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 Sustainability (BREEAM) Consultant

£39999 - £55000 per annum Full package

Senior Sustainability (BREEAM) Consultant / Sustainability Engineer

Due to continued growth across London and SE Asia, I'm looking for a Senior Sustainability (BREEAM) Consultant or Senior Sustainability Engineer for a global leader in Low Energy Building Design.

Based in their stunning central London office you will help lead the BREEAM team, carry out BREEAM Assessments (Pre-Assessments, Design and Construction stage), chair meetings, assist with business development and bids and also liaise closely with the MEP Engineers and other Sustainability Engineers and Building Physics Engineers.

This is a hands-on role offering a lot of variety, a lot of autonomy and the opportunity of working on a fascinating range of projects ranging from hotels, masterplans, data centres, major regeneration schemes and large scale, mixed use developments.

In addition the client has one of the best levels of staff retention in the industry, an impeccable reputation since their inception and has won over 25 awards.


  • Client facing Senior Sustainability (BREEAM) Consultant / Sustainability Engineer
  • Minimum of five years' experience in BREEAM.
  • Registered as a BREEAM AP, ideally some experience in LEED.
  • Good understanding of building services, architecture and environmental design.
  • Previous hotel, mixed-use, data centre or master-planning project experience.


list MEP Design Manager

£65000 - £80000 per annum 8% pension, 25 days leave, annual bonus

MEP Design Manager / MEP Project Manager - Client-side role - Up to £80K Package

I'm keen to speak with any Degree qualified and Chartered, Principal or Associate level Mechanical Engineers who are ready to step into a client-side role.

The role is with a large global property developer and you would be responsible for managing the MEP elements on a well-publicised £2B mixed-use waterfront development.

Reporting to the overall Development Director you will be responsible for minimising the risks, ensuring the programme and quality is maintained, managing the M&E design consultants, supervising the quality of the M&E contractors installations and advising the QS team on all commercial aspects relating to the mechanical, electrical and public health installations.

In addition to a generous salary of up to £80K they also offer;

  • 8% pension
  • Private healthcare
  • 4 x life assurance
  • 25 days leave
  • Free gym membership
  • Discretionary annual bonus (circa 10%)
  • A great work life balance, very little overtime required.
  • Annual salary review

Ref 2317

list Principal Building Sciences Engineer

£60000 - £70000 per annum 25 days leave, equity, 5% pension, CPD

Principal Building Physics Engineer - To £70K Package

I'm looking for a Principal Building Physics Engineer for a medium (circa 500 staff) sized, global MEP Design and Sustainability Consultancy based in London. The role has been created due to planned growth and recent promotions within the environmental team and offers quick progression, a stable team, a blend of UK and international projects and flexible working hours.

Reporting to the Director of Sustainability and Environmental Design; you will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of Environmental Design Sustainability services such as Environmental Design and Analysis, IESVe and ASHRAE 90.1 LEED Energy Modelling, Master-planning design strategy and mentoring the team.

This is a great opportunity to use your expertise in Building physics, dynamic thermal modelling, CFD, building energy performance, thermal comfort, visual comfort, daylighting, microclimate and façade performance and optioneering and join one of the leaders in Low and Zero Carbon building design.

Thsi is a great opportunity to use your expertise in Building physics, dynamic thermal modelling, CFD, building energy performance, thermal comfort, visual comfort, daylighting, microclimate analysis and façade performance and join one of the global leaders in Low and Zero Carbon building design.

Key tasks

  • Carry out or review Building Physics simulations for both compliance and building performance engineering.
  • Assist with ASHRAE 90.1 modelling for LEED projects.
  • Modell a range of heating, ventilation and cooling (mechanical or passive) systems on projects
  • Develop bespoke analysis methodologies, tools or plug ins to meet project requirements.
  • Deliver workshops to clients on sustainable design themes, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Maintain your own CPD to ensure you stay current on topics such as building performance, environmental design and sustainability.
  • Analyse existing working practices and proactively suggest new ideas or more efficient ways of working.
  • Manage project finances, deliverables and deadlines.
  • Maintain HPC linux cluster - including installation of software and script updates.
  • Promote technical rigour, innovation and best practices across the business.
  • Maintain existing client relationships and actively seek out new opportunities.


