Richard Federer

Director (Building Services Design)

Richard joined Human Capital Solutions in 2010 and possesses over 16 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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Principal Electrical Engineer

£65000 - £75000 per annum Clear path to Principal

Principal Electrical Design Engineer - To £75K Clear path to Principal No minimum number of days in the office.

If you're tired of being a small cog in a wheel and would like to join a Building Services Consultancy that can offer you autonomy and a clear path to Director, then please read on.

Established just after the GFC in 2009, this MEP Design and Sustainability Consultancy has stood the test of time. They are still a hugely successful, independently owned consultancy that secure all their projects directly from high profile architects or developers.

Their two founding Directors (both are CEng and MCIBSE) remain hands on and ensure every project they undertake meets or exceeds their clients' expectations. And they also ensure that every employee has a voice and can make suggestions on how to further improve their practice, standards, or the quality of what they deliver.

Collaborating with their Electrical Associate (who will be retiring this year) you'll be the lead Electrical Engineer and be responsible for designing, leading, managing and delivering projects. Current projects range from 100,000 sq. foot offices, major decarbonisation projects on behalf of global investment banks, and 5-star hotels across London.

With around 15 MEP Design Engineers they are large enough to compete against the larger multi-disciplinary consultancies, yet small enough to provide that extra level or service and attention to detail.

Working closely with the founding directors you will be required to lead your own projects from the initial briefing right through, concept and detailed design, to hand over. You'll be required to attend meetings with clients and help bring their ideas to life and help future proof their buildings.

Offering an unblocked and clear path to Associate within a year, this opportunity is likely to appeal to a Principal Electrical Engineer that enjoys being hands on and liaising with architects.

You'll benefit from a flexible hybrid working arrangement (no minimum days after probation, just, "as and when is required"), 25 days leave, flexible working hours, BUPA, an annual bonus, and an employee share ownership incentive.

Key Requirements

  • Track record in developing designs and projects from the initial stages through to completion.
  • Familiar with producing bid documents and reports, specifications, drawings and validating and approving the quality of contractor's electrical installations.
  • At least seven years' experience as an Electrical Design Engineer, working within the built environment (ideally in a multi-disciplinary or building services consultancy).
  • Willingness to help mentor and manage, a small, but growing team of Electrical Engineers.

Electrical Design Engineer

£45000 - £55000 per annum Package

Electrical Design Engineer - London - To £55K Package

If you're an Electrical Design Engineer looking to join a small consultancy, but still want to work on large and iconic projects, then this role is for you.

Reporting to their chartered, Electrical Associate Director, you'll benefit from being involved in projects from inception to construction. You'll be given as much autonomy as you desire, and the opportunity of just cracking on with projects and leading them from feasibility, concept design, detail design and construction.

Their current portfolio includes hospitals, commercial offices, listed buildings, MoD training grounds, luxury hotels, theatres and cinemas and a framework with the Royal Household.

You'll be joining a close knit, supportive and friendly team of engineers who socialise weekly, and attend a monthly catch-up breakfast at the end of each month. They go away together every year for a long weekend and the Directors genuinely care about the mental health and well-being and professional development of every employee.

They recognise and reward hard work and provide two yearly bonuses, plus 25 days leave, pension, hybrid working (two to three days a week in the office as required) payment of professional memberships and the opportunity to undertake a MSc or further training.

Please note, this Electrical Design Engineer opportunity is with a Building Services Consultancy based in London and previous relevant experience is essential.

hot jobs Senior Electrical Engineer

£48000 - £55000 per annum 58 days annual leave.

Senior Electrical Engineer (Oxford) To £55K 58 days annual leave.

Usually if something seems too good to be true, it normally is.

However, with this Senior Electrical Engineer opportunity this is not the case.

You will receive 58 days leave, matched pension up to 5%, life assurance, private healthcare, payment of professional memberships, flexible start and finish times and a hybrid working policy.

They have grown organically to almost 20 staff in just two years whilst maintaining a 100% staff retention rate and aren't slowing down anytime soon.

As a Senior Electrical Engineer, you'll work on mixture of projects such as schools, listed buildings, science and research facilities, universities and commercial offices.

Rather than only getting involved in RIBA Stage 2 to 3, you'll see projects all the way through to post occupancy, which will ensure you understand how buildings operate when in use, rather than just in the design stage.

As a Senior Electrical Engineer, you'll become a key part of an engineering led, consultancy that is at the forefront of low carbon building design, and employee retention.

You'll enjoy a hybrid role, typically two to three days a week in the office and an unmatched level of autonomy, flexibility and trust.

