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 Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

£43500 - £49999 per annum CIBSE Training, Ongoing CPD,Great projects

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - To £50K

Tired of working for a consultancy that just doesn't value you? Bored of working on the same types of projects day after day?

As one of the UK's leading MEP Design and Environmental Engineering Consultancy they have firmly established themselves as a leader in Building Performance Engineering.

The founders and directors remain committed to innovation and actively encourage new ideas from all staff. Whether it's a suggestion of "why don't we set up a new specialist team that does…" or "we should start using ApacheHVAC for simulations" or "I think we could use ladybug or honeybee" they'll listen to and support you.

You'll enjoy working on interesting and complex projects including science and research labs, listed buildings, zero carbon masterplans and five-star hotels. You'll also enjoy working on projects from RIBA stage 2 - 5 and also get the opportunity of leading your own projects technically and also from a financial control point of view.

Their CIBSE Approved Training and Development Program will ensure you achieve your CEng and their enhanced employee benefits package is there to make sure you do enjoy a work life balance. After all a 9-day fortnight, up to 33 days annual leave, an annual performance-based bonus and ongoing technical and non-technical CPD sends a clear message that they do care about their employees.


  • At least six years' experience in building services.
  • Able to use Hevacomp, IES or Revit MEP.
  • Able to work in the UK without the need to be sponsored.

For a confidential chat about their team structure, current projects, culture and plan for 2021 please message me. Or phone me on zero seven five nine five, zero seven one, three zero three.

Please quote Job Ref #2799.

list Senior Electrical Design Engineer

£43000 - £55000 per annum

Senior Electrical Design Engineer - To £55K

With 65 MEP Design Engineers this Building Services Consultancy are large enough to compete against multi-disciplinary practices.

However, they still treat every employee as a valued asset and understand that a business is only as good as the quality of the projects they deliver; and the quality of the staff they employ.

Following on from their continued success in 2020, they are continuing to expand in 2021 and are looking for a Senior Electrical Design Engineer to work with them, rather than just to work for them.

Established just after the last recession of 2009, they understand the importance of client care and pride themselves on the quality and detail of their designs. They also appreciate the importance of offering a rewarding working environment; a good work life balance and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

With an additional three offices across the UK, you'll get to work on a very broad range of projects across all RIBA Stages. Current projects include schools, hospitals, listed buildings, universities, science and research labs, high spec commercial offices and zero carbon residential developments.

Reporting to the Technical Director, you'll help lead projects ranging from £5 to £50M and also assist in further developing and sharpening the future direction of the M&E Team.


  • Able to lead projects and assist with resource planning.
  • Good awareness of BIM, Environmental Design and MEP Coordination.
  • Previous experience working on projects from RIBA stages 1 - 5.


  • Up to 38 days holidays
  • 8% Pension
  • 37.5-hour week with the opportunity to work a 9-day fortnight
  • CIBSE registered training and development program
  • Flexible working hours
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Payment of 1 x Professional registration


list Electrical Associate

£63000 - £75000 per annum Up to 20% equity, clear progression, 25

Electrical Associate - To £75K Package Equity

Looking for progression but still enjoy being hands on?

Initially joining as an Associate you'll have a clear path to Director in as little as two years.

Yes, you'll be involved in fee bids, resource planning, invoicing, team management and also securing repeat business from existing clients. However, as a medium sized MEP and Sustainability Consultancy, you'll still be able to maintain a hands-on role when it comes to do design and project delivery.

You'll enjoy working on a range of UK and international projects including masterplans, hotels, super prime residential developments (£20M ) and universities and listed buildings.

Having moved into a larger design studio in 2020, they are committed to growing in 2021 and have already secured the majority of their required turnover for this year.

They offer a relaxed working environment, a fantastic benefits package, one of the best levels of staff retention in the industry a clear route to Director.


  • Degree qualified and preferably Chartered.
  • At least eight years' experience in Building Services.
  • Able to lead and mentor a team, lead projects and lead design team meetings.
  • Previous hotel, high end residential or mixed-use project experience.
  • Good awareness of renewables such as ASHP, GSHP, PV's, battery storage and SMART buildings / BMS.
  • Good understanding of BIM, Environmental (Sustainability) Engineering and MEP.


list Senior Energy Engineer

£45000 - £55000 per annum Secured workload,great team,annual bonus

Senior Energy Engineer - To £55K

As a recognised global leader in Energy Performance Contracting; this Energy and Sustainability Consultancy is experiencing record growth in 2021.

