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Job Title: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Salary/Rate: £40,000 - £60,000

Location: Glasgow/Accrington

Job Type: Permanent

Industry/Specialist Area: Energy

Client Description:

Our client is one of the UK’s leaders and specialises in working with numerous sectors to deliver low carbon and renewable energy multi-technology generation, distribution and consumption solutions, with turnkey design, build, upgrade, renewal and delivery of energy efficiency projects, adding value to its clients in a number of ways from high quality contract delivery to provision of funding solutions and technical consultancy services. Services include (but are not limited to): CHP, various low carbon and renewable energy solutions, energy from waste, air and ground source heat pumps, BESS, solar PV, biomass, energy centres, HIU’s, ESCo, and communal and district heating.

Job Description:

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

The business has a strong can-do ethos with a passion for making things happen. Our client has experienced a period of significant growth, and indeed is set on an envious upwards trajectory over the next 5-10 years, and consequently wishes to appoint a high calibre Senior Mechanical Design Engineer. The roles report to the Design Manager, and you will be joining a diverse and creative design team who have successfully delivered award winning zero carbon solutions, in a fast paced working environment. Our client is proud of the fact that all their projects are designed in-house as part of multi-disciplinary engineering team. You will be responsible for supporting the successful delivery of innovative, creative and winning design packages in line with project programs and budgets.


The Role 

  • Reporting to the Design Manager, this role involves a broad range of detailed design responsibilities for the company’s entire service offering portfolio, including district heating systems and energy centres
  • Taking concept designs and producing a fully detailed design for the projects team to install
  • Conduct initial project conceptual work, site investigations and surveys, client meetings and input into project submissions and presentations
  • You will be responsible for all elements of the mechanical design, including energy centre layout, boiler and pump sizing, pressurisation, expansion, water treatment, de-aeration / dirt separation, pipe sizing and flue design
  • Familiarity with large-scale thermal generating plant such as large shell and tube boilers and CHP engines is desirable
  • Knowledge of heat pump technology would be advantageous
  • Responsible for Design Engineers of varying levels including allocation of work, reviewing and checking of documentation, along with ensuring all projects responsibilities are delivered on time and to programme
  • Design of distributed energy schemes, energy centres, and DH networks up to the point of heat delivery
  • Awareness of cost implications within design
  • Assist with effectively dealing with design issues / risks and minimising their impact
  • Ability to design systems in the form of calculations, equipment selection and process operation
  • Liaising with external design consultants, customers and in-house project teams
  • Compliance with CDM requirements and in-house design processes
  • Ability to design systems in the form of schematics, calculations, equipment selection, detailed drawings and BMS control operating strategies
  • Ensuring compliance with legislation and best practice with company procedures
  • Assistance in specifying the mechanical aspects for tendering works



The Person


  • The successful candidate will ideally be qualified at Degree level or similar (HNC / HND) in a relevant discipline (mechanical engineering, building services etc) and possess a minimum of 5 years’ industry design experience
  • Good understanding of design principles including heating / cooling distribution, boiler / CHP systems, and with steam system design principles being advantageous but not essential
  • Good understanding of current Building Regulations
  • Possess at least 5 years’ experience within the related Energy Engineering and Decarbonisation sector, undertaking feasibility studies , HLA’s and IGP’s
  • Demonstrable experience with RIBA Stages and ReFit
  • Awareness of how PSDS and Salix works
  • Experiencing delivering in-depth utility analysis for complex energy assets including load analysis and regression analysis
  • A general interest and some knowledge in biomass, gasification, geothermal and other renewable technologies
  • A familiarity of National Design Specifications (NES/NBS) and competent in AutoCAD (2D)
  • Experience of being an effective communicator, who is confident and focused, with the ability to manage your time and duties in a professional and effective manner


A highly attractive basic salary (permanent), executive bonus and an extensive benefits package is on offer to the successful candidates, along with longevity and security of work, and significant career progression opportunity, given the company’s market leading status, and their complete dedication to continued and ambitious growth.

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