Ideally, they would like someone with at least four years' experience in Electrical Design, who is familiar with Revit.

hot jobs Head of Mechanical Engineering

£75000 - £85000 per annum Clear Progression

Head of Mechanical Engineering - To £85K (Hertfordshire) Clear Progression

Complex projects, secure workload with a global firm that has pioneered a unique approach to design and build projects.

If you enjoy working on complex projects and have good attention to detail, then this opportunity will appeal. As the Head of Mechanical Engineering, you'll partner with end user clients such as the Institute of Cancer Research, GlaxoSmithKline, Imperial College London, or Medical Research Council and be responsible for leading complex projects from feasibility, design (concept and detail) all the way through to construction.

Rather than subcontracting out work, they have every discipline and service in-house which allows them to remain in full control of quality, cost, and time on projects.

Working alongside the current Director of Engineering, as the Head of Mechanical Engineering, you'll take full control for leading the Mechanical Design Engineers. You'll interact and collaborate with other experts such as Design Managers, Project Managers, Architects, Structural Engineers, Validation Engineers, Commissioning Managers, Cost Consultants and Construction Managers and ensure all projects are designed and delivered on time, scope, and budget.

In addition to a salary of up to £85K (depending on experience) they also offer a matched pension to 6%, 25 days leave, private medical cover, free onsite parking, subsidised gym membership, life assurance, discretionary annual bonus, a hybrid working policy and do support flexible working hours.


  • At least 10 years' experience as a Mechanical (HVAC) Design Engineer.
  • Previous experience working for a consultancy, or design and build contractor.
  • Track record in leading projects from concept to construction.
  • Able to design, manage, lead, and deliver profitable projects.
  • Good communication skill; and able to work in a team environment.

hot jobs Senior Mechanical Engineer

£43000 - £50000 per annum Package

Senior Mechanical Engineer - Belfast £43K to £50K Package.

Home to the world's first air-conditioned building, Belfast remains at the forefront of innovation within the built environment. Opened in 1903, the Royal Victoria Hospital's plenum air conditioning system was way ahead of its time as it cleaned air, controlled both temperature and humidity, and provided greater comfort for staff and patients.

Due to planned growth, we have a terrific opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join a well-established, Building Services Consultancy in Belfast. Widely acknowledged as one of the leaders in the design of complex healthcare, custodial and leisure projects, they continue to innovate and set new industry standards.

Led by a supportive, hands on and friendly Director, their Belfast office has experienced steady growth over the past decade. As demand for their expertise, approach and level of detail and quality in design increases, they are now looking for an additional Senior Mechanical Engineer.

That's where you come in.

Your progression will be quick and straight forward as you progress from Senior to Associate within two years, and then Associate to Associate Director within another two years.

As a Senior Mechanical Building Services Engineer, you'll work in a team of around 20 MEP and Sustainability experts, on the design and delivery of complex projects. You'll be supported by the Director and/or Associate Director as and when you need it, whilst also having access to over 100 other MEP Design Engineers located across the UK to help you with project delivery.

You'll enjoy working for an engineering led business, where Building Services is core business, and not just a support function to a wider multi-disciplinary engineering offering.

You'll benefit from a fully flexible hybrid working policy, flexible start and finish times, 26 days annual leave, pension, life assurance, payment of professional memberships.

Senior Building Services Engineer

£55000 - £65000 per annum Package

Senior Building Services Engineer - Cambridge - to £65k Package

We are working with a multi-disciplinary property and construction consultancy, to help them find an additional Building Services Engineer to join their growing team in Cambridge.

You will have the opportunity to contribute to the continued growth of the office and whilst being supported by the wider team, you'll develop your M&E design skills on a blend of new both build and refurbishment projects.

As part of a team of 40, including surveyors, architects, and M&E engineers, you will have the chance to work on a variety of projects, primarily in Healthcare, as well as Education, Residential and Defence.

You will be joining a relaxed office with a supportive working environment where colleagues are eager to see you succeed and be part of a team that values collaboration and innovation.

They value work life balance and have a monthly 'early finish scheme' where the whole practice take ½ a day off at the end of the month. In addition you will have access to a comprehensive network of internal knowledge, and be given the autonomy to use your experience and initiative to progress projects.

As a privately owned, stable and medium sized company your career will be in good hands as they offer job security, 5% pension, private healthcare, 25 days leave, Payment of 1 x Professional subscription and a structured CPD program. They also offer free parking and a cycle to work scheme.

The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of experience as an Electrical or Mechanical (Building Services) Design Engineer and able to attend site, client, and progress meetings.

This is an opportunity to experience the difference of working in a true collaboration with a supportive and forward-thinking consultancy.