  • At least six years' experience as an Environmental Modeller / Building Physics Engineer.
  • Good understanding of Building Services, Building Sciences and a passion for good architecture.
  • Previous experience undertaking ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Modelling and Building Performance Engineering using IESVe and IES Apache HVAC.
  • Good awareness of BREEAM, LEED and Well Standards.
  • Previous experience using Rhino, Grasshopper, Honeybee or OpenFoam would be great.

list Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

£38 - £45 per hour Overtime

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - 6-month contract - £38 - £45 p/h

I'm keen to speak to Senior Mechanical Design Engineers regarding a six-month contract role with a high-profile international building services consultancy.

Working as part of their 100 strong London office you will be responsible for leading your assigned projects and monitoring your hours spent versus the project fee; and ensuring your projects remains profitable.

They are looking for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with at least six years' experience on UK and international projects, who has a good awareness of building services, building physics and MEP Coordination.

This is a great opportunity to join a well-known global MEP and Sustainability consultancy who have been at the forefront of integrated design for the past 25 years and remain focussed on quality, innovation and out of the box thinking.

list Revit MEP Technician

£29000 - £40000 per annum International projects, great culture

Revit MEP Technician - To £40K Package

I'm working with a global, MEP Design and Sustainability Consultancy to find them a Revit MEP Technician for their London office. You will benefit from seeing the majority of your project through from inception to completion and working in a very collaborative MEP team.

Main Tasks

  • Maintaining the quality of the BIM models
  • Providing input into the BEP and the overall BIM project strategy on each project.
  • Designing, documenting and managing BIM projects
  • Creating parametric families and assisting in maintaining or updating templates and libraries
  • Checking for compliance prior to models being issued.
  • Work stadium, hotel, masterplan, museum, retail and large scale residential developments.


  • At least two years' experience in Revit MEP
  • Good understanding of HVAC, Electrical, Public Health Services
  • Good awareness of BIM.
  • Must be able to use Revit MEP and Navisworks.
  • Prior experience in creating Dynamo scripts or using Rhino or Grasshopper to optimise or automate tasks would be advantageous, but not essential.

In return they offer an industry leading employee benefits package (full details will be disclosed to suitable applicants), flexible working hours, quick career progression and a unique working environment.

Ref 2032

list Revit MEP Coordinator / BIM Designer

£35000 - £45000 per annum 25 days leave, pension, CPD, job security

Revit MEP Coordinator / BIM Designer - £35 - £45K Package

We have an excellent opportunity for a Revit MEP Coordinator / BIM Designer to join one on the UK's most admired and well-respected Building Services Consultancies. Offering MEP Design, BIM, Building Physics, Lighting, Fire and Sustainability advice they are widely regarded as a market leader and have a fantastic reputation for attracting, developing their staff and designing net zero carbon buildings.

Based in their stunning London office, you will be responsible for producing coordinated MEP Designs using Revit MEP and assisting the Engineers optimise their designs to ensure all MEP services integrate seamlessly into buildings.

Reporting the BIM Manager, you will be responsible for;

  • Attending BIM start-up meetings and adding to the development of the BIM execution plan on projects.
  • Setting up and producing BIM models using Revit MEP.
  • Enforcing BIM standards including the use of Families and naming conventions which have been previously agreed.
  • Identifying and rectifying common errors such as floating families, incorrect modelled element, incorrect work sets use, warnings or scaling issues.
  • Coordinating all MEP services in Navisworks and running Clash reports and discussing these clashes with the design teams.
  • Assisting in enhancing the standard operating procedures, templates, processes and developing new workflows or integration methods.
  • Viewing templates and adjusting the visibility settings; setting up new views and sheets, creating families and templates
  • Assisting creating Shared Parameters
  • Exporting DWF/DXF/IFC/NWC/gbXML files.
  • Guiding and teaching less experienced Technicians on BIM Level 2requirements.
  • Read and interpret engineering mark-ups drawings from the design engineers and spot inconsistencies or irregularities.
  • Occasionally Assist with engineering tasks (heat loss, heat gain calcs, duct sizing pipe sizing and Plant room layouts etc)
  • Managing your own deadlines and deliverables.
  • Act as a single point of contact for external Architects, Structural Engineers and specialist consultants.


