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 Building Physics Engineer

£29999 - £45000 per annum Variety, Training, Support and Progression

Building Physics Engineer - To £45K

Rather than having to specialise in Energy, Sustainability or Environmental Analysis; you'll get involved in all areas and also receive full support and training in areas such as LCA, CFD or Digital Development.

As a Building Physics Engineer, you'll help model energy efficient buildings that maximise the use of daylight and natural ventilation and promote health and well-being.

You'll get to work on an interesting range of projects across the UK, US, Europe and Australia including schools, hotels, high rise residential towers, newt zero masterplans and places or worship.

You'll enjoy working closely with architects and engineers and help design the next generation of LZC or ultra-low energy buildings; and enjoy working for a consultancy that has always put the health and well-being of their own staff first.

Rather than just getting involved at the early stages, here you'll be involved in projects from the initial planning application, through detail design and then finally, construction. This will include carrying out Post Occupancy Evaluations and Energy Audits to compare the operational energy against the initial predictions and promote greater building performance in the future.

Rather than having to specialise in Energy, Sustainability or Environmental Analysis; you'll get involved in all areas and also receive full support and training in areas such as LCA, CFD or Digital Development.

Main Duties

  • Use a range of Software such as IESVe, Grasshopper for Rhino, Ladybug, Honeybee or Radiance to design high-performance, low energy buildings.
  • Conduct R&D into new materials and technologies that will continue to promote a zero-carbon future.
  • Undertake environmental analysis including detailed MEP systems simulations, daylight analysis, overheating studies and external microclimate studies.
  • Calculate heating and cooling loads.
  • Actively support and promote the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI).
  • Continue to improve the industries understanding of the Embodied Carbon of building services in existing buildings.
  • Assist clients in with decarbonisation strategies and prepare and present Zero Carbon Roadmaps.
  • Take a lead for dynamic thermal modelling for both compliance and operational energy analysis.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with architects, suppliers, project managers and specialist consultants.
  • Use a range of environmental benchmarking methodologies such as Nabers, LEED, Greenstar, BREEAM, WELL or Passivhaus to ensure buildings are as energy efficient as possible.


  • Degree qualified in Architecture, Environmental, Energy, Physics or Building Services.
  • At least three years' experience in a similar role.
  • Good knowledge of TM65, Part L, BB101, TM52, TM54, TM59 etc and the Circular Economy.
  • Ideally experience of ASHRAE 90.1 modelling using IES Apache HVAC and also PHPP.


list Energy Engineer

£40000 - £45000 per annum

Energy Engineer - London - To £45K Package

Meaningful projects, a supportive team, great company culture and quick progression. What else could you want?

You will feel good that you are genuinely helping tackling climate change and saving our planet and enjoy working in close-knit and friendly team.

Established in in the 1960's this Energy Performance Contracting firm is widely recognised as a global leader in providing Renewable Energy, Power and Building Services solutions.

Reporting to a Chartered Technical Director; you'll be responsible for designing smart, sustainable and cost-effective solutions to reduce energy and carbon on hospitals, universities, banks and industrial projects.

You will feel good that you are genuinely helping tackling climate change and saving our planet and enjoy working in close-knit and friendly team.

You'll enjoy a lot of flexibility and will be able to work remotely, or from their London office which employs around 30 MEP and Energy Engineers.

You'll enjoy a diverse role as you carry out energy audits on existing buildings and then provide a guaranteed energy and carbon reduction strategy and design for these buildings. You will benefit from seeing your energy saving recommendations through to the installation or construction phase; and finally oversee the measurement and verification of these energy savings.

This is a great opportunity to develop your knowledge in energy auditing, energy performance contracting, BeMS, project management, M&E systems retrofitting and commissioning and IPMVP.


- An Energy, Building Services or Mechanical Engineering related degree.

- At least three years in a similar role.

- Good understanding of HVAC design, renewable energy and central plant.


list Mechanical Design Engineer

£34999 - £50000 per annum Car / Car Allowance Bonus Progression

Mechanical Design Engineer - London (Client side role)
£50K Car Allowance
10% Annual Bonus
7.5% Pension
Work from Home
35-hour week

Security, variety, progression and a great work life balance.