Intermediate Mechanical Engineer

£45000 - £48000 per annum Package

Intermediate Mechanical Engineer - To £48K - London Package

Had enough of working on boring projects, that have low fees and unrealistic deadlines for difficult contractors?

This medium sized, multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy works closely with architects or end users to design and deliver true net zero carbon developments.

They use AI, Revit, Building Performance Engineering and R&D to come up with innovative solutions to engineering problems that no other consultancy has been able to solve.

Their clients value their ingenuity and innovation and pay them excellent fees. This means you'll get enough of a fee to do a proper design on each project, rather than having to rush a project out the door.

As an Intermediate Mechanical ( HVAC ) Engineer you'll benefit from working on everything from new build £200M science and research facilities, complex refurbishments of Grade II buildings (including museums, castles and even RIBA's HQ) £100M super prime residential developments right through to distilleries and NZC commercial offices.

In return they offer:

  • 35 hour week.
  • Profit share.
  • 26 days annual leave.
  • Private healthcare.
  • 5% pension.
  • Hybrid working policy of three days a week in the office.
  • Annual performance and salary review.
  • Ongoing CPD and both on and off the job training.
  • A welcoming, relaxed, and professional working environment.
  • Involvement in all stages of a project from feasibility, detail design, witnessing the commissioning and post-occupancy.


  • Able to use IES or Revit.
  • At least one years' experience as a Mechanical ( HVAC / Building Services ) Design Engineer.
  • Clear communication skills.

Electrical Design Engineer

£38000 - £45000 per annum Package Ongoing Training and support

Electrical Design Engineer - To £45K Package Ongoing Training and support

This medium sized global, Building Services Engineering Consultancy is owned and led by engineers who understand the importance of training, developing, retaining, and promoting their employees.

Due to growth, they are currently looking for an additional Electrical Building Services Design Engineer for their Manchester office.

As an Electrical Design Engineer, you'll benefit from working for a consultancy that continues to put their people before profit and offers clear progression.

You'll have direct access to their Partners and Associates, and their CIBSE Approved Training and Development program that will help you become a CEng / MIET as soon as you are ready to.

Supported from above and below by a team of Juniors and Graduates, you'll help design the full suite of electrical building services. Projects include education, healthcare, leisure, and mixed-use projects, typically from RIBA Stages 2-4.

You'll join a friendly and inclusive team and work for a supportive Electrical team leader, who understands the importance of maintaining a positive work life balance.

They offer a 35-hour week, a hybrid working policy of three days a week in the office, 4% pension, 26 days annual leave, payment of professional memberships, 4 x life assurance, annual salary review and a clear path to Senior and then Associate.

Minimum Requirements

  • HNC/HND in Building Services Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Familiar with at a Building Services Software such as Amtech (Trimble ProDesign), ElectricalOM or StabiCAD for Revit.
  • Able to work in the UK, without the need to be sponsored.
  • At least two years' experience in a similar role, working for a consultancy or design and build contractor.

hot jobs Building Services Design Engineer

£45000 - £55000 per annum Package 3 days a week from home

Building Services Design Engineer - To £55K Package 3 days a week from home

Due to growth, I have a unique opportunity for a Building Services Design Engineer with a Sustainability led MEP Design Consultancy in London.

Established by a former AECOM Regional Director, this consultancy offers the best of both worlds. The close knit and friendly vibe of a small company, whilst they still work on the large flagship projects in Central London, normally associated with the much larger practices.

Become a key part of a consultancy that has redefined how a low carbon building is designed, built and operates. Hone your skills in all aspects of heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and evidence-based Building Physics.

Supported and mentored by the Director, Associate or Principal you'll help design low or zero carbon new build developments, and also get involved in the decarbonisation of existing buildings and promote a circular economy.

You'll help tackle the climate emergency and enjoy working directly with end user clients, developers and also inhouse and external architects. You'll benefit from a varied role consisting of both office based and site based duties, and plenty of autonomy.


  • 25 days leave.
  • Matched Pension to 6%.
  • Weekly CPD's (internal and external).
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Work from home up to three days a week.
  • Option of working from abroad for up to 2 weeks at a time.
  • Annual bonus
  • Annual performance and salary review / increase
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan


  • Able to produce HVAC designs, calculations and technical reports for RIBA Stages 2-4a of a project.
  • Able to use IESVe or similar and Revit MEP.
  • Previous experience leading projects and ensuring they remain profitable.
  • Good overall awareness of HVAC and topics such as CHP, Energy Networks, District Heating and Passivhaus.
  • Able to work in the UK, without the need to be sponsored.

