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Associate Building Services Design Engineer

  1. Cities & development
  2. Manchester
R-105541

AtkinsRéalis, a member of SNC-Lavalin is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering, and project management consultancies, with over 50,000 employees worldwide. At AtkinsRéalis, we offer more than just a job. We offer an opportunity to make a difference and shape the world to benefit future generations and the natural environment. Drawing upon a diverse skill set and a proven track record of delivery we are playing a leading role in some of the world’s most challenging and exciting engineering projects across sectors including Aviation, Energy, Cities and Development, Education, Transportation and Defence.

AtkinsRéalis’ Building Design Practice are looking for an experienced, motivated Associate Building Services Design Engineer seeking to develop their career in a positive environment and join our team where talent is encouraged and growth opportunities unrivalled. This role will be based in the Warrington or Manchester Offices but presents the opportunity to join a national delivery team and work with designers across the UK and internationally through our Global Technical Centre.

As an Associate Building Services Engineer you will take a lead role in providing both technical and team leadership for buildings and infrastructure related projects within the region. The structure of the Building Design business means that you could be taking up a lead role on both local and global engineering projects.

This opportunity will involve working as part of a national practice of Building Design professionals delivering engineering design solutions to clients across the UK. This role will encompass a multi-sector experience, but expertise from working within the Commercial, Residential, Education or Rail sectors would be a benefit.

The role will involve a focus on both project delivery and building client relationships in order to maximise client satisfaction and secure future work opportunities. It will offer a challenging and rewarding opportunity to apply knowledge, experience and problem-solving skills and contribute to the development of the AtkinsRéalis’ Building Design business.

Energy and Carbon are an essential aspect of this position and with the rise in importance of decarbonising the built environment, improving air quality and implementing energy efficient design solutions, our team is expanding to deliver sustainable solutions for our growing portfolio of satisfied clients.

Our Practice is committed to developing our ways of working using emerging Digital Technology and the global reach offered by an organisation of our size and capability. Our ideal individual will bring strong technical skills to the role, as well as an enquiring mind able to contribute to the growth of our digital practice, and the ability to lead and manage large and diverse delivery teams, locally and remotely.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for effective delivery of engineering project teams, including teams based in the UK and overseas.
  • Provide technological input and supervise technical input by others within the Building Services team.
  • Undertake periodic project reviews to ensure technical and programme constraints are met.
  • Undertake Client/Design Team briefings to establish project criteria.
  • Assist in the preparation of fee proposals for submission to potential Clients.
  • Provide regular advice to the Practice Manager regarding staff levels, present and future workload, operating standards, etc.
  • Involved in the preparation of reports, designs, specifications and contract documents.
  • Promote and incorporate sustainable design wherever possible.
  • Promote and improve inter-discipline working with other disciplines such as Architecture, Building Surveying, Civil and Structural Engineering.
  • Liaise with clients, professional organisations, contractors, suppliers and sub-contractors.
  • Operate the Quality Assurance system, quality control and document management in line with current policy.
  • Develop, in conjunction with other colleagues, existing Client contacts to maintain and develop Client base.
  • Be able to ‘own’ the necessary responses to project opportunities and provide both strategic & specific input into bids and proposals.  Successful in identifying and following through on leads associated with new and existing clients. Able to discuss the operating and business unit technologies and markets.
  • Responsible for the preparation of fee proposals for submission to potential Clients with an ability to realistically estimate pricing and produce successful responses to bids across a range of expertise.
  • Assisting in the monitoring of and reporting on capital and fee expenditure.
  • Demonstrate sound personnel management and staff development skills – ability to act as a line manager to a group of Building Services engineers within the team.

Requirements:

  • Degree in Building Services / Electrical Engineering (or equivalent qualification).
  • Chartered Engineer and membership of CIBSE, IET or equivalent institution.
  • Similar experience working in a design consultancy, with experience of concept, scheme and detail design across a range of sectors.
  • Good awareness of energy reduction methods and approaches to decarbonise new and existing buildings.
  • Knowledge of energy related contracts and funding mechanisms such as SALIX.
  • Thorough understanding of energy and carbon related data capture and analytics.
  • Familiarity with the principles of building physics such as passive design solutions and fabric first approaches.
  • Competent in designing for energy measurement and verification, including experience of commissioning and post installation evaluation of performance.
  • Working knowledge and use of relevant software packages such as Revit, One Click, Navisworks, IES, etc.
  • Proven ability to build-up and maintain client and team relationships.
  • Ability to manage projects and design commissions relating to building services including project finances.
  • Good understanding of quality assurance, safety and environmental sustainability.
  • Financial awareness and the ability to control project finances.
  • Effective team worker, contributing to the team and wider objectives.
  • Possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to understand and express technical concepts clearly and accurately.
  • Making a positive contribution on how image and efficiency of the company can be improved.
  • Acting as an ambassador for the company.
  • Undertake any other reasonable tasks or duties as required by the management team from time to time, in order to maintain flexibility in the organisation.

What we offer?

AtkinsRéalis recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.  As part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default AtkinsRéalis offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.

Equality, diversity & inclusion | Atkins Careers UK & Europe (atkinsrealis.com)

Rewards and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Training:

AtkinsRéalis is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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