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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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

£60000 - £450000 per annum Full Package

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - To £60K Package

I'm currently looking for a technically strong, Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join a leading global MEP / Building Services consultancy that rewards creativity and innovation.

They are definitely not your bog standard MEP Consultancy just designing ducts and pipes, but rather are the cutting edge of building performance engineering and low and zero carbon projects.

As a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer you will interact with the other inhouse BIM, Building Physics and Sustainability Engineers and really influence the design on major projects across the UK, the USA and also South East Asia.

This is a great opportunity to work on challenging projects ranging from £10M to £1Billion and use your passion for zero carbon to address the energy performance gap in buildings.

In addition to a very relaxed working culture, an excellent employee benefits package, generous annual bonus they also encourage flexible working hours and remote working.

In order to be considered you will need to be degree qualified, have at least six years' experience in building services and have previous experience leading projects and leading teams.

Graduate Electrical Building Services Design Engineer

£24999 - £31000 per annum Pension, 25 days leave, CIBSE Training

Graduate Electrical Building Services Design Engineer - £25 to £31K Package

How does a CIBSE Approved Training and Development Program, flexible hours, global projects and a fun and supportive environment sound?

I'm currently looking for two Graduate Electrical Design Engineers for a leading, global MEP Consultancy based in London who provide innovative, sustainable, energy efficient, practical solutions for all stages of a building's lifecycle.

They are happy to consider a relatively green Graduate with around 6 months experience; or a more experienced Graduate with around 12 months experience in building services.

Reporting to a Chartered Electrical Associate or Principal, you will assist with the design of the electrical services within a variety of projects such as schools, hotels, hospitals, commercial offices and leisure buildings. This will include designing LV and Life safety systems, lighting, small power, emergency lighting, containment routing and sizing of switchboards and distribution boards. You will also assist the Senior Engineers in the production of technical reports, specifications, schematics and also produce detailed drawings using Revit or AutoCAD.

This is a great opportunity for a Graduate Electrical Design Engineer with at least six months experience to join one, if not the best MEP Consultancies and work on a variety of UK and international projects.

The ideal Graduate Electrical Design Engineer will be Degree qualified in Building Services or Electrical Engineering and be able to use at least two of the following software packages; Revit MEP, Amtech, Dialux, Relux or AutoCAD.

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

£35 - £43 per hour 40 hours a week

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - £39 - £44 p/h

I'm currently recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join a medium sized, multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy based in London lead a £10M hotel project.

Reporting to a Director, you will take the lead role on the design, management and delivery of the refurbishment and extension of a 5 star hotel resort. The project consists of a listed hotel, hotel extension, a number of barn conversions, new build lodges, and will utilise an energy centre with CHP and district heating/cooling. Some of the project has been designed inhouse however with a number of new projects coming into the practice over the past few months, this specific Hotel project now needs a dedicated individual to complete the design and deliver it.


  • Client facing Senior Mechanical Design Engineer.
  • Able to work unsupervised and manage own time.
  • Previous experience in hotel, leisure or mixed use projects.
  • Previous experience with energy centres, district heating/cooling and utilities network.
  • Able to work in their London studio, four to five days a week.

This is a great chance to join an architecturally led, multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy who offer a relaxed and creative working environment who are at the forefront of BIM and VR.

REF 2168

Senior PH Design Engineer

£45000 - £60000 per annum Package

Senior PH Design Engineer - To £60K Package Bonus

  • Flexible Hours
  • UK & International projects
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Relaxed working environment
  • Ongoing CPD and genuine interest in developing every staff member
  • Friendly and social team

As one of the true champions and pioneers of sustainable design, this international consultancy has revolutionized many aspects of the built environment and now employs over 400 staff from a network of over 10 global offices.

With a long list of prestigious awards from CIBSE, the BCO and the UKGBC they have a real commitment to designing and delivering green buildings and also developing, rewarding and retaining their staff, all of their Senior Management team started off as Engineers.

Due to continued growth and success in the London market, they are looking for a client facing Senior PH Engineer with experience in both above and below ground drainage and good Revit skills.

