Senior Mechanical Design Engineer – Ref: G06O0219.2


We are currently looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our successful MEP and Sustainability Team in our Orpington office.

The role will provide the candidate with an opportunity to become an integral part of our senior team who will be responsible for managing projects and clients, mentoring junior staff members, and influencing design and quality standards. The role also provides the successful candidate with excellent prospects for career growth to associate levels and beyond.

The culture of our team is to be a trusted client advisor who are selected for their professional quality service, enthusiasm and expertise in the built environment. We are seeking a like-minded, professional engineer to contribute their unique skills and expertise to our collaborative environment.


Deliver a wide range of projects including; residential, mixed-use, commercial, industrial and educational.

Independent management of projects from initial brief to completion.

Attend meetings with clients and multidisciplinary design teams as M&E project lead.

Work independently and as part of the internal team to deliver projects.

Work with a range of client organisations, including; housing associations, local authorities, registered social landlords, private developers, main contractors, M&E sub-contractors.

Liaise with and manage an internal team of engineers, CAD technicians and sustainability assessors to deliver projects.

Develop and present project design proposals to a client following the external brief and internal discussions so that client requirements are met, acting as either lead internal consultant or as member of a team.

Undertake project surveys including; site inspections, stock condition, refurbishment, performance evaluations, etc.

Prepare high quality output information including; technical specifications, designs, drawings, equipment schedules, survey reports, and contract documentation.

Work with the internal senior team to develop the M&E group resource and workloads.

Develop new opportunities for the M&E team within the current client base and establish new client contacts.

Work in collaboration with the multidisciplinary teams within calfordseaden. 


Minimum Candidate Requirements:

Education, hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in mechanical engineering or building services engineering.

Experience, a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar consultancy role.

Project History, have extensive experience of delivering large scale residential and/or mixed-use projects with heat networks and low carbon technologies.

Standards of Practice, you are expected to maintain a high level of professional and engineering standards and observe the legal requirements and professional guidelines of the relative professional bodies •

Professional Bodies, you are expected to be registered and maintain registration with the Engineering Council which will be reimbursed by calfordseaden

Continuing professional development, you will be required to keep up-to-date with developments in Engineering through undertaking continuing professional development on a regular basis.

Training and Development

The Practice is keen to assist individuals in developing work related professional interests. The Practice takes training seriously, providing practical and financial assistance to all personnel.

Calfordseaden is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to and support the principles of equality of opportunity in employment, training and service delivery.

Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006: List of Documents

The Practice is required under this Act to ensure that all Employees have the right to work in the UK and the right to do the work offered.

At interview all potential Employees must provide one of the original documents set out in List A or two of the original documents in the combinations given in List B (Please see Supporting Document 1). It is not necessary to produce documents from both lists.

Photocopies of documents provided will be retained on the successful applicant's file.

This job description will be subject to review in the light of changing circumstances and may include other duties and responsibilities as may be determined. It is not intended to be rigid or inflexible but should be regarded as providing guidelines within which the individual works.

Under General Data Protection Act 2018 all employees are responsible for records held, created or used as part of their work for calfordseaden, whether paper-based or electronic, which also includes emails. Records should be managed and stored appropriately and should in all cases comply with the requirements of the ACT.

The appointment is subject to proof of the attainment of any qualifications deemed essential to the post and used as a basis for shortlisting and selection. Failure to provide evidence of the required qualifications will result in the offer of employment being withdrawn.