Senior Mechanical Engineer Ref: G33L0321

Full Time

Permanent

The role will provide you with an opportunity to become an integral part of our successful MEP and Sustainability Team. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of projects including client management, deliverables and business development.  

This role is suitable for a candidate with extensive experience in mechanical engineering and is technically sound with good Client facing skills. 

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 likeminded, professional engineer to contribute their unique skills and expertise to our collaborative environment. 

The post holder will be involved in a variety of roles, including design, advisory services, contract management and maintenance/asset management primarily of mechanical services in existing properties. The role will therefore include surveying of existing mechanical services in properties including commercial boilers, ventilation systems, water services (including booster pumps), renewable technologies etc. The majority of work is in the Housing Sector for Registered Providers and Local Authorities.  

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.  The role requires a clear bias towards refurbishment and work in existing buildings and good understanding of renewable technologies.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Representing the Practice at meetings with Clients and Contractors.
  • Take a leading role in the design team managing a wide range of residential boiler replacements, Term Maintenance Contracts and commercial fit out schemes.
  • 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. 
  • Carrying out quality audits and pre/post inspection services.
  • Prepare, ready for tender, specifications, designs, drawings, equipment schedules and contract documentation.
  • Issue in conjunction with the client, contract documentation to tender, adjudicate and recommend appropriate contractor to meet project requirements.
  • Establish and agree clear responsibility as lead internal consultant for the project.
  • When acting as lead Consultant undertake all aspects of project management as defined by the client in his letter of appointment.
  • Contract administration duties associated with maintenance contracts for water hygiene, Communal Boilers, Booster Pumps, Renewables etc.
  • Undertake project surveys including site inspections, stock condition, refurbishment, and post-occupancy performance evaluations. 
  • Site inspections to ensure that works are completed in accordance with the design and specification requirements/workmanship standards required. Overseeing of testing and commissioning and checking of record drawings/operating and maintenance manuals.
  • 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 education, the employee will be required to keep up-to-date with developments in Engineering through undertaking continuing professional development on a regular basis.

Competencies:

  • Hold a BEng or BSc in Building Services or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Proven experience in a similar consultancy role.
  • Hold/working towards membership with relevant industry body (CIBSE, EI). 

Performance Requirements/Objectives:

  • On a daily basis, provide support and advice to staff, deal with client related issues and provide professional services as required. 
  • 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. 
  • Attend group meetings. 
  • Assist in the performance and development of junior staff, where applicable. 

Our Vision: 

To be identified as a trusted client advisor; national in reach, local in service and selected for our quality and expertise in the build environment.

Our Values:

  • Professional Integrity
  • Technical Expertise
  • Solution Focused 
  • Reliable Personal Service

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.

Vacancy Attachments

Eligibility_to_work_in_the_UK_List_A_and_List_B_-_2021.pdf