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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer (Building Services)



9d ago

  • Job
    Senior (5-8 years)
  • Engineering
  • Birmingham

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  • You need a Mechanical Engineering degree, experience in designing mechanical systems, HVAC knowledge, Hevacomp/IES proficiency, AutoCAD skills, Building Regulations Part L compliance understanding, and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • You will design and inspect mechanical building services, work on projects, attend meetings, use software for calculations, produce drawings, select products, and participate in various design and technical workshops.


  • To be successful in this role you will most likely have a degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering and experience commensurate with the underpinning and knowledge requirements for Incorporated Engineer aligned to either IMechE or CIBSE requirements.
  • Additionally, you will:
  • Experienced in designing principle mechanical systems taken from a concept level of design through to detailed design (BSRIA BG6 Stage 4A) including:
  • Ventilation design
  • Chilled water
  • Comfort Cooling design
  • Domestic hot and cold water systems / Public Health
  • Heating systems
  • Above Ground drainage
  • HVAC control principles
  • Use of Hevacomp / IES or equivalent
  • Ability to view and interpret drawings in AutoCAD
  • Understanding of Building Regulations Part L compliance associated with the systems above
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel


  • Carrying out detailed Mechanical Building Services Design Engineering on new build and refurbishment construction projects
  • Assist senior staff in feasibility studies, concept and scheme design stages
  • Attend design team meetings alongside other staff members
  • Inspect and report on mechanical building services systems
  • Undertake Mechanical design work consisting of surveys, design, drawings and specifications for projects
  • Work in conjunction with other design team members as required as part of an overall project team. Ensure the design and maintenance of building systems meets legislative and health and safety requirements
  • Utilise Building Services software for calculations
  • Produce marked up drawings for CAD by others or direct CAD design drawings for issue
  • Select and specify products, equipment and installation standards relating to Mechanical services suitable for the costing and installation by Contractors
  • Attend project design meetings, technical meetings, value engineering workshops, and risk workshops as required by the project in conjunction with more senior staff


What level of experience is required for the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer position in Building Services?

We are looking for candidates with significant experience in mechanical design engineering within the built environment sector, preferably at a senior level.

What type of projects will the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer be working on?

The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will work on a variety of projects within the built environment, ranging from commercial buildings to residential developments.

What skills and qualifications are necessary for the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer role?

Candidates should have a degree in mechanical engineering or a related field, along with relevant professional qualifications. Strong technical skills, experience with industry software, and project management abilities are also required.

What kind of team will the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer be working with?

The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will join our industry-leading team, working collaboratively with experts from various disciplines within the built environment sector.

How will the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer contribute to the team's success?

The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will bring their wealth of expertise to the team, playing a key role in delivering high-quality design solutions across all sectors of the built environment.

We define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

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Founded in 1970, RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,000 consultants and service providers. Operating in 125 countries, working across six continents we define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. We work across six sectors: property, energy, transport, water, resources, defence and government services. Our services span twelve clusters: project and program management; design and development; water services; environment; advisory and management consulting; exploration and development; planning and approvals; health, safety and risk; oceans and coastal; laboratories; training and communication and creative services. We stand out for our clients by using deep expertise to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand and by being easy to work with.