Richard Federer

Director (Building Services Design)

Richard joined Human Capital Solutions in 2010 and possesses over 14 years’ experience recruiting MEP Building Services Design Engineers and Sustainability Consultants into the Built Environment. His clients include global multi-disciplinary engineering consultancies, global property developers, specialist building services and sustainability consultancies and design and build contractors. 


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list Principal Electrical Engineer

£49999 - £60000 per annum Comprehensive employee benefits package

Principal Electrical Design Engineer - Cambridge - To £50 to £60K

Are you a leader or a follower?

Are to be a natural leader who likes a large amount of autonomy and extensive variety?

Based walking distance from Cambridge station, you'll enjoy working on everything from theatres, high rise commercial towers, hospitals and laboratories, retail parks and universities.

You won't get bored here as you could be carrying out a condition survey on a listed building one day, redesigning a new HVAC system on an office the next and then carrying out a Resident Engineer role on a £200M new build mixed-use development the following week.

Although I don't like using the word "Pioneer" as it's so overused, this global MEP Consultancy genuinely has remained at the forefront of the building services industry for the past 100 years. They have designed and delivered project across the UK, Asia, Europe and the middle east and continue to win multiple awards. Additionally they remain privately owned, still believe that their staff are their most important assets and always promote from within.

This is a key succession planning opportunity that offers quick career progression to Associate, employment security, diverse and interesting projects and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Who you are

  • Degree qualified Senior or Principal Electrical Design Engineer.
  • Broad range of new build and refurbishment project experience.
  • Previous experience leading projects, leading meetings and mentoring engineers.

Ref 2423

list MEP Design Manager

£65000 - £80000 per annum 8% pension, 25 days leave, annual bonus

MEP Design Manager / MEP Project Manager - Client-side role - Up to £80K Package

I'm keen to speak with any Degree qualified and Chartered, Principal or Associate level Mechanical Engineers who are ready to step into a client-side role.

The role is with a large global property developer and you would be responsible for managing the MEP elements on a well-publicised £2B mixed-use waterfront development.

Reporting to the overall Development Director you will be responsible for minimising the risks, ensuring the programme and quality is maintained, managing the M&E design consultants, supervising the quality of the M&E contractors installations and advising the QS team on all commercial aspects relating to the mechanical, electrical and public health installations.

In addition to a generous salary of up to £80K they also offer;

  • 8% pension
  • Private healthcare
  • 4 x life assurance
  • 25 days leave
  • Free gym membership
  • Discretionary annual bonus (circa 10%)
  • A great work life balance, very little overtime required.
  • Annual salary review

Ref 2317

list Mechanical Associate

£65000 - £80000 per annum Pension Package

Mechanical Associate - To £80K Package

I'm looking for a reliable Mechanical Associate who can work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and lead £50M - £150M projects from feasibility to handover. They are a medium sized, privately owned business that pride themselves on staff development and retention, quality of project delivery and client satisfaction.

This role will suit an experienced Mechanical Associate who enjoys being involved in design, (not just managing), enjoys mentoring a team and is used to maintaining key client relationships.

Given the nature of the role it's likely that you will have at least ten years' experience in the building services industry, can manage people and can lead a project independently from the initial meeting, through design and handover.

In return they offer quick progression to Director (realistically within two years), an interesting range of commercial office, healthcare, major residential and mixed-use projects; and a basic salary in the region of £70 - £80K Package.

  • Annual discretionary bonus subject to company performance
  • 25 days holiday
  • Pension
  • 4 x life assurance
  • Private healthcare
  • Ongoing CPD / Structured Training scheme
  • Company mobile phone and laptop

list Intermediate Mechanical Design Engineer

£33000 - £40000 per annum 25 days leave, pension, CPD, progression

Intermediate Mechanical Design Engineer - London

The Maldives, Cuba, St Lucia, Japan, Singapore or Spain? You decide.

This is a well-known global, Building Services consultancy based in London.

With a number of new projects about to kick off in the Maldives, St Lucia, Japan, Singapore and Spain you'll get the chance of working on a range of fascinating international and UK projects. Hopefully your passport is up to date as you could be required to attend an initial kick off, design team or progress meeting.

You'll be working in a large, open plan and light filled studio, for a design led consultancy where MEP is core business and not just a support function to a wider group.

You will enjoy working in a social environment, where each team has their own large social budget and get together on a monthly basis. They also pay for the whole company to go away oversees at Christmas and host an epic summer party.