Established over 100 years ago, this Fortune 500 company is one of the largest, global commercial property advisors and investors. With over 75,000 staff, they cover every aspect of property, and can honestly offer you a rewarding job for life.

They help clients achieve the true potential of their commercial property portfolios and uniquely, have every possible technical specialism under one roof, enabling them to deliver a truly integrated, turn key solution to their clients.

Following recent promotions, they are now looking for an Intermediate to Senior (i.e., they are happy to consider an Intermediate, an Engineer or a Senior) Mechanical Building Services Design Engineer for their inhouse MEP Design Team.

You'll get involved in projects from feasibility, through detail design, installation, commissioning and handover; ensuring you develop into a well-rounded and commercially aware engineer. You'll get involved in a range of new build, complex refurbishment or upgrade projects often working directly for the end user client, working on the client's behalf as part of the client team.

This is a real opportunity to accelerate your career progression, skills and knowledge and also develop a true understanding of the commercial drivers behind property ownership and development.

Although they are a large corporate firm, they have always considered their employees to be their greatest assets and almost 90% of all senior managers have been promoted internally.

They understand that a career is about more than just hard work. It's about achievement, rewards, job satisfaction and a work/life balance so they offer a 35-work week and the best benefits package in the industry.

Summary of the role:
· Concept and detailed Mechanical (HVAC) Design.
· Promoting the use of renewable / low energy technologies.
· Carrying out specialist surveys and forensic engineering activities on existing buildings to identify poorly performing plant, equipment or BMS.
· Supporting and assisting the energy team in identifying Energy Conservation Measures to improve energy efficiency/reduce the energy and carbon footprint.
· Production of technical reports.
· Overseeing and approve the witnessing and commission of new equipment (AHU, Heat Recovery Systems, Fan Coils., BMS, Chilled Beams, GSHP's etc)
· Working closely with the other specialists to understand plant replacement strategies.
· Taking full ownership of all your own projects, ensuring they remain technically sound and financially viable.
· Mentoring of a Graduate or Junior Engineer.

This is a chance to move away from a traditional design consultancy into more of a client-side role and work across a range of high profile commercial, retail and mixed use projects across the UK and Europe.

list Revit Technician (MEP)

£25000 - £38000 per annum CIBSE Training Program, 35 hour week

Revit MEP Technician - London to £38K Package

Offering a CIBSE Approved Training and development program, a 35-hour week as standard and the opportunity of working on complex projects, it doesn't get much better than this.

Established in the UK, this building services consultancy has always promoted from within and consider their staff to be their greatest assets.

That's probably by they have retained their "Investors in People" status and also have maintained one of the best levels of staff retention over the past 50 years; and are also a recognised "Good Employer".

Joining them as a Revit Technician isn't just another job. It's an opportunity to really develop your career and work on some of the most well-known commercial buildings around London and the South East.

With over 100 MEP Engineers and Revit Technicians located just in their London office, and an additional 200 more employees around the UK you'll always have access to ongoing support and mentoring.
They are large enough to compete against larger firms but small enough to still care. Every employee is treated as an individual and you'll also get to know everyone in your team as they still have a very inclusive, supportive and social culture.

When you join, you'll be rewarded with 25 days leave, 4 x life assurance, 5% pension, interest free season ticket loan or a cycle to work scheme and a tailored personal development and training program.

If after a few years in Revit you'd like to switch to becoming a Design Engineer, they will fully support you and pay for you to attend day release and complete a Degree. If you prefer to stay as a Revit Technician and progress into BIM and become a BIM Manager, that's also OK as that's exactly what the career path that the last individual had who joined this team as a Revit MEP Technician.

Essential requirements
· Minimum of three years' experience as a Revit MEP Technician.
· Previous experience working for a Building Services (MEP) or multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy.
· Willing to work from the office (when it's safe to do so) up to two or possibly three days a week .

For a confidential chat please get in touch with me directly or call me on zero seven five nine five zero seven one three zero three.