The role has been created due to a recent internal promotion and as they have a full order book for the next 12 months.

As a key member of their Energy Team you'll get involved in large-scale guaranteed energy and carbon reduction projects and energy infrastructure upgrades.

You'll develop investment grade proposals (IGP) outlining;

  • What energy conservation measures will be installed and when they will be installed
  • What the guaranteed energy savings will be, including how many tonnes of CO2 to be saved each year
  • What the capital costs are and what the maximum payback period
  • A measurement and verification (M&V) plan post completion.

As a turn-key provider of energy and carbon reduction strategies they have everything inhouse so you'll see projects from the initial investment grade audit, through design, construction and finally to measurement and verification.

Key duties

  • Carry out detailed energy audits, carbon reduction studies.
  • Produce feasibility studies and present a range of short-term and medium-term options.
  • Provide clients with a detailed report on energy and operational savings calculations.
  • Present clients with financial and energy modelling and economic analysis for different scenarios.
  • Lead projects from concept stage to construction, this will include managing internal and external engineering consultants and specialist contractors.
  • Manage projects and assist with resource planning.
  • Plan, schedule, organise and control all costs of engineering, consulting and subcontracting on the projects you lead.
  • Identify and roll out best practices for energy planning and energy policy.


  • Degree qualified and ideally Chartered (CEng).
  • Ideally a Member of the Energy Institute.
  • At least six years' experience in a similar role, i.e., Energy Engineer undertaking energy auditing, energy modelling and report writing.
  • Good overall awareness of Energy & carbon management within large scale existing buildings such as universities, hospitals or data centres.
  • Good awareness of Building services such as HVAC, central plant, onsite energy generation, renewables, infrastructure (such as district heating) or BMS.
  • Awareness of IPMVP and Embodied Carbon.

Senior Electrical Design Engineer

£45000 - £55000 per annum International projects and progression

Senior Electrical Engineer - To £55K Package

If you enjoy taking projects from concept to handover that incorporate the latest sustainable technologies; you'll love working here.

You'll work closely with signature architects and get to lead projects from feasibility through RIBA stages 2,3 and 4 and incorporate the full suite of renewable or low energy technologies.

As a good communicator you'll build rapport with clients and the project team and help design, plan and deliver unique projects such as resorts, hotels, low energy universities and super-prime residential developments.

Rather than just adopting a copy and paste approach to projects, you'll see each project as unique and always strive to design the best solution on behalf of the client.

You'll benefit from working in a committed, friendly and social tam of Engineers and enjoy weekly social and team building activities.

· At least 8 years' experience as a design engineer.
· Previous experience leading projects from RIBA Stages 1-4.
· Able to manage and mentor two to three, Junior or Intermediate Engineers.
· Good understanding of renewables (PV's, ASHP, Passive design) and electrical based heating solutions.

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.

Ref #5972

Mechanical Design Engineer

£35000 - £45000 per annum Complex, iconic projects profit share

Mechanical Design Engineer - Healthcare - To £48K Package

Know your HTM's from your HBN's?

As one of the world's first truly "interdisciplinary" engineering consultancies they are recognised as market leader in the design of hospitals, laboratories, research facilities and universities.

With offices across the UK, Europe, SE Asia and Ireland and over 1000 MEP engineers, architects, environmental engineers, civil and structural, sustainability engineers and urban designers they are able to design and deliver a project of any scale.

Founded over 50 years ago in the UK, they have a history of innovation and have always considered their employees as their greatest assets. That's why they continue to offer profit share, only promote from within, have one of the best levels of staff retention and offer one of the best employee benefits packages in the industry.

Working as part of their dedicated Healthcare team you'll get to work on both major new build and complex refurbishment projects ranging from £2M to £300M. Rather than battling with external specialist consultants; you'll enjoy working collaboratively with the other engineering disciplines as you will all be working towards a common goal.