You will be responsible for managing projects through all stages of their lifecycle and ensure they are successfully designed, managed and delivered. Other duties will include;

  • Providing well-coordinated PH Designs, this will include the design and specification of all aspects of PH Design.
  • Producing concept, performance specifications and detailed designs.
  • Provide expert advice on above ground sanitation, below ground sewer and stormwater drainage, hot and cold water services, sprinkler systems, fire detection and rain water / grey water harvesting techniques.
  • Carrying out site surveys and feasibility studies and also monitoring projects during the construction phase to ensure the design is adhered to.
  • Provide mentoring and support to Junior Engineers or Technicians.
  • Tracking project fees against project hours and providing accurate financial reports.
  • Taking full ownership to ensure projects to ensure they remain profitable and meet client expectations.
  • Assist in maintaining key relationships with architects, developers and direct end user clients.
  • Actively encourage and promote international knowledge sharing across the global network of offices.
  • Assist the Directors in managing technically complex projects.

The ideal Senior Public Health Engineer will be Degree qualified, have a minimum of six years' experience as a consulting Engineer and be able to run medium sized projects independently. It is essential that you can act as a single point of contact for Public Health queries, have a good appreciation for MEP and Sustainable Design and are a member of CIBSE, SoPHE, CIPHE or CIWEM. Ref 1433

Sustainability Engineer - LEED or BREEAM Assessor

£25181 - £33576 per annum 23 days leave, flexible working, CPD

Sustainability Consultant (LEED or BREEAM) - Dublin

I'm currently looking for two Sustainability Consultants with previous experience carrying out LEED or BREEAM assessments for a major multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy. I have one position available in London and another based in Dublin.

This is a great opportunity to join a well-established and stable team and work on some of the largest and most high profile; commercial and hotel projects currently in construction or planning stage in London and also in Dublin.

You will benefit from working in a supportive and collaborative team environment and enjoy seeing the LEED or BRREAM assessments through from pre-assessment to post construction.

Ideally you will have at least two years experience carrying out LEED or BREEAM assessments and have a good understanding of building services, architecture and environmental engineering.

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

£45000 - £58000 per annum Package

Senior Mechanical Engineer - £45 - £55K Package

I'm currently looking for a Senior Mechanical (HVAC) Design Engineer for a medium sized, multi-disciplinary consultancy based in central London. They are looking for a technically sound and commercially aware Senior Engineer who can ideally step up into a Principal role within the next 12 - 24 months.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Mechanical Director you will be responsible for taking a lead role technically for all Mechanical projects, mentoring the team, attending DTM's and presentations, assisting with resource allocation and fee proposals and ensuring all projects are designed and delivered well.

Key Duties

  • Provide design input for all complex HVAC systems design.
  • Meet clients on key projects and present technical solutions.
  • Attend internal and external review and progress meetings
  • Prepare calculations, analysis, schematics, drawings, diagrams, models, specifications and other documents relating to each project's designs
  • Understand resources requirements, risk and technical quality to ensure delivery of effective solutions.
  • Plan and execute work packages
  • Ensure all HVAC designs are rigorously checked and meet the clients requirements
  • Ensure that all mechanical engineering practices on site are kept up to date and within UK safety legislation.
  • Provide specialist technical advice and guidance on mechanical issues.
  • Ensure consistency of approach across packages.

Key requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in HVAC Design, working for a consultancy or design and build contractor.
  • Good knowledge of coordination process with Architects/Structural Engineer & Fire Consultant.
  • Experience taking packages post tender and managing approvals during construction
  • Strong knowledge of residential ventilation systems, district heating, heat interface units, apartment heating and hot and cold water services.
  • Knowledge of smoke extract and environmental system ventilation.
  • Previous residential, hotel or mixed-use project experience.

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Intermediate Mechanicxal Design Engineer

£38000 - £45000 per annum 25 days, pension, life assurance, bonus

Intermediate Mechanical Design Engineer - £38 to £45K Package

Established over 25 years ago this employee owned, Building Services Consultancy now offers offering Electrical, Mechanical, Public Health, Fire, BIM and Sustainable Design services to a broad range of private and public sector clients.