  • Pension scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Payment of 1 x Professional Membership
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Flexible working hours
  • Ongoing CPD and support for day release.

It is essential that you have a good practical understanding of Building Services and how systems go together rather than just a good understanding of Revit and BIM. Given the nature of the role, it is likely that you will have a minimum of three years' experience in a similar role, have expert Revit MEP skills and have a passion for low and zero carbon building design.


list Senior Revit MEP Technician

£40000 - £55000 per annum 25 days leave,pension,life assurance,CPD

Senior Revit MEP Technician / Revit MEP Coordinator - To £55K Package

I'm interested in speaking with any permanent Senior Revit MEP Technicians / Revit MEP Co-ordinators who have experience working for both consultancies and contractors and are aware of BIM protocols.

This is a great opportunity to work closely with the Virtual reality and augmented realty teams whilst working for a cutting edge, design led global multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy.


  • Well established, high profile global multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy.
  • Close knit and experience team of around 200 engineers.
  • Core services are Architecture, Civil & Structural Engineering, MEP, BIM / Virtual Engineering and Low Carbon Design.
  • Complex UK and international projects with core sectors in aviation, defence, science and technology, data centre and healthcare.
  • Excellent opportunity to work closely with the VR and AR
  • Very design led and relaxed working environment.


  • Familiar with working on major commercial projects from Stage 2 to Construction including the production of working drawings.
  • Strong knowledge of compliance with BIM standards and BIM protocols.
  • Must have a good understanding of building services engineering.
  • Must have good knowledge of installation methods and construction sequence of installation.
  • At least three years' experience in a Revit MEP Coordinator role.


  • Relaxed and friendly working environment
  • Stable firm, confirmed pipeline of projects for the next 12 months
  • Flexible working hours
  • 25 days per year holiday
  • Private healthcare
  • 5% Pension
  • Opportunity to work on UK and international projects.

Ref #2307

list Mechanical Design Engineer

£38000 - £51000 per annum 25 days leave,pension,life assurance,CPD

Mechanical Design Engineer - To £50K

I'm looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer with previous hotel, commercial office, data centre project experience for a high profile MEP Consultancy based in London.

Working closely with a team of experienced Chartered Engineers; you will benefit from a collaborative working environment; a structured training and development program and the security that comes from working for a large firm with over 5000 employees.

They have with a proven track record in low energy design and innovation and have successfully designed and delivered award winning projects in over 60 countries to date.

This role will suit am ambitious and career focused Mechanical Design Engineer who enjoys working on diverse UK and international projects; and wants to join a company who are just as passionate about developing their employees as they are about designing intelligent and innovative buildings.

list Electrical Design Engineer

£39000 - £50000 per annum Package

Electrical Design Engineer - To £50K

Due to continued growth across Europe and SE Asia, this international M&E consultancy is looking for an additional Electrical Design Engineer for their London office.

They have with a proven track record in low energy design and innovation, one of the best levels of staff retention in the industry and a fascinating range of UK and international projects; now is a great time to join them and fast track your career.

Working closely with a team of around 50 MEP Engineers; you will benefit from a collaborative working environment; a structured training and development program and the security that comes from working for a large firm with over 5000 employees.

You will be given the autonomy to run medium sized hotel, commercial office and retail projects from concept to construction and be expected to assist with coordination and further develop relationships with existing clients.

They are looking for a "hands on" client facing, Electrical Design Engineer who is able to use their own initiative and to design, develop and then drive projects to practical completion.

list Electrical Associate

£65000 - £75000 per annum 25 days leave, pension, life assurance

Electrical Associate - To £75K Package

I'm looking for a Chartered, Electrical Associate who can work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and lead £50M - £150M projects from feasibility to handover.

