Mechanical Engineer

Job Description

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Job Description

Candidate Specification

Essential criteria:
  • Experience of mechanical engineering in the built environment, preferably within a consultancy business and preferably with experience in the Defence, Ministry of Justice, and Healthcare sectors
  • A degree in building services engineering specialising in mechanical or equivalent Building Services work experience
  • Actively working towards chartership
  • Up to date knowledge of current building regulations, legislation and standards applicable in building / infrastructure design environments
  • The application of BREEAM and DREAM
  • Highly competent user/ knowledge of industry recognised software and mechanical engineer design tools including NBS specifications and IES/ TAS
  • BIM knowledge and experience
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work on own initiative and the confidence to make decisions
  • Ability to work well collaboratively, both internally and with external partners and sub-contractors
  • Good verbal communication skills, and a positive attitude
  • Please note applicants must be able to attain security clearance.
  • If you meet 80% or more of what we're looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didn't know we need.

Job Description

A bit about the role
We are seeking a qualified and enthusiastic Mechanical Building Services Engineer to join our successful Building Services team in Newcastle. The role provides the opportunity to work on an exciting range of projects in both private and public sector, including major framework & infrastructure developments in addition to one-off projects. The role will be challenging, varied and offer opportunities for skills development and career development.

As the successful candidate, you will have a strong background and proficiency in Building Services Mechanical Engineering design and good technical competencies. Your strong written and verbal communication of technical issues to varied technical and non-technical audiences will be key to your success in the role.

We are passionately committed to our teams, clients and communities in our division, with offices in Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle. We pride ourselves in our local presence across the region and our ability to align the right combination of expertise from around the world from within our business.

As the successful candidate you will typically be responsible for:
  • Preparation and review of documentation e.g. basis of designs, technical/design specifications, procurement specifications, assessment reports, survey reports, each tailored to a required stage of project completion, covering all aspects of mechanical services
  • Implementation of detailed surveys of mechanical services and equipment to establish status of the existing installations and gain sufficient information to recommend new/upgrade design proposals
  • Producing and reviewing mechanical design drawings and detailed calculations incl. HVAC, water, drainage, etc.
  • Producing fee estimates for work elements
  • Advising on all aspects of energy consumption and utilisation with recommendations to improve energy performance
  • Monitoring of the design and project management of building services elements of projects within agreed programmes
  • Compliance with Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, current legislation and standards associated with all engineering aspects of delegated project
  • Supporting/ mentoring/ coaching junior mechanical engineers and apprentices to develop their skill set

As you contribute to the collective growth of our team's capability, we will offer you exceptional opportunities for technical and management skillset development and long term career progression.

The role will allow you to work flexibly with some of your time working remotely and some of your time in our offices in accordance with Government requirements and Company management requirements.

Job Profile

A bit about us
The Mott MacDonald Group is a dynamic and innovative multi sector management, engineering and development consultancy working on landmark projects worldwide. With 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of projects across all sectors we're helping our clients deliver sustainable net zero carbon infrastructure and development solutions.

We are one of the largest employee-owned companies in the world; our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace.

About the division
The division has multiple offices; with established MEP teams in Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle. All offices host a variety of other engineering disciplines. The offices are very modern, and conveniently located within walking distance of city centres and train stations.
How to apply
To apply for this role, please complete our 15-minute application via our website. Our talent acquisition coordinators aim to provide feedback within 5 working days with the outcome of your application. More information about our application process can be found here. If you have any questions regarding your application or the role, please reach out to the dedicated recruiter listed who will be more than happy to help.

Mott MacDonald is Work180 accredited - which means we actively support and encourage women to join our work force!

Benefits we offer:
  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Life insurance
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Continuous development opportunities - because we want you to thrive
  • Agile/flexible working - because life isn't 9-5
  • Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies - for parents and care givers
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits that suit you, including cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans .
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes

Other Information

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Agile working
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald
We're a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients' businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each person's differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

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