Please also feel free to share this opportunity within your network as we do offer a £750 Referral bonus.

list Senior Electrical Engineer

£48000 - £58000 per annum Autonomy and a sense of belonging

Electrical / Senior Electrical Engineer - £45 to £55K Package Flexible working

Residential and Hotel projects. Love them or hate them?

Although it's not all they do, a large portion of the projects this 30 strong, global building services and sustainability consultancy are currently working on, include super prime residential developments, luxury hotels and residential led mixed use developments.

However, prior to Covid-10 they have also designed numerous low energy eco lodges, museums, galleries, artists' studios, commercial offices, places of worship, ultra-low energy schools, universities and true, net zero masterplans.

So, if you do join and can handle working on residential projects for the first few months, it won't be long before you'll get involved in a greater variety of projects again.

The Company

Established over a decade ago, their mission was to improve the building services industry by training their Engineers to develop a better, holistic understanding of architecture, sustainability, energy and MEP.

Their approach

Rather than just getting involved in either concept, or detail design they always partner with clients or architects from feasibility; all the way through construction and post occupancy. By staying connected with their clients and the buildings they've designed and understanding how they operate in use, rather than just during the design stages; they are able to truly design low energy buildings that really enhance people's lives and promote health and well-being.

The four founding Directors all remain hands on and are all very down to earth, friendly and supportive individuals that are always available to help or guide you.

The role

Reporting to the Electrical Director, you'll work closely with in the team of seven electrical Engineers, you'll integrate sustainability into MEP Design from the earliest possible stage of a project.

Key duties

  • Liaising with multi-disciplinary design teams on complex projects.
  • Promoting sustainability, innovation, digital technology and automation within the built environment.
  • Developing and agreeing client briefs, including scope and programme
  • Design and coordination of Electrical services on Projects.
  • Leading projects to completion, typically up to two or three at a time.
  • Mentoring and developing the Graduate or Junior Engineers.
  • Developing relationships with architects, project managers, cost consultants, specialist designers and contractors.
  • Presenting concepts and ideas and projects to both internal staff and external clients.
  • Preparing sketches, drawings or outline designs for the Revit team to finalise.
  • Complete project quality assurance including check reports, review calculations and chair technical design reviews
  • Providing technical supervision on projects, using specialist software for calculations, interpreting standards and regulations and ensuring compatibility of different systems


  • At least four years' experience in a similar role.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Good all-round experience or awareness of ELV, BMS and Home Automation, LV Distribution, Security & Access Control, Fire Alarm and Smoke Control, IT Networks, TV and Video Distribution and Lighting Control.
  • Ideally some experience designing onsite renewable energy systems such as PV's etc.
  • Keen interest in the built environment and good architecture.


  • Loads of flexibility and autonomy, basically just do what you said you'd do in the time you said you'd do it and you'll be left alone to get on with it.
  • A "one-team culture" where everyone is always willing to help to provide you with the support you need.
  • Super chilled office environment, relaxing background music and further complimented by a relaxed dress code.
  • 24 to 30 days annual leave Bank Holidays.
  • Healthcare cover with unlimited out-patient care, unlimited in/day-patient care, dental and eyecare etc.
  • Cycle to work scheme (and onsite storage, lockers and showers etc)
  • Support to complete additional training and continued professional development.
  • Payment of professional membership fees and subscriptions.
  • 5% Pension
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • A real sense of belonging and the opportunity to influence projects, and the future of the firm.

list Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

£48000 - £60000 per annum Up to 53 days leave, progression, diverse

Senior Mechanical Engineer To £60K Package

Up to 53 days leave, quick career progression, fascinating diverse projects and loads of flexibility.

As a Top 500 privately owned business, this multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy have always considered their employees to be their greatest assets. They offer up to 53 days leave, flexible working arrangements and promote based on merit and ability.

Unlike so many of the other large firms you won't be pigeon holed into having to specialise in just one sector. You'll get to work on commercial offices, labs, hotels, science and research facilities, data centres, hospitals and large-scale mixed-use developments across London and the UK.