This role will suit an experienced Electrical Associate who is a doer, rather than just a manager and still enjoys being hands on when it comes to design, producing reports and specifications. You will also assist with managing workload, mentoring a team, monitoring the installation quality of electrical services and maintaining key client relationships.

This role will suit an experienced Electrical Associate who wants to work for a medium sized, privately owned business that prides themselves on staff development and retention, quality of project delivery and client satisfaction.

Given the nature of the role it's likely that you will have at least eight years' experience in the building services industry, can manage people and mange projects and are able to lead a project independently from the initial meeting, through design and finally during construction.

In return they offer quick progression to Director (realistically within two years), an interesting range of commercial office, healthcare, major residential and mixed-use projects; and a basic salary in the region of £75K Package.

  • Annual discretionary bonus subject to company performance
  • 25 days holiday
  • Pension
  • 4 x life assurance
  • Private healthcare
  • Ongoing CPD / Structured Training scheme
  • Company mobile phone and laptop

Job Ref#2283

list Electrical Design Engineer

£35000 - £50000 per annum 25 days, pension, BUPA, life assurance

Electrical Design Engineer - To £50K Package

I'm working with one of the UK's most well established and largest MEP Consultancies to find them an Electrical Design Engineer for their dedicated Healthcare Team.

Working in their central London office, you will benefit from working with around 100 other M&E Design Engineers, a CIBSE approved training and development program and will enjoy a great work life balance as they operate a 35 hour working week.

As an Electrical Design Engineer you will be responsible for leading your own projects, mentoring less experienced engineers and also leading both client and design team meetings.

Reporting to a Director or Partner you will be given as much responsibility as you like and can handle and will have a clear career path to Senior within two years.

In return they offer a very nice and relaxed working environment and a comprehensive employee benefits package including 25 days leave, 4 x life Assurance, private medical insurance, subsidised gym membership, interest free season ticket loan or Ride2Work scheme, pension and regular CPD's.

Job Ref 2075

list Senior Electrical Design Engineer

£45000 - £60000 per annum Up to 36 days leave, 5% Pension, Bonus

Senior Electrical Design Engineer - To £60K Package

Due to continued success across the UK and the Middle East, my client is looking for an additional Senior Electrical Design Engineer for their London office.

As a well-established global multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, they now employ over 5000 staff from a network of over 30 offices and provide expert advice on MEP Design, Sustainability, Building Physics and Environmental Engineering.

Having recently moved into a larger London office that can accommodate up to 100 staff, they continue to attract some of the best engineers in the industry and have an outstanding reputation for designing and delivering, unique low energy buildings across the globe.


  • Design of all electrical building engineering services for new build and refurbishment projects.
  • Produce supporting engineering calculations.
  • Review engineering drawings and designs produced by Graduate and Junior Engineers.
  • Attend site and carry out surveys on existing electrical installations, resolve any issues onsite.
  • Assist with Project Management and the delivery of high value or complex projects.
  • Liaise with clients, developers and architects and further develop these relationships.
  • Monitor projects during the construction stage and ensure installations and design meet the original intended specifications and client's requirements
  • Carry out technical review of contractor's technical submissions, working drawings and samples.
  • Carry out QA inspections on site and produce technical reports
  • Attend witness testing prior to handover to the client.This is a great opportunity for a Senior Electrical Design Engineer to join a close-knit and supportive team and enjoy working in a relaxed yet professional working environment. You will also benefit from working on a diverse range of projects such as commercial offices, hotels, retail, mixed use developments, theatres, restaurant and sports facilities.

Employee benefits

  • Competitive salary of up to £60K, commensurate with experience.
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme.
  • Up to 36 days annual leave (Including 8 days banks holidays).
  • 5% Pension.
  • Group life insurance policy.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Ability to buy and sell up to 5 days holiday.
  • Employment security as their order book is full for the next 12 months.

Job Ref 2180