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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Senior Mechanical Engineer

The Client: 

Working for a globally leading Energy Solutions firm providing sustainable solutions to market leaders. You would work with the engineering team providing valuable knowledge, whilst being a key component in delivering top quality services projects for the rest of the company

Job Purpose: You would join a company who flourished last year evolving carbon and energy reduction programmes for exciting large global conglomerates helping to install and create:

  • PV Systems (UK and Overseas)
  • Energy Centre and heat network strategy
  • Renewable Heating

This Role covers renewable energy generation, low carbon energy plans and infrastructure analysis and energy demand.

Key Areas include: Client management, creating new propositions, project management, design, supporting construction and operations and supplementing growth.

 

Accountability/Key Responsibilities:

Project delivery:

  • working with clients to grow technical and commercial policies, creating designs and specifications, preparation of project cost estimates and overseeing the delivery of projects.  
  • Managing Key Projects and co-ordinating technical, commercial and procurement advice from global clients.
  • Acting as Client’s Engineer or Client’s Project Manager to ensure best value is attained from contractors. Advising global clients on options, risks and mitigation. Operating embedded within the client’s office where required.
  • Developing our wider consultancy practice to deliver quality technical analysis and reports (energy audits, stock assessments, scoping studies, options appraisals and detailed engineering design)
  • Peer evaluation and authorisation of colleagues’ work.
  • Manage and check installations of measures, commissioning, organising and assessing the work of contractors.
  • Mentoring less experienced engineers.

Relationship Management:

  • Manage multiple client relationships, liaise with clients to determine their requirements, assist clients with on-going enquires. 
  • Manage relationships into key industry bodies such as CIBSE, BEIS, GLA and the REA 
  • Develop strategic partnerships with other companies and institutions that enhance the effectiveness of the work we deliver 

 Commercials:

  • Achieving project profitability. Tracking costs, managing and forecasting spend, ensuring that work is kept to budget. Manage resources. Manage invoicing.
  • Providing technical sales support to Sales colleagues ensuring proposals are correctly scoped and priced.

 Strategic

  • Support the development of new propositions, identifying market needs and subsequent opportunities. Spotting innovations and making the business case for pursuing them. 
  • Supporting the development of IP and systems that enhance the quality and efficiency of our client work 
  • With anticipated growth, the role has the potential to develop, leading a team of engineers and responsibility in mentoring less experienced staff. 

 

The Individual

 Relevant experience required:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar client-facing role in the energy and wider building services/energy efficiency industry.

 Knowledge/expertise required:

  • Expertise in generation technologies and renewable or low carbon heat/power sources including CHP, heat pumps, gas/ biomass boilers, controls.
  • Knowledge in heat networks and distribution systems including hydraulic modelling.
  • Knowledge of building services within commercial and public sector operations
  • Knowledge of current Building Regulations.
  • Able to design the range of building mechanical services, particularly HVAC, air conditioning, cooling and water. 
  • Knowledge of building services within commercial and public sector operations 
  • Monitoring of installation works on site, particularly meeting technical compliance and Site H&S matters including CDM2015. 

 Skills/competencies required:

  • Good technical skills including applying engineering first principles.
  • Ability to analyse carbon savings, fuel cost savings and whole life costings of measures.
  • Client and stakeholder management (internal and external), interpersonal and communication skills, managing client’s expectations, promoting excellent working relationships.
  • Negotiation and persuasion to support Sales colleagues through both account management and successful tender submissions.
  • Project management skills to deliver technical, multi-stakeholder projects on time and on budget.
  • Advance excel skills. spreadsheet manipulation, complex calculations and production of graphics.

 Qualifications/education level required:

  • Degree in Engineering subject or equivalent.
  • Chartered Engineer with CIBSE or IMechE, or be proactively working towards chartership.

 Desirable experience, knowledge, skills, qualifications:

  • Experience in dealing with commercial businesses (retailers, manufacturers, etc)
  • Experience in dealing with Local Authorities.
  • Experience in dealing with managing third party contractors.
  • CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant.
  • CIBSE Heat Networks Consultant and experience working with heat networks
  • AutoCAD and modelling software such as EnergyPro, IES, TAS, Hevacomp, Netsim, and Revit.

 Special requirements:

  • As the role includes travel, visiting clients across the UK and on occasions overseas, and keeping in contact with internationally based clients there is a requirement to be flexible around hours of working.
  • Full UK driving licence