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Senior Mechanical Engineer

£39999 - £55000 per annum Package including 2 days WFH

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Tired of working on packages on projects, rather than having the opportunity of leading all the mechanical elements on a project?

This medium sized firm of MEP Design Engineers has always punched well above their weight with projects, with typical project values ranging between £20M - £50M.

The two founding Directors remain hands on; however, have always encourages and allowed their Senior Engineers to truly lead projects, both from a technical and financial point of view.

Rather than only looking after for example the chilled water, natural ventilation, heating, or air conditioning elements on a project, here you'll lead the whole project, including assisting with the design of hot and cold-water services and the overall sustainability strategy.

Rather than being micromanaged, you'll be given the autonomy to use your own initiative to keep projects moving forward and be trusted to make decisions; and have the full support and backing from the Directors.

Key elements of the role will include.

  • Leading projects across the UK and Europe from feasibility stage, through concept design, detailed design, construction and commissioning.
  • Producing fee bids for projects and tracking the secured fee versus the number of hours left on a project.
  • Project Management and Design Management.
  • Checking and approving the HVAC design calculations, specifications and equipment schedules produced by the Junior and Intermediate Engineers or building physicist / thermal modeller.
  • Ensuring the projects satisfy the BREEAM, LEED or Nabers requirements or meet the London Plan requirements.
  • Design and specification of renewable and low carbon technologies.
  • Being the single point of contact for architects, clients, structural engineers and specialist contractors.
  • Resolving any technical queries on projects relating to HVAC systems.
  • Ensuring all projects comply with Parts G, F and L Building Regulations.


  • Minimum of five years' experience (UK) as a Mechanical Design Engineer; with specific experience in HVAC.
  • Broad range of project experience including schools, hotels, residential developments, commercial offices or leisure centres.
  • Familiar with district heating, air and ground source heat pumps, underfloor heating, electric heating, biomass boilers or natural ventilation.
  • Able to use Revit and IES.


  • 25 days leave
  • Option of working from home 2 days a week.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Payment of 1 x professional subscription.
  • Annual salary review and increase.
  • Discretionary annual bonus.
  • Laptop and mobile phone.
  • Business travel costs covered (i.e., mileage to site, train tickets, or client entertainment)
  • 4% matched Pension

Assistant M&E Estimators (Building Services)


Assistant Mechanical and Electrical Estimators - Suffolk (IP)
Feeling undervalued, not getting the support and career development you desire?
Want to join a business where you are strongly encouraged to succeed?

Working alongside the Head of Estimating for a turnkey M&E Contractor based near Newmarket in Suffolk, you will be fully supported by Senior Estimators in the preparation and submittal of tenders typically ranging from £200k - £10m. In-house training and external courses will also be offered.

The business has been particularly successful in securing many new projects in 2021 and have an extremely healthy pipeline of enquires and secured work moving forward.
Ideally, you will live within Suffolk and be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the Estimating including determining material and labour costs (as well as overheads), preparing and submitting project bids.
Duties will include:
·        Identifying and building up cost estimates by analysing the materials and labour needed to complete projects.
·        Liaising and communicating effectively with customers, suppliers and sub-contractors.
·        Reviewing residential, industrial and commercial building plans in order to determine the Mechanical or Electrical needs of a project.
·        Reviewing supplier prices in order to determine how much each individual element costs and then negotiating to establish the best prices.
·        Ability to analyse and assess multiple data points, including drawings, material costs and timelines to deliver an accurate estimate on time and within budget.
·        High analytical and mathematical skills which requires an estimator to ensure that their calculations are accurate and correct to keep jobs profitable.
·        Determining the potential profitability of projects to assist management in making sound bidding decisions.

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