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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hot jobs Mechanical Design Engineer

£38000 - £45000 per annum Package

Mechanical Design Engineer £38K to £45K Package


Founded from a desire to deliver holistic, cost effective and innovative projects across the built environment, this specialist Building Services and Sustainability Consultancy has rapidly grown and have just secured the majority of projects they have recently bid for.

As a result, they are now looking for a client facing, Mechanical Building Services Design Engineer who is able to work on a range of complex projects from inception, through to detailed design and handover. In addition to HVAC Design you will also have the opportunity of assisting with passive design, Energy strategies and above ground drainage ensuring you develop a true understanding of how a building goes together and how MEP services integrate with other disciplines.


Based in their stunning and spacious London Studio offering waterfront views and lots of natural light and ventilation. The studio is in the heart of London, in a vibrant location close to major transport links, parks and an International shopping centre. You will get involved in a number of exciting projects including a £50 million mixed use development, £14M Hotel project (Refurbishment), £15 million luxury residential project (New build) and a range of smaller commercial, listed and education projects.

They are a consultancy of circa. 20 employees and they work on broad range of projects. You will get to work directly with Architects on RIBA stages 1 & 2 and on alongside contractors for RIBA stages 3 & 4


Reporting to the Associate Director, a chartered engineer who has been with the company for over ten years, she will support you in being responsible for leading projects, producing calculations, specifications and reports and attending client and design team meetings. Although this is a hands-on design role you will have access to a team of three Intermediate Mechanical Engineers to assist you with calculations, IES modelling and Revit ensuring your time is utilised effectively and that you are not having to work overtime.


This is genuinely a great opportunity to join a stable, friendly and flexible consultancy that has a great culture, a healthy work / life balance and offers extensive autonomy. They champion diversity and inclusion and have a 60:40 male to female gender split.

Senior Energy Engineer

£44999 - £55000 per annum Package Travel Bonus

Senior Energy Engineer ( Energy Consultant / Building Physics ) To £55K Package Travel Bonus

Looking for more of a client-side role? Ever considered moving away from traditional consultancy into a commercial real estate advisor and working directly with clients?

Rather than just working as an external consultant for clients here you will be seen as a trusted advisor and get to work directly with the end user client. Rather than just working on a single building at a time, working for a commercial real estate advisor will allow you to have an influence on 100's of buildings on behalf of a client.

With an office and presence, in every major city across the UK, they utilise this extensive knowledge network and work as a trusted advisor to the majority of the FTSE 500. Some of their current projects involve doing the EPC's for landmark buildings such as the Shard, the Walkie Talkie and the Leadenhall Building.

As a Senior Energy Engineer (Energy Consultant / Building Physics) you'll work as part of a dedicated ESG Team, which is currently 60 individuals. This ESG team are very much front and centre of the business, rather than being a support division of another team and have ambitious plans to double in size over the next five years.

Working closely with property investors, occupiers, and fund managers you'll enjoy a diverse role consisting of preparing EPCs for complex buildings and advising clients on what they need to do in order for their buildings to achieve Net Zero Carbon.

You'll use IESVE to model buildings and help blue chip clients with the acquisition, management and divestment of their property portfolios. This will include working closely with the inhouse MEP Engineers to ensure these buildings reduce their operational energy and carbon and continue to operate as efficiently as possible.

You'll act able to act as a point of contact for clients, collaborate effectively with a range of colleagues and engage with other stakeholders. You'll be responsible for preparing EPCs (primarily DSM, using IES) and provide expert advice which identify risks, opportunities, and mitigation strategies for clients' portfolios.

This will allow you to develop a true appreciation of whole life cycle of a building essentially setting you apart from your peers and future proofing your career as a Sustainability Consultant.

In addition to developing your skills in Level 5 EPC's (using IESVe) you'll also be supported by the Associate Director to develop new skills in MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards), and a range of environmental benchmarking systems such as Nabers, Well, BREEAM and LEED.