  • At least four years' experience in building services
  • Previous healthcare project experience and a good understanding of HTM's and HBN's.
  • Keen interest in building performance engineering and BIM.
  • RIBA stage 2 - 4 project experience.

Job #2798

Associate (Electrical)

£65000 - £78500 per annum Autonomy, international and UK projects

Associate / Associate Director (Electrical) £65 to £78,500 Package

We are currently seeking an Associate (Electrical) to work on high profile projects from our Covid compliant, London studio. You help design and deliver innovative, integrated building services on a range of commercial, hotel, residential and mixed-use projects.

About you

You will take a pivotal role in leading the electrical engineering team and promote the benefit of a holistic design process to all engineers.

As you demonstrate your ability, you'll be given full autonomy for leading your own projects and will also receive a bonus for any new work you bring into the practice.

As an Associate, you'll have an in-depth understanding of the other building design disciplines and be conmfident liaising with the Mechanical and Sustainability Directors.

As an active listener you'll liaise with architects and understand and appreciate their design aspirations, while working with them collaboratively to deliver high quality, integrated designs.

You will prepare proposals and scopes of services, negotiate with project managers and clients to reach positive collaborative outcomes whilst promoting low energy, sustainable design solutions.

About us

  • We are an international interdisciplinary practice of designers, engineers and technicians who create outstanding places and spaces for people.
  • Founded in the UK we operate from multiple studios across Europe and the UK and work on iconic international and UK projects.
  • We value every employee and provide a professional, yet relaxed working environment where collaboration, creativity and quality are encouraged.

What to do next

Please apply with your up-to-date resume including your project experience. Or phone zero seven five nine five zero seven one three zero three for a more discreet chat and mention job reference 3972.

Please note, not all of our jobs are advertised so please feel free to call in.

Building Physics Engineer

£38000 - £45000 per annum Autonomy, progression, good benefits

Building Physics Engineer - London - To £45K

Committed to biophilic design and driven by a passion to design better buildings that enhance occupants' lives; this consultancy has a reputation for designing iconic, highly sustainable buildings.

As a Sustainability (Building Physics) Engineer, you'll help reduce the ecological footprint of the built environment whilst working closely with a team of 10 Sustainability Engineers. You'll feel good that you are using your expert IESVe skills to help design buildings for greater building performance; rather than just for Part L compliance and doing your bit to help save our planet.

Working closely with architects from the feasibility stage, you'll use your creative hand sketching skills to help bring their ideas to life. You'll stay involved on your projects through to construction and also carry out POE's to determine how the building performs in use, compared to your original predictions.

They will continue to grow in 2021 and can offer you quick progression, extensive autonomy and the opportunity of further developing your skills in LCA, Well and Passivhaus.


  • Advanced IES skills, preferably some experience with ApacheHVAC.
  • Degree qualified.
  • Previous experience preparing reports for BREEAM and planning applications.
  • Keen interest in Passivhaus, Climate Change and LETI.
  • Some experience in automation using Ladybug, Rhino, Honeybee etc.

Please contact me directly via LinkedIn or our own website, or call me on zero seven five nine five zero seven one three zero three. I will respond to all applications and enquiries.

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

£45000 - £55000 per annum Complex projects,great team,great culture

Senior Mechanical (HVAC) Design Engineer - To £55K

What a start to 2021!

This medium sized MEP Design Consultancy has just secured projects for the next six months and has already had two new Engineers join them this week.

Having recently won "UK Project of the Year" for their involvement on a project with a well-known digital media company, the inquiries are flooding in from other clients requesting their services.

As such, they are now looking for another reliable Senior Mechanical Design Engineer for their London office.

With a reputation for making the seemingly impossible possible, they pride themselves in delivering energy efficient, practical solutions to some of the most well-known media, financial services, legal sector clients across the UK.

You'll enjoy working in a close knit and friendly team of engineers and have full autonomy to design and drive your own projects through to completion rather than being micro-managed.


  • 8 years' experience in building services.
  • Able to design most types of HVAC services using IES or Hevacomp.
  • Able to design and deliver projects and develop meaningful relationships with clients.
  • Previous CAT B and CAT A office, residential or mixed-use project experience