Reporting to a supportive, chartered Mechanical Associate you will be responsible for Designing mechanical (heating, cooling, ventilation) and public health (drainage, water) building systems on a range of residential, commercial, education and healthcare projects. This will include completing detailed calculations and using Hevacomp and using AutoCAD to produce schematics and system layouts.

You will enjoy working in a close knit, collaborative team environment and be given the opportunity of leading your own smaller (£5 - £10M construction value) projects from concept to handover to the client. You will also benefit from working closely with the Directors who all remain hands-one and still carry out design and surveys; and take a personal interest in developing all of their engineers to have robust technical skills and also a good commercial awareness of fees, invoicing and resource planning.

In addition to a generous basic salary of up to £45K, they also offer pension, 4 x life assurance, discretionary annual bonus and operate a 37.5 hour week.

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Senior or Principal Environmental Modeller

£45000 - £60000 per annum Comprehensive employee benefits package

Senior or Principal Environmental Modeller - To £60K Comprehensive Benefits Package

I'm currently looking for a Principal Environmental Analyst / Principal Building Physics Engineer for one of the true champions and pioneers of sustainable building design.

Based in their stunning, modern and open plan office in London you will enjoy working on a stimulating range of low and zero carbon projects across the UK and abroad.

Reporting to the Head of Building Physics you will lead projects, help mentor the Building Physics team and also continue to develop their Sustainability services such as Energy Modelling, Building Performance Engineering and Soft Landings.

This is a fantastic opportunity to use your passion for low and zero carbon design, design automation, air quality, daylight analysis, scripting and help push the boundaries of Building Performance Modelling.


  • At least six years' experience as an Environmental Modeller or Building Physics Engineer.
  • Good understanding of Building Services and Building Sciences.
  • Previous experience undertaking ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Modelling.
  • Good awareness of BREEAM, LEED and Well Standards.
  • Previous experience in Daylighting (preferred) or CFD modelling (advantageous, not essential)
  • Previous experience using Rhino, Grasshopper and Honeybee etc.
  • Able to prepare interesting, informative and eye-catching presentations to clients and architects.

Whilst not essential previous experience developing new tools of plug ins or experience with scripting and interfacing BIM with environmental analysis would be great.

For more information on the role, company or employee benefits package; please feel free to get in touch with me directly.

JOB 2154

Senior Energy Engineer

£35000 - £450000 per annum Car / Car Allowance, Pension, 35 days

Senior Energy Engineer - Global, commercial property advisor

We have been instructed by one of the world's largest commercial property advisors and investors to identify an additional Senior Energy Engineer for their London office.

Working as part of their inhouse, dedicated Energy and Sustainability Team you will assist blue chip clients with strategic energy and carbon reduction initiatives across their commercial property portfolio. You will carry out surveys and identify what can be done in order to ensure their assets are performing as efficiently as possible.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake Energy Audits on a range of existing commercial buildings throughout London and the South East.
  • Identify what building services exist (HVAC, Plant, Electrical Services, Lighting, BMS etc) and how they can be optimised
  • Liaise with Facility Managers and occupiers and identify occupant behaviours.
  • Carry feasibility studies and use modelling software to determine how much energy can be saved.
  • Provide recommendations and reports to clients on how they can reduce energy and carbon and also reduce their overall carbon footprint.
  • Propose short, medium and long-term initiatives on carbon reduction.
  • Once appointed by the client, liaise with specialist consultants and contractors and oversee the projects.
  • Use a range of Energy Measurement and verification tools to confirm that energy and carbon have been reduced.
  • Liaise with the other inhouse teams of Design Engineers, Asset Engineers, Project Managers and Sustainability Engineers and share knowledge and best practices.
  • Promote the groups capabilities to clients, essentially assisting with business development.
  • Attend CPD's and relevant events to ensure you stay up to date with technology, legislation and trends.


  • Degree qualified.
  • At least four years' experience as an Energy Engineer.
  • Solid understanding of Energy, existing buildings and HVAC and Electrical Building Services.
  • Client facing and commercially aware.
  • Able to manage your own time to ensure your projects remain profitable.
  • Strong analytical, numerical and problem-solving skills and advanced Excel skills.