Requirements

  • Expert user of IESVe and ideally previous experience carrying out Dynamic Simulation Modelling.
  • Previous experience working on existing buildings.
  • Good understanding of Building Services eg plant, AHU's thermal comfort, lighting, daylighting, &
  • Comfortable liaising with clients, property managers, tenants and external specialist consultants.
  • Understanding of, or at least a keen interest in of operational energy certification, such as NABERS.

Benefits

  • 27 days leave, 7.5% employer pension, 4 x Life Assurance and Private Healthcare.
  • Interest free season ticket loan or cycle to work scheme
  • Ongoing CPD including sponsorship to undertake day release.
  • Annual bonus (Typically between 7.5% to 10%).
  • Company Car or Car allowance
  • 35-hour working week.
  • Option of working from home up to three days a week.

hot jobs Intermediate Mechanical Design Engineer

£33000 - £40000 per annum Package

Intermediate Mechanical Design Engineer - Looking to get Chartered in 2022?


With a CIBSE Approved Training and Development program and over 100 MEP Design Engineers based in their London office, you'll work on complex healthcare projects from concept to construction.


You'll be mentored by a Chartered Director who like you, started off as an Intermediate and will ensure you receive all the support you need to become Chartered in 2022.


Who you are


* Degree qualified in Building Services or Mechanical Engineering.
* At least two years' experience in a similar role.
* Previous healthcare, laboratory or complex ventilation design experience.

What you'll be doing


* Designing innovative and resilient HVAC systems for the hospitals of the future.
* Attending site, client and progress meetings.
* Using IES or Hevacomp and Revit to produce your designs and check your calculations.
* Enjoying a work life balance as you'll be finishing at 5pm every day.

You'll benefit from a CIBSE Approved training and development program, a 35-hour working week (9am - 5pm), 25 days leave, 5% pension, interest free season ticket loan and private healthcare.

Oh, I did I mention they are a "Good Employer" and "Investor in People"?

To find out more call me on Zero Seven Five Nine Five Zero Seven One Three Zero Three. If you don't have an updated CV, that's OK we can deal with that later.


All applications will receive a response.

hot jobs Senior Sustainability Engineer

£40000 - £50000 per annum Package

Senior Sustainability Engineer - To £50K

Supported by an Associate or Principal, you'll work as part of a team of 20 Sustainability Engineers and Building Physics Engineers.

You'll help develop a range of sustainable design solutions for projects based in the UK and abroad; and be responsible for carrying out detailed dynamic thermal modeling analysis (Using IES VE) to help clients achieve their net zero carbon aspirations on projects.

Working closely with the inhouse team of coders, you'll also help develop bespoke industry methods and tools to solve complex problems, that off the shelf software just can't solve.

You'll also work in close collaboration with the inhouse MEP Design Engineers and use simulation to challenge and integrate their design process during the early stages of a project. You'll be instrumental in helping design buildings that utilize the least amount of energy and carbon, yet enhance the overall health and wellbeing of the individuals or communities that occupy these buildings.

Key tasks

  • Developing energy and sustainability statements that satisfy either Local Planning Authorities or the London Plan.
  • Produce Net Zero Carbon reports that comply with the NABERS UK Design for Performance UKGBC and LETI frameworks.
  • Preparing Technical Reports using IES to assess Part L compliance and for greater Building Performance
  • Producing EPC's using IES VE or IES Apache HVAC (dynamic simulation Thermal Modelling)
  • Providing expert advice on building physics, overheating analysis, occupant comfort, air flow analysis, natural ventilation, daylight, and sunlight levels.
  • Carrying out R&D into renewable technologies.
  • Offering clients Part L2 advice to achieve compliance or improve the efficiency of their existing buildings.