Senior Mechanical Engineer

£45000 - £58500 per annum International projects, 50 days leave

Senior Mechanical Engineer - London - To £58,500 50 days paid leave

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 2024, 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.

In return they offer a salary up to £58,500, over 50 days paid annual leave, one of the best work life balances in the industry and direct involvement in UK and international projects. And as an added bonus you'll only be asked to attend thier office a minium of two days a week, rather than the current three days a week that most other consultancies are enforcing.

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Senior Electrical Engineer

£44999 - £55000 per annum clear path to Associate, then Partner

Senior Electrical Engineer - To £55K _clear path to Associate, then Partner

This privately owned, engineering design consultancy is well known for their ability to attract, develop, and retain their employees. They only promote from within and have a policy in place that ensures that Senior Engineers have a clear path to Associate, and then Partner.

With around 350 building services engineers located across the UK and Europe, they have enough resources and the knowledge to design and deliver a project of any scale. As a privately owned engineering consultancy they pride themselves on the quality of the staff they employ and the quality and level of detail of what they deliver.

As a Senior Electrical Design Engineer, you'll be responsible for liaising directly with end user clients or architects, and ensure the Electrical services are seamlessly integrated into a variety of complex buildings.

With MEP as core business, you won't get bogged down with unnecessary red tape or too many reporting lines. Your fees also won't be reduced by other disciplines (as they can be within larger multi-disciplinary engineering practices) which means all your projects deliver profit, not loss.

You also won't have to work ridiculous hours to meet unrealistic profit targets, which is also common within larger, investor owned (rather than employee owned), engineering consultancies.

Here, you'll have the opportunity of progressing to Partner within five to eight years, how quickly this happens is completely up to you. However, if you prefer to stay in a more technical role, that's also OK and they can certainly accommodate this.


  • Degree qualified with 4 years' experience in the built environment.
  • Good overview of Electrical, Mechanical, Public Health, Energy and Sustainability and BIM.
  • Previous experience leading projects and leading and mentoring engineers.

In addition to a hybrid working policy, they offer:

  • 26 days annual leave.
  • 5% pension.
  • 35 hour working week, 9am - 5pm.
  • Payment of Professional memberships.
  • Structured training, and development program (full assistance to become a CEng).
  • 4 x life assurance.
  • An annual performance review and pay increase.
  • Discretionary annual bonus.
  • Clear career progression.

This is a rare opportunity in Cardiff offering progression, a good work life balance and direct involvement in both local and major London iconic buildings, such as the Houses of Parliament.

hot jobs Electrical Design Engineer

£34999 - £45000 per annum 25 days leave, 5% pension, progression

Electrical Design Engineer - To £45K Package Norwich

Established over 70 years ago, this multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy still considers their people to be their greatest assets. They provide a stimulating and rewarding working environment, continuous learning and work on diverse projects.

They have an active social event committee as they appreciate that the teams that have fun together, stay together.

They offer a hybrid working policy (typically two to three days a week in the office) and allow flexible working hours and do not micro-manage employees.

As an Intermediate Electrical Design Engineer, you'll work on an interesting range of projects across the education, healthcare, defence, commercial and leisure sectors.

Rather than battling with external specialist consultants, here they have every discipline inhouse, which creates a much more harmonious way of working. You'll interact closely with the civil and structural, environmental and energy engineers, lighting engineers, as well as the inhouse architects, surveyors, design, cost consultants and project managers.

As an Electrical Design Engineer, you'll be involved in projects from end to end, and enjoy seeing your designs progress from RIBA stages 2,3,4 all the way to construction. And rather than being stuck behind a screen all day, here you will also enjoy plenty of site involvement as you project manage and oversee and check the quality of the contractors' electrical installations.

You'll receive structured training and development; allowing you to develop a good overall awareness of building services to include lighting, ICT and security systems, BMS and emerging technologies or low carbon technologies.


  • At least three years' experience as an Electrical, Building Services Design Engineer.
  • Able to use AutoCAD or Revit; and ideally Trimble MEP (i.e., Amtech)
  • Willing to work in the office two, to three days a week as required.
  • Able to work in the UK without the need to be sponsored.
  • Able to attend site, design and client meetings.


  • 5% pension
  • 25 days annual leave 2 extra for the Christmas shutdown 8 bank holidays.
  • Free onsite parking and secure bike storage (and a cycle to work scheme).
  • Dedicated training and development budget for all employees.
  • Dedicated social budget to fund weekly and monthly social activities.
  • Early finish on the last Friday of the month.
  • Flexible and remote working options.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Access to their healthcare plan.
  • Direct access to the Partners and Directors.