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Principal Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
A buildings services engineering company with an excellent reputation in the North West market. They are gaining a reputation for delivering the region's highest profile projects and are currently seeking to expand their Head office in Manchester with the recruitment of a Senior/Principal Mechanical Building Services Design Engineer.
With an impressive portfolio of projects currently and a sustained workload with projects across the commercial, hotel, retail, higher education, residential.
They are a forward thinking firm with a very positive and motivating culture that enables their engineers and staff to progress and develop their capabilities whilst delivering innovative solutions to high profile projects.
The Practice has been founded on the principles of a personal approach coupled with technical excellence, to provide clear and concise information. The personal approach and happy working environment is demonstrated in their low staff turnover and attendance at company social events.
Due to continued growth they have opened an office in Liverpool and are due to expand their office space by 50% in the next couple of months, it is an exciting time to join a business right at the top of the Building Services consulting market.
As a Senior Engineer you will be responsible for supporting and delivering designs for a range of project types and sizes.
You will be client facing, technically well rounded and able to offer the benefit of your experience to more junior Mechanical Engineers within the team. Responsible for meeting with clients, developing and producing reports, specifications and guidance or overseeing testing and commissioning activities, we work closely as a team to ensure we achieve the best results.
On offer is a company that rewards achievement with promotion and annual salary reviews, a company that will invest in your own personal development and work with you to reach your goals and a company that offers excellent projects that will make your CV stand out from the rest of the North West.
I have recruiting a number of their current staff and they are truly happy with the atmosphere, project coverage and also the social side of the office with regular socials.

Overview of Role:
• Take an active role in pushing forward the skills and abilities of the mechanical team members, including supervising junior engineers
• Lead building projects of various sizes, taking an active role in project leadership and client facing activity
• Take an active role in building services design elements for both small and major projects working closely with other team members
• Attend meetings and communicate with clients to establish their needs
• Offer consultancy advice and prepare design reports, specifications and drawings in a timely fashion and within budget
• Support graduate engineers with technical expertise and mentor less experienced team members
• Share and expand knowledge through participation at relevant skills networks


A demonstrable track record of successful delivery within an mechanical services engineering role/environment including:
• Significant experience gained within an engineering consultancy
• Proven track record of project design ideally through concept to detailed
• Ability to review and make small amendments within AutoCAD and Revit
• Fully conversant with Microsoft office as well as experience in general HVAC calculation software packages such as Hevacomp.
• Working knowledge and understanding of British standards
• Well practiced communication skills
• Confident and proactive approach to problem solving.


• Experience of working in commercial or student resi or education sectors
• Experience of managing multi-disciplinary projects
• Chartered status through CIBSE, IET or other relevant body and degree qualified

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