Senior or Principal Mechanical Engineer

Senior or Principal Mechanical Engineer – Reading

Up to £60k + fantastic benefits

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior or Principal Mechanical Engineer to work for a market leading consultancy in Reading.

Our client is an award winning and established design consultancy who have recently opened a new office in Reading.

As a Senior or Principal Engineer, you will be responsible for supporting and delivering designs and managing a range of project types and sizes. You will work within a multidisciplinary team of engineers and support staff delivering a consistent high-quality service for clients, ensuring that repeat and new business opportunities are developed, and profitability is achieved.

Responsibilities

  • You will be working on a varied portfolio of projects across key sectors. Projects span across section of sectors including Education, Science and Research, Healthcare, Leisure, Residential, Commercial, Defence and high-end mixed-use developments.
  • Designing mechanical engineering systems at the highest level using the latest software design packages. Competency in AutoCAD and ideally experience with Revit.
  • You will have the opportunity to lead mechanical services design on large projects, and take overall lead on small to medium sized projects within the office.
  • You will lead the development of initial strategic concepts for projects ensuring solutions are appropriate for the brief and regulatory standards.
  • Take responsibility for solid technical delivery in your work either alone or part of a team.
  • Engage with junior support staff in their day to day activities and offer advice and guidance to ensure that they develop their skills.
  • You will be financially astute and work with the project leader to help monitor fee expenditure, resource and work delivered.
  • Looking at new ways of working and taking time out for innovation and research ensuring our client keeps abreast of their competitors.
  • Creating and maintaining a high reputation within the industry, and to ensure adherence to QM and risk control procedures is also a very important part of the role.

Skills

  • Excellent technical knowledge in Mechanical Design Engineering
  • Thorough understanding of Building Services Engineering and interdisciplinary design through all stages of the design process
  • Previous consultancy experience: you will appreciate the importance of complementary specialisms such as acoustics, fire engineering and computer modelling in the design of buildings
  • Autonomous approach: able to lead small to medium sized projects and able to take a brief from the project lead on large projects and deliver and control the tasks required
  • Responsible for the quality of their outputs
  • Appreciation of client needs, with ability to face clients
  • Ability to identity when outsourcing is required e.g. Design and CAD work
  • Understand and identify resource needs
  • Mentor and supervise junior members of staff
  • Ideally Chartered engineer or working towards

Core Benefits

  • Private medical scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Income protection
  • Car allowance and access to a wide range of lease cars (Principal)
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 with length of service
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced Paternity, Maternity & Shared Parental Leave
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Professional membership subscription
  • Flexitime

Flexible benefits

  • 9-day fortnight – the firm offers all employees the option to work a 9-day fortnight
  • Hybrid Working – activity-based approach
  • Employee stock purchase plan – a voluntary program which allows eligible employees to purchase
  • common stock at a 15% discount
  • Holiday: Buy and sell up to 5 days
  • Study Assistance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Sabbatical Leave

For more information regarding the above role, please contact Stephen Tiigah –

Posted
05/01/2022
Location
Reading, England, UK