement, but overall supervision is required, work is reviewed for adequacy on completion.
  • Appreciates complex situations and obtains assistance from others to complete tasks when required.
  • Has the experience of breaking down actions to achieve an overall goal.
  • May provide some technical and design guidance to less experienced Building Services  personnel.
  • Experience of working closely with other disciplines to produce coordinated deliverables.

Technical Skills and Ability

  • The preparation of feasibility studies and technical reports
  • Ability to produce plans, sections and detailed drawings, specifications, schedules of works and other documents to high standards in conjunction with internal and external design disciplines.
  • Proficiency with the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, Autodesk AutoCAD and NES software.
  • Revit proficiency desirable.
  • Contract administration of construction contracts.
  • Provide advice on Health and Safety issues throughout the design and construction period of projects, taking into account the Construction Design and Management Regulations.
  • The preparation of applications for statutory approval including Planning and Building Control applications. Advises on property legislation and building regulations.
  • Provide advice on building related matters including energy, sustainability, and low carbon technologies.

Desirable on Appointment

  • BIM software experience.
  • P405 working with asbestos
  • Project Management qualification
  • Working in a multi-discipline environment.
  • Experience with producing documents for tender.
  • Experience of working as a Contract Administrator.
  • Has 3+ years post qualification experience working as a mechanical building services Architectural Technician/Technologist.

Other Requirements

 Adhere to defined business and discipline processes, standards and deadlines.

  • Adhere to defined business and discipline processes, standards and deadlines.
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills.
  • The ability to effectively communicate with colleagues and represent the company during Client meetings
  • Good analytical and problem solving ability.
  • A keen eye for detail and a careful and accurate approach.
  • Are self-motivated and pro-active and demonstrate ability to see projects through from feasibility to completion.
  • Ability to be resourceful whilst working both independently and as part of a high-performing team.
  • Competence to take initiative, ownership and responsibility.
  • Being able to manage and prioritise own workload to suit project demands.
  • A full UK driving license

For more information please contact our Business Support Officer on: 01609 797394