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Principal Electrical Engineer

£58000 - £68000 per annum autonomy iconic projects

Job Description

Principal Electrical Engineer - London £58K to £68K autonomy iconic projects

This Principal Electrical opportunity will allow you to lead iconic, large scale (£100M - £500M) residential, mixed-use and hotel projects across the UK and abroad.

Building off the success of 2023 (their most profitable year), their 150 strong Building Services team is currently involved in a £1.5B regeneration project in West London and 250-meter, high-rise tower in Dubai and has also just been appointed on another £500M project in Zone 1, London.

You'll become a key member of a team that has unmatched experience designing liveable, low carbon and zero carbon buildings. Their engineers don't just understand how to create spaces that are great, for the people that occupy them; they create environments and communities that are also great for society.

Reporting to the Head of Electrical, you'll be responsible for ensuring all projects continue to push the boundaries of technical design, remain innovative and set new standards when it comes to low carbon, building design.

As a key member of their interdisciplinary team, as a Principal Electrical Engineer you'll have a big impact on the future direction and success of their Building Services offering. You'll also help upskill the team and provide clients with an unmatched level of service and quality of project delivery.

You'll continue to lead by example and encourage the use of AI, Digital tools, and automation to improve the quality and detail of the projects that you will deliver.

Key requirements

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Building Services, Architectural and Environmental Engineering or equivalent.
  • At least eight years' experience in the built environment, working for a consultancy.
  • Good appreciation of sustainability and net zero carbon design.
  • Ability to mentor and develop multidisciplinary professional teams.
  • Comfortable leading teams and engaging with clients.


  • 27 days holiday, plus the additional 8 days bank holidays.
  • A true, flexible hybrid working policy.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Private medical insurance.
  • £6K annual travel / car allowance.
  • 5% pension.
  • As much autonomy as you like.
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    The role has arisen due to growth within this small, but stable and extremely profitable Building Services Consultancy who utilise AI, Machine Learning and BIM to design and deliver exceptional projects on behalf of their clients. Led by a Chartered and Degree qualified Director who has worked for both consultancies and contractors, they provide a unique service offering and bridge the gap that most other consultancies are not able to provide.

    As an Intermediate Mechanical Building Services Consultancy within a small business; you'll be involved in every aspect of a project. This will include working from feasibility, through detailed design, overseeing the installation or construction phases and post occupancy evaluations.

    You'll learn not just how to design a building, but how every different component goes together and develop into a very well-rounded Building Services Engineer. You'll develop new skills in bidding, resource planning and allocation, project management, client management, business development, and building performance engineering.

    You'll be fully supported by a hands-on director, whilst you enjoy full freedom and autonomy to lead your own projects; both technically and also from a financial point of view. So long as your projects are making good profit, you'll be rewarded with an additional bonus of around £500 (in addition to your guaranteed basic salary of up to £40K) per month.

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    You will be fully supported in the role, but not micromanaged and enjoy the opportunity of liaising directly with architects, contractors and end users, something that just isn't available when working in large, corporate engineering consultancies.

    In addition to a basic salary of up to £40K they also offer;

    • Up to 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays).
    • Annual bonus of up to 10%.
    • 1 x company funded, holiday abroad.
    • Payment of 1 x Professional Membership
    • A fully remote role so you can work from home five days a week.

    Essential Requirements

    • 2 years' experience as a mechanical (HVAC / Building Services) design engineer.
    • Previous experience working for a Building Services consultancy or multi-disciplinary.
    • Must be able to attend site meetings and client meetings around London and the Southeast.
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    Established in the UK 50 years ago, this privately owned building services engineering consultancy three offices around the UK. With building services and sustainability at their core, they specialise in the design, management and delivery of commercial, industrial, hotel, residential, logistics and retail projects.

    Reporting to a hands-on Director who has been at the practice for 10 years; you'll be responsible for leading projects, mentoring a small team of Mechanical Engineers and managing key client relationships. Recently completed projects include a new HQ Commercial office which is NZC in operation (EPC A, BREEAM Excellent), a complex refurbishment to the Waldorf Hotel in London, an 8m sq. ft industrial development (Net Zero Carbon, LEED Platinum) in the midlands and new mixed-use development including 850 residential units.

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    Key Responsibilities

    • Lead the HVAC design elements on multiple projects, from feasibility to construction.
    • Build and maintain relationships with Clients, Architects, Contractors and external consultants.
    • Assist with resource allocation and reviewing the work completed by the mechanical team.
    • Carry out Site inspections; flag up any potential risks or issues to the Project Director.
    • Attend client, design team and progress meetings.
    • Maintain a commercial awareness on projects, ensure they remain profitable and meet the client's brief.
    • Act with honesty, integrity and transparency.
    • Work as part of a team of 20 MEP Design Engineers, to meet common goals.

    Essential Requirements

    • Clear communications skills, comfortable in a client facing role.
    • At least four years' experience in a similar role, working as a Mechanical (HVAC / Building Services) Design Engineer
    • Previous experience working for a consultancy or contractor, producing HVAC designs.
    • Able to work in the UK, without the need to be sponsored.
    • Good understanding of HVAC and Public Health Design.

    Job Ref 3537

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    This fully remote role will appeal to a Mechanical Engineer who wants the security of a monthly salary, 25 days paid leave yet still have a dedicated mentor and having full autonomy over your projects.

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    Working directly with the founding Director, a friendly and supportive Chartered Engineer (CEng, MCIBSE, MSc), you'll be responsible for leading the HVAC design elements on projects. You'll be occasionally required to attend meetings also oversee the installation of the mechanical building services systems.

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    Essential Requirements

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    • Previous experience working for a consultancy (ie Building Services, or multi-disciplinary)
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    • Able to attend site meetings and client meetings around London and the Southeast.
    • Must be a resident of the UK.

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