Benefits

  • Ongoing training and development
  • 37-hour week with an early finish on a Friday.
  • Private medical insurance
  • Flexi-hours
  • Free health and well-being / mindfulness activities
  • Collaborative working environment
  • Freedom to just get on with your role, rather than being micromanaged
  • No probation, i.e. you have full rights from day one of your employment
  • Opportunity to work on UK and international projects
  • Opportunity to work or do secondments in other global offices in Australia, US or SE Asia.

Requirements

  • Able to work closely with architects and clients.
  • Confident discussing the environmental (Sustainability) aspects or strategies of all the projects under your control.
  • Able to work in the UK without the need to be sponsored.
  • Degree Qualified in Building Services Engineering, Architectural Engineering or Environmental Engineering.
  • Ideally a CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant or CIBSE Low Carbon Energy Assessor (LCC & LCEA)
  • Ideally able to sign off EPCs level 3, 4 & 5 using IES

hot jobs Intermediate Electrical Design Engineer

£33000 - £40000 per annum Package

Intermediate Electrical Design Engineer - Major healthcare projects.

I am interested in speaking with Intermediate Electrical Design Engineers with Healthcare, Laboratory, Stadium, Airport or Data Centre design experience. This is a great opportunity to work on some of the most complex projects available within the building services industry and work in a supportive, social, collaborative and fun working environment for a firm that genuinely considers their staff to be their greatest assets.

Client

- Well established, major MEP Consultancy with an excellent reputation.
- London office employs over 100 Engineers.
- Very social and fun place to work.
- Central London location.

Benefits

- Ongoing and regular training
- 35-hour week
- 23 days leave
- 4 x Life Assurance
- Private Medical Insurance
- Subsidised gym membership
- Interest free season ticket loan
- Cycle to work scheme
- Payment of Professional Memberships (Ie CIBSE, IET, IHEEM etc)
- Genuine job security

Requirements


- Degree qualified.
- Minimum of one years' experience in a similar role, ie working as a consulting electrical design engineer.
- Must be able to use two of the following AutoCAD, Amtech, Cymap, Dialux, Relux, or Revit MEP.

Junior Electrical Design Engineer

£30 - £35000 per annum Package

Junior Electrical Design Engineer - Major healthcare projects.

I am interested in speaking with Junior (Grad 1, Grad 2) Engineers with Healthcare, Laboratory, Stadium, Airport or Data Centre design experience. This is a great opportunity to work on some of the most complex projects available within the building services industry and work in a supportive, social, collaborative and fun working environment for a firm that genuinely considers their staff to be their greatest assets.

Client

- Well established, major MEP Consultancy with an excellent reputation.
- London office employs over 100 Engineers.
- Very social and fun place to work.
- Central London location.

Benefits

- Ongoing and regular training
- 35-hour week
- 23 days leave
- 4 x Life Assurance
- Private Medical Insurance
- Subsidised gym membership
- Interest free season ticket loan
- Cycle to work scheme
- Payment of Professional Memberships (Ie CIBSE, IET, IHEEM etc)
- Genuine job security

Requirements
- Degree qualified.
- Minimum of one years' experience in a similar role, ie working as a consulting electrical design engineer.
- Must be able to use two of the following AutoCAD, Amtech, Cymap, Dialux, Relux, or Revit MEP.

Electrical Design Engineer

£33000 - £45000 per annum CIBSE Training, 23 days leave, pension

Intermediate Electrical Engineer - To £40K Package

I'm currently recruiting for an Electrical Design Engineer for a medium sized, Building Services consultancy based in Zone 1, central London.

With over 250 staff over a network of over 10 offices they are large enough to win and deliver £100M projects, whilst still being small enough to recognise their staff as their most important assets.

Supported by a Senior or Principal Electrical Design Engineer, you will be given as much responsibility and autonomy as you desire and the opportunity of designing and delivering your own projects from concept to handover.

Key tasks

  • Producing schedules, specifications and scopes for work documents.
  • Designing LV distribution, fire alarms, intruder, access control, internal and external lighting and CCTV systems.
  • Producing working drawings.
  • Carrying out condition reports and preliminary load assessments.
  • Designing containment routes.
  • Carrying out cable sizing and discrimination studies.
  • Producing mains distribution and lighting/emergency lighting layouts.
  • Attending client and design team meetings.
  • Maintain a record of CFD and work towards achieving your CEng status.

Please note they do offer a full benefits package of 5% pension, 4 x life assurance, private healthcare, interest free season ticket loan, CIBSE approved training and development programme and a reduced 35 hour working week.

Ideally you will be Degree qualified in Building Services or Electrical Engineering, have at least three years UK experience and be able to design, co-ordinate, and deliver projects with minimal supervision.

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

£38000 - £45000 per annum Interesting projects, freedom and support

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Manchester

As one of the true early pioneers of Sustainable design, this highly admired building services consultancy has consistently set new standards when it comes to building performance engineering.

Despite Covid they didn't made anyone redundant, kept everyone on full pay and even went ahead with promotions, pay rises and paid out bonuses too.

As a privately owned practice, you'll enjoy working for a company where engineering and staff well-being come first; and bottom line comes second.

Reporting to a very supportive Mechanical Director, you'll be responsible for designing, managing and leading projects from feasibility to construction.

Current projects range from Net Zero Carbon Masterplans, LEED Platinum HQ's for global Tech firms, ultra-low energy universities and mixed-use developments.

Benefits

  • Ongoing training and development
  • 37-hour week with an early finish on a Friday.
  • Private medical insurance
  • Flexi-hours
  • Free health and well-being / mindfulness activities
  • Collaborative working environment
  • Freedom to just get on with your role, rather than being micro managed
  • No probation, ie you have full rights from day one of your employment
  • Opportunity to work on UK and international projects
  • Opportunity to work or do secondments in other global offices in Australia, US or SE Asia.

Requirements

  • Able to work closely with architects and clients.
  • Comfortable acting as a main point of contact for all HVAC matters.
  • Confident discussing the environmental (Sustainability) aspects or strategies of all the projects under you control.
  • Able to work from the Manchester office as few days a week as required.
  • Able to work in the UK without the need to be sponsored.

For a more discreet discussion please call me on zero seven five nine five, zero seven one, three zero three or send me a private message via LinkedIn.

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hot jobs Senior Electrical Engineer

£48000 - £58000 per annum Package

Senior Electrical Engineer - To £58K Clear path to Partner.

Been overlooked for promotion? Frustrated that you are having to compete with so many other Senior or Principals?

Although this Building Services Consultancy employs over 100 MEP Design Engineers and Sustainability Consultants from their London office; you'll have a clear path to Associate.

Promotion is based on skills and ability, rather than longevity or qualifications; so, you will be promoted when you are demonstrating that you are operating at an Associate level.

Reporting directly to a Partner, as a Senior Electrical Engineer, you'll be responsible for leading projects, managing and mentoring a few junior engineers and technicians, and also maintaining key client relationships.

Rather than having to compete with loads of other Seniors or Principal Engineers, their current structure means that you'll have a clear opportunity to progress to Associate and then Partner, should you wish.

As a privately owned business, they remain focussed on staff development and staff retention. They offer flexible working hours, the option of working from home two days a week and a comprehensive employee benefits package such as a 35-hour week, 24 days annual leave, 5% Pension, 4 x Life Assurance, Private healthcare, cycle to work or an Interest free season ticket loan, Payment of professional memberships and day release.

Requirements

  • Client facing, Senior Electrical Design Engineer.
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in building services.
  • Proven track record in leading projects from RIBA Stages 2 -4.

hot jobs Senior/Principal Mechanical Engineer

£53000 - £65000 per annum Package

Senior/Principal Mechanical Engineer - London - £53-£65k

This medium sized, Sustainability and Building Services Consultancy sees every new project as unique; and as the perfect opportunity to try something new.

