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 Fire Engineer

£45000 - £55000 per annum 26 days, 5% pension, CPD, life assurance

Senior Fire Engineer - London £55K to £45K

More, More, More.

This role will appeal to a Fire Engineer who wants more!

26 days leave instead of just 25, more job security, quicker progression, more autonomy and employee better benefits than any other firm. Having recently secured "The Best Place to Work for in Property" again, this global commercial property advisor / multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy are clearly committed to developing their greatest assets, i.e. you.

Reporting to the Head of Fire Engineering, you'll enjoy a level of autonomy and career progression that isn't normally available within a large consultancy.

In addition to one of best employee benefits package in the industry, they also offer job security as they have over 25 global offices and operate across both the private and public sectors.

Their structured training and development program will ensure you achieve Chartered status as soon as you are ready to.

And working closely with their in-house M&E engineers, specialist consultants, project managers and Sustainability Engineers will ensure you develop a true understanding of all aspects of property, across new builds and existing buildings.

Employee Benefits

  • 26 days of holiday 8 days bank holidays.
  • Ongoing CPD and a large training budget
  • 4 x Life assurance and private medical insurance
  • Season ticket loan or cycle to work scheme
  • 5% Pension contribution
  • Subsided gym membership
  • Weekly and monthly social activities (yes even during lockdown / WFH!)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible working hours (yes even when we all return to the office…eventually)
  • Paid time off to support a charity initiative of your choice.


  • Minimum of four (4) years' experience as a Fire Engineer within a multi-disciplinary or building services consultancy.
  • Able to independently carry out building surveys.
  • Up to date knowledge of fire protection systems and other life safety systems.
  • Able to develop fire strategies for new build projects and also complex refurbishments.


list Electrical Design Engineer

£38000 - £45000 per annum 25 days leave, pension, bonus, progression

Electrical Design Engineer - To £45K Surrey

A quality driven and cash rich, building services consultancy located in Surrey are looking to for an Electrical Design Engineer.

You'll get to work on architecturally led London projects from the convenience of an office based in Surrey. You'll also enjoy a level of autonomy, client contact and career progression that isn't always available with the larger practices.

They have grown steadily since their inception and have continued to grow despite Covid and haven't made anyone redundant and also haven't put anyone on furlough. They have always considered their employees to be their greatest assets and have been promoting a flexible mixture of both home and office-based working for over a decade and also offer flexible working hours.

Working under the guidance of a Chartered and Degree qualified Electrical Director, you will enjoy a varied role consisting of both design and site / survey work and will benefit from seeing your projects through their entire lifecycle from feasibility to construction. As you develop, you'll get more involved in resource planning and fee bids and enjoy full autonomy of your own projects and be able to develop you own key client relationships.

They offer quick career development progression, 25 days leave, pension and a generous annual bonus (historically circa 20% of base salary).


  • Minimum of three years' experience in a similar role.
  • Able to use Amtech and Revit MEP
  • Can work fairly autonomously.
  • Have previous experience planning, designing, managing and helping delivering profitable, innovative and energy efficient projects.

This is a great opportunity to join an innovative consultancy and enjoy being part of a well led, well run and extremely successful and profitable building services consultancy.

list Electrical Design Engineer

£35000 - £45000 per annum 30 days, 5% pension, 4 x life assurance

Electrical Design Engineer - To £45K Package - London

Due to an internal promotion and an influx of new work stretching into 2021, this Building Services Consultancy are looking for an Electrical, Building Services Design Engineer.

You'll enjoy working on an interesting range of mixed-use, residential, commercial and leisure projects from inception to construction and receive training in related disciplines such as HVAC, Environmental Engineering and BIM.

As a boutique sized business of 35 Engineers you'll enjoy working in a unified and collaborative team where quality, innovation, accountability and knowledge sharing are all core values.

You'll work on both UK and international projects and enjoy a large degree of autonomy and responsibility, which isn't available within a large corporate company.

· Degree in Electrical or Building Services Engineering.
· Stable employment history consisting of at least 3 years' experience working as an Electrical Design Engineer, within a consultancy.
· Able to use Amtech, Dialux and have a working knowledge of Revit.

Having placed four engineers (all of whom are still employed there) with this practice over the past four years and seen the office, I can give you a decent overview of their culture.

If you're an Electrical Building Services Design Engineer and would prefer to work with me discretely, please phone me on zero seven five nine five, zero seven one, three zero three. I can give you my direct email address (or you can just look me up on LinkedIn!) so you don't have to deal with 10 - 20 other recruiters.

With 15 years exerience only recruting MEP Design Engineers into the built environment, I'm 100% certain I can help you with this and other roles, if you meet the above requirements.