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 Mechanical Design Engineer

£34000 - £40000 per annum 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 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, 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 loads of natural light, 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.

Reporting to a Director or Associate Director you will be 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 well know consultancy that has a great culture, a healthy work / life balance and offers extensive autonomy.

Keywords - Passive design, GSHP, kinetic facades, zero carbon, parametric modelling, CIBSE Building Performance Awards, integrated engineering, environmental design, net zero energy buildings, Revit MEP.

list Lead R&D Engineer

£49999 - £70000 per annum Chance to change the built environment

Lead R&D Engineer - Building Services - £50 to £70K Package

I have a unique opportunity for a Senior or Principal Electrical Design Engineer to move away from design into a dedicated R&D role.

Reporting Directly to the CTO, you'll work closely with the Sustainability Engineers, MEP Design Engineers and also the Building Physics Engineers and undertake ground-breaking R&D work within the built environment.

Rather than just following what the rest of the industry is doing, you'll continue to use your research and technical skills and come up with new, quicker, more sustainable ways of designing buildings and facilities that will go on to set new industry benchmarks.

You'll also get a huge say in terms of what new technology or software to invest in; and seek to promote DfP and DfMA and automation across the built environment.

You'll receive full support from the business in terms of a new laptop, a large training and development budget and have easy access to the Senior Management board, all of whom are recognised industry leaders within the mission critical space.


  • Degree qualified in a relevant field such as Electrical Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Energy Engineering or Environmental Engineering.
  • Previous experience in mission critical projects such as science and research facilities, labs, data centres or large-scale industrial projects.
  • Able to present new ideas, concepts or technologies to internal and external client teams.

For a confidential discussion, please call email me or message me on LinkedIn or via our own website. Or phone me on zero seven five nine five zero seven one three zero three.

list Intermediate Electrical Design Engineer

£29000 - £42000 per annum 25 days, flexi time,CPD, cool projects

Intermediate Electrical Design Engineer - London - To £42K Package

I've been retained by a design led consultancy to find them an Electrical Design Engineer (Building Services) for their London studio.

As a collaborative group of MEP Engineers, architects and designers they partner with their clients from a very early design stage and always encourage the use of innovative, passive and low energy solutions. They are definitely not a "copy and paste" engineering firm and treat every project and client as unique. They always aspire to set new industry standards or create lower energy buildings than their competitors.

Although they have just moved to a larger office to facilitate growth, they are looking to become better not just bigger. Based in the design hub of London they offer a relaxed office environment, flexible working hours, a range of UK and international projects and a lot of autonomy.

Reporting to a Charted Principal Electrical Engineer, you will assist with the following tasks;

  • Design of Electrical Services directly into Revit.
  • Attending DTM's and preparing hand sketches to illustrate concepts.
  • Preparing drawings in AutoCAD when required.
  • Producing innovative concept and detailed designs.
  • Producing specifications and schedules.
  • Attending projects during the installation stage to develop your understanding of MEP Services.
  • Attending completed projects after occupation and determine how the building is actually performing in use; compared to your original predictions.

Employee Benefits

  • Up to 30 days leave ( Bank Holidays)
  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension
  • 4 x life assurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Performance based, annual bonus
  • Employee referral program
  • Payment of professional memberships
  • Free fruit and free tea and coffee
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership.

list Intermediate Electrical Design Engineer

£32500 - £40000 per annum 23 days leave, pension, ongoing CPD

Intermediate Electrical Design Engineer - To £40K

Due to ongoing growth, I'm looking for an Intermediate Electrical Design Engineer to join the Building Services department of this medium sized, multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy.

You'll enjoy working on a fascinating range of projects including hotels on behalf of the Hilton, Fit Outs on behalf of the Royal Academy of Dance, large scale masterplans or regeneration projects as well as a range of universities and schools.

As an Intermediate Electrical Design Engineer, you'll be responsible for all the usual day-to-day duties including both office and site-based duties, liaising with clients, suppliers and with colleagues throughout the company.


