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Job Title: Principal Mechanical Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
REF: HQ00018867
Contact Name: Holly Maslin
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

A world leader in providing technical and management services, our client is offering the chance for a highly motivated Principal Mechanical Engineer to join their team in Manchester and work on some truly exciting projects.

You will have the opportunity to be involved with a unique and diverse range of projects that include hi-tech, industrial, research, aviation, rail, education, infrastructure, and defence both within the UK and overseas.

The Role

As the Principal Mechanical Engineer in the integrated design team, you will be able to undertake design and specification of the range of Mechanical building services in a lead or supporting role depending on the project complexity and scale.
You will demonstrate a flexible approach to design and team work and become involved with projects both locally and nationally.
Designing services within the integrated design team will involve the use of technical engineering software and proactive involvement with BIM models for projects.
The engineer will be able to proactively collaborate with other members of the team and, working within defined project time and cost constraints, deliver innovative and sustainable best value solutions that exceed client requirements.
The engineer will exercise technical and commercial judgement in delivering design work and ensure that standard company practices are met throughout the design and construction phases.

Your Responsibilities

Design of HVAC and mechanical engineering services including heating, ventilation in air conditioning, domestic services and auxiliary systems, such as specialist pipes services (e.g. gases, etc.)
Contribute to design projects across offices and internationally where required
Application of industry standard design and calculation software incl IES or TAS and thermal modelling
Liaising with clients, architects and other design team members.
Preparation of reports, drawings and specifications
Developing and maintaining excellent client relationships.
Project management of suitable projects
Manage other engineers and designers and helping to mentor graduate engineers.
Monitoring and reporting progress against time and financial objectives
Compliance with design and QA procedures
Monitoring of installation works on site and observance of technical compliance and H&S matters

About You

Demonstrable experience of delivering a range of projects from concept through completion
Able to design the range of building mechanical services
Experience of NES specification software
Competent user of discipline specific technical software including HEVACOMP, IES or similar
Competent user of Microsoft Office software including Word and Excel
Knowledge of UK Building Regulations and design standards for discipline
Proven ability to work as part of a team, liaising directly with clients, architects and other design team members
Represent the company at external meetings and at presentations.
Appreciation of capital and whole life cost
Committed to sustainable design with knowledge of current techniques and technologies as applied to own discipline and wider building services
Chartered Engineer status and full corporate membership of CIBSE
Willing and quick to adapt to project/team needs and learn from experience
Able to communicate clearly in written, sketch and drawn forms to people at all levels
Flexible, adaptable and collaborative approach to multidisciplinary design, willing to engage across the design disciplines
Organised and methodical but open minded approach to the design process

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