Who you are;

  • Degree qualified in Building Services, Architectural and Environmental Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
  • At least three years' experience as Mechanical (HVAC) Design Engineer.
  • Able to lead meetings, manage a project and mentor Graduate Engineers.

Interested in finding out more?

Just send me your resume directly or phone me on zero seven five nine five zero seven one three zero three and mention job Ref 2416

M&E CAD Technician

£25000 - £35000 per annum 23 days leave, pension, healthcare, CPD

MEP CAD Technician - London - To £35K

Looking to progress into management with a leading Building Services Consultancy?

Due to an internal promotion, I'm looking for a MEP CAD Technician for a well-known Building Services consultancy in London. They have continued to invest heavily in their employees over the past 25 years and created a brand and culture that you'd be proud to be a part of. Honesty, integrity, transparency and employee health and well-being are the foundations of the business.

Supported by a hands-on and easy going CAD Manager you will start taking on more responsibility with CAD management, managing CAD resources, providing QA of the MEP drawings and also developing your skills in Revit.

What you will need;

  • At least three years' experience in the building services industry as a CAD Technician.
  • A stable work history as they are looking for someone to grow and develop with them, they are not just looking to fill a job.
  • Clear communication skills and able to work as part of a team.
  • Able to produce co-ordinated MEP Drawings using AutoCAD and an understanding of HVAC design principals.

What they offer

  • Up to 35 days leave, 4 x Life Assurance, Private Healthcare, Pension and an Interest free season ticket loan.
  • Ongoing CPD via a CIBSE approved training and development program and day release if required.
  • Interesting projects and the opportunity of becoming a future share-holder.

Interested in finding out more?

Please call me on zero seven five nive five zero seven one three zero three.

Intermediate Electrical Design Engineer

£33000 - £43000 per annum 25 days leave, pension, CPD

Intermediate Electrical Design Engineer - Cambridgeshire - To £40K Package

Location, Location, Location!

Are you sick of spending over an hour commuting into work each day?

Located just a five-minute walk from the station, this Building Services Consultancy prides themselves on providing a great work / life balance and an exceptional level of care, attention and detail to their clients.

Reporting to a Chartered Electrical Associate you'll enjoy working on a range of complex projects including laboratories, commercial offices and large-scale mixed-use developments. You'll benefit from being involved in projects from RIBA Stage 1 to 5, extensive autonomy and quick progression as they tend to promote based on merit and ability.

As the majority of their projects are designed using Revit and are BIM Level 2, you'll develop skills in Revit and increase your awareness of BIM and also other disciplines such as lighting and sustainability.

It's a great time to join as they have developed a loyal and stable client base over the past 20 years and have already secured the majority of their work for this year.

Who you are;

  • Degree qualified in Electrical Engineering or Building Services with at least 12 months experience as an Electrical Design Engineer.
  • Able to use Amtech, Relux (or Dilaux) and ideally a working knowledge of Revit.
  • Good communicator and able to attend client and site meetings.

For a confidential discussion on this or other Electrical roles currently available in Cambridgeshire, please call me on zero seven five nine five zero seven one three zero three. If you don't have a current resume however meet the requirements above that's fine, just give me a call and we can deal with that later.

REF 2422

Intermediate Public Health Design Engineer

£34999 - £40000 per annum Package Bonus Up to 36 days leave

Intermediate PH Design Engineer - To £40K Package

Due to planned growth, I'm looking for an Intermediate PH Design Engineer to join a global, multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy in London. This is a great opportunity to work on UK and international projects and also develop your Project Management skills.

  • Complex projects across the UK, Middle East and South East Asia.
  • Extensive direct client involvement, working closely with end users.
  • 5000 staff operating from a network of over 30 offices.
  • Core services are MEP Design, Sustainability, Building Physics and Environmental Engineering.
  • Confirmed order book for the next 12 months.
  • Extensive support provided by the hands on, Public Health Associate.
  • Opportunity to develop skills in technical project management and sustainable design.
  • Handy central London location.

Employee benefits

  • Up to 36 days annual leave, 5% Pension, life insurance policy.
  • Ability to buy and sell up to 5 days holiday.
  • UK and international projects.


  • Minimum of three years experience as a PH Design Engineer.
  • Experience in either commercial, mixed-use, hotel or high rise residential projects.
  • Good appreciation of MEP and Sustainable design.