  • 35-hour week
  • 35 days annual leave (Including Bank Holidays)
  • 4 x Life Assurance
  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension Contribution
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Excellent CPD
  • Opportunity to work on some of the largest projects in London.
  • Discretionary, Annual bonus of circa 10% of basic salary
  • Car or Car Allowance

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Senior PH Design Engineer

£46000 - £60000 per annum 25 days leave, pension and flexible hours

Senior Public Health Engineer - London

I'm currently looking for a Senior Public Engineer to join a well-known multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy based in London, Zone 1.

  • Forward-thinking multi-disciplinary Engineering consultancy.
  • Over 30 years' experience in the London market.
  • Circa 150 staff spread across a network of four UK offices.
  • Diverse projects such as offices, hotels, laboratories and data centres.
  • Based in handy central London location, walking distance from Kings Cross or Farringdon.
  • Very flat structure, you will report directly to the PH Associate.
  • Largely autonomous role as you will be responsible for leading projects from concept design, through detailed design.
  • Relaxed and collaborative office culture.
  • Great opportunity to lead your own projects, which is not always possible working for large companies.
  • Diverse range of projects ranging from 25,0000 to 155,000 sqft office spaces in London, mainly for owner occupiers.


  • Minimum of five years' experience in Building Services.
  • Previous experience working for a consultancy or design and build contractor.
  • Ability to design mains water supplies, hot & cold water services, above ground sanitation, foul & surface water below ground drainage, fire protection services and rain / grey water systems.
  • Previous commercial office, education or residential project experience.

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list Mechanical Design Engineer

£38000 - £55000 per annum Package, Pension, 25 days leave

Mechanical Design Engineer - To £55K Package

I'm currently recruiting for a Mechanical Design Engineer for a forward-thinking multi-disciplinary Engineering consultancy based in Central London.

Established over 30 years ago they are one of the most successful medium sized firms and offer MEP, BIM and Virtual Engineering, Structural Engineering, Energy & Sustainability services from their four UK offices.

Reporting to a Mechanical Associate you will be responsible for leading projects from concept design, through detailed design through to implementation, testing and handover to the client.

On smaller (sub £25M construction value) projects you will act as the Lead Mechanical Design Engineer and help manage the multi-discipline design team, ensure the quality of design deliverables, liaise with clients and ultimately ensure your projects remain technically sound and financially viable.

Key duties;

  • Attend client presentations and agree deliverables.
  • Carry out site surveys, produce engineering calculations, designs and specifications.
  • Prepare contract documentation and supervise projects during the construction phase.
  • Help mentor and develop Graduate or Junior engineers and technicians.
  • Act as a single point of contact for clients on projects under your control.
  • Act as a Technical advisor to resolve design issues for HVAC matters.
  • Maintain strong relationships with clients, project managers, architects and main-contractors and sub-contractors.


  • Degree qualified in Building Services or Mechanical Engineer
  • At least four years' experience in Building Services either working for a consultancy or design and build contractor.
  • Previous commercial office, education, residential or data centre project experience.
  • Able to work in the UK without the need to be sponsored.

list Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

£45000 - £60000 per annum 25 days leave, pension, life assurance

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - To £60K Package

We are working with a high profile, global MEP Engineering consultancy to find them a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with a good appreciation of BIM and integrated MEP Design for their London office.

Established around 20 years ago they have revolutionized several aspects of the built environment by their unique approach to design and delivery, BIM, integrated design and virtual engineering.

Reporting to a Chartered Technical Director you will work closely with high profile end user clients and signature architects on a range of new build hotels, high rise residential towers and commercial offices across the globe. You will be responsible for using Revit MEP and IES in order to help design, simulate, test and evaluate HVAC services or processes prior to them being installed or implemented and provide mentoring to a team of Intermediate Mechanical Engineers.

This is a great opportunity to join one a quality and employee focused global MEP Design Engineering consultancy and work in a very social, friendly and supportive team environment on a range of complex and high value projects.

The ideal Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will be Degree qualified, have at least six years' experience in Building Services and be able to design, co-ordinate and deliver medium to large scale (Typically £25M - £250M) with limited supervision. This will include working autonomously or as part of a larger team when required and thinking strategically and making key decisions using your own initiative to drive projects forward.


  • 25 days leave
  • Pension
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Payment for overtime
  • Discretionary annual bonus