You'll also benefit from their company culture as promotions are based on ability and personal achievements, rather than being based on longevity.


  • Degree qualified and preferably Chartered.
  • 5 years' experience in the design of HVAC within a consultancy environment.
  • Able to lead projects, mange people and manage fees.
  • Broad range of project experience.


  • Pension, Life assurance, critical illness cover and private medical cover.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Up to 53 days annual leave.
  • Cycle to work scheme and subsidised gym membership.
  • Onsite secure cycle storage facilities and showers.
  • Annual discretionary bonus.
  • Stunning modern office complete with a state to the art business lounge and rooftop terrace.

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list Mechanical Director

£70000 - £90000 per annum Equity and a clear path to Head of M&E

Mechanical Associate Director - Kent - To £90K

Are you a Principal Mechanical Engineer or Mechanical Associate ready to step up into your first Associate Director role?

Due to the Mechanical Partner retiring in the next six months, I'm looking for a Mechanical Associate or Associate Director to join this well-established, MEP Design and Sustainability Consultancy based in Kent.

You'll have full responsibility for the success of the office including all staff and all projects undertaken and will have full autonomy over the mechanical team.


  • Acting as the main point of contact and maintaining a good working relationship with Clients.
  • Negotiating fees, contracts and deliverables.
  • Develop concept and detailed designs and plan strategies.
  • Review, update and maintain technical standards.
  • Financial forward planning, setting, managing and achieving targets and budgets.
  • Planning and monitoring workload and assisting with resource allocation; and recruitment if required.
  • Mentoring, developing and retaining a loyal and productive team.
  • Maintaining the quality of the output they produce.
  • Using your sound commercial judgment to drive projects to completion.
  • Assist the MD with presentations, marketing and business development.


  • Chartered Engineer, i.e., CEng and MCIBSE or MIMechE.
  • At least 10 years' experience in Building Services.
  • Track record in managing projects from feasibility to construction.

Senior Sustainability Consultant - Net Zero Carbon Buildings

£35000 - £50000 per annum Quick progression, WFH, lots of autonomy

Senior Sustainability Engineer - Life Cycle Assessments - To £55K

As a Senior Sustainability Engineer / Consultant you'll guide clients and developers on embodied carbon strategies, operational energy strategies and energy in use reporting.

You'll enjoy working closely with the other internal BIM, Virtual Reality, Architectural, Sustainability, MEP and Structural Engineering teams on both UK and global projects.

As an early adopter of integrated design, this global multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy has always invested into ongoing CPD their employees and also invested a lot back into R&D. This mean that they are able to stay abreast of their competitors when it comes to innovation and tend to lead the industry; rather than just following what other practices are doing.

Key duties

  • Helping clients understand their roadmap and journey to net zero carbon.
  • Understanding what's required in order to meet BREEAM, Well or LEED requirements.
  • Estimating the embodied and whole life carbon on their buildings.
  • Suggesting suitable carbon offsetting solutions that are fit for purpose.
  • Providing training to new recruits within the Life Cycle Assessments team


  • Flexible working hours and option to WFH to suit your lifestyle.
  • 25 days per year holiday, Private healthcare and 5% pension.
  • Quick career progression, based on ability and merit not just on longevity.

Mechanical Design Engineer

£50000 - £385000 per annum Autonomy, Flexibility and Progression

Mechanical Design Engineer - To £50K Package.

So, you've got three teams meetings booked for tomorrow and a deadline due for a weeks' time. You could really do with not commuting into the office for a few days so you can just crack on and get the project issued on time by next week.

But no, your boss is insisting that you come in as it's "good for team moral" and will benefit you.

If you're in a similar situation and want to join a building services consultancy who will allow you to do what's best for you, please get in touch.

Please note as a small business with around 15 staff, this will be a busy and fast paced role. You'll get to work on both new build and refurbishment projects and be expected to be able to attend meetings, liaise with clients and contractors and ultimately design and deliver your own projects.

You'll have the chance of running a project from the initial fee proposal through to commissioning; and be receive an annual bonus (split across two instalments across the years) if your projects remain profitable.

