Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Senior Design Engineer (Mechanical)

Our clients have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Design Engineer to join them. Working 36.25 hours per week under their agile framework, at either their Birmingham or Bristol Office.


Our clients are a friendly team intent on bringing sustainable buildings to life through design.

Ultimately, they relish working collaboratively with their clients to solve their biggest problems. Through the application of research-led design, innovation, and sustainable methodologies they can create tailored solutions that meet the needs of their clients, whilst also being positive for the environment and delivering on net-zero carbon.

Their people are the beating heart of their organisation. With over 240 staff across 11 office locations, they run an international operation spanning the UK, Poland and India.

Our client’s business is a family, where each person plays an important role in the day-to-day operation which contribute to its success. As such, staff well-being is their top priority. They are invested in their people; they strive to ensure that each member of our staff is fulfilled to be the best they can be. Ultimately, Their People are their Power.

Key Responsibilities

In your new role as a Senor Design Engineer you will have a high degree of autonomy and report to the director in charge of the individual team. You should be a well-organised, flexible, driven, forward planner with the ability to deliver work to a high standard and to tight timescales. You should also be able to take on the ability to manage the electrical engineering aspects of other more junior members of the team assisting on projects.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Acting as Project Leader on selected projects
  • Working as part of a larger team on certain projects
  • Attending principal meetings and making client presentations on selected projects
  • Raise/promote the level of technical excellence relating to electrical engineering within the team
  • Over time, develop the ability to become a point of contact for key clients
  • Help generate repeat business through customer care of existing clients
  • Working on a variety of technically challenging and interesting projects across varied sectors
  • Be client facing and involved in all stages of the projects from inception to completion.
  • Working closely with others in a team environment to achieve a common goal
  • Producing drawings and specifications
  • Producing calculations or guiding others to complete them

Your Experience & Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will have a Degree in electrical or building services engineering (Chartered or working towards) /Candidates with HNC or HND with suitable design experience will also be considered.
  • Minimum of 3-4 years experience of design in building services, post qualification completion
  • Experience of Software design using – Microsoft suite of programmes, Relux/Dialux, Amtech, Revit
  • Knowledge of British and European Standards, Building Regulations documents etc.
  • Knowledge of HTM’s would also be of a benefit but not essential.
  • Professional Membership (CIBSE, IET)
  • An understanding of Net Zero Carbon Frameworks such as GBC, Leti etc.
  • An understanding of environmental ratings schemes such as WELL, Passivhaus and Design for Performance.
  • An understanding and specification of incorporating various renewable technologies.
  • Working knowledge of BREEAM
  • An appreciation of mechanical engineering to be able to cover both disciplines at meetings

Your Skills

You will have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and a strong willingness to learn and a desire to develop new and existing skills.


Our clients offer a wider range of competitive benefits to all employees. Further details will be shared with you when they meet you.

This role is commutable from Cambridge, Peterborough and Northampton.

The salary for this role is £40,000 to £50,000 per annum dependant on experience with excellent benefit programmes available.