Due to recent promotions (and payrises) they are looking for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer who enjoys collaborating with architects and project teams during the early stages of project. You'll partner with the architect and ensure their vision is achieved; whilst using your sound practical knowledge to ensure that the HVAC services remain easy to install, access and maintain in the future.

With a good appreciation of other disciplines and an awareness of environmental engineering, you'll design innovative buildings that set new energy benchmarks, and use new technology, new principles or new materials.

Key Duties

  • Acting as the first point of contact for architects or clients on all projects under your control.
  • Manging a team of Engineers, checking their designs and calculations.
  • Assisting with fee proposals, resource planning and recruitment.
  • Staying involved in projects from initial design to delivery on site.
  • Carrying Post-occupancy evaluations on buildings.
  • Mentoring and developing the team of Intermediate and Graduate Mechanical design engineers.

hot jobs Electrical Design Engineer

£39999 - £49999 per annum get paid to have every second Friday off

Electrical Design Engineer - To £50K bring your dog (or cat) get paid to have every second Friday off!

This consultancy will not just welcome you, but also your beloved dog; and they will pay you to have every second Friday off.

Providing your pooch is well behaved, you are welcome to bring it with to the office with you, just not on the day that the cat is in.

As a recognised leader in integrated design, this MEP and Sustainability Consultancy has continued to put the health and well-being of their employees first. That's one of the reasons why they moved to a nine-day fortnight over two years ago and why they offer such a supportive, inclusive and welcoming culture.


They offer a very social environment, as each team has their own large social budget and get together on a monthly basis. So, you'll also enjoy a genuine sense of belonging and teamwork which again isn't normally available within a large, corporate consultancy.

The projects they get involved in regularly win multiple awards from CIBSE and RIBA; and as a firm they remain at the forefront of sustainable, building services design.


As an Electrical Design Engineer, here you'll enjoy a level of autonomy and freedom that just isn't possible within a large, corporate engineering consultancy. You'll also have direct access to the Directors and Associates and get a say in the overall direction of the firm.

Please feel free to call me or message me for more information.

hot jobs Senior Mechanical Engineer

£49999 - £60000 per annum Package

Senior Mechanical Engineer - £60K Package

Want to use AI, BIM and Building Physics to help push the boundaries of digital design?

This Sustainability led, Building Services Design Consultancy partners directly with signature architects such as Purcell, Herzog & de Meuron, KSR and, designs and delivers, a variety of low energy buildings.

As a Senior Mechanical (HVAC) Engineer, you'll work on a range of projects including stadiums, hotels, listed buildings, leisure centres, super prime residential developments and large-scale mixed-use developments.

You'll enjoy a hybrid role of working from their brand-new London studio and also from home. They have created a very enjoyable working culture, and arrange weekly and monthly social activities (dragon boat racing, pub quiz, bowling, ping pong, cook a long classes, running & cycling club etc).

They also appreciate the importance of training and development and offer weekly CPD's, lunch and learns, and do have a program of mentors in place who can help you achieve your CEng with CIBSE or the IMechE.

You'll work with, not just work for, one of their Founding Partners and enjoy a large degree of autonomy and flexibility. Rather than being micro-managed or getting bogged down filling in unnecessary time sheets; you'll be free to just crack on with liaising with architects and clients and bring their ideas to life.

You'll get involved in projects from feasibility to post occupancy and be proud that you are helping to change the role of the building services engineer, and be able to provide true, net zero carbon developments.

Benefits

  • 25 days leave.
  • Matched Pension up to 5%
  • Private medical insurance.
  • Payment of 1 x professional membership.
  • Option of working from home two (2) days a week
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Secure cycle storage and shower / change room facilities.
  • An annual discretionary bonus.
  • Annual salary review / increase.
  • Monthly and quarterly social activities.
  • Ongoing training and development, and support with your CEng application.

Requirements

  • Degree qualified, Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
  • At least five years' experience in Building Serviced
  • Able to use Revit MEP, Hevacomp or IESVe.