In addition to flexible hours, the option of working from home three days a week, they also offer a decent benefits package, loads of banter and regular social activities.

The opportunity is with a small, well established MEP consultancy based in Zone 1 who offer a unique working environment, a variety of £2M- £40M projects and loads of flexibility.


  • Able to design, plan, manage and deliver medium sized projects; or packages of work on larger projects.
  • Able to use IES or Hevacomp.
  • Comfortable dealing with architects, contractors and clients.
  • Able to manage your own time, do deliver what you said you'd do, in the time you said you'd do it.
  • Probably at least three years' experience as an Intermediate or Mechanical Design Engineer; working within the building services industry.

Senior Electrical Design Engineer

£43000 - £55000 per annum Probably the best benefits package around

Senior Electrical Design Engineer - To £55K

Want the very best?

This building services consultancy understands that in order to attract the best talent; they need to provide the best of everything.

That's why they offer up to 38 days leave, a CIBSE Approved training and development program, flexible working hours, the option of a 9 day fortnight, a cycle to work scheme, an annual bonus, 8% pension as standard, childcare vouchers, ongoing technical and non-technical CPD.

And it's not just their benefits that are great, their projects win CIBSE and RIBA awards and their Directors remain personally interested in the health and well-being of every employee.

Rather than getting bogged down filling in spread sheets and trying to account for every 15 minutes, you'll be trusted to just get on with what you do best. Ie working with architects and clients and then designing, planning, managing and delivering exemplary buildings that use the most suitable range of renewable energy options.

For a confidential chat about their team structure, current projects, culture and plan for 2021 please get in touch with me on 07505 071 303.

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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

£49999 - £60000 per annum 24 days, pension, life assurance, bonus

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - To £60K Package

Established from a desire to deliver a truly integrated and sustainable turn-key solution, this Design and Build Contractor are looking for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer for their well-established inhouse MEP Design Team.

Working with the in-house team of Architects, Civil and Structural Engineers, Project Managers and Construction Managers you'll design, lead and manage numerous complex Education, Healthcare, Scientific and Industrial projects.

With a track record of delivering complex projects across the globe; this role will appeal to an individual seeking stability, concept to completion involvement and the opportunity of designing cutting edge solutions for complex projects.

Key duties;

  • Liaising with clients, establishing briefs and then agreeing deliverables
  • Producing detailed designs of HVAC systems and the associated pipework
  • Leading engineers to achieve project timescales
  • Co-ordinating with other disciples to ensure other services don't clash
  • Reviewing design philosophies and developing HVAC / PH services strategies
  • Representing the client at external meetings
  • Overseeing the construction and commissioning of projects
  • Actively promoting and encouraging the use of passive environmental controls
  • Assisting in the bidding process
  • Delivering outstanding levels of client service to ensure repeat business

Employee Benefits

  1. 4 x life Insurance.
  2. Profit related annual bonus.
  3. 5% Pension Scheme.
  4. 24 days annual leave.
  5. Private Medical insurance.
  6. Opportunity to work from home one or two days a week.

Ref# 1966

Senior Mechanical Engineer

£45000 - £55000 per annum Package

We are looking for a Senior Mechanical (HVAC) Design Engineer for a multi-disciplinary consultancy based in central London. Established in the 1980s from a desire to provide a better service, better quality of project delivery and fantastic working environment for their staff, they now operate from over 10 offices throughout the UK and Europe and have a further three affiliated offices globally.

Reporting to the Mechanical Director, you'll enjoy a diverse role consisting of project based design and delivery work, assisting in managing the HVAC team (currently 8 Mechanical Engineers) and also assisting with the future growth of the MEP team.

You will enjoy working in a close knit and switched on team of Civil & Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health and Sustainability Engineers on interesting range of projects including both new build and refurbishment commercial offices, mixed-used developments and education projects.

This role will suit a confident and reliable Senior Mechanical (Building Services) Design Engineer who is looking to join a social and employee focussed consultancy that offer a fantastic work life balance, genuine opportunity for progression to Associate / Associate Director and the chance of working on large scale and complex projects through all stages of the project lifecycle.