  • Carry out conceptual design studies producing design schemes and deliverables such as design philosophies. (includes but not limited to: lighting, fire alarm, small power, general services and LV board and distribution design)
  • Carry out detailed electrical engineering including preparation of calculations and drawings for the full range of electrical building services design
  • Review submissions and installations for compliance with design intent and good engineering practice.
  • Witness commissioning activities, trials and factory acceptance tests for compliance with design intent.
  • Provide support to proposals as required.
  • Liaise with the other inhouse disciplines.
  • Manage your own time to ensure you produce your deliverables on time.


  • Degree / HND in Electrical Engineering or Building Services Engineering.
  • Member of the IET or CIBSE
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Amtech or Revit.
  • Aware of energy generation, distribution systems and renewables.


list Electrical Associate

£62000 - £75000 per annum Equity, Autonomy and Quick Progression

Electrical Associate £65 to £75K Package Equity Autonomy

Tired of working for a large consultancy that are run by accountants rather than Engineers?

Established over a decade ago, the founding partners of this Sustainability and MEP Design Consultancy still remain hands on. They are involved in every aspect of the business from recruiting, to design, carrying out specialist surveys, maintaining client relationships and also having monthly one to ones with the team leaders.

With multiple offices located across the UK, you'll get to work on a fascinating range of projects including listed buildings, net zero carbon masterplans, research labs, landmark hotels and high-rise mixed-use developments.

With M&E at the heart of the business; and not just a small support function to a larger multi-disciplinary offering the Directors really understand the complexity of projects they bid on. That's why their fees allow their engineers to do a proper design and why they're not afraid to take projects from RIBA Stage 1 to 5, rather than just handing over at Stage 3.

Having already secured the majority of their fee income for 2021, they are looking for an additional Electrical Associate who can lead the team, assist with resource planning and also free up time the Electrical Directors so they can focus on more business development.

If you'd like to join a practice that are all about quality and flexibility and can offer a clear route to Director, please get in touch. If you don't have a CV that's OK, just give me a call or send me an email and we can deal with that later.


list Mechanical Design Engineer

£33000 - £40000 per annum 25 days, 5% pension, genuine job security

Mechanical (HVAC) Design Engineer - To £40K

Package Job Security Ongoing Training & Development (yes even in this climate!)

You'll be mentored by a Chartered Mechanical Director who like you, started off as an Engineer and work in a team of around 30 MEP Engineers. Their CIBSE Approved Training and Development program will ensure you develop your technical and commercial skills and that you can become a Chartered Engineer as quickly as possible.

You'll enjoy working on complex and varied projects from concept to construction; and also learn about other disciplines (such as PH, BIM, Fire and Sustainability) which will ensure you develop a good overall understanding of Building Services, not just HVAC.

You'll also enjoy working on diverse projects ranging from major new builds to complex refurbishment and upgrade projects as well.

25 days leave, 5% pension.
Interest free season ticket loan or cycle to work cycle.
Subsidised gym membership.
Private healthcare.
Generous individual training and development fund.
Job security (they haven't furloughed anyone, made anyone redundant or reduced salaries in 2020)


Please apply or call me on zero seven five nine five, zero seven one, three zero three.

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 Electrical Design Engineer

£45000 - £58000 per annum 25 days,flexibility,international projects

I'm looking for a Senior Electrical Design Engineer who is comfortable designing and leading iconic UK and international projects.

Supported by a team of nine Electrical Engineers, you'll lead up to three projects simultaneously including hotels, high-rise residential towers, universities and resorts.

As a recognised leader in Low and Zero Carbon projects, you'll lead projects from RIBA Stage 2 to 5 and also work closely with signature architects on competition bids.

With at least six years' experience in Building Services, you'll already be familiar with integrating sustainable and renewable technologies into projects, leading client meetings and mentoring a team.

You'll work closely with the other inhouse disciplines such as mechanical, environmental, acoustic and sustainability engineers and create buildings and spaces that inspire people.

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


  • At least six years' experience in Building Services as a Design Engineer
  • Previous experience leading projects from RIBA Stages 1-5.
  • 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.

list Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

£45000 - £60000 per annum 35 hours a week, 25 days leave, CPD

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - To £60K

Tired of working "for" a boss that doesn't value you?

Established in 2017, this 20 person multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy has always put the health and wellbeing of their staff first, and bottom line second.

It's one of the key values that the founder was passionate about, when the firm was originally established decade ago.

They also promote a good work life balance and only operate a 35 hour week as they don't like staff working ridiculous hours.

And if a project does require a push to the finish line, instead of being told you have to work overtime, you'll be asked can you work overtime. If you can, that's great and you will be paid for every additional hour you work.

And if you can't due to other commitments, that's also OK as they will just put additional resources on the project to help you get the project over the line.

Anyway as a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer you'll work "with" the director, not just "for" the Director. You'll enjoy leading projects including stadiums, hotels, museums, CAT A and CAT B offices and major residential developments across London and Europe and get as much autonomy and responsibility as you desire.


  • Client facing Senior Mechanical Design Engineer.
  • Able to design and deliver projects using your own initiative.
  • Able to use IES or Hevacomp.
  • Willing to contribute to new ideas and the overall success of this new office.

Please message me or phone me on 07595 071 303 for a confidential chat.

Ref # 2815

list Building Performance Engineer

£33000 - £40000 per annum Great team, unique projects, ongoing CPD

Building Performance Engineer - Bristol - £33 to £40K

As a leader in building performance engineering, this Sustainability and MEP Design Consultancy has ambitious (and realistic) growth plans for 2021.

Having secured a fascinating range of projects for 2021, you'll get stuck straight into a net zero carbon masterplan, a low carbon university project and net positive energy mixed-use development.

With Sustainability and Building Performance at the heart of what they do, all employees remain committed to modelling, designing and delivering low or zero carbon buildings.

Supported and mentored by the Director of Sustainability and Sustainability Associate; you'll develop your understanding of BPE, LCA / LCC and true low energy building design.

You'll provide expert advice on low carbon or passive building design techniques to clients and feel good that you are helping to deliver meaningful and sustainable change within the built environment.


  • Advanced IESVe modelling skills, ideally some experience with ApacheHVAC.
  • Good understanding of Building Services design (MEP), building physics and operational energy use.
  • Keen interest in the circular economy and health and well-being.
  • Experience modelling buildings for greater building performance, not just for compliance.
  • Ideally some previous experience using One Click LCA or PHPP software.

Job Ref #2787

list Electrical Technical Director

£90000 - £120000 per annum Full package best in class projects

Electrical Technical Director - £90 - 120K (UK)

As an Electrical Technical Director, you'll be responsible for leading the design and delivery of some of the most complex and innovative Data Centres anywhere in the world. Whether it's using clean onsite power generation, innovative evaporative cooling, liquid cooling or immersion cooling you'll be responsible for helping the industry move towards Net Zero Carbon emissions data centres.

With a confirmed order book now stretching into 2022; and multiple new projects across the UK, Ireland, Europe and the US it's a great time to join them.

Although they are a large firm, they still adopt a people first and bottom line second approach to business and are still investing heavily in training and development for all staff.


  • 10 years' experience in the building services industry.
  • Experience in data centre or other mission critical projects such as pharmaceutical, laboratory or healthcare projects.
  • Track record in leading teams and leading projects.
  • Able to work in the UK without the need to be sponsored.

Please send me a message or phone me for a confidential chat on 07595 071 303. If you don't have an updated CV that's OK just give me a call anyway and we can go from there.

list Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

£39999 - £57000 per annum 9 day fortnight quick progression

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - London

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

Their MEP Design Engineers come from various backgrounds including building services, architectural engineering, environmental engineering, Aeronautics, Chemical Engineering and Energy.

With projects now secured until the end of 2021, 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.

Using your appreciation of other disciplines and awareness of environmental engineering, you'll design innovative buildings that set new energy benchmarks, and use new technology or new principles.

Key Duties

  • Driving value for clients by thinking outside the box
  • Ensuring all services are properly coordinated
  • Acting as the first point of contact 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.

For more information, please send me a message, apply via here or our website ( Human Capital Solutions Dot Co Dot UK).

Or phone me on zero seven five nine five